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Plato and the Body
Plato and the Body (August 2018)
Reconsidering Socratic Asceticism
Coleen P. Zoller - Author

 
 
The Parthenon and Liberal Education
The Parthenon and Liberal Education (March 2018)
Geoff Lehman - Author
Michael Weinman - Author

Discusses the importance of the early history of Greek mathematics to education and civic life through a study of the Parthenon and dialogues of Plato.

The Parthenon and Liberal Education seeks to restore the study of mathematics to its original place of prominence in the liberal arts. To build this case, Geoff Lehman and Michael Weinman turn to Philolaus, a near contemporary of Socrates. The authors demonstrate the influ...(Read More)
 
 
Aristotle on God's Life-Generating Power and on Pneuma as Its Vehicle
Aristotle on God's Life-Generating Power and on Pneuma as Its Vehicle (February 2018)
Abraham P. Bos - Author

Proposes an innovative rethinking of Aristotle’s work as a system that integrates his theology with his doctrine of reproduction and life.

In this deep rethinking of Aristotle’s work, Abraham P. Bos argues that scholarship on Aristotle’s philosophy has erred since antiquity in denying the connection between his theology and his doctrine of reproduction and life in the earthly sphere. Beginning with an analysis ...(Read More)
 
 
Plato's Laughter
Plato's Laughter (December 2017)
Socrates as Satyr and Comical Hero
Sonja Madeleine Tanner - Author

Counters the long-standing, solemn interpretation of Plato’s dialogues with one centered on the philosophical and pedagogical significance of Socrates as a comic figure.

Plato was described as a boor and it was said that he never laughed out loud. Yet his dialogues abound with puns, jokes, and humor. Sonja Madeleine Tanner argues that in Plato’s dialogues Socrates plays a comical hero who draws heavi...(Read More)
 
 
The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theorem
The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theorem (June 2017)
Thales, Pythagoras, Engineering, Diagrams, and the Construction of the Cosmos out of Right Triangles
Robert Hahn - Author

Explores Thales’s speculative philosophy through a study of geometrical diagrams.
Bringing together geometry and philosophy, this book undertakes a strikingly original study of the origins and significance of the Pythagorean theorem. Thales, whom Aristotle called the first philosopher and who was an older contemporary of Pythagoras, posited the principle of a unity from which all things come, and back into which they retur...(Read More)
 
 
Topography and Deep Structure in Plato
Topography and Deep Structure in Plato (December 2016)
The Construction of Place in the Dialogues
Clinton DeBevoise Corcoran - Author

A literary and historical analysis of the structure and meaning of recurrent symbols, images, and actions employed in Plato’s dialogues.

In this book, Clinton DeBevoise Corcoran examines the use of place in Plato’s dialogues. Corcoran argues that spatial representations, such as walls, caves, and roads, as well as the creation of eternal patterns and chaotic images in the particular spaces, times, characterizations...(Read More)
 
 
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 high...(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)
 
 
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)
 
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