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The Rhetoric of the Homeric Problems

Donald Russell

in Metaphor, Allegory, and the Classical Tradition: Ancient Thought and Modern Revisions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199240050
eISBN:
9780191716850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199240050.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Heraclitus Homericus operates as grammarian, philosopher, and ‘rhetor’, and it is the latter aspect on which this chapter focuses. It shows how the rhetorical case in Homer’s defence is built against ... More


Geoffrey Stephen Kirk, 1921–2003

Hugh Lloyd-Jones

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 124. Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, III

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263204
eISBN:
9780191734205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263204.003.0008
Subject:
History, Historiography

Between 1949 and 1959, Geoffrey Kirk published several valuable articles on Heraclitus and one on Anaximander; and his book Heraclitus: the Cosmic Fragments appeared in 1954. By this title he ... More


Derrida and Presocratic Philosophy

Erin O'Connell

in Derrida and Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the correspondences between Derrida and some of his presocratic antecedents and demonstrates the ways in which his philosophical project reiterates and develops certain ... More


Parmenides' Place in Presocratic Philosophy

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

After providing a retrospective summation of the modal interpretation of Parmenides developed in Chapters 2 tohrough 4, this concluding chapter reconsiders in light of these results his relation to ... More


Heidegger's Polemos: From Being to Politics

Gregory Fried

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300080384
eISBN:
9780300133271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300080384.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book offers an investigation of Martin Heidegger's understanding of politics. Disturbing issues surround Heidegger's commitment to National Socialism, his disdain for liberal democracy, and his ... More


Zeus in Aeschylus: The Factor of Monetization

Jan N. Bremmer and Andrew Erskine

in The Gods of Ancient Greece: Identities and Transformations

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637980
eISBN:
9780748670758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637980.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter offers a new interpretation of the opening of the famous Hymn to Zeus in Aeschylus’ tragedy the Agamemnon (160-6) with its reference to weighing in the divine scales. Zeus is imagined as ... More


The Theory that Perception is Knowledge

David Bostock

in Plato’s Theaetetus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239307
eISBN:
9780191679889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239307.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the theory that perception is knowledge. begins by introducing Protagoras and his thesis that all perceptual judgements are true, and it is apparently indicated that this thesis ... More


The Refutation Of The Theory

David Bostock

in Plato’s Theaetetus

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239307
eISBN:
9780191679889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239307.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Having brought Theaetetus' first child to birth, Socrates now sets about testing it, and in fact he brings three separate objections. In the first he refutes Protagoras' general claim that ‘man is ... More


Looking Forwards

Richard Bett

in Pyrrho, his Antecedents, and his Legacy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199256617
eISBN:
9780191698323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199256617.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter offers an interpretation of the philosophy of Aenesidemus and of the ways in which it differs from that of the later phase known primarily through Sextus. It considers the extent to ... More


Nietzsche’s Aesthetic Theodicy

Robert R. Williams

in Tragedy, Recognition, and the Death of God: Studies in Hegel and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656059
eISBN:
9780191744846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656059.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

After the death of the moral God, both Hegel and Nietzsche continue to grapple with the theodicy question, not as a defense of the justice and goodness of God in the face of evil, but understood in a ... More


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