By Sir Anthony Kenny
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This e-book bargains the 1st synoptic examine of the way the first parts in wisdom constructions have been analysed in antiquity from Plato to past due old commentaries. It argues that, within the Platonic-Aristotelian culture, the query of beginning issues was once taken care of from precise issues of view: as a query of the way we collect easy wisdom; and as a question of the premises we could instantly settle for within the line of argumentation.
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