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The Greek Concept of Nature
The Greek Concept of Nature (April 2005)
Gerard Naddaf - Author

Explores the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of nature up until the time of Plato.

In The Greek Concept of Nature, Gerard Naddaf utilizes historical, mythological, and linguistic perspectives to reconstruct the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of phusis. Usually translated as nature, phusis has been decisive both for the early history of philosophy and for its subsequent developm...(Read More)
Platonic Legacies
Platonic Legacies (October 2004)
John Sallis - Author

Demonstrates how archaic Platonism has a profound significance for contemporary thought.

In Platonic Legacies John Sallis addresses certain archaic or exorbitant moments in Platonism. His concern is to expose such moments as those expressed in the Platonic phrase "beyond being" and in the enigmatic word chora. Thus he ventures to renew chorology and to bring it to bear, most directly, on Platon...(Read More)
Questioning Platonism
Questioning Platonism (September 2004)
Continental Interpretations of Plato
Drew A. Hyland - Author

Explores interpretations of Plato by Heidegger, Derrida, Irigaray, Cavarero, and Gadamer.

Given the conception of philosophy held by continental thinkers, and in particular their greater sensitivity to the kinship of philosophy and literature, Drew A. Hyland argues that they should be much more attentive to the literary dimension of Plato's thinking than they have been. He believes they would find in the dialogues not...(Read More)
A Passion for the Impossible
A Passion for the Impossible (May 2003)
John D. Caputo in Focus
Mark Dooley - Editor

Distinguished philosophers, theologians, and cultural critics provide the first critical consideration of the work of philosopher John D. Caputo. Responses from Caputo are included.
Presenting the first systematic appraisal of the thought of John D. Caputo, one of America’s most respected and controversial continental thinkers, this book brings together internationally renowned philosophers, theologians, and cultural critics. One highlig...(Read More)
Aristotle (March 2003)
Otfried Höffe - Author
Christine Salazar - Translator

A comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Aristotle.

Aristotle belongs to the small class of philosophers who were not only influential in a particular field of philosophy but also shaped the profile of every philosophical discipline. In this book Otfried Höffe provides a comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Aristotle, covering well-known Aristotelian topics such as ethics, politics, and metaphys...(Read More)
Aristotle on False Reasoning
Aristotle on False Reasoning (March 2003)
Language and the World in the Sophistical Refutations
Scott G. Schreiber - Author

A comprehensive look at Aristotle's treatise on logical fallacies.
Presenting the first book-length study in English of Aristotle’s Sophistical Refutations, this work takes a fresh look at this seminal text on false reasoning. Through a careful and critical analysis of Aristotle’s examples of sophistical reasoning, Scott G. Schreiber explores Aristotle’s rationale for his taxonomy of twelve fallacy types. Contrary to certain m...(Read More)
Anaximander in Context
Anaximander in Context (October 2002)
New Studies in the Origins of Greek Philosophy
Dirk L. Couprie - Author
Robert Hahn - Author
Gerard Naddaf - Author

Places the development of Anaximander's thought within social, political, cosmological, astronomical, and technological contexts.

Promoting a new, broadly interdisciplinary horizon for future studies in early Greek philosophy, Dirk L. Couprie, Robert Hahn, and Gerard Naddaf establish the cultural context in which Anaximander's thought developed and in which the origins of Greek philosophy unfolded in its ear...(Read More)
Classical Horizons
Classical Horizons (October 2002)
The Origins of Sociology in Ancient Greece
George E. McCarthy - Author

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Argues that classical social theory has its intellectual and moral roots in classical Greece.

This work relocates the origins of nineteenth-century social theory in classical Greece and focuses on three figures: Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Émile Durkheim, all of whom wrote dissertations on the culture and structure of ancient society. Greek p...(Read More)
Cognition of Value in Aristotle's Ethics
Cognition of Value in Aristotle's Ethics (July 2002)
Promise of Enrichment, Threat of Destruction
Deborah Achtenberg - Author

Argues that the central cognitive component of ethical virtue for Aristotle is awareness of the value of particulars.

With this new interpretation, Deborah Achtenberg argues that metaphysics is central to ethics for Aristotle and that the ethics can be read on two levels—imprecisely, in terms of its own dialectically grounded and imprecise claims, or in terms of the metaphysical terms and concepts that give the e...(Read More)
Early China/Ancient Greece
Early China/Ancient Greece (February 2002)
Thinking through Comparisons
Steven Shankman - Editor
Stephen W. Durrant - Editor

The first edited volume in Sino-Hellenic studies, this book compares early Chinese and ancient Greek thought and culture.

This pioneering book compares Chinese and Western thought to offer a bracing and unpredictable cross-cultural conversation. The work contributes to the emerging field of Sino-Hellenic studies, which links two great and influential cultures that, in fact, had virtually no contact during the ancient per...(Read More)
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