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Hadot, Pierre

Works: 277 works in 1,031 publications in 16 languages and 11,936 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Organizer of meeting, Commentator, Collector, Director, Interviewee, Honoree, Other, Thesis advisor, pre, Contributor
Classifications: B172, 180
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Most widely held works by Pierre Hadot
What is ancient philosophy? by Pierre Hadot( Book )

61 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work revises our view of ancient philosophy -- and in doing so, proposes that we change the way we see philosophy itself. Hadot shows how the various schools, trends, and ideas of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy all strove to transform the individual's mode of perceiving and being in the world. For the ancients, philosophical theory and the philosophical way of life were inseparably linked. Hadot asks us to consider whether and how this connection might be reestablished today
Plotinus, or, The simplicity of vision by Pierre Hadot( Book )

61 editions published between 1963 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Roman philosopher Plotinus (c. 205-70) is perhaps best known today for his doctrine of self-transformation through contemplation: "Never stop sculpting your own statue, until the godlike splendor of virtue shines forth to you." Since its publication in France in 1963 and through subsequent editions both there and abroad, Pierre Hadot's lively philosophical portrait of Plotinus has established itself as the preeminent introduction to the man and his thought. Michael Chase's lucid translation - complete with a useful chronology and analytical bibliography - at last makes this book available to the English-speaking world." "Hadot carefully examines Plotinus' views on the self, existence, love, virtue, gentleness, and solitude. He shows that Plotinus, like other philosophers of his day, believed that Plato and Aristotle had already articulated the essential truths; for him, the purpose of practicing philosophy was not to profess new truths but to engage in spiritual exercises so as to live philosophically. Seen in this light, Plotinus' counsel against fixation on the body and all earthly matters stemmed not from disgust or fear, but rather from his awareness of the negative effect that bodily preoccupation and material concern could have on spiritual exercises." "Arnold I. Davidson's helpful Introduction sets this book against the background of Plotinus scholarship, discusses Plotinus' understanding of mystical experience and the self, and emphasizes Plotinus' continuing philosophical significance."--Jacket
The inner citadel : the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius by Pierre Hadot( Book )

50 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The "Meditations" of Marcus Aurelius" are treasured today--as they have been over the centuries--as an inexhaustible source of wisdom. And as one of the three most important expressions of Stoicism, this is an essential text for everyone interested in ancient religion and philosophy. Yet the clarity and ease of the work's style are deceptive. Pierre Hadot, eminent historian of ancient thought, uncovers new levels of meaning and expands our understanding of its underlying philosophy. Written by the Roman emperor for his own private guidance and self-admonition, the "Meditations" set forth principles for living a good and just life. Hadot probes Marcus Aurelius's guidelines and convictions and discerns the hitherto unperceived conceptual system that grounds them. Abundantly quoting the "Meditations" to illustrate his analysis, the author allows Marcus Aurelius to speak directly to the reader. And Hadot unfolds for us the philosophical context of the "Meditations," commenting on the philosophers Marcus Aurelius read and giving special attention to the teachings of Epictetus, whose disciple he was. The soul, the guiding principle within us, is in Marcus Aurelius's Stoic philosophy an inviolable stronghold of freedom, the "inner citadel." This spirited and engaging study of his thought offers a fresh picture of the fascinating philosopher-emperor, a fuller understanding of the tradition and doctrines of Stoicism, and rich insight on the culture of the Roman empire in the second century. Pierre Hadot has been working on Marcus Aurelius for more than twenty years; in this book he distills his analysis and conclusions with extraordinary lucidity for the general reader
Philosophy as a way of life : spiritual exercises from Socrates to Foucault by Pierre Hadot( Book )

26 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The veil of Isis : an essay on the history of the idea of nature by Pierre Hadot( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nearly twenty-five hundred years ago the Greek thinker Heraclitus supposedly uttered the cryptic words "Phusis kruptesthai philei." How the aphorism, usually translated as "Nature loves to hide," has haunted Western culture ever since is the subject of this engaging study by Pierre Hadot. Taking the allegorical figure of the veiled goddess Isis as a guide, and drawing on the work of both the ancients and later thinkers such as Goethe, Rilke, Wittgenstein, and Heidegger, Hadot traces successive interpretations of Heraclitus' words. Over time, Hadot finds, "Nature loves to hide" has meant that all that lives tends to die; that Nature wraps herself in myths; and (for Heidegger) that Being unveils as it veils itself. Meanwhile the pronouncement has been used to explain everything from the opacity of the natural world to our modern angst. From these kaleidoscopic exegeses and usages emerge two contradictory approaches to nature: the Promethean, or experimental-questing, approach, which embraces technology as a means of tearing the veil from Nature and revealing her secrets; and the Orphic, or contemplative-poetic, approach, according to which such a denuding of Nature is a grave trespass. In place of these two attitudes Hadot proposes one suggested by the Romantic vision of Rousseau, Goethe, and Schelling, who saw in the veiled Isis an allegorical expression of the sublime. "Nature is art and art is nature," Hadot writes, inviting us to embrace Isis and all she represents: art makes us intensely aware of how completely we ourselves are not merely surrounded by nature but also part of nature."--Publisher's website
Exercices spirituels et philosophie antique by Pierre Hadot( Book )

45 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P. Hadot, en s'interrogeant sur les expériences de pensée dans l'Antiquité, sur la figure de Socrate, sur la lecture que fait Michelet de Marc Aurèle, montre que les Anciens concevaient la philosophie comme un mode de vie, un effort de transformation de soi par la méditation, un exercice spirituel vers la sagesse, plutôt que comme une doctrine
Apologie de David by Ambrose( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2006 in French and Latin and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traités théologiques sur la Trinité by Marius Victorinus( Book )

12 editions published in 1960 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecrits pour lui même by Marcus Aurelius( Book )

40 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marius Victorinus; recherches sur sa vie et ses œuvres by Pierre Hadot( Book )

19 editions published in 1971 in 3 languages and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le voile d'Isis : essai sur l'histoire de l'idée de nature by Pierre Hadot( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in French and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette histoire de l'idée de nature depuis les présocratiques, en passant par Platon et Kant, s'efforce de montrer que, pour expliquer les concepts et les images qui ont servi à définir la méthode et les fins de la science de la nature, il faut s'orienter en priorité vers la tradition antique, gréco-latine
Le néoplatonisme by Pierre Hadot( Book )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in French and Multiple languages and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etudes de philosophie ancienne by Pierre Hadot( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in French and Italian and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traité 38 : VI, 7 by Plotinus( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in French and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le commentaire constitue, outre une synthèse, un éclaircissement méthodique de la métaphysique et de la mystique plotinienne
Christlicher Platonismus. Die theologischen Schriften des Marius Victorinus by Marius Victorinus( Book )

16 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in German and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plotin, Porphyre : études néoplatoniciennes by Pierre Hadot( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in French and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce recueil est consacré à la philosophie tardive et plus particulièrement au néoplatonisme tant latin que grec. L'article "La triade Etre, vie, pensée chez Plotin et avant Plotin" explique la nouveauté de la philosophie de Plotin. Celui sur Porphyre concerne le Commentaire du Parménide. Une étude concerne Proclus et les Oracles Chaldaïques, et la dernière concerne Marius Victorinus et Boèce
The present alone is our happiness : conversations with Jeannie Carlier and Arnold I. Davidson by Pierre Hadot( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur, spécialiste du stoïcisme ancien et du néoplatonisme, montre comment la philosophie ancienne d'Epicure, de Marc-Aurèle ou d'Epictète est aussi une manière de vivre, une manière d'être au monde
Traité 50 : [Ennéades] by Plotinus( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in French and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marii Victorini Opera by Marius Victorinus( Book )

in Latin and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophy as a way of life : ancients and moderns : essays in honor of Pierre Hadot by Michael Chase( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unique collection of essays on the late Pierre Hadot's revolutionary approach to studying and practising philosophy traces the links between his work and that of thinkers from Wittgenstein to the French postmodernists. It shows how his secular spiritual exercises expand our horizons, enabling us to be in a fuller, more authentic way.Comprehensive treatment of a neglected theme: philosophy's practical relevance in our livesInterdisciplinary analysis reflects the wide influence of Hadot's thoughtExplores the links between Hadot's ideas and those of a we
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What is ancient philosophy?
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Ado, Pjērs 1922-2010

Hadot, P.

Hadot, P. 1922-2010

Hadot, Petrus

Hadot, Petrus 1922-2010

Hadot, Pierre, 1922-2010

Hadot, Pierre-Henri

Pierre Hadot filosofo e scrittore francese

Pierre Hadot filozof francuski

Pierre Hadot Frans filosoof (1922-2010)

Pierre Hadot französischer Philosoph

Pierre Hadot French historian and philosopher

Адо, Пьер

Адо, Пьер 1922-2010

פייר אדו

아도, 피에르 1922-2010

皮耶 華篤 古代史榮譽教席


Plotinus, or, The simplicity of visionThe inner citadel : the Meditations of Marcus AureliusPhilosophy as a way of life : spiritual exercises from Socrates to FoucaultThe veil of Isis : an essay on the history of the idea of natureThe present alone is our happiness : conversations with Jeannie Carlier and Arnold I. Davidson