By Lucretius,Martin Ferguson Smith
By Lucretius,Martin Ferguson Smith
By Mark Anderson
Plato and Nietzsche is a sophisticated creation to those thinkers, with unique insights and arguments interspersed in the course of the textual content. via a rigorous exploration in their principles on artwork, metaphysics, ethics, and the character of philosophy, and through explaining and studying every one man's certain method, Mark Anderson demonstrates the various and sundry methods they play off opposed to each other. This e-book offers the historical past essential to realizing the primary concerns at factor among those philosophers and to constructing an information that Nietzsche's engagement with Plato is deeper and extra nuanced than it is usually provided as being.
By Diego E. Machuca
By Maria Marcinkowska-Rosól
By André Laks,Glenn W. Most
When we discuss Presocratic philosophy, we're talking concerning the origins of Greek philosophy and Western rationality itself. yet what precisely does it suggest to discuss “Presocratic philosophy” within the first position? How did early Greek thinkers turn out to be thought of jointly as Presocratic philosophers? during this short e-book, André Laks offers a background of the influential suggestion of Presocratic philosophy, tracing its ancient and philosophical value and results, from its old antecedents to its complete crystallization within the smooth interval and its carrying on with results today.
Laks examines old Greek and Roman perspectives concerning the start of philosophy ahead of turning to the eighteenth-century emergence of the time period “Presocratics” and the debates approximately it that spanned the 19th and 20th centuries. He analyzes the highbrow situations that ended in the assumption of Presocratic philosophy—and what was once and is at stake within the development of the proposal. The publication closes via evaluating versions of the heritage of philosophy—the phenomenological, represented by way of Hans-Georg Gadamer, and the rationalist, represented by way of Ernst Cassirer—and their implications for Presocratic philosophy, in addition to different different types of philosophical historical past. different figures mentioned contain Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Diogenes Laertius, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Nietzsche, Max Weber, and J.-P. Vernant.
Challenging general histories of Presocratic philosophy, the ebook demands a reconsideration of the normal tale of early Greek philosophy and Western rationality.
By Filip Karfík,Euree Song
The essays compiled during this quantity separately deal with the numerous kinds during which the revival of Platonism manifested itself in old philosophy. It can pay certain recognition to the problems of harmony and sweetness, the brain and data, the soul and the physique, advantage and happiness, and also considers the political and non secular dimensions of Platonic proposal. ranging from Plato and Aristotle, the reviews learn the a number of transformational varieties of Platonism, together with the Neo-Platonists – Plotinus, Porphyrios, Iamblichus, Themistius, Proclus, and Marinus – besides Christian thinkers comparable to St. Augustine, Boethius, and Dionysus the Areopagite. The authors who've contributed to this quantity make a number of references to the scholarly paintings of Dominic J. O’Meara. Their additional refinement of O’Meara’s procedure really casts a brand new mild on Late-Platonic ethics. The essays during this assortment additionally give a contribution to scholarly examine concerning the a number of inter-relationships one of the Platonists themselves and among Platonists and philosophers from different faculties. Taken as a complete, this publication unearths the complete breadth of power within the revival and transformation of historic Platonism.
By Marcel Humar
Die Forschung zu den platonischen Frühdialogen hat vielfach festgestellt, dass der platonische Sokrates eine Rhetorik einsetzt, die auf Aporie, Verunsicherung und inflammation seiner Gesprächspartner zielt. Eine detaillierte examine der rhetorischen Strategien, die Verunsicherung induzieren, stellt jedoch bisher ein Desiderat dar. Die Untersuchung nimmt die frühen Dialoge Platons hinsichtlich dieser rhetorischen Strategien, die Verunsicherung auslösen, näher in den Blick. Durch eine eingehende examine des Wortfeldes, aber auch verschiedener Formen der Bildersprache wird zuvor erschlossen, wie inflammation und Verunsicherung in den Dialogen ausgedrückt wird. Im Hauptteil, der examine ausgewählter Sequenzen, zeigt sich, dass Platon seinen Sokrates bei der Verunsicherung seiner Gesprächspartner ein breites Spektrum an rhetorischen Figuren einsetzen lässt, wie etwa Figuren der Häufung und Wiederholung, den Vergleich, das Beispiel, das Paradox, aber auch Ironie und recommendation. Damit adressiert der Band neben Altertumswissenschaftlern auch Interessierte der Literaturwissenschaft sowie der rhetorischen Textanalyse.
By Christopher Berry Gray
By William Prior
Studies of Plato’s metaphysics have tended to stress both the unconventional swap among the early conception of types and the overdue doctrines of the Timaeus and the Sophist, or to insist on a team spirit of method that's unchanged all through Plato’s occupation. the writer lays out an alternate technique. Focussing on metaphysical doctrines of significant significance to Plato’s suggestion – the idea of kinds and the doctrine of Being and turning into – he indicates a continuing growth may be traced via Plato’s works. He offers his argument via an exam of the metaphysical sections of six of the dialogues: the Euthyphro, Phaedo, Republic, Parmenides, Timaeus, and Sophist.