Their project is to show that the chestnuts are not so old as to offer no new insights and that the cows are not so sacred as to invite no criticism rereading ancient philosophy is dedicated to mm mccabe emeritus professor of ancient philosophy at kings college london and features essays by many of her former students and colleagues. 20180835 view this review online view recent ndpr reviews verity harte and raphael woolf eds rereading ancient philosophy old chestnuts and sacred cows cambridge university press. This book revisits and sheds fresh light on some key texts and debates in ancient philosophy its twin targets are old chestnuts well known passages in the works of ancient philosophers . The old chestnuts of this engaging volume are to quote its cover well known passages in the works of ancient philosophers about which one might have thought everything there is to say has already been said its sacred cows are views about what ancient philosophers thought on issues of philosophical importance that have attained the status of near unquestioned orthodoxy. 20180835 view this review online view recent ndpr reviews verity harte and raphael woolf eds rereading ancient philosophy old chestnuts and sacred cows
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