Philosophy Gets a Facelift, Vegas-Style

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Parmenides Publishing releases two new groundbreaking works of academic philosophy that challenge previously accepted scholarship and introduce a timely and relevant new perspective to the study of antiquity. David Konstan's exploration of Epicurean psychology and Edward Halper's in-depth analysis of Aristotle's 'Metaphysics' shed new light on two of the greatest minds in history in their revelatory academic titles.

the problem of the one and the many.

Parmenides Publishing, a Las Vegas-based independent publishing company, is starting the new year with a bang, presenting two new academic philosophy titles, A Life Worthy of the Gods: The Materialist Psychology of Epicurus by David Konstan and One and Many in Aristotle's Metaphysics: Books Alpha through Delta by Edward C. Halper.

However, these aren't your run-of-the-mill philosophical musings. David Konstan's innovative look at the psychology underlying the philosophy of Epicurus is both original and enriching, offering readers a form of 'Epicurean therapy' that could lead to a fuller, richer, more meaningful life. Whereas Edward Halper's three-volume offering, One and Many in Aristotle's Metaphysics, presents the audience with a controversial and fascinating new perspective on Aristotle's philosophy, specifically his principles of metaphysics.

Edward Halper's One and Many in Aristotle's 'Metaphysics' contends that Aristotle argues for his central metaphysical doctrines by showing that they alone resolve various versions of what is known as "the problem of the one and the many." The present volume, Alpha-Delta, argues that these books constitute the first stage of Aristotle's inquiry, his case for the existence of metaphysics.

May Sim, Professor of Philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross calls One and Many in Aristotle's Metaphysics "luminous and insightful," and goes on to say "[Edward] Halper argues brilliantly for the unity of Aristotle's Metaphysics."

A Life Worthy of the Gods offers a close examination of the basic principles of Epicurean psychology, showing how a system based on a materialistic world view could provide a coherent account of man's irrational anxieties and desires, and provide a therapy that would allow human beings to enjoy life to the fullest degree.

David Sedley, Professor of Philosophy at Christ's College, Cambridge, calls David Konstan "a world-leading authority on the emotions in ancient thought… destined to be a major player in contemporary discussions of Epicureanism that his own work has done so much to shape."

Always on the cutting edge of Ancient Greek philosophical scholarship, Parmenides Publishing is proud to present these two new groundbreaking titles, each unique in its contribution to the study of antiquity.

"To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days."
--Plutarch

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