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Published: 24 March 2020

416 Pages


ISBN: 9780198854357

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The Emergence of Subjectivity in the Ancient and Medieval World

An Interpretation of Western Civilization

Jon Stewart

  • Sketches a philosophical theory of the development of subjectivity based on analysis of key texts from the Western tradition
  • Utilizes a novel approach which will be of particular relevance for scholars and students of philosophical anthropology and philosophy of history
  • Presents a readable overview of and valuable insights into some of the classic texts of the Western canon, including the Hebrew Bible, Homer's Odyssey, Virgil's Aeneid, and Dante's Inferno
  • Draws connections between the ancient and medieval texts discussed and the key issues of our own time