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Socratic Rationalism and Political Philosophy
Socratic Rationalism and Political Philosophy (August 1993)
An Interpretation of Plato's Phaedo
Paul Stern - Author

In this new interpretation of Plato's Phaedo, Paul Stern considers the dialogue as an invaluable source for understanding the distinctive character of Socratic rationalism. First, he demonstrates, contrary to the charge of such thinkers as Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Rorty, that Socrates' rationalism does not rest on the dogmatic presumption of the rationality of nature. Second, he shows that the distinctively Socratic mode of philosophizin...(Read More)
 
 
Death and Rebirth in Virgil's Arcadia
Death and Rebirth in Virgil's Arcadia (August 1989)
M. Owen Lee - Author

Death and Rebirth in Virgil's Arcadia is an introduction to the Eclogues, based on sound scholarship but also personally felt and addressed to a popular audience. It outlines clearly the literary and historical background of Virgil's early poems, discusses each eclogue in some detail, and offers a new and challenging interpretation of the collection as a whole. The ten eclogues are shown to be a young poet's attempt at self-understan...(Read More)
 
 
Old Age in Greek and Latin Literature
Old Age in Greek and Latin Literature (July 1989)
Thomas M. Falkner - Editor
Judith deLuce - Editor

"In a manner reminiscent of the emergence of the feminist perspective in scholarship two decades ago, data that has always been there is being freshly examined and is yielding new conclusions. The scholarship here is as powerful and rigorous as it is humane." -- John Peradotto, State University of New York at Buffalo

This volume explores the significance of old age in Greek and Latin poetry and dramatic literature, not just in relation to ot...(Read More)
 
 
The Linear B Decipherment Controversy Re-Examined
The Linear B Decipherment Controversy Re-Examined (June 1964)
Saul Levin - Author

Examines the evidence for the phonetic value of individual Linear B characters.

Michael Ventris’s decipherment of the pre-historic Linear B tablets discovered in Greece and Crete provided one of the most dramatic moments in recent historical research. The controversy provoked by his work has to a large degree polarized scholarly opinion between wholehearted acclamation and complete rejection, making rational...(Read More)
 
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