Plato: Theaetetus and Sophist

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Author: Christopher Rowe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107014832

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

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Plato's Theaetetus and Sophist are two of his most important dialogues, and are widely read and discussed by philosophers for what they reveal about his epistemology and particularly his accounts of belief and knowledge. Although they form part of a single Platonic project, these dialogues are not usually presented as a pair, as they are in this new and lively translation. Offering a high standard of accuracy and readability, the translation reveals the continuity between these dialogues and others in the Platonic corpus, especially the Republic. Christopher Rowe's supporting introduction and notes help the reader to follow the arguments as they develop, explaining their structure, context and interpretation. This new edition challenges current scholarly approaches to Plato's work and will pave the way for fresh interpretations both of Theaetetus and Sophist and of Plato's writings in general.

Plato: The Statesman

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Author: Plato

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521447782

Category: History

Page: 89

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The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. It continues themes from the Republic, particularly the importance of knowledge as entitlement to rule. But there are also changes: Plato has altered his view of the moral psychology of the citizen, and revised his position on the role of law and institutions. This new translation makes accessible the dialogue to students of political thought and the introduction outlines the philosophical and historical backgrounds.

Genres in Dialogue

Plato and the Construct of Philosophy

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Author: Andrea Wilson Nightingale

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521774338

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 222

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This 1995 book takes as its starting point Plato's incorporation of specific genres of poetry and rhetoric into his dialogues. The author argues that Plato's 'dialogues' with traditional genres are part and parcel of his effort to define 'philosophy'. Before Plato, 'philosophy' designated 'intellectual cultivation' in the broadest sense. When Plato appropriated the term for his own intellectual project, he created a new and specialised discipline. In order to define and legitimise 'philosophy', Plato had to match it against genres of discourse that had authority and currency in democratic Athens. By incorporating the text or discourse of another genre, Plato 'defines' his new brand of wisdom in opposition to traditional modes of thinking and speaking. By targeting individual genres of discourse Plato marks the boundaries of 'philosophy' as a discursive and as a social practice.

The Sophistic Movement

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Author: G. B. Kerferd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521283571

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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This book offers an introduction to the Sophists of fifth-century Athens and a new overall interpretation of their thought. Since Plato first animadverted on their activities, the Sophists have commonly been presented as little better than intellectual mountebanks - a picture which Professor Kerferd forcefully challenges here. Interpreting the evidence with care, he shows them to have been part of an exciting and historically crucial intellectual movement. At the centre of their teaching was a form of relativism, most famously expressed by Protagoras as 'Man is the measure of all things', and which they developed in a wide range of views - on knowledge and argument, virtue, government, society, and the gods. On all these subjects the Sophists did far more than simply provoke Plato to thought. Their contributions were substantial and serious; they inaugurated the debate on many central philosophical questions and decisively shifted the focus of philosophical attention from the cosmos to man.

The Cambridge Companion to Socrates

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Author: Donald R. Morrison

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521833426

Category: History

Page: 413

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Essays from a diverse group of experts providing a comprehensive guide to Socrates, the most famous Greek philosopher.

Argumenta in dialogos Platonis: Platoninterpretation und ihre Hermeneutik von der Antike bis zum Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts : Akten des Internationalen Symposions vom 27.-29. April 2006 im Istituto Svizzero di Roma

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Author: Ada Babette Neschke-Hentschke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hermeneutics

Page: 465

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Mit der BHR will das Schweizerische Institut in Rom (SIR) die traditionsreiche, seit 1954 bestehende Publikationsreihe unter einem zeitgemäss sowie einheitlich gestalteten Erscheinungsbild fortführen. Inhaltlich handelt es sich vornehmlich um von Institutsmitgliedern verfasste Monographien sowie um Publikationen zu den im SIR veranstalteten wissenschaftlichen Tagungen und Seminaren.Das Denken Platons bildet die Grundlage der gesamten abendländischen Philosophie. Jedoch bietet sein Verständnis bedeutende Schwierigkeiten; diese resultieren aus Platons Wahl, einerseits seine Philosophie in die Form des sokratischen Dialogs giessen, andererseits Objekte des Denkens postuliert zu haben, die sogenannten «Ideen», welche einen autonomen Seinsbereich bilden. Seit der Antike bis heute haben die Interpreten Platons immer wieder neue Strategien entwickelt, um die besonderen Schwierigkeiten des Verstehens Platons überwinden zu können. Dieses Werk liefert die erste historisch-systematische Untersuchung darüber, welche Interpretationsgrundsätze, d.h. welche Hermeneutik, die Interpreten über die Jahrhunderte hinweg geleitet hat, um eine je neue und andere Deutung des attischen Philosophen zu entwickeln und in einem Kommentar darzulegen. Der hier angezeigte erste Band enthält die Geschichte der Platon-Hermeneutik und -Interpretation von den Mittelplatonikern bis zum Beginn des 19. Jahrhunderts. Der zweite Band wird die Epoche des Historismus und seine Auswirkungen bis in die aktuelle Gegenwart beleuchten. Aus dem InhaltDie Antike:A. Neschke-Hentschke: Der platonische Dialog als Prototyp der Gattung «Philosophischer Text» und Gegenstand der ExegeseA. Neschke-Hentschke: ibersicht über die Auslegungsgeschichte der platonischen Dialoge in der Antike (1. Jh. v.Chr. bis 6. Jh. n.Chr.)F. Ferrari: Esegesi, commento e sistema nel medioplatonismoH. Tarraut: Instruction and Hermeneutics in the DidascaliusR. Chiaradonna: Esegesi e sistema in PlotinoG. Radke-Uhlmann: Philosophieunterricht und Hermeneutik im NeuplatonismusA. Lernould: Le «but» et le «caractère» du Timée dans l'In Timaeum de ProclusM.Abbate: L'interpretazione di Platone e la fondazione della teologia nel tardo NeoplatonismoDie Neuzeit:A. Neschke-Hentschke: ibersicht über die Auslegungsgeschichte der platonischen Dialoge in der Neuzeit (15. Jh. bis zum Beginn des 19. Jh.)M. Vegetti: I Decembrio e la Repubblica: Prologhi, argumentula e marginaliaM. Erler: Ficino und Sokrates?A. Neschke-Hentschke: Germana philosophia ' gemina veritas. Platon-Hermeneutik und -Didaktik im frühen Calvinismus (Jean de Serres, 1540'1598)T. Leinkauf: Platon in der Renaissance: Marsilio Ficino und Francesco PatriziC. Gill: The Cambridge Platonists: An OverviewC. Rowe: Thomas Taylor the PlatonistS. Toussaint: Le démon de Socrate et la joie de DescartesA. Laks: Eclairer l'obscurité. Brucker et le syncrétisme platonicienR. Ferber: Platon und KantF. Aronadio: The Construction of Herbart's ThoughtT.A. Szlezák: Von Brucker über Tennemann zu Schleiermacher

Platon als Mythologe

Interpretationen zu den Mythen in Platons Dialogen

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Author: Christian Schäfer,Markus Janka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783534254941

Category: Electronic books

Page: 462

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The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy

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Author: George Karamanolis,Vasilis Politis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107110157

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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The first comprehensive study of the function and value of aporia, or puzzlement, as a key tool in ancient philosophical enquiry.

A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 3, The Fifth Century Enlightenment, Part 2, Socrates

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Author: W. K. C. Guthrie

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316582167

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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The third volume of Professor Guthrie's great history of Greek thought, entitled The Fifth-Century Enlightenment, deals in two parts with the Sophists and Socrates, the key figures in the dramatic and fundamental shift of philosophical interest from the physical universe to man. Each of the two parts is available as a paperback with the text, bibliography and indexes amended where necessary so that each part is self-contained. Socrates dominated the controversies of this period, as he has dominated the subsequent history of western philosophy. He was the first to identify and grapple with some of the most intractable and persistent logical and philosophical problems; but he was also and has remained a highly controversial figure because of his extraordinary personal qualities and his remarkable career. Professor Guthrie offers a balanced and comprehensive picture of the man, his life, and his thought.

Platon lesen

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Author: Thomas Alexander Szlezák

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 173

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Plato's Account of Falsehood

A Study of the Sophist

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Author: Paolo Crivelli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139502085

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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Some philosophers argue that false speech and false belief are impossible. In the Sophist, Plato addresses this 'falsehood paradox', which purports to prove that one can neither say nor believe falsehoods (because to say or believe a falsehood is to say or believe something that is not, and is therefore not there to be said or believed). In this book Paolo Crivelli closely examines the whole dialogue and shows how Plato's brilliant solution to the paradox is radically different from those put forward by modern philosophers. He surveys and critically discusses the vast range of literature which has developed around the Sophist over the past fifty years, and provides original solutions to several problems that are so far unsolved. His book will be important for all who are interested in the Sophist and in ancient ontology and philosophy of language more generally.

A History of Ancient Philosophy

From the Beginning to Augustine

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Author: Karsten Friis Johansen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134798245

Category: Philosophy

Page: 704

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Translated by Henrik Rosenmeier, A History of Ancient Philosophy charts the origins and development of ancient philosophical thought. For easy reference, the book is divided chronologically into six main parts. The sections are further divided into philosophers and philosophical movements: *Pre-Socratic Philosophy, including mythology, the Pythagoreans and Parmenides *The Great Century of Athens, including the Sophists and Socrates *Plato, including The Republic, The Symposium and The Timaeus *Aristotle, including The Physics, The Metaphysics and The Poetics *Hellenistic Philosophy, including the Sceptics, the Stoics, the Epicureans and Cicero *Late Antiquity, including Neoplatonism, Origen and St Augustine. This comprehensive and meticulously documented book is structured to make ancient philosophical thought and ancient thinkers accessible. It contains: *full references to primary sources *detailed interpretations of key philosophical passages, including surveys of previous philosophical readings *an overview of the development of ancient philosophical thought *discussions of the relationships between philosophers and their ideas *analyses of key philosophical concepts and ideologies including ontology, epistemology, logic, semantics, moral and political philosophy, theology and aesthetics *explanations of Greek philosophical terminology.

Exhortations to Philosophy

The Protreptics of Plato, Isocrates, and Aristotle

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Author: James Henderson Collins II

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190266546

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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This book is a study of the literary strategies which the first professional philosophers used to market their respective disciplines. Philosophers of fourth-century BCE Athens developed the emerging genre of the "protreptic" (literally, "turning" or "converting"). Simply put, protreptic discourse uses a rhetoric of conversion that urges a young person to adopt a specific philosophy in order to live a good life. The author argues that the fourth-century philosophers used protreptic discourses to market philosophical practices and to define and legitimize a new cultural institution: the school of higher learning (the first in Western history). Specifically, the book investigates how competing educators in the fourth century produced protreptic discourses by borrowing and transforming traditional and contemporary "voices" in the cultural marketplace. They aimed to introduce and promote their new schools and define the new professionalized discipline of "philosophy." While scholars have typically examined the discourses and practices of Plato, Isocrates, and Aristotle in isolation from one another, this study rather combines philosophy, narratology, genre theory, and new historicism to focus on the discursive interaction between the three philosophers: each incorporates the discourse of his competitors into his protreptics. Appropriating and transforming the discourses of their competition, these intellectuals created literary texts that introduced their respective disciplines to potential students.

The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy

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Author: Miranda Fricker,Jennifer Hornsby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139825798

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

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The thirteen specially-commissioned essays in this volume are written by philosophers at the forefront of feminist scholarship, and are designed to provide an accessible and stimulating guide to a philosophical literature that has seen massive expansion in recent years. Ranging from history of philosophy through metaphysics to philosophy of science, they encompass all the core subject areas commonly taught in anglophone undergraduate and graduate philosophy courses, offering both an overview of and a contribution to the relevant debates. Together they testify to the intellectual value of feminism as a radicalizing energy internal to philosophical inquiry. This volume will be essential reading for any student or teacher of philosophy who is curious about the place of feminism in their subject.

Journey Back to God

Origen on the Problem of Evil

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Author: Mark S.M. Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190240784

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Journey Back to God explores Origen of Alexandria's creative, complex, and controversial treatment of the problem of evil. It argues that his layered cosmology functions as a theodicy that deciphers deeper meaning beneath cosmic disparity. Origen asks: why does God create a world where some suffer more than others? On the surface, the unfair arrangement of the world defies theological coherence. In order to defend divine justice against the charge of cosmic mismanagement, Origen develops a theological cosmology that explains the ontological status and origin of evil as well as its cosmic implications. Origen's theodicy hinges on the journey of the soul back to God. Its themes correlate with the soul's creation, fall and descent into materiality, gradual purification, and eventual divinization. The world, for Origen, functions as a school and hospital for the soul where it undergoes the necessary education and purgation. Origen carefully calibrates his cosmology and theology. He portrays God as a compassionate and judicious teacher, physician, and father who employs suffering for our amelioration. Journey Back to God frames the systematic study of Origen's theodicy within a broader theory of theodicy as navigation, which signifies the dynamic process whereby we impute meaning to suffering. It unites the logical and spiritual facets of his theodicy, and situates it in its third-century historical, theological, and philosophical context, correcting the distortions that continue to plague Origen scholarship. Furthermore, the study clarifies his ambiguous position on universalism within the context of his eschatology. Finally, it assesses the cogency and contemporary relevance of Origen's theodicy, highlighting the problems and prospects of his bold, constructive, and optimistic vision.

De libero arbitrio

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Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783506717641

Category: Dieu (Christianisme) - Omnipotence - Ouvrages avant 1800

Page: 330

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