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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 highlights fundamenta...(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)
 
 
The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato's Early Dialogues
The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato's Early Dialogues (November 2012)
Sean D. Kirkland - Author

2013 Symposium Book Award, presented by the Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy

A provocative close reading revealing a radical, proto-phenomenological Socrates.

Modern interpreters of Plato’s Socrates have generally taken the dialogues to be aimed at working out objective truth. Attending closely to the texts of the early dialogues and the que...(Read More)
 
 
Aristotle's Concept of Chance
Aristotle's Concept of Chance (March 2012)
Accidents, Cause, Necessity, and Determinism
John Dudley - Author

The first exhaustive study of Aristotle’s concept of chance.

This landmark book is the first to provide a comprehensive account of Aristotle’s concept of chance. Chance is invoked by many to explain the order in the universe, the origins of life, and human freedom and happiness. An understanding of Aristotle’s concept of chance is indispensable for an appreciation of his views on nature and et...(Read More)
 
 
Archaeology and the Origins of Philosophy
Archaeology and the Origins of Philosophy (March 2010)
Robert Hahn - Author

Detailed study of how Anaximander’s cosmological and philosophical conceptions were affected by architectural technologies.

Promoting a new way to study and illuminate early Greek philosophy, Archaeology and the Origins of Philosophy explores archaeological resources and art historical evidence to contribute to the ongoing debates concerning the origins of philosophy. Focusing on the philosopher A...(Read More)
 
 
Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment
Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment (March 2010)
On Plato's Symposium
Steven Berg - Author

Provocative reinterpretation of Plato’s Symposium.

An original analysis of one of Plato’s most well-known and pivotal dialogues, this study is based upon the effort to think together the most manifest themes of the Symposium (the nature of eros and the relation between poetry and philosophy) with its less obvious but no less essential themes (the character of the city and the nature and limi...(Read More)
 
 
Logos and Muthos
Logos and Muthos (October 2009)
Philosophical Essays in Greek Literature
William Wians - Editor

Explores the philosophical dimensions present in the works of ancient Greek poets and playwrights.

What are the connections between ancient Greek literary and philosophical texts? Are they in fact two rival forms of discourse mutually opposed to one another? Concentrating on literary authors such as Homer, Hesiod, the Archaic poets, and the tragic playwrights, the contributors in this pioneering volume examin...(Read More)
 
 
Erotic Wisdom
Erotic Wisdom (December 2008)
Philosophy and Intermediacy in Plato's Symposium
Gary Alan Scott - Author
William A. Welton - Author

A lively and highly readable commentary on one of Plato’s most beloved dialogues.

Erotic Wisdom provides a careful reading of one of Plato’s most beloved dialogues, the Symposium, which explores the nature and scope of human desire (erôs). Gary Alan Scott and William A. Welton engage all of the dialogue’s major themes, devoting special attention to illuminatin...(Read More)

 
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