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Epilogue: Arcesilaus and the Turn to Scepticism

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:
10.1093/0198237669.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Arcesilaus of Pitane succeeded Crates as head of the Academy in the mid‐270s, and is credited with instigating the era of the ‘sceptical’ Academy. Dillon shows that this radical change of direction ... More


Introduction

Monte Ransome Johnson

in Aristotle on Teleology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285303
eISBN:
9780191603143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285306.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Teleology is central to Aristotle’s scientific method. He applies teleological explanations to many disciplines, including physics, cosmology, meteorology, theology, biology, zoology, anthropology, ... More


Republic I

Terence Irwin

in Plato's Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Chapter 11 considers book I of the Republic and mainly treats the role book I plays in the dialogue. It is argued that book I is written to illustrate how the Socrates of the early dialogues would ... More


Plato's Aporetic Style

George Rudebusch

in Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195159615
eISBN:
9780199869367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159616.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

There has been persistent controversy about the aporetic dialogs. Are they meant to convey any underlying philosophical position? A strong argument in favor of a negative answer rests on the ... More


Cosmopolitanism, Difference and Aporetic Universalism

Kate Schick

in Gillian Rose: A Good Enough Justice

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748639847
eISBN:
9780748676675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639847.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter advocates Rose's aporetic universalism as an alternative approach to thinking about exclusion and the Other. Liberal cosmopolitanism advocates legal equality as a redress for exclusion; ... More


Reclaiming Nostalgia

Michalinos Zembylas

in Emotion and Traumatic Conflict: Reclaiming Healing in Education

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199982769
eISBN:
9780190267186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982769.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter attempts to complicate the reading of nostalgia in the cultural politics of education, arguing that the blind rhetoric of nostalgia for an idealized past can and should be critiqued in ... More


Theological Fatalism as an Aporetic Problem

David P. Hunt

in Free Will and Classical Theism: The Significance of Freedom in Perfect Being Theology

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190611200
eISBN:
9780190611224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190611200.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

This essay by David Hunt considers the problem of theological fatalism, which appears to threaten either divine foreknowledge or human freedom, and should instead be treated as an “aporetic ... More


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