Download Virtue in the Cave: Moral Inquiry in Plato's Meno by Roslyn Weiss PDF

By Roslyn Weiss

During this radical new interpretation of Plato's Meno, Roslyn Weiss exposes the farcical nature of the slave-boy-demonstration and demanding situations the generally held assumption that the Meno introduces "Platonic" metaphysical and epistemological techniques into an in a different way "Socratic" discussion. She indicates that the Meno is meant as a protection no longer of all inquiry yet of ethical inquiry by myself, and that it locates the validity of Socratic technique in its skill to reach no longer at ethical wisdom yet on the way more modest ethical actual trust. via a cautious, and provocative, examining of Plato's Meno, Weiss identifies severe difficulties in its orthodox interpretations, providing another that's conscious of the dialogue's drama. advantage within the Cave will allure not just to scholars of old philosophy and the classics, but additionally to a person who's drawn to tips on how to stay correct in a global of ethical uncertainty.

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Download Erotic Wisdom: Philosophy and Intermediacy in Plato's by Gary Alan Scott PDF

By Gary Alan Scott

Erotic knowledge presents a cautious interpreting of 1 of Plato's such a lot liked dialogues, the Symposium, which explores the character and scope of human wish (eros). Gary Alan Scott and William A. Welton interact all the dialogue's significant topics, devoting certain awareness to illuminating Plato's belief of philosophy. within the Symposium, Plato situates philosophy in an intermediate (metaxu) position--between want and source, lack of knowledge and knowledge--showing how the very loss of what one wants can develop into a guiding type of touch with the items of human wish. The authors learn the concept that of intermediacy in relation either to Platonic metaphysics and to Plato's ethical psychology, arguing that philosophy, for Plato, is correctly understood as a type of "being in-between," because the love of knowledge (philosophia) instead of the ownership of it.

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Download Byzantine Philosophy and Its Ancient Sources by Katerina Ierodiakonou PDF

By Katerina Ierodiakonou

Книга Byzantine Philosophy and Its historical assets Byzantine Philosophy and Its historic resources Книги Психология, философия Автор: Katerina Ierodiakonou Год издания: 2004 Формат: pdf Издат.:Oxford collage Press Страниц: 318 Размер: 2,6 ISBN: 0199269718 Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:Byzantine philosophy is a nearly unexplored box. Being seemed both as mere students or as essentially non secular thinkers, Byzantine philosophers haven't been studied on their lonesome philosophical benefit. The 11 contributions during this quantity, which hide so much sessions of Byzantine tradition from the 4th to the fifteenth century, for the 1st time systematically examine the angle the Byzantines took in the direction of the perspectives of historical philosophers, to discover the exact personality of Byzantine proposal.

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Download Platonic Theories of Prayer by John M. Dillon, Andrei Timotin PDF

By John M. Dillon, Andrei Timotin

Platonic Theories of Prayer is a set of ten essays concerning prayer within the later Platonic culture. the quantity originates from a panel at the subject held on the 2013 ISNS assembly in Cardiff, yet is supplemented via a few invited papers. jointly they give a entire view of some of the roles and degrees of prayer attribute of this era. the concept that of prayer is proven to incorporate not only formal petitionary or encomiastic prayer, but additionally theurgical practices and diverse states of meditation and ecstasy practised via such significant figures as Plotinus, Porphyry, Iamblichus, Proclus, Damascius or Dionysius the Areopagite.

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Download Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient by Professor John J Cleary, Gary Gurtler PDF

By Professor John J Cleary, Gary Gurtler

With one extraordinary exception, this quantity comprises papers and commentaries awarded to the Boston zone Colloquium in historical Philosophy through the educational yr 2006-7. That exception is the colloquium during which Alasdair MacIntyre bargains a clean studying of Plato's "Republic". certainly, many of the papers incorporated during this quantity speak about quite a lot of subject matters concerning Plato, for example, the hazards of misology within the "Phaedo", the Socratic use of rhetoric within the "Gorgias", Plato's anti-hedonism within the "Philebus", the hyperlink among legendary and logical pondering within the Symposium, and Heidegger's interpretation of Plato's proposal of fact. yet, except this obsession with Plato, there are colloquia dedicated to the Epicurean inspiration of preconception and to the Stoic perception of the nice, respectively.

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Download The Continuum Companion to Plato by Gerald A. Press PDF

By Gerald A. Press

Plato,mathematician, thinker and founding father of the Academy in Athens, is, with his teacher,Socrates, and his pupil, Aristotle, universally thought of to have laid thefoundations of Western philosophy. His philosophical dialogues stay between themost generally learn and influential of all philosophical texts and his enduringinfluence on almost each quarter of philosophical firm can't be exaggerated.

Thiscomprehensive and available consultant to Plato's lifestyles and instances contains extra than140 entries, written by way of a staff of prime specialists within the box of ancientphilosophy, masking each point of Plato's proposal. The significant other presentsdetails of Plato's lifestyles, ancient, philosophical and literary context,synopses of the entire dialogues attributed to Plato, a accomplished review ofthe numerous positive aspects, topics and themes obvious within the dialogues, and athorough account of his enduring impression and many of the interpretativeapproaches utilized to his notion during the heritage of philosophy. This isan crucial reference device for someone operating within the box of ancientphilosophy.

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Download Seneca Philosophus (Trends in Classics - Supplementary by Julia Wildberger, Marcia L. Colish PDF

By Julia Wildberger, Marcia L. Colish

Addressing classicists, philosophers, scholars, and common readers alike, this quantity emphasizes the harmony of Seneca's paintings and his originality as a translator of Stoic rules within the literary types of imperial Rome. It incorporates a vitalizing variety of participants from diverse generations, disciplines, and examine cultures. trendy Seneca students publishing in different languages are for the 1st time made obtainable to anglophone readers.

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Download Der kleine Dämonenberater: Roman by Christopher Moore PDF

By Christopher Moore

Eine skurrile Komödie über den ewigen Kampf zwischen intestine und Böse.

Travis O’Hearn hat ein challenge: Seit er vor siebzig Jahren eher aus Zufall einen Dämon geweckt hat, weicht ihm dieser nicht mehr von seiner Seite. Und capture ist beileibe kein angenehmer Zeitgenosse, denn er hat einen unstillbaren Appetit auf menschliches Fleisch. Um dem dämonischen Treiben endlich ein Ende zu setzen, macht sich Travis auf den Weg zum König der Dschinn –der Einzige, der trap in die Hölle verbannen kann, aus deren Staub er einst gekrochen kam …

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Download Augustine's Inner Dialogue: The Philosophical Soliloquy in by Brian Stock PDF

By Brian Stock

Augustine's philosophy of existence comprises mediation, reviewing one's prior and workouts for self-improvement. Centuries after Plato and ahead of Freud he invented a 'spiritual workout' within which each guy and girl is in a position, via reminiscence, to reconstruct and reinterpret life's goals. Brian inventory examines Augustine's exact method of mixing literary and philosophical topics. He proposes a brand new interpretation of Augustine's early writings, developing how the philosophical soliloquy (soliloquium) has emerged as a method of inquiry and the way it pertains to difficulties of self-existence and self-history. The e-book additionally offers transparent research of internal discussion and discourse and the way, as internal discussion enhances and eventually replaces outer discussion, a mode of considering emerges, bobbing up from historic resources and a spiritual perspective indebted to Judeo-Christian culture.

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