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Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

C. C. W. Taylor

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The book presents in chapter format a selection of the author's essays in ancient philosophy, drawn from forty years of writings on the subject. The central theme is the moral psychology of Plato and ... More


Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

David Sedley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253643
eISBN:
9780520934368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253643.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The world is configured in ways that seem systematically hospitable to life forms, especially the human race. Is this the outcome of divine planning or simply of the laws of physics? Ancient Greeks ... More


The Next Principle’ The Next Principle’ Metaphysics A 3–4, 984b8–985b22

Gâbor Betegh

in Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199639984
eISBN:
9780191743337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639984.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines the way Aristotle describes in A 3–4 (984b8–985a29) the reasons and motivations, which, on his interpretation, lead his predecessors to introduce a new type of principle that ... More


Introduction: How to Avoid the G-Word

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

in Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156622
eISBN:
9780231527422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This introductory chapter presents the book’s fourfold task, which consists of providing a historical account of the workings of multiple-world cosmologies; outlining contemporary standards of the ... More


A Single, Complete Whole

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

in Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156622
eISBN:
9780231527422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter initially presents various conceptions regarding the origin of the universe, beginning from the ancient Greek philosophers, with chaos and the natural elements as their starting point of ... More


Ancient Openings of Multiplicity

Mary-Jane Rubenstein

in Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156622
eISBN:
9780231527422
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156622.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter examines two different models of cosmic multiplicity: the Atomists’ infinite kosmoi that randomly moves through space, and the Stoics’ one world which is destroyed and reborn throughout ... More


Aristotle and the Discovery of Efficient Causation

Thomas M. Tuozzo

in Efficient Causation: A History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199782185
eISBN:
9780199395583
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782185.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Aristotle’s efficient cause differs radically from the mechanistic causes characteristic both of his atomist predecessors and of the post-Aristotelian science of the seventeenth century. Like ... More


Physis—Redefining the Gods

Michael Herren

in The Anatomy of Myth: The Art of Interpretation from the Presocratics to the Church Fathers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190606695
eISBN:
9780190606725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606695.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter deals with the earliest attacks on Homer and Hesiod’s poems by the Presocratic philosophers—a diverse collection of thinkers writing c.600–400 B.C.E. They broadly agreed that the ... More


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