Philosophical Studies Series

Reason and Analysis in Ancient Greek Philosophy

Essays in Honor of David Keyt

Editors: Anagnostopoulos, Georgios, Miller Jr., Fred D. (Eds.)

  • Explores one of the most central concepts of Greek Philosophy: our human capacity for reasoning
  • Original  accounts of the ethical, political, metaphysical and epistemological views of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle  
  • Applies techniques of modern analytic philosophy to the interpretation and criticism of ancient philosophical texts ​
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This distinctive collection of original articles features contributions from many of the leading scholars of ancient Greek philosophy.  They explore the concept of reason and the method of analysis and the central role they play in the philosophies of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.   They engage with salient themes in metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and political theory, as well as tracing links between each thinker’s ideas on selected topics.

The volume contains analyses of Plato’s Socrates, focusing on his views of moral psychology, the obligation to obey the law, the foundations of politics, justice and retribution, and Socratic virtue. On Plato’s Republic, the discussions cover the relationship between politics and philosophy, the primacy of reason over the soul’s non-rational capacities, the analogy of the city and the soul, and our responsibility for choosing how we live our own lives. The anthology also probes Plato’s analysis of logos (reason or language) which underlies his philosophy including the theory of forms. A quartet of reflections explores Aristotelian themes including the connections between knowledge and belief, the nature of essence and function, and his theories of virtue and grace. 

The volume concludes with an insightful intellectual memoir by David Keyt which charts the rise of analytic classical scholarship in the past century and along the way provides entertaining anecdotes involving major figures in modern academic philosophy. Blending academic authority with creative flair and demonstrating the continuing interest of ancient Greek philosophy, this book will be a valuable addition to the libraries of all those studying and researching the origins of Western philosophy.

Reviews

"These essays in honor of David Keyt exemplify the virtues that he himself has brought to bear on the study of ancient Greek philosophy: precision in the formulation of problems, together with ingenuity and originality in offering solutions. His autobiographical essay is a marvelous reminiscence of a rich, varied, and productive life in academia." Professor Richard Kraut, Northwestern University

 "In his long life in philosophy, David Keyt’s original, rigorous and provocative work has ranged from Aristotle’s and Plato’s metaphysics to their ethical and political thought. In this correspondingly wide-ranging collection his colleagues, friends and former students honor his notable contributions to all these fields in an outstanding collection of essays." Professor Julia Annas, University of Arizona

  “This an excellent collection of the work of students and colleagues of Professor David Keyt covering a broad range of important work on Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. The papers are easily accessible to readers interested in ancient Greek philosophy and advance the debate in their respective topics. They demonstrate the quality and breadth of Professor Keyt’s extraordinary scholarly career.”  Professor Hugh H. Benson, University of Oklahoma

 "A fitting tribute to David Keyt. Anyone interested in Socrates, Plato, or Aristotle will find in it material well worth reading." Professor Norman Dahl, University of Minnesota

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Anagnostopoulos, Georgios (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

  • A Life in the Academy

    Keyt, David

    Pages 11-44

  • Moral Psychology in Plato’s Apology

    Brickhouse, Thomas C. (et al.)

    Pages 45-53

  • Socrates, the Athenian

    Roberts, Jean

    Pages 55-66

  • Socrates on the Impossibility of a Reasonable Politics

    Gardiner, Stephen M.

    Pages 67-90

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eBook $139.00
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Hardcover $179.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9356-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reason and Analysis in Ancient Greek Philosophy
Book Subtitle
Essays in Honor of David Keyt
Editors
  • Georgios Anagnostopoulos
  • Fred D. Miller Jr.
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
120
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6004-2
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6004-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6003-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9356-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 329
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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