The Rediscovery of Wisdom

From Here to Antiquity in Quest of Sophia

  • David Conway

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David Conway
    Pages 1-5
  3. David Conway
    Pages 6-30
  4. David Conway
    Pages 31-78
  5. David Conway
    Pages 134-170
  6. David Conway
    Pages 171-176
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 177-196

About this book


By reconstructing it and tracing its vicissitudes, David Conway rehabilitates a time-honoured conception of philosophy, originating in Plato and Aristotle, which makes theoretical wisdom its aim. Wisdom is equated with possessing a demonstrably correct understanding of why the world exists and has the broad character it does. Adherents of this conception maintained the world to be the demonstrable creation of a divine intelligence in whose contemplation supreme human happiness resides. Their claims are defended against various latter-day scepticisms.


Aristotle philosophy Plato

Authors and affiliations

  • David Conway
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Humanities and Cultural StudiesMiddlesex UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-41095-8
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59712-9