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Provides a rich account of some of the most central themes in ancient philosophy
Offers original interpretations of key philosophical issues in Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle
Explores important philosophical topics in Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle that continue to be of interest to contemporary philosophers
This volume contains outstanding studies by some of the best scholars in ancient Greek Philosophy on key topics in Socratic, Platonic, and Aristotelian thought. These studies provide rigorous analyses of arguments and texts and often advance original interpretations.
The essays in the volume range over a number of central themes in ancient philosophy, such as Socratic and Platonic conceptions of philosophical method; the Socratic paradoxes; Plato's view on justice; the nature of Platonic Forms, especially the Form of the Good; Aristotle's views on the faculties of the soul; Aristotle's functionalist account of the human good; Socratic, Platonic, and Aristotelian views on the nature of desire and its object. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of ancient philosophy and classics.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Aristotle - Classics - Desire Attribution - Faculties of the Soul - Form of the Good - Gorgias - Greek Philosophy - Plato - Plato Republic - Platonic Forms - Santas - Socrates - Socratic definitions - Socratic paradoxes - The human good - nature of desire - the Meno - the Prudential Paradox - the Socratic Elenchus
Acknowledgements.- Notes on Contributors.- The Works of Gerasimos Santas.- Abbreviations of Plato’s Works.- Abbreviations of Aristotle’s Works.- Introduction; Georgios Anagnostopoulos.- The Diagnostic Function of Socratic Definitions; Michael Ferejohn.- Definition and Elenchus; Nicholas P. White.- Reasons and the Problem of the Socratic Elenchus; Alejandro Santana.- Santas, Socrates, and Induction; Mark L. McPherran.- Socrates Mythologikos; Fred D. Miller, Jr.- Is the Prudential Paradox in the Meno?; T. Brickhouse and N. D. Smith.- GERASIMOS; Terry Penner.- Beyond De Re: Toward a Dominance Theory of Desire Attribution; Naomi Reshotko.- The Good and the Just in Plato’s Gorgias; Christopher Rowe.- Socrates, Wisdom and Pedagogy; George Rudebusch.- The Republic as Philosophical Drama; John P. Anton.- Function, Ability and Desire in Plato’s Republic; A. Coumoundouros and R. Polansky.- Knowledge, Virtue, and Method in Republic [471c-502c]; Hugh H. Benson.- Reasoning about Justice in Plato’s Republic; Anthony W. Price.- Plato on Justice; David Keyt.- Plato on the Ideal of Justice and Human Happiness: Return to the Cave; Yuji Kurihara.- Surpassing in Dignity and Power: The Metaphysics of Goodness in Plato’s Republic; Christopher Shields.- Comments on Plato’s Causal Explanation; D. Z. Andriopoulos.- Desires and Faculties in Plato and Aristotle; Deborah K. W. Modrak.- Is Aristotle’s Function Argument Fallacious?; Gavin Lawrence.- Aristotle on Discovering and Desiring the Real Good; Mariana Anagnostopoulos.- Continuity and Incommensurability in Ancient Greek Philosophy and Mathematics; Vassilis Karasmanis.- Bibliography.- Index.