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Retrieving Aristotle in an Age of Crisis
Retrieving Aristotle in an Age of Crisis (January 2013)
David Roochnik - Author

An urgent, contemporary defense of Aristotle.

In 1935 Edmund Husserl delivered his now famous lecture “Philosophy and the Crisis of European Humanity,” in which he argued that the “misguided rationalism” of modern Western science, dominated by the model of mathematical physics, can tell us nothing about the “meaning” of our lives. Today Husserl’s conviction that the Wes...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Plato
The Other Plato (December 2012)
The Tübingen Interpretation of Plato's Inner-Academic Teachings
Dmitri Nikulin - Editor

Collected writings on Plato’s unwritten teachings.

Offering a provocative alternative to the dominant approaches of Plato scholarship, the Tübingen School suggests that the dialogues do not tell the full story of Plato’s philosophical teachings. Texts and fragments by his students and their followers—most famously Aristotle’s Physics—point to an “unwritten doct...(Read More)
 
 
The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato's Early Dialogues
The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato's Early Dialogues (November 2012)
Sean D. Kirkland - Author

2013 Symposium Book Award, presented by the Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy

A provocative close reading revealing a radical, proto-phenomenological Socrates.

Modern interpreters of Plato’s Socrates have generally taken the dialogues to be aimed at working out objective truth. Attending closely to the texts of the early dialogues and the que...(Read More)
 
 
Aristotle's Concept of Chance
Aristotle's Concept of Chance (March 2012)
Accidents, Cause, Necessity, and Determinism
John Dudley - Author

The first exhaustive study of Aristotle’s concept of chance.

This landmark book is the first to provide a comprehensive account of Aristotle’s concept of chance. Chance is invoked by many to explain the order in the universe, the origins of life, and human freedom and happiness. An understanding of Aristotle’s concept of chance is indispensable for an appreciation of his views on nature and et...(Read More)
 
 
Elemental Philosophy
Elemental Philosophy (September 2010)
Earth, Air, Fire, and Water as Environmental Ideas
David Macauley - Author

Explores the ancient and perennial notion of the four elements as environmental ideas.

Bachelard called them “the hormones of the imagination.” Hegel observed that, “through the four elements we have the elevation of sensuous ideas into thought.” Earth, air, fire, and water are explored as both philosophical ideas and environmental issues associated with their classical and perennial con...(Read More)
 
 
Rewriting Difference
Rewriting Difference (June 2010)
Luce Irigaray and 'the Greeks'
Elena Tzelepis - Editor
Athena Athanasiou - Editor
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak - Foreword by

A transdisciplinary reader on Luce Irigaray’s reading and rewriting of ancient Greek texts.

In this definitive reader, prominent scholars reflect on how Luce Irigaray reads the classic discourse of Western metaphysics and also how she is read within and against this discourse. Her return to “the Greeks,” through strategies of deconstructing, demythifying, reconstructing, and remythifying, is not a ...(Read More)
 
 
Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment
Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment (March 2010)
On Plato's Symposium
Steven Berg - Author

Provocative reinterpretation of Plato’s Symposium.

An original analysis of one of Plato’s most well-known and pivotal dialogues, this study is based upon the effort to think together the most manifest themes of the Symposium (the nature of eros and the relation between poetry and philosophy) with its less obvious but no less essential themes (the character of the city and the nature and limi...(Read More)
 
 
Logos and Muthos
Logos and Muthos (October 2009)
Philosophical Essays in Greek Literature
William Wians - Editor

Explores the philosophical dimensions present in the works of ancient Greek poets and playwrights.

What are the connections between ancient Greek literary and philosophical texts? Are they in fact two rival forms of discourse mutually opposed to one another? Concentrating on literary authors such as Homer, Hesiod, the Archaic poets, and the tragic playwrights, the contributors in this pioneering volume examin...(Read More)
 
 
Bound by the City
Bound by the City (August 2009)
Greek Tragedy, Sexual Difference, and the Formation of the Polis
Denise Eileen McCoskey - Editor
Emily Zakin - Editor

Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.

This collection offers a vibrant exploration of the bonds between sexual difference and political structure in Greek tragedy. In looking at how the acts of violence and tortured kinship relations are depicted in the work of all three major Greek tragic playwrights—Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides—...(Read More)
 
 
Dreams in Exile
Dreams in Exile (March 2009)
Rediscovering Science and Ethics in Nineteenth-Century Social Theory
George E. McCarthy - Author

Examines the influence of Aristotle and Kant on the nineteenth-century social theory of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber.

The classical origins of nineteenth-century social theory are illuminated in this sequel to the award-winning Classical Horizons: The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece. George E. McCarthy stresses the importance of Aristotle and Kant in the creation of a new type of social science in the n...(Read More)
 
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