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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)
Form and Reason
Form and Reason (August 1993)
Essays in Metaphysics
Edward Halper - Author

"Edward Halper's book Form and Reason is an unusual work of striking promise. Although it takes the form of a series of discussions of central arguments in Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, and Nietzsche, Halper's work stands apart from typical scholarship in the field by calling into question not only the reigning interpretations of these seminal figures, but also the entire sweep of the prevailing orthodoxies in philosophy today, from analytic phil...(Read More)
The Symposium and the Phaedrus
The Symposium and the Phaedrus (July 1993)
Plato's Erotic Dialogues
Plato - Author
William S. Cobb - Translation and introduction by

The Symposium and the Phaedrus are combined here because of their shared theme: a reflection on the nature of erotic love, the love that begins with sexual desire but can transcend that origin and reach even the heights of religious ecstasy. This reflection is carried out explicitly in the speeches and conversations in the dialogues, and implicitly in the dramatic depiction of actions and characters. Thus, the two dialogues deal wit...(Read More)
The Masks of Dionysos
The Masks of Dionysos (May 1993)
A Commentary on Plato's Symposium
Daniel E. Anderson - Author

Anderson takes more seriously than anyone else has the dramatic aspect of the Symposium. Obviously almost everyone pays attention to that feature of the dialogue, most especially Stanley Rosen, to whom Anderson owes a considerable debt. But Anderson pushes this interpretation farther, with mid-Western common sense and an elfin sense of humor. The emphasis on Dionysos is very well taken, for he correctly observes that this theme holds the dial...(Read More)
Rhetoric and Reality in Plato's
Rhetoric and Reality in Plato's "Phaedrus" (March 1993)
David A. White - Author

The Phaedrus is well-known for the splendid mythical panorama Socrates develops in his second speech, and for its graphic descriptions of erotic behavior. This book shows how the details of the myth and the accounts of interaction between lovers are based on a carefully articulated metaphysical structure. It follows the dialogue as narrated, showing how passages that may not appear relevant to metaphysics have been deployed to heighten the vi...(Read More)
Aristotle's Physics and Its Medieval Varieties
Aristotle's Physics and Its Medieval Varieties (August 1992)
Helen S. Lang - Author

This book considers the concepts that lay at the heart of natural philosophy and physics from the time of Aristotle until the fourteenth century. The first part presents Aristotelian ideas and the second part presents the interpretation of these ideas by Philoponus, Albertus Magnus, Thomas Aquinas, John Buridan, and Duns Scotus.

Across the eight chapters, the problems and texts from Aristotle that set the stage for European natural philosoph...(Read More)
Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy V
Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy V (August 1992)
Aristotle's Ontology
Anthony Preus - Editor
John P. Anton - Editor

"I like both the variety of topics treated and the generally sophisticated level at which they are discussed. There is no 'party' line here; just a group of scholars setting out their thoughts on various aspects of Aristotelian logic, metaphysics, and psychology. They show sound awareness of the current literature on the topic in question, treat the texts of Aristotle with understanding, and often come up with interpretations which succeed either ...(Read More)
Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy IV
Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy IV (August 1991)
Aristotle's Ethics
John P. Anton - Editor
Anthony Preus - Editor

"This is a polyphonic discussion of issues which is sophisticated and scholarly without being esoteric and technical. It enhances one's understanding of Aristotle's ethics and also sharpens one's awareness of the challenging problems of interpretation and ensuing controversies. There is a revival of the ethics of character whose representative par excellence is Aristotle." -- Dr. Constantine Georgiadis, McMaster University

"Each of the eass...(Read More)
Two Studies in the Early Academy
Two Studies in the Early Academy (August 1991)
R. M. Dancy - Author

"The book deals with topics at the forefront of research in ancient philosophy. Most comparable research until recently focused almost entirely on the two best-known members of the early Academy, Plato and Aristotle. By turning to two less well-known figures, Speusippus and Eudoxus, Dancy both opens up new areas of research and sheds new light on old ones." -- Ian Mueller, University of Chicago

"What I find most commendable about this work ...(Read More)
Pleasure, Knowledge, and Being
Pleasure, Knowledge, and Being (July 1990)
An Analysis of Plato's Philebus
Cynthia Hampton - Author

Hampton illumines the overall structure of the Philebus. Taking the interrelations of pleasure, knowledge, and being as the keys to understanding the unity of the dialogue, she focuses on the central point. The analysis of both pleasure and knowledge can be understood fully only if placed within the context of the more general and fundamental question of how human life fits into the overall structure of reality.

What guides the discu...(Read More)
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