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Definition and Division in Plato's Sophist

Lesley Brown

in Definition in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199564453
eISBN:
9780191721618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564453.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter investigates the so-called method of division, purportedly used in the dialogue Sophist to give the essence of the sophist, i.e., of the sophistic art or expertise. The dialogue's enigma ... More


Logic and Life

Nishida Kitarō

in Place and Dialectic: Two Essays by Nishida Kitaro

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199841172
eISBN:
9780199919543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199841172.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This essay from 1936/37 inquires into the prelogical origin of logic. It exemplifies one way in which Nishida’s thinking evolved after the initial articulation of his basho-theory. Here Nishida ... More


Farmers, Seedsmen, and Scientists: Systems of Agriculture and Systems of Knowledge

Stephen A. Marglin

in Decolonizing Knowledge: From Development to Dialogue

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288848
eISBN:
9780191684654
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288848.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The origins of hi-tech agriculture (hta) entailed how hybrid corn (maize) was initially developed in the United States during the first three decades of this century, its commercialization in the ... More


Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts

Christopher Janaway

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237921
eISBN:
9780191597800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237928.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The book is an examination of Plato's philosophy of art. Central to the book are Plato's arguments in the Republic that traditionally accepted forms of poetry, drama, and music are of questionable ... More


Blindness and Reorientation: Problems in Plato's Republic

C.D.C. Reeve

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934430
eISBN:
9780199980659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934430.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Justice, Thrasymachus argues, is the advantage of the stronger. Though Socrates apparently refutes him, Plato’s brothers, Glaucon and Adeimantus, take up his argument anew, challenging Socrates to ... More


Protagoras' Alētheia

Mi-Kyoung Lee

in Epistemology after Protagoras: Responses to Relativism in Plato, Aristotle, and Democritus

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199262229
eISBN:
9780191602924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199262225.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Very little survives of Protagoras’ Alêtheia or ‘Truth’. It was almost certainly not a well-developed philosophical treatise on the nature of truth, but was a display-piece, meant to showcase ... More


Recovering Understanding

Linda Zagzebski

in Knowledge, Truth, and Duty: Essays on Epistemic Justification, Responsibility, and Virtue

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195128925
eISBN:
9780199833764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195128923.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Proposes an analysis of the concept of understanding. Finds three important, relevant strands of thought in the works of Plato and Aristotle, among which the most important one is that understanding ... More


Rhapsody

Christopher Janaway

in Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237921
eISBN:
9780191597800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237928.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Discusses Plato's dialogue Ion, in which it is claimed that poets and performers of poetry succeed in their arts not by knowledge or the expertise (techne) of a craftsman, but by inspiration. A link ... More


Arts, Crafts, and the Production of Pleasure

Christopher Janaway

in Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237921
eISBN:
9780191597800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237928.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Argues that Plato has the beginnings of a conception of aesthetic pleasure, but that he does not use it to assign autonomous value to the arts. In his Gorgias, Plato argues that rhetoric and music ... More


Myth, Madness, Pleasure, and Play

Christopher Janaway

in Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237921
eISBN:
9780191597800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237928.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In works later than the Republic, Plato continues to pursue many of the themes so far discussed in the book. In Phaedrus, he addresses issues concerned with rhetoric, poetry, and inspiration, seeming ... More


Craft, Dialectic, and the Form of the Good

C. D. C. Reeve

in Blindness and Reorientation: Problems in Plato's Republic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934430
eISBN:
9780199980659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934430.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter argues that the notion of a technē (craft) provided a template for the wisdom Socrates searched for in vain, and for the Platonic conception of philosophy. Some crafts treat their first ... More


The Desire to Know The Desire to Know Metaphysics A 1

Giuseppe Cambiano

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/9780199639984.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter analyses how Aristotle explains and justifies his initial statement that all men by nature desire to know. In particular, it aims at clarifying how Aristotle argues that human knowledge ... More


Introduction

Sean Alexander Gurd

in Work in Progress: Literary Revision as Social Performance in Ancient Rome

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199837519
eISBN:
9780199919505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199837519.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

An outline account of the writing process in ancient literary culture, with detailed discussion of the relationship between revision and concepts of craft or techne, and of the sociopolitical factors ... More


Plato's Protagoras: the plurality of value in the sophistic age

Lauren J. Apfel

in The Advent of Pluralism: Diversity and Conflict in the Age of Sophocles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199600625
eISBN:
9780191724985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600625.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter examines Protagoras in the context of Plato's dialogue the Protagoras, and also in the larger context of the sophistic age. More specifically, it argues that Protagoras held that values, ... More


Gerhard Richter’s Pathos

Paul Rabinow and Anthony Stavrianakis

in Designs on the Contemporary: Anthropological Tests

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226138336
eISBN:
9780226138503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226138503.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

This chapter takes up the work of the German painter Gerhard Richter as well as the critical apparatus and reception that has gathered around his artistic production as exemplary of a situation that ... More


Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 57

Victor Caston (ed.)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198850847
eISBN:
9780191885709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850847.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy volume LVII (Winter 2019) Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy provides, twice each year, a collection of the best current work in the field of ancient ... More


Getting Over “Nature”: Modern Bifurcations, Postmodern Possibilities

Barbara Muraca

in Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227457
eISBN:
9780823236626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227457.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter retraces some of the ways “nature” has both entered and escaped philosophical concern. It proposes a reconstruction of nature as a complex field of meanings, ... More


Surface Folds: The Archival Events of New Medialised Art

Timothy Murray

in Deleuze and New Technology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633364
eISBN:
9780748652600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633364.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that the main issue in considering the impact of digital technologies on the parameters of the artistic archive is the actual place of memory in the work of art itself. It ... More


“The Trouble with Techne”: Ancient Conceptions of Technical Knowledge

Eric Schatzberg

in Technology: Critical History of a Concept

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226583839
eISBN:
9780226584027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226584027.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In ancient Greece, techne referred not just to crafts but also to medicine and even rhetoric. But the Greeks also engaged in struggles over the meaning of techne, struggles closely connected to the ... More


Dewey’s Objections to Traditional Doctrines

Raymond D. Boisvert

in Dewey’s Metaphysics: Form and Being in the Philosophy of John Dewey

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823211968
eISBN:
9780823284764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823211968.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter suggests that an awareness of the weaknesses and errors John Dewey finds in the traditional doctrines is crucial in piecing together the constructive doctrine he propounds. It looks at ... More


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