Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2019

472 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474456203

Bookseller Code (06)

Monstrosity and Philosophy

Radical Otherness in Greek and Latin Culture

First Edition

Filippo Del Lucchese

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Reveals monstrosity to be a central conceptual challenge in every ancient Greek and Roman philosophical system
  • Reconstructs the concept of monstrosity in classic thought from its earliest beginnings, through pre-Platonic and Attic philosophy to the Hellenistic systems and finally arriving at Neapolitanism
  • Covers all the major figures: from Hesiod to Augustine, through Democritus, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus and Lucretius
  • Addresses questions of time, causality, necessity, finality, order, justice and anomaly
  • Shows the diverse aspects of reflections on monstrosity and the problems related to its interpretation