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Pharmakon free pdf Pharmakon traces the emergence of an ethical discourse in ancient Greece, one centered on states of psychological ecstasy. In the dialogues of Plato, philosophy is itself characterized as a pharmakon, one superior to a large number of rival occupations, each of which laid claim to their powers being derived from, connected with, or likened to, a pharmakon. Accessible yet erudite, Pharmakon is one of the most comprehensive examinations of the place of intoxicants in ancient thought yet written.

About Michael A. Rinella

Michael A. Rinella holds a Ph.D. in political science from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany, SUNY, and he is currently the National Endowment for the Humanities Distinguished Visiting Professor, Philosophy, at the State University of New York, Potsdam.

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Author : Michael A. Rinella
Publisher : Lexington Books
Data Published : 23 November 2011
ISBN : 0739146874
EAN : 9780739146873
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 358 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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    . Pharmakon traces the emergence of an ethical discourse in ancient Greece, one centered on states of psychological ecstasy. In the dialogues of Plato, philosophy is itself characterized as a pharmako