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Alcinous The Handbook of Platonism

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John Dillon presents an English translation of Alcinous' Handbook of Platonism, accompanied by an introduction and a philosophical commentary which reveal the intellectual background to the ideas in the work. The Handbook purports to be an introduction to the doctrines of Plato, but in fact gives us an excellent survey of Platonist thought in the second century AD. - ;Clarendon Later Ancient Philosophers This series, which is modelled on the familiar Clarendon Aristotle and Clarendon Plato Series, is designed to encourage philosophers and students of philosophy to explore the fertile terrain of later ancient philosophy. The texts range in date from the first century BC to the fifth century AD, and they cover all the parts and all the schools of philosophy. Each volume contains a substantial introduction, an English translation, and a critical commentary on the philosophical claims and arguments of the text. The accurate and faithful translations are highly readable and accompanied by notes on textual problems that affect the philosophical interpretation. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is assumed. The Handbook of Platonism, or Didaskalikos, attributed to Alcinous (long identified with the Middle Platonist Albinus, but on inadequate grounds), is a central text of later Platonism. In Byzantine times, in the Italian Renaissance, and even up to 1800, it was regarded as an ideal introduction to Plato's thought. In fact it is far from being this, but it is an excellent source for our understanding of Platonism in the second century AD. Neglected after a more accurate view of Plato's thought established itself in the nineteenth century, the Handbook is only now coming to be properly appreciated for what it is. It presents a survey of Platonist doctrine, divided into the topics of Logic, Physics, and Ethics, and pervaded with Aristotelian and Stoic doctrines, all of which are claimed for Plato. John Dillon presents an English translation of this work, accompanied by an introduction and a philosophical commentary in which he disentangles the various strands of influence on the text, elucidates the complex scholastic tradition that lies behind it, and thus reveals the sources and subsequent influence of the ideas expounded. -

The Handbook of Platonism

Author : Alcinous
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John Dillon presents the first English translation of Alcinous's Handbook of Platonism, accompanied by an introduction and a philosophical commentary that reveal the intellectual background to the ideas in the work. The Handbook purports to be an introduction to the doctrines of Plato, but in fact gives us an excellent survey of Platonist thought in the second century A.D.

Platonic Ethics Old and New

Author : Julia Annas
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Julia Annas here offers a fundamental reexamination of Plato's ethical thought by investigating the Middle Platonist perspective, which emerged at the end of Plato's own school, the Academy. She highlights the differences between ancient and modern assumptions about Plato's ethics—and stresses the need to be more critical about our own. One of these modern assumptions is the notion that the dialogues record the development of Plato's thought. Annas shows how the Middle Platonists, by contrast, viewed the dialogues as multiple presentations of a single Platonic ethical philosophy, differing in form and purpose but ultimately coherent. They also read Plato's ethics as consistently defending the view that virtue is sufficient for happiness, and see it as converging in its main points with the ethics of the Stoics. Annas goes on to explore the Platonic idea that humankind's final end is "becoming like God"—an idea that is well known among the ancients but virtually ignored in modern interpretations. She also maintains that modern interpretations, beginning in the nineteenth century, have placed undue emphasis on the Republic, and have treated it too much as a political work, whereas the ancients rightly saw it as a continuation of Plato's ethical writings.

The Roots of Platonism

Author : John Dillon
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Explores the process by which the intellectual speculations pursued by Plato assumed the nature of a philosophical system.

Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae

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Albinus Alcinous Arius Didymus

Author : Tryggve Göransson
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Eudaimonia and Well being

Author : Roger A. Shiner
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Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale

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Zeitschrift f r philosophische Forschung

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Philosophie und Religion

Author : Jens Halfwassen
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The Studia Philonica Annual

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Clement of Alexandria s Reinterpretation of Divine Providence

Author : Jon D. Ewing
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This work examines the ways in \vhich the early Christian author. Clement ofAlexandria, was able to creatively synthesize disparate Biblical, Hellenistic Jewish, Platonic and Stoic understandings of the concept of divine providence. After an initial look at Clement's socio-historical environment. the study focuses on specific conceptual development of providence [1tp6vota] and how this term was utilized and understood in its respective milieux.

Contextualizing Late Greek Philosophy

Author : Elizabeth Key Fowden
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Ancient Approaches to Plato s Timaeus

Author : R. W. Sharples
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Twelve academic essays, given during the Institute of Classical Studies research seminar in 2000 and 2001, examine Plato's vision of the real world' as he presented it in Timaeus while considering the text's influence on classical philosophers and scientists. Specific subjects include astronomy, the reactions of Aristotle and others to Timaeus, Hellenistic musicology, Proclus' Commentary, comparisons with Aristotle's Physics, mythology.

Syrianus et la m taphysique de l antiquit tardive

Author : Angela Longo
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Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Author : Donald M. Borchert
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This volume, covering entries from "Abbagnano, Nicola" to "Byzantine philosophy," presents articles on Eastern and Western philosophies, medical and scientific ethics, the Holocaust, terrorism, censorship, biographical entries, and much more.

The Recovery of Ancient Philosophy in the Renaissance

Author : James Hankins
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Critica Et Philologica Nachleben First Two Centuries Tertullian to Arnobius Egypt Before Nicaea Athanasius and His Opponents

Author : Maurice Wiles
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Papers presented at the Thirteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 1999 (see also Studia Patristica 34, 35, 37 and 38). The successive sets of Studia Patristica contain papers delivered at the International Conferences on Patristic Studies, which meet for a week once every four years in Oxford; they are held under the aegis of the Theology Faculty of the University. Members of these conferences come from all over the world and most offer papers. These range over the whole field, both East and West, from the second century to a section on the Nachleben of the Fathers. The majority are short papers dealing with some small and manageable point; they raise and sometimes resolve questions about the authenticity of documents, dates of events, and such like, and some unveil new texts. The smaller number of longer papers put such matters into context and indicate wider trends. The whole reflects the state of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the vigour and popularity of the subject.

Plato s Laws

Author : Symposium Platonicum (6th : 2003 : Jerusalem, Israel)
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Perspectives Sur Le N oplatonisme

Author : International Society for Neoplatonic Studies. Colloque
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Les études des dernières décennies ont permis de mieux mesurer la richesse et le foisonnement insoupçonnés de la tradition néoplatonicienne. Lieu de passage obligé et de remodelage aussi de toute la philosophique grecque classique (du platonisme, de l'aristotélisme et du stoïcisme notamment), le néoplatonisme, à travers les cultures arabes, le monde chrétien, la Renaissance et l'idéalisme allemand entre autres, a marqué d'une manière décisive toute notre culture. Comment, par exemple, imaginer le rôle de la " transcendance " dans la réflexion philosophique, le problème de la " connaissance de soi " ou du " schéma triadique " de la pensée, sans le recours à des auteurs tels que Plotin ou Proclus ? Comment comprendre la complexité des liens unissant et séparant à la fois la philosophie et la théologie, sans les développements capitaux qu'ont puy apporter des auteurs tels que Porphyre, Jamblique ou Damascius ? Que seraient aussi la " mystique " ou la " théologie négative " sans leurs apports décisifs ? Les études rassemblées ici, témoins d'une rencontre annuelle de l'International Society of Neoplatonic Studies tenue à Québec en 2006, permettront au lecteur de mieux mesurer l'importance de ce vaste domaine de recherche, aujourd'hui en plein chantier.