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Contemplating Friendship in Aristotle's Ethics
Contemplating Friendship in Aristotle's Ethics (November 2016)
Ann Ward - Author

Examines how Aristotle posits political philosophy and the experience of friendship as a means to bind strictly intellectual virtue with morality.

In this book, Ann Ward explores Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, focusing on the progressive structure of the argument. Aristotle begins by giving an account of moral virtue from the perspective of the moral agent, only to find that the account itself highlights fundamenta...(Read More)
 
 
The Deep Ecology of Rhetoric in Mencius and Aristotle
The Deep Ecology of Rhetoric in Mencius and Aristotle (June 2016)
A Somatic Guide
Douglas Robinson - Author

Discusses philosophers Mencius and Aristotle as socio-ecological thinkers.

Mencius (385–303/302 BCE) and Aristotle (384–322 BCE) were contemporaries, but are often understood to represent opposite ends of the philosophical spectrum. Mencius is associated with the ecological, emergent, flowing, and connected; Artistotle with the rational, static, abstract, and binary. Douglas Robinson argues that in t...(Read More)
 
 
Rational Spirituality and Divine Virtue in Plato
Rational Spirituality and Divine Virtue in Plato (May 2016)
A Modern Interpretation and Philosophical Defense of Platonism
Michael LaFargue - Author

Describes a Platonic personal spirituality based on reason that is readily accessible to people today.

Michael LaFargue presents an important and accessible aspect of Plato’s legacy largely overlooked today: a variety of personal spirituality based on reason and centered on virtue. Plato’s Virtue-Forms are transcendent in their goodness, ideals that Platonists can use to improve character and become like ...(Read More)
 
 
Without the Least Tremor
Without the Least Tremor (May 2016)
The Sacrifice of Socrates in Plato's Phaedo
M. Ross Romero, SJ - Author

A reading of the death of Socrates as a self-sacrifice, with implications for ideas about suffering, wisdom, and the soul’s relationship to the body.

In Without the Least Tremor, M. Ross Romero considers the death of Socrates as a sacrificial act rather than an execution, and analyzes the implications of such an understanding for the meaning of the Phaedo. Plato’s recounting of Socrate...(Read More)
 
 
Power
Power (April 2016)
Oppression, Subservience, and Resistance
Raymond Angelo Belliotti - Author

Deepens our understanding of power through a survey of how its dynamics have been understood from ancient times to the present.

Frequently understood in simplistic and often highly negative terms, the concept of power has proven to be both uncommonly intriguing and maddeningly elusive. In Power, Raymond Angelo Belliotti begins by fashioning a general definition of power that is refined enough to capture ...(Read More)
 
 
The Sophists in Plato's Dialogues
The Sophists in Plato's Dialogues (June 2015)
David D. Corey - Author

Draws out numerous affinities between the sophists and Socrates in Plato’s dialogues.

Are the sophists merely another group of villains in Plato’s dialogues, no different than amoral rhetoricians such as Thrasymachus, Callicles, and Polus? Building on a wave of recent interest in the Greek sophists, The Sophists in Plato’s Dialogues argues that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, there exist important a...(Read More)
 
 
Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship
Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship (December 2014)
Suzanne Stern-Gillet - Editor
Gary M. Gurtler, SJ - Editor

Charts the stages of the history of friendship as a philosophical concept in the Western world.

Focusing on Plato and Aristotle, the Stoics and Epicureans, and early Christian and Medieval sources, Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship brings together assessments of different philosophical accounts of friendship. This volume sketches the evolution of the concept from ancient ideals of friendship a...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophizing ad Infinitum
Philosophizing ad Infinitum (June 2014)
Infinite Nature, Infinite Philosophy
Marcel Conche - Author
Laurent Ledoux - Translator
Herman G. Bonne - Translator
J. Baird Callicott - Foreword by

An original and insightful account of nature and our place in it from one of France’s preeminent historians of philosophy.

One of France’s preeminent historians of philosophy, Marcel Conche has written and translated more than thirty-five books and is recognized for his groundbreaking and authoritative work in Greek philosophy, as well as on Montaigne. In Philosophizing ad Infinitum, one of h...(Read More)
 
 
The Political Theory of Aristophanes
The Political Theory of Aristophanes (April 2014)
Explorations in Poetic Wisdom
Jeremy J. Mhire - Editor
Bryan-Paul Frost - Editor

Examines the political dimensions of Aristophanes’ comic poetry.

This original and wide-ranging collection of essays offers, for the first time, a comprehensive examination of the political dimensions of that madcap comic poet Aristophanes. Rejecting the claim that Aristophanes is little more than a mere comedian, the contributors to this fascinating volume demonstrate that Aristophanes deserves to be placed...(Read More)
 
 
Antigone, in Her Unbearable Splendor
Antigone, in Her Unbearable Splendor (June 2013)
New Essays on Jacques Lacan's The Ethics of Psychoanalysis
Charles Freeland - Author

A study of Lacan’s engagement with the Western philosophical traditions of ethical and political thought in his seventh seminar and later work.

With its privileging of the unconscious, Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalytic thought would seem to be at odds with the goals and methods of philosophy. Lacan himself embraced the term “anti-philosophy” in characterizing his work, and yet his seminars u...(Read More)
 
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