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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


Tragedy of Ideas

Matthew Wright

in Euripides' Escape-Tragedies: A Study of Helen, Andromeda, and Iphigenia among the Taurians

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274512
eISBN:
9780191706554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274512.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter begins with the observation that Euripides is often called ‘the philosopher of the stage’, and explores what is meant by this description. It examines the relationship between tragedy ... More


Introduction: One by Number

Svetla Slaveva-Griffin

in Plotinus on Number

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195377194
eISBN:
9780199869572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377194.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter traces the historical and philosophical background of the concept of number from the Presocratics’ understanding of One and Many through Plato’s concepts of Limit and Unlimited, and ... More


The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

Maria Michela Sassi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180502
eISBN:
9781400889761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180502.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

How can we talk about the beginnings of philosophy today? How can we avoid the conventional opposition of mythology and the dawn of reason and instead explore the multiple styles of thought that ... More


Pythagoras and the Early Pythagoreans

Leonid Zhmud

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289318
eISBN:
9780191741371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289318.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

In ancient tradition, Pythagoras (c.570–c.495 bc) emerges as a wise teacher, an outstanding mathematician, an influential politician, and as a religious and ethical reformer. Arguably the most ... More


Comprehensibility

Nicholas Maxwell

in The Comprehensibility of the Universe: A New Conception of Science

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261550
eISBN:
9780191698750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261550.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter explains the most controversial feature of aim-oriented empiricism, the assertion that the universe is comprehensible. It discusses in detail the meanings behind the (level 5) thesis ... More


Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

R. J. Hankinson

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246564
eISBN:
9780191597572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246564.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In this book, R. J. Hankinson traces the history of investigation into the nature of cause and explanation, from the beginnings of Ancient Greek philosophy in 600 bc, through the Graeco‐Roman world, ... More


The Recovery of Greek Thought

Jonathan I. Israel

in Enlightenment Contested: Philosophy, Modernity, and the Emancipation of Man 1670-1752

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199279227
eISBN:
9780191700040
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279227.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Ideas, European Modern History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Greek ‘revolution’ as being Man’s first great ‘enlightenment’ — the Presocratics’ discovery of philosophical argument and criticism. It focuses on ... More


Accounts

David Sedley

in The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267033
eISBN:
9780191601828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267030.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Is about the third and final part of the dialogue, where it is suggested that knowledge is true judgement plus a logos (account). I argue that the Dream theory, and the futher ‘element’ theory that ... More


Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum

Oliver Primavesi

Carlos Steel (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199639984
eISBN:
9780191743337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639984.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

he volumes of the “Symposium Aristotelicum” have become in the last fifty years the obligatory reference works for all studies on Aristotle. In this 18th volume a distinguished group of scholars ... More


History and Dialectic in Metaphysics A 3 History and Dialectic in Metaphysics A 3 Metaphysics A 3, 983a24–4b8

Rachel Barney

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/9780199639984.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses Metaphysics A.3, 983a24-4b8, in which Aristotle proposes to examine the first principles [archai] of his Presocratic predecessors in terms of his own theory of the four causes ... More


Second thoughts on some Presocratics Second thoughts on some Presocratics Metaphysics A 8, 989a18–990a32

Oliver Primavesi

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/9780199639984.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In chapter A 8, Aristotle looks once more into the theories of Empedocles, Anaxagoras and the so-called Pythagoreans, this time in order to evaluate their views on principles for his own search for ... More


Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 55

Victor Caston (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198836339
eISBN:
9780191873607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836339.001.0001
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 contribute to an ... More


Anaxagoras

David Sedley

in Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253643
eISBN:
9780520934368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253643.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The earliest western philosophers were the bright original Greek thinkers traditionally known as the Presocratics—a line-up which included such heterogeneous figures as Thales, Anaximander, ... More


Adventures of the Soul

Maria Michela Sassi

in The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691180502
eISBN:
9781400889761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691180502.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the Presocratic discourse on the soul and how it is intertwined with the discourse on the cosmos. It first considers Karl Popper's views regarding the different solutions ... More


Sophistical Practice: Toward a Consistent Relativism

Barbara Cassin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823256389
eISBN:
9780823261345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256389.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Sophistics is the paradigm of a discourse that does things with words. It is not pure rhetoric, as Plato wants us to believe, but it provides an alternative to the philosophical mainstream. A ... More


Science before Socrates: Parmenides, Anaxagoras, and the New Astronomy

Daniel Graham

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199959785
eISBN:
9780199346035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959785.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Historians of science hold that the Presocratic philosophers had scientific attitudes but did not produce any empirical science and that the first Greek science, astronomy, did not develop until the ... More


Does the concept of theōria fit the beginning of Indian thought?

Alexis Pinchard

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter argues against the common distinction made between the theoretical aim of Greek philosophy and the primary concern for salvation in Indian philosophy. Greek philosophy sometimes linked ... More


Nous, Motion, and Teleology in Anaxagoras

Rhodes Pinto

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 52

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198805762
eISBN:
9780191843679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805762.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This paper advances a new interpretation of the manner in which Anaxagoras regards nous as producing motion and, in so doing, explains Anaxagoras’ emphasis on nous’s purity and offers a major ... More


Philosophies of Creation

Gaven Kerr

in Aquinas and the Metaphysics of Creation

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780190941307
eISBN:
9780190941338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190941307.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this chapter the philosophies of creation with which Aquinas himself was familiar are explored. Accordingly, Aquinas’s engagement with the creationist metaphysics of the Presocratics, Plato and ... More


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