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Athens I

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The intensely human culture of newly literate Ionia spread into every field of intellectual endeavor. Though it was obviously anti-religious, serious opposition to it took nearly a century to ... More


Numenius

George E. Karamanolis

in Plato and Aristotle in Agreement?: Platonists on Aristotle from Antiochus to Porphyry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199264568
eISBN:
9780191603990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264562.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter begins with a discussion of Numenius’ Pythagoreanism and his thesis on Aristotle’s philosophy. It then analyses the question of whether Pythagoreanism is incompatible with ... More


 Science: Mathematics and Methodology

Peter Adamson

in Al-KindĪ

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195181425
eISBN:
9780199785087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181425.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter is divided into three sections dealing with pharmacology, optics, and music, and emphasizes the issues of methodology, especially how al-Kindī thinks mathematics is used in science. In ... More


Introduction

C. B. Martin

in The Mind in Nature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199234103
eISBN:
9780191715570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234103.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This introductory chapter begins with a brief outline of the purpose of this book, which to offer an argument in support of a realism of properties and against an operationalist account and a ... More


Who Were the Pythagoreans?

Leonid Zhmud

in Pythagoras and the Early Pythagoreans

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199289318
eISBN:
9780191741371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289318.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter begins with a description of the history of Pythagorean societies after the death of Pythagoras. It then considers the criteria used by Aristoxenus in compiling his list of Pythagoreans. ... More


Making Sense of the World

Katharina Volk

in Manilius and his Intellectual Background

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199265220
eISBN:
9780191708800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199265220.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The chapter examines the Astronomica's world-view and considers possible philosophical influences on Manilius. Manilius believes in the divinity of the universe, maintains that there is universal ... 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


Iamblichus' Work on Pythagoreanism: General Conclusions

Dominic J. O'Meara

in Pythagoras Revived: Mathematics and Philosophy in Late Antiquity

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780198239130
eISBN:
9780191600937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239130.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter provides an overview of Iamblichus's work On Pythagoreanism and shows how its programme to Pythagoreanize Platonism can be found in what remains of Iamblichus's other philosophical ... More


Speusippus and the Search for an Adequate System of Principles

John Dillon

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

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237662
eISBN:
9780191597336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237669.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Plato's nephew Speusippus was already over 60 when he assumed the headship of the Academy on his uncle's death, and his reign was short (347–339). Aristotle is our principle source for the Old ... More


The Presocratics

R. J. Hankinson

in Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246564
eISBN:
9780191597572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246564.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In this chapter, Hankinson considers the contributions to the explanation of nature of each of the major Presocratic figures. Following a brief sketch of the cosmogonies of Homer and Hesiod, ... More


Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic Cosmos

Andrew Hicks

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190658205
eISBN:
9780190658236
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658205.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Philosophy of Music

This book charts one constellation of musical metaphors, analogies, and expressive modalities embedded within late ancient and medieval cosmological discourse: that of a cosmos animated and ... More


Antiquity

Don S. Lemons

in Drawing Physics: 2,600 Years of Discovery From Thales to Higgs

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780262035903
eISBN:
9780262338745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035903.003.0001
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Greek antiquity, in the text, stretches from the contributions of Thales, in 600 BCE, to that of Eratosthenes in 225 BCE. In large part the Greek-speaking contributors were materialists who sought ... More


Plato and Pythagoreanism

Phillip Sidney Horky

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199898220
eISBN:
9780199345519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199898220.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Was Plato a Pythagorean? Plato's students and earliest critics thought so, but scholars since the nineteenth century have been more skeptical. This book argues that a specific type of Pythagorean ... More


Harmony, Number, and Proportion

Linda Phyllis Austern

in Both from the Ears and Mind: Thinking about Music in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780226701592
eISBN:
9780226704678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226704678.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter Three builds on the previously introduced tensions between bodily and spiritual epistemologies of music by considering concepts of harmony, number, and proportion from the Pythagorean ... More


An Utterly Transcendent God and His Logos

Maren R. Niehoff

in Philo of Alexandria: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300175233
eISBN:
9780300231304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175233.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter details how, in the Allegorical Commentary, Philo develops a theology that significantly differs from his position in the Exposition, where he elevates the creation to a Jewish dogma. At ... More


Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

David Albertson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This book uncovers the lost history of Christianity’s encounters with Pythagorean religious ideas before the Renaissance. The writings of Thierry of Chartres (d. 1157) and Nicholas of Cusa (d. 1464) ... More


Myth and the Origin of the Pythagorean Veil

Brian Kane

in Sound Unseen: Acousmatic Sound in Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199347841
eISBN:
9780199347872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347841.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Philosophy of Music

Writers on acousmatic sound have never offered a complete history of the term. Usually, the focus is on the Pythagorean school—where it is claimed that Pythagoras lectured to his disciples from ... More


Platonic Transformations of Early Pythagorean Philosophy

David Albertson

in Mathematical Theologies: Nicholas of Cusa and the Legacy of Thierry of Chartres

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199989737
eISBN:
9780199384914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989737.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter clarifies the fraught relation between Plato’s original philosophy and the Pythagoreanism that influenced him. Plato’s discussions of mathematics in the Republic, Timaeus, and Philebus ... More


The World as a Harmony: Philolaus’ Metaphysics of Harmonic Structures and the Hierarchy of Living Beings

Laura Rosella Schluderer

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 56

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198851059
eISBN:
9780191885785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851059.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In line with the growing recognition of fifth century Pythagoreans as the main developers of a Pythagorean philosophy, the article offers a reconstruction of Philolaus’ metaphysical framework, ... More


Introduction: What is at Stake?

Dorota M. Dutsch

in Pythagorean Women Philosophers: Between Belief and Suspicion

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198859031
eISBN:
9780191891632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198859031.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The Introduction outlines the aims of the book. Since the seventeenth century scholars have asked whether the Pythagorean women philosophers mentioned in ancient texts were “real” historical ... More


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