Philosophical Studies Series

Socratic, Platonic and Aristotelian Studies: Essays in Honor of Gerasimos Santas

Editors: Anagnostopoulos, Georgios (Ed.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

Georgios Anagnostopoulos is a Professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. He has authored Aristotle on the Goals and Exactness of Ethics (The University of California Press, 1994), edited A Companion to Aristotle (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) and Law and Rights in the Ancient Greek Tradition (a Supplementary Volume of Philosophical Inquiry, 2006), and has published a number of articles on ancient Greek philosophy and medicine.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Santas and his work have merited a Festschrift of this magnitude––fully 22 articles from a variety of scholars, most of whom who are established leaders in the field … . The articles are relatively even in their level of scholarship and philosophical discernment. EHGS will be most beneficial to those scholars of ancient Greek philosophy who specialize in Socrates, or in ancient moral psychology. Scholars interested in the Republic will also find many articles pertinent to their research.” (Patrick Mooney, Philosophy in Review, Vol. XXXIII (5), 2013)


"Written by first rate scholars, including some of his former students, on topics pioneered by Gerasimos Santas, each chapter exhibits the powerful influence of his work, and how vividly inspiring it remains in the lively debates about the Socratic paradoxes, desire and love in Plato, and the status of the good in Plato and Aristotle. This is an outstanding volume perfectly commensurate with Santas' achievements and spirit." (Professor Pierre Destrée, Université Catholique de Louvain)

"This is a fine collection of papers focused on topics central to the works of Gerasimos Santas. Of the more than 20 contributions, roughly one third are devoted to Socratic method and moral theory. The largest bloc of papers examine Plato’s philosophy, including numerous excellent works on issues in the Republic ranging from the drama of the dialogue to the nature of Form of the Good and our desire for and knowledge of it. There are also a handful of papers on Aristotle to which readers will want to pay attention. For over forty years the work of Santas has cast light on some of the hardest problems in Ancient Philosophy. His influence can be felt throughout this fitting tribute." (Professor Allan Silverman, Ohio State University)


Table of contents (22 chapters)

  • The Diagnostic Function of Socratic Definitions

    Ferejohn, Michael

    Pages 1-17

  • Definition and Elenchus

    White, Nicholas

    Pages 19-34

  • Reasons and the Problem of the Socratic Elenchos

    Santana, Alejandro

    Pages 35-52

  • Santas, Socrates, and Induction

    McPherran, Mark L.

    Pages 53-74

  • Socrates Mythologikos

    Miller, Fred D.

    Pages 75-92

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socratic, Platonic and Aristotelian Studies: Essays in Honor of Gerasimos Santas
Editors
  • Georgios Anagnostopoulos
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
117
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-1730-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-1730-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-1729-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3730-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 410
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