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Being Measured
Being Measured (November 2019)
Truth and Falsehood in Aristotle's Metaphysics
Mark R. Wheeler - Author

Advances an interpretation of Aristotle’s theory of truth in terms of accurate measurement.

On the basis of careful textual exegesis and philosophical analysis of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, Mark R. Wheeler offers a groundbreaking interpretation of Aristotle’s theory of truth in terms of measurement. Wheeler demonstrates that Aristotle’s investigation of truth and falsehood in the Metaphysics i...(Read More)
 
 
Conflict in Aristotle's Political Philosophy
Conflict in Aristotle's Political Philosophy (November 2019)
Steven Skultety - Author

Offers a careful analysis of how Aristotle understands civil war, partisanship, distrust in government, disagreement, and competition, and explores ways in which these views are relevant to contemporary political theory.

Do only modern thinkers like Machiavelli and Hobbes accept that conflict plays a significant role in the origin and maintenance of political community? In this book, Steven Skultety argues that Aristotle not on...(Read More)
 
 
Homer's Hero
Homer's Hero (November 2019)
Human Excellence in the Iliad and the Odyssey
Michelle M. Kundmueller - Author

Draws on Plato to argue that Homer elevated private life as the locus of true friendship and the catalyst of the highest human excellence.

Offering a new, Plato-inspired reading of the Iliad and the Odyssey, this book traces the divergent consequences of love of honor and love of one’s own private life for human excellence, justice, and politics. Analyzing Homer’s intricate character portraits, Michell...(Read More)
 
 
On the Good Life
On the Good Life (July 2019)
Thinking through the Intermediaries in Plato's Philebus
Cristina Ionescu - Author

Argues that mediation is a central theme in this Platonic dialogue dedicated to the exploration of what it means to live a good life.

Plato’s Philebus continues to fascinate us with its reflections on what it means to live a good life by aiming at the right combination of pleasure and knowledge. In this book, Cristina Ionescu argues that mediation is a central theme in the dialogue. Whether we talk about mediating ...(Read More)
 
 
Logoi and Muthoi
Logoi and Muthoi (June 2019)
Further Essays in Greek Philosophy and Literature
William Wians - Editor

Essays on Greek philosophy and literature from Homer and Hesiod to Aristotle.

In Logoi and Muthoi, William Wians builds on his earlier volume Logos and Muthos, highlighting the richness and complexity of these terms that were once set firmly in opposition to one another as reason versus myth or rationality versus irrationality. It was once common to think of intellectual history representing a straightforward prog...(Read More)
 
 
The Cudgel and the Caress
The Cudgel and the Caress (March 2019)
Reflections on Cruelty and Tenderness
David Farrell Krell - Author

Offers philosophical and psychological reflections on cruelty and tenderness.

The Cudgel and the Caress explores the enduring significance of tenderness and cruelty in a range of works across philosophy, psychoanalysis, and literature. Divided into two parts, the book initially focuses on tenderness, with David Farrell Krell delivering original readings of Homer’s Iliad, Sophocles’s Antigone, and ...(Read More)
 
 
Plato and the Body
Plato and the Body (August 2018)
Reconsidering Socratic Asceticism
Coleen P. Zoller - Author

Offers an innovative reading of Plato, analyzing his metaphysical, ethical, and political commitments in connection with feminist critiques.

For centuries, it has been the prevailing view that in prioritizing the soul, Plato ignores or even abhors the body; however, in Plato and the Body Coleen P. Zoller argues that Plato does value the body and the role it plays in philosophical life, focusing on Plato’s use of So...(Read More)
 
 
Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato
Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato (May 2018)
Sara Ahbel-Rappe - Author

Argues that Socrates’s fundamental role in the dialogues is to guide us toward self-inquiry and self-knowledge.

In this highly original and provocative book, Sara Ahbel-Rappe argues that the Platonic dialogues contain an esoteric Socrates who signifies a profound commitment to self-knowledge and whose appearances in the dialogues are meant to foster the practice of self-inquiry. According to Ahbel-Rappe, the elenchus, or ...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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