Download Plato's Meno In Focus (Philosophers in Focus) by Jane M. Day PDF

By Jane M. Day

in a single quantity, this publication brings jointly a brand new English translation of Plato's Meno, a variety of illuminating articles on subject matters within the discussion released among 1965 and 1985 and an advent environment the Meno in its old context and starting up the major philosophical concerns which a number of the articles discuss.
A thesaurus is supplied which in short introduces a few of the keywords and shows how they're translated. The Meno is a superb advent to Plato and philosophy.

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Download Stoic Ethics: Epictetus and Happiness as Freedom (Continuum by William O. Stephens PDF

By William O. Stephens

quickly after Aristotle's loss of life, numerous faculties of historical philosophy arose, every one addressing the sensible query of the way to stay a great, satisfied existence. the 2 largest competitors, Stoicism and Epicureanism, got here to dominate the philosophical panorama for the subsequent 500 years. Epicureans urged pursuing excitement to be at liberty, and Stoics held that real happiness may well in simple terms be completed by means of dwelling in keeping with nature, which required accepting what occurs and pleasing one's roles. Stoicism, greater than Epicureanism, attracted fans from many various walks of lifestyles: slaves, employees, statesmen, intellectuals, and an emperor. The lasting influence of those philosophies is obvious from the truth that even this day 'Stoic' and 'Epicurean' are family phrases. even supposing little or no of the writings of the early Stoics continue to exist, our wisdom of Stoicism comes mostly from a number of later Stoics. during this particular publication, William O. Stephens explores the ethical philosophy of Epictetus, a former Roman slave and dynamic Stoic instructor whose teachings are the main compelling protection of old Stoicism that exists. Epictetus' philosophy dramatically captures the spirit of Stoicism via studying and remedying our best human disappointments, reminiscent of the dying of a family member. Stephens exhibits how, for Epictetus, happiness effects from focusing our crisis on what's as much as us whereas now not caring approximately what's past our keep watch over. He concludes that the power of Epictetus' concept lies in his perception of happiness as freedom from worry, fear, grief, and dependence upon luck.

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Download The Cratylus of Plato by Francesco Ademollo PDF

By Francesco Ademollo

The Cratylus, one in every of Plato's such a lot tricky and fascinating dialogues, explores the relatives among a reputation and the object it names. The questions that come up lead the characters to stand a couple of significant matters: fact and falsehood, relativism, etymology, the opportunity of an ideal language, the relation among the research of names and that of fact, the Heraclitean flux thought and the idea of varieties. this is often the 1st full-scale remark at the Cratylus and provides a definitive interpretation of the discussion. It includes translations of the passages mentioned and a line-by-line research which offers with textual concerns and unravels Plato's dense and refined arguments, achieving a unique interpretation of a few of the dialogue's major subject matters in addition to of many person passages. The booklet is meant basically for graduate scholars and students, either philosophers and classicists, yet presupposes no past acquaintance with the topic and is out there to undergraduates.

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Download Platons Sokratische Philosophie: Eine Rekonstruktion zur by Roland Mugerauer PDF

By Roland Mugerauer

Forschungsarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Philosophie - Philosophie der Antike, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am major (FB Erziehungswissenschaften, Institut für Pädagogik der Sekundarstufe), Sprache: Deutsch, summary: Das sokratische Nichtwissen ist der zentrale Gegenstand dieser historisch-systematischen Arbeit zu Platon. Diese spezifische artwork von Nichtwissen wird im Zusammenhang einer Gesamtdeutung von Platons Dialogwerk in seiner Bedeutung für ein sokratisch-skeptisches Bildungskonzept erarbeitet.
Ausgangspunkt hierfür ist eine Skizze der gegenwärtigen bildungstheoretischen Problemlage hinsichtlich der Konzeptualisierung eines Bildungsbegriffes, der als Orientierungskategorie für die Pädagogik tragfähig ist.
Die Forschungsarbeit akzentuiert auf dem Hintergrund der Schriftkritik Platons die sokratisch-skeptische Vorbehaltlichkeit als wesentliches Charakteristikum des Philosophierens Platons und entfaltet das sokratische Nichtwissen als sokratisch-problemerschlossene Bildung. Es wird ein Konzept sokratisch-problemerschlossener Bildung vorgestellt und präzise konturiert.
Hierdurch wird durch Rückgriff auf das platonische Dialogwerk ein strength antiken Bildungsdenkens als `sokratisches Erbe´ Platons erschlossen, das durch traditionsgeschichtliche Einseitigkeiten bis in die Gegenwart weitgehend verstellt ist.
Dies ist von besonderer Bedeutung, weil das skeptisch-kritische power und die Bedeutsamkeit problematischer-vernünftiger Bildung für das Bildungsdenken und für die Bildungspraxis bis heute kaum wirksam geworden sind.
Denn Platons Philosophieren als Grundstein abendländischen Denkens wurde wesentlich im Sinne des problembewältigenden Vernunftgebrauches rezipiert, was once gravierende Einschränkungen für die Möglichkeiten bildungstheoretischen Denkens nach sich gezogen hat.

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Download The Consolation of Philosophy by Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius,Seth Lerer,David R PDF

By Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius,Seth Lerer,David R Slavitt

Composed whereas its writer was once imprisoned, this publication continues to be considered one of Western literature’s such a lot eloquent meditations at the transitory nature of earthly assets, and the prevalence of items of the brain. Slavitt’s translation captures the strength and fervour of the unique. And in an advent meant for the overall reader, Seth Lerer areas Boethius’s existence and fulfillment in context.

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Download Epictetus’ Handbook and the Tablet of Cebes: Guides to by Keith Seddon PDF

By Keith Seddon

This new translation presents works, one through Epictetus and the opposite by way of Cebes, historical Greek philosophers of the Imperial interval, in new translations of clear, undemanding English.


In this book, readers will how you can maintain emotional concord and a ‘good circulate of lifestyles’ no matter what fortune may well carry in shop for them.



This smooth English translation of the whole Handbook is supported through and includes:



* the 1st thorough remark due to the fact that of Simplicius, 1500 years ago
* an in depth introduction
* wide glossary
* index of key terms
* chapter-by-chapter dialogue of themes
* invaluable tables that make clear Stoic moral doctrines as a look.



Accompanying the Handbook is the Tablet of Cebes, a curious and interesting textual content. In entire distinction, but complementing the Handbook’s extra traditional philosophical presentation, the pill exhibits development to philosophical knowledge as a trip via a panorama inhabited via personifications of happiness, fortune, the virtues and vices.

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Download Aristoteles’ Konzeption der Zurechnung (Quellen und Studien by Béatrice Lienemann PDF

By Béatrice Lienemann

Die vorliegende Studie zeigt, dass Aristoteles eine originelle Konzeption der Zurechnung entwickelt, auch wenn er noch über keinen Ausdruck für Zurechnung verfügt. Die Frage nach der Zurechnung ist zu verstehen als die Frage danach, (i) unter welchen Bedingungen und zu welchem Grad Handlungen einem Akteur als seine eigenen Handlungen, für die er (moralisch) verantwortlich ist, zurechenbar sind und (ii) inwieweit ein Akteur auch für seine Dispositionen, die seinen Handlungen zugrunde liegen, verantwortlich ist. Aristoteles’ Konzeption ist innovativ, weil er Willentlichkeit weder als notwendige noch als hinreichende Bedingung für Zurechenbarkeit erweist und weil er nicht nur Handlungen, sondern auch Dispositionen, die Handlungen zugrunde liegen, als Zurechnungsgegenstände auffasst. Die Studie macht die Vielschichtigkeit und Graduierbarkeit des aristotelischen Zurechnungsbegriff sichtbar, indem sie die Konzeption der Zurechnung auf besondere Arten von Handlungen wie z.B. plötzliche Handlungen, Handlungen aus Zorn (thymos) oder akratische Handlungen anwendet. In systematischer Hinsicht stellt die Studie Bezüge zu Gegenwartspositionen her und zeigt, dass die aristotetelische place auch für aktuelle Debatten anschlussfähig ist.

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Download Anaxagoras, Origen, and Neoplatonism: The Legacy of by Panayiotis Tzamalikos PDF

By Panayiotis Tzamalikos

Origen has been consistently studied as a theologian and an excessive amount of credits has been given to Eusebius’ fantastic hagiography of him. This booklet explores who Origen quite was once, by means of considering into his philosophical historical past, which determines his theological exposition implicitly, but decisively. For this history to return to mild, it took a ground-breaking exposition of Anaxagoras’ philosophy and its legacy to Classical and past due Antiquity (Plato, Aristotle, Stoics, Origen, Neoplatonism), assessing significantly Aristotle’s distorted illustration of Anaxagoras. Origen, previously a Greek thinker of word, whom Proclus styled an anti-Platonist, is put within the heritage of philosophy for the 1st time. via drawing on his Anaxagorean heritage, and being the 1st to restore the Anaxagorean concept of Logoi, he cleared the path to Nicaea. He was once an anti-Platonist simply because he was once an Anaxagorean thinker with far-reaching impression, additionally on Neoplatonists comparable to Porphyry. His theology made an influence not just at the Cappadocians, but in addition on later Christian authors. His thought of the soul, now expounded within the gentle of his philosophical history, seems extra orthodox than that of a few Christian stars of the Byzantine imperial orthodoxy.

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Download Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 52 by Victor Caston PDF

By Victor Caston

Oxford reports in historic Philosophy is a quantity of unique articles on all features of historic philosophy. The articles should be of considerable size, and contain severe notices of significant books. OSAP is now released two times every year, in either hardback and paperback.

"'Have you noticeable the most recent OSAP?' is what students of old philosophy say to one another after they meet in corridors or on espresso breaks. no matter if you're employed on Plato or Aristotle, on Presocratics or sophists, on Stoics, Epicureans, or Sceptics, on Roman philosophers or Greek Neoplatonists, you're prone to locate OSAP articles now dominant within the bibliography of a lot severe released paintings on your specific topic: now not secure to miss."
- Malcolm Schofield, Cambridge University

"OSAP was once based to supply a spot for lengthy items on significant matters in historic philosophy. within the years on the grounds that, it has fulfilled this position with nice good fortune, over and over publishing groundbreaking papers on what appeared to be general subject matters and others surveying new flooring to damage. It represents brilliantly the energy - and the more and more extensive scope - of scholarship in old philosophy, and indicates us all how the topic may still flourish."
- M.M. McCabe, King's collage London

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