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Perceiving That We See and Hear, and Monitoring of the Senses

Pavel Gregoric

in Aristotle on the Common Sense

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277377
eISBN:
9780191707537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277377.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter continues the investigation of the phenomenon that Aristotle describes as ‘perceiving that we see and hear’ by analysing the much discussed passage from the beginning of De Anima III.2 ... More


Aporia

David Wolfsdorf

in Trials of Reason: Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195327328
eISBN:
9780199870646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327328.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

“Aporia” distinguishes two form of aporia among the early dialogues, epistemic, which occurs in all the texts, and dramatic, which occurs only in some. It is argued that the occurrence of dramatic ... More


The Aporia in the Charmides About Reflexive Knowledge and the Contribution to its Solution in the sun Analogy of the Republic

Vasilis Politis

in Pursuing the Good: Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628117
eISBN:
9780748652488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628117.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter has two aims. Section I examines the aporia in the Charmides about a certain kind of knowledge (for short, reflexive knowledge): the knowledge of what one knows, that one knows it, and ... More


Greek Philosophy

THOMAS K. HUBBARD

in Homosexuality in Greece and Rome: A Sourcebook of Basic Documents

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223813
eISBN:
9780520936508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223813.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This chapter discusses homosexuality in Greek philosophical texts. Same-gender love among males is a recurring topic in Greek philosophical discourse of the fourth century B.C.E. and later. Fragments ... More


Charmides: Lust, Love, and the Problem of Knowledge

Jeremy Barris

in The Crane's Walk: Plato, Pluralism, and the Inconstancy of Truth

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229130
eISBN:
9780823235674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229130.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter looks at the whole of Plato's Charmides and discusses lust, love, and the problem of knowledge. Plato's philosophy is always presented in the form of ... More


‘Charmides’ and The Sphinx: Crashing into Objets d’Art

Kostas Boyiopoulos

in The Decadent Image: The Poetry of Wilde, Symons, and Dowson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748690923
eISBN:
9781474412377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690923.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Sensualising the frozen spaces of art is best exemplified in the erotic entanglement with inert bodies in two narrative poems by Wilde, ‘Charmides’ (1881) and The Sphinx (1894). In these two poems ... More


Ridicule and Protreptic: Plato, His Reader, and the Role of Comedy in Inquiry

Mary Margaret McCabe

in Laughter, Humor, and Comedy in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190460549
eISBN:
9780190460563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190460549.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

At Philebus 48a–50a, Socrates offers an account of “the laughable” and the mixture of pleasure and pain that constitutes our response to comedy. This account may generalize to our other emotional ... More


Markopoulos and the Temenos

P. Adams Sitney

in The Cinema of Poetry

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199337026
eISBN:
9780199370405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337026.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, Poetry

This chapter examines Gregory Markopoulos’s reading of Plato and ancient Greek poetry and their influence on his final project, Eniaios, in conjunction with an examination of his film theories. ... More


Plato on Practical Reason and Practical Knowledge

C. M. M. Olfert

in Aristotle on Practical Truth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190281007
eISBN:
9780190281021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190281007.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, General

In Chapter 1, I argue that in a number of dialogues, Plato proposes that when we reason about what to do, we are equally and inseparably concerned with two sets of aims or concerns: grasping the ... More


Self-Knowledge and Self-Control in Plato’s Charmides

Aryeh Kosman

in Self-Knowledge in Ancient Philosophy: The Eighth Keeling Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198786061
eISBN:
9780191889271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198786061.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the treatment of self-knowledge in Plato’s Charmides. The chapter argues that Critias’ proposal that temperance is self-knowledge, and its subsequent examination by Socrates, ... More


Learning from Others in the Elenctic Dialogues

Hugh H. Benson

in Clitophon’s Challenge: Dialectic in Plato's Meno, Phaedo, and Republic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199324835
eISBN:
9780190228224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199324835.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that insofar as an answer to Clitophon’s challenge is to be found in the elenctic dialogues (e.g., Apology, Laches, Euthyphro, Charmides, Protagoras), it is disappointing. The ... More


Looking Inside Charmides’ Cloak: Seeing Others and Oneself in Plato’s Charmides

Mary Margaret McCabe

in Platonic Conversations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732884
eISBN:
9780191796906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732884.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The Charmides offers a series of examples of the Greek virtue sôphrosunê and an influential definition of it as knowledge of oneself. But this self-knowledge comes to grief as an account of a virtue ... More


Self-Knowledge in Plato

Rachana Kamtekar

in Self-Knowledge: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190226411
eISBN:
9780190226442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190226411.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter explains the differences in content between two kinds of self-knowledge in Plato and describes the two kinds of inquiry directed at each kind of self-knowledge. Several early dialogues ... More


Perceiving that We See and Hear: Aristotle on Plato on Judgement and Reflection

Mary Margaret McCabe

in Platonic Conversations

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198732884
eISBN:
9780191796906
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732884.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

When Aristotle declares, in de anima 3.2, that ‘we perceive that we see and hear’, to what aspect of perception does he call our attention? There have been various accounts of how his subsequent ... More


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