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Socrates and Philosophy as a Way of Life *

John M. Cooper

in Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199289974
eISBN:
9780191711008
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289974.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines Socrates' conception of philosophy itself as a way of life, of philosophy as something to be lived, not merely thought and talked about. It argues that for Socrates, living a ... More


Spouses of Wisdom: Philo’s Therapeutrides, Reconsidered

Ross Shepard Kraemer

in Unreliable Witnesses: Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199743186
eISBN:
9780199894680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199743186.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter revisits the Therapeutae, a community of Judean female and male philosophers known only from an account by Philo of Alexandria. Previously taking Philo’s account as sufficiently ... More


Living Politically and Living Rationally: Choosing Ends and Choosing Lives

in Confronting Aristotle's Ethics: Ancient and Modern Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226283982
eISBN:
9780226284019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284019.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Aristotle notoriously ends the Ethics by asking about whether the political or the philosophical life is the best life. Instead of presenting a contest between the active and contemplative lives, he ... More


Bare Life and Philosophical Life in Aristotle, Spinoza, and Heidegger

Miguel Vatter

in The Republic of the Living: Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780823256013
eISBN:
9780823261291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256013.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In this chapter, the relation between biological and political life is discussed in light of the ideal of a philosophical life as a life that approximates a materialist, anti-spiritualist conception ... More


The Embodiment of Truth and the Politics of Community: Foucault and the Cynics

Vanessa Lemm

in The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255962
eISBN:
9780823261284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255962.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The chapter by Lemm analyzes Foucault’s return to the Socratic practice of philosophy by focusing on the most extreme of the Socratic schools, namely, the Cynics. Lemm reads into Foucault’s ... More


In The Event

Geoffrey Bennington

in Not Half No End: Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639854
eISBN:
9780748652105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter tries to understand the philosophical and ‘cultural’ events that characterise Derrida. It begins with a review of Derridean biography, where it studies the essential relationship between ... More


Schism in the Ammonian Community: Porphyry v. Iamblichus

Elizabeth DePalma Digeser

in A Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801441813
eISBN:
9780801463969
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801441813.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter examines the rift between Porphyrians and Iamblichaeans, the earliest evidence for which appears in Porphyry of Tyre's treatise On Abstinence. More specifically, it analyzes the debate ... More


“Of the Hebrew Race”: Eusebius’s Philo

Jennifer Otto

in Philo of Alexandria and the Construction of Jewishness in Early Christian Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198820727
eISBN:
9780191860331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198820727.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Eusebius refers to Philo far more frequently than any previous early Christian writer. In most of these citations, he describes Philo as a Hebrew. The chapter begins with an analysis of the clear ... More


The Government of Life: Foucault, Biopolitics, and Neoliberalism

Vanessa Lemm and Miguel Vatter (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255962
eISBN:
9780823261284
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255962.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This volume focuses on the relation that Foucault established between the ideas of biopower and biopolitics and the studies of governmentality in his last Courses at the Collège de France and in his ... More


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