Rethinking Early Greek Philosophy

Author: Catherine Osborne
ISBN: 9780715619759
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Early Greek Philosophy

Author: Joe McCoy
Editor: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813221218
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The philosophy of the Presocratics still governs scholarly discussion today. This important volume grapples with a host of philosophical issues and philological and historical problems inherent in interpreting Presocratic philosophers.

The Cambridge Companion To Early Greek Philosophy

Author: A. A. Long
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521446679
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A 1999 Companion to Greek philosophy, invaluable for new readers, and for specialists.

The Texts Of Early Greek Philosophy

Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521845912
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Presocratic Philosophy A Very Short Introduction

Author: Catherine Osborne
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192840940
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This is a book about the invention of Western philosophy, and the first thinkers to explore ideas about the nature of reality, time, and the origin of the universe. It begins with the finding of the new papyrus fragment of Empedocles' poem, and uses the story of its discovery and interpretation to highlight the way our understanding of early philosophers is marked by their presentation in later sources. Generations of philosophers, both ancient and modern, have traced their inspiration back to the presocratics, even though we have very few of their writings left. In this book, Catherine Osborne invites her readers to dip their toes into the fragmentary remains of thinkers from Thales to Pythagoras, Heraclitus to Protagoras, to try to fill in the bits of a jigsaw that has been rejigged many times and in many different ways. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Philosophy And Exegesis In Simplicius

Author: Han Baltussen
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1472521455
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This is the first book-length study in English of the interpretative and philosophical approach of the commentaries of Simplicius of Cilicia (c. AD 530). Simplicius' work, marked by doctrinal complexity and scholarship, is unusually self-conscious, learned and rich in its sources, and he is therefore one of those rare authors who is of interest to ancient philosophers, historians and classicists alike. Here, Han Baltussen argues that our understanding of Simplicius' methodology will be greatly enhanced if we study how his scholarly approach impacts on his philosophical exegesis. His commentaries are placed in their intellectual context and several case studies shed light on his critical treatment of earlier philosophers and his often polemical use of previous commentaries. "Philosophy and Exegesis in Simplicius" not only clarifies the objectives, pre-suppositions and impact of Simplicius' work, but also illustrates how, as a competent philosopher explicating Aristotelian and Platonic ideas, he continues and develops a method that pursues philosophy by way of exegetical engagement with earlier thinkers and commentators. The investigation opens up connections with broader issues, such as the reception of Presocratic philosophy within the commentary tradition, the nature and purpose of his commentaries, and the demise of pagan philosophy.

Method And Metaphysics

Author: Jonathan Barnes
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019957751X
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This volume presents twenty-six uncollected philosophical essays by Jonathan Barnes, one of the most admired and influential philosophers of his generation. Newly revised, augmented, and improved, the essays span four decades of his career and include many rare and relatively unknown works on ancient philosophical topics. Several essays are now translated from the original French and made available in English for the first time. Barnes explores a range of topicsincluding the interpretation of ancient philosophy, the methods of the ancient philosophers, the Stoic notion of eternal recurrence, and Platonic ontology. This invigorating body of scholarship will bevalued by all students and scholars of ancient philosophy.

Protagoras And Logos

Author: Edward Schiappa
Editor: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611171814
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Protagoras and Logos brings together in a meaningful synthesis the contributions and rhetoric of the first and most famous of the Older Sophists, Protagoras of Abdera. Most accounts of Protagoras rely on the somewhat hostile reports of Plato and Aristotle. By focusing on Protagoras's own surviving words, this study corrects many long-standing misinterpretations and presents significant facts: Protagoras was a first-rate philosophical thinker who positively influenced the theories of Plato and Aristotle, and Protagoras pioneered the study of language and was the first theorist of rhetoric. In addition to illustrating valuable methods of translating and reading fifth-century B.C.E. Greek passages, the book marshals evidence for the important philological conclusion that the Greek word translated as rhetoric was a coinage by Plato in the early fourth century. In this second edition, Edward Schiappa reassesses the philosophical and pedagogical contributions of Protagoras. Schiappa argues that traditional accounts of Protagoras are hampered by mistaken assumptions about the Sophists and the teaching of the art of rhetoric in the fifth century. He shows that, contrary to tradition, the so-called Older Sophists investigated and taught the skills of logos, which is closer to modern conceptions of critical reasoning than of persuasive oratory. Schiappa also offers interpretations for each of Protagoras's major surviving fragments and examines Protagoras's contributions to the theory and practice of Greek education, politics, and philosophy. In a new afterword Schiappa addresses historiographical issues that have occupied scholars in rhetorical studies over the past ten years, and throughout the study he provides references to scholarship from the last decade that has refined his views on Protagoras and other Sophists.

The Origins Of Epistemology In Early Greek Thought

Author: Joel Wilcox
Editor: Edwin Mellen Press
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This study provides a unified framework within which to view the development of pre-Socratic thought. It points out three aspects of Xenophanes' scepticism, and shows how Heraclitus responded to each. Key issues concerning psyche and logos are summarized and an attempt is made to settle certain long-standing debates concerning them.

Biblical Prophets In Byzantine Palestine

Author: David Satran
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004102347
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The "Lives of the Prophets," a series of brief biographical sketches of the major and minor prophets of the Hebrew Bible, is a unique composition. Generally held to be a Jewish document from the end of the period of the Second Temple, the "Lives" offers an abundance of geographical, genealogical, and narrative detail which is not readily paralleled. This study provides the first thorough assessment of the work in nearly a century. A survey of the textual state of the composition and its reception is followed by a detailed examination of the literary structures which underlie the individual "vitae," It is argued that the "Lives" is an evolved, heavily redacted document whose present form cannot predate the fourth century C.E. Only within the context of early Byzantine Christian concerns - holy men, sacred sites, and the veneration of the saints - does the "Lives of the Prophets" become a comprehensible and vital text.