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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 43

Brad Inwood (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199666164
eISBN:
9780191751936
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199666164.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy provides, twice each year, a collection of the best current work in the field of ancient philosophy. Each volume features original essays that ... More


Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume 42

Brad Inwood (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644384
eISBN:
9780191743344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644384.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book is a volume of original chapters on all aspects of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, published twice a year. The series aims to provide the best contemporary work in the field, covering ... More


Introduction: On Philosophy as a Way of Life

John M. Cooper

in Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138602
eISBN:
9781400842322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138602.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses ancient philosophy as a way of life. It first considers the ties linking popular ideas about philosophy to the subject of study that is pursued and taught in philosophy ... More


Cicero's Plato and Aristotle

A. A. Long

in From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The aim of this chapter is to approach Cicero's philosophical work by studying his assessments and use of Plato and Aristotle. It is argued that there is more to Cicero's Plato and Aristotle than can ... More


Hume's Therapeutic Natural History of Philosophy Compared with Kant's Philosophical Therapy

Henry E. Allison

in Custom and Reason in Hume: A Kantian Reading of the First Book of the Treatise

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199532889
eISBN:
9780191714450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532889.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter deals with what is termed Hume's ‘natural history of philosophy’, as contained in the two brief sections on the ancient and the modern philosophies. It also contains a comparison of the ... More


John Lloyd Ackrill 1921–2007

Lindsay Judson

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 161, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, VIII

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264577
eISBN:
9780191734267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264577.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

John Lloyd Ackrill (1921–2007), a Fellow of the British Academy, had a powerful and far-reaching influence on the way ancient philosophy is done in the English-speaking world and beyond. In his first ... More


Arthur Hilary Armstrong 1909–1997

A. A. Long

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 120, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, II

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263020
eISBN:
9780191734199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263020.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

Hilary Armstrong changed the subject of ancient philosophy by devoting much of his long life to promoting the study of the Neoplatonist philosopher Plotinus. When Armstrong graduated from Cambridge ... More


The Socratic Way of Life

John M. Cooper

in Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138602
eISBN:
9781400842322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138602.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the Socratic way of life. For Socrates, philosophical reflection and analysis concerning the human good, as well as concerning human deficiencies, dictate a particular way of ... More


An Alternative Modernity: Mill on Capitalism and the Quality of Life

Nadia Urbinati

in John Stuart Mill and the Art of Life

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195381245
eISBN:
9780199869213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381245.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The chapter shows how the dialogue with ancient moral philosophy prompted John Stuart Mill's reflection on modernity. To cultivate the “quality of life”—a Millian expression that echoes Aristotle's ... More


The Epicurean and Skeptic Ways of Life

John M. Cooper

in Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138602
eISBN:
9781400842322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138602.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the Epicurean and Pyrrhonian skeptic ways of life. It argues that the Epicurean life, however much grounded in the results of philosophical analysis and argument, and however ... More


Plotinus: An Introduction to the Enneads

Dominic J. O'Meara

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198751472
eISBN:
9780191598128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198751478.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book is a guide to those wishing to read the works (the Enneads) of Plotinus, one of the greatest figures of ancient philosophy. The book provides an outline of Plotinus’ life and of the ... More


Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus

John M. Cooper

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138602
eISBN:
9781400842322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138602.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This is a major reinterpretation of ancient philosophy that recovers the long Greek and Roman tradition of philosophy as a complete way of life—and not simply an intellectual discipline. The book ... More


Platonism as a Way of Life

John M. Cooper

in Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138602
eISBN:
9781400842322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138602.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the philosophy of Plotinus. It argues that philosophy, and only philosophy, can prepare us adequately for our true life, a life consisting of contemplation of Forms, in ... More


Derrida and Antiquity

Miriam Leonard (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Written by Derrida scholars, philosophers, and classicists, this book analyses a dialogue with the ancient world in the work of one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. Through an ... More


Introduction

Eleni Kechagia

in Plutarch Against Colotes: A Lesson in History of Philosophy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199597239
eISBN:
9780191731495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199597239.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This introductory chapter argues that studying Plutarch's interpretations of the philosophy of his past not only allows us to assess his reliability as a source of information for ancient Greek ... More


Women, Power, and Philosophy at Rome and Beyond Barbara Levick

Barbara Levick

in Philosophy and Power in the Graeco-Roman World: Essays in Honour of Miriam Griffin

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198299905
eISBN:
9780191707803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299905.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter challenges those claims of philosophy to change the powerful and empower the powerless. It argues that philosophy failed half the human race. It raises the possibility that philosophy ... More


Porphyry: <i>On the Life of Plotinus and the Order of His Books</i>

Paul Kalligas

in The Enneads of Plotinus: A Commentary

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154213
eISBN:
9781400852512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154213.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents a commentary on Porphyry’s Life of Plotinus (Vita Plotini; hereafter VP). It begins with a description of Porphyry, his times, and his work. It then discusses the composition ... More


The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy (347-274 BC)

John Dillon

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237662
eISBN:
9780191597336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237669.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In this book, John Dillon investigates the development of the Academy in the 70 years after Plato's death in 347 b.c. He discusses the careers of the Academy's chief figures, in particular, ... More


Stoicism as a Way of Life

John M. Cooper

in Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy from Socrates to Plotinus

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138602
eISBN:
9781400842322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138602.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses the Stoic way of life. As a necessary preparation, the Stoic way of life requires extensive study of and practice in philosophical argument and analysis. It also requires ... More


The Fabric of Character: Aristotle's Theory of Virtue

Nancy Sherman

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239178
eISBN:
9780191598395
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239173.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The Fabric of Character explores Aristotle's account of virtuous character and its development. I argue that traditional conceptions of Aristotelian habituation have ignored the critical ... More


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