John Grote, Cambridge University and the Development of by John Richard Gibbins

By John Richard Gibbins

John Grote struggled to build an intelligible account of philosophy at a time while radical switch and sectarian clash made realizing and readability a rarity. This e-book solutions 3 questions:
* How did John Grote improve and give a contribution to fashionable Cambridge and British philosophy?
* what's the value of those contributions to trendy philosophy in most cases and British Idealism and language philosophy in particular?
* How have been his principles and his idealism integrated into the trendy philosophical tradition?
Grote inspired his contemporaries, reminiscent of his scholars Henry Sidgwick and John Venn, in either type and content material; he solid a brilliantly unique philosophy of data, ethics, politics and language, from a synthesis of the main British and eu philosophies of his day; his social and political conception give you the origins of the 'new liberal' rules later to arrive their zenith within the writings of eco-friendly, Sidgwick, and Collingwood; he based the 'Cambridge kind' linked to Moore, Russell, wide, McTaggart and Wittgenstein; and he was once additionally a big effect on Oakeshott.

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Platonopolis: Platonic Political Philosophy in Late by Dominic J. O'Meara

By Dominic J. O'Meara

traditional knowledge means that the Platonist philosophers of overdue Antiquity, from Plotinus (third century) to the sixth-century faculties in Athens and Alexandria, overlooked the political size in their Platonic historical past of their focus on an otherworldly existence. Dominic O'Meara offers a revelatory reappraisal of those thinkers, arguing that their otherworldliness concerned instead of excluded political rules, and he reconstructs for the 1st time a coherent political philosophy of past due Platonism.

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Philosophie der Epochenschwelle. Augustin zwischen Antike by Peter Seele

By Peter Seele

used to be musste geschehen, damit das Mittelalter passieren konnte? Das Buch vollzieht anhand der geistigen Entwicklung Augustinus den Übergang von der Antike zum Mittelalter. Die Bekehrung des Philosophen und Rhetors zum Priester, Bischof und schließlich zum Kirchenvater gibt der historischen Umwälzung und dem Niedergang der römischen Antike ein Gesicht und eine Geschichte anschaulicher und lebensweltlicher Philosophie.

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Plotinus on Intellect by Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson

By Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson

Plotinus (205-269 advert) led the philosophical circulate of Neoplatonism, which reinterpreted Plato's suggestion later in antiquity and went directly to develop into a dominant strength within the heritage of principles. Emilsson's in-depth examine of Plotinus' vital doctrine of mind caters for the expanding curiosity in Plotinus with philosophical readability and rigor.

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Playful Philosophy and Serious Sophistry: A Reading of by Georgia Sermamoglou-Soulmaidi

By Georgia Sermamoglou-Soulmaidi

This ebook presents an interpretation of Plato’s Euthydemus as a unified piece of literature, taking into consideration either its dramatic and its philosophical features. It goals to do justice to an enormous Platonic paintings which has to date obtained relatively little remedy. with the exception of the sections of the discussion during which Socrates provides a controversy at the pursuit of eudaimonia, the Euthydemus turns out to were principally neglected. it is because a lot of the work’s philosophical import lies hidden beneath a veil of riotous comedy. This booklet indicates how a interpreting of the discussion as an entire, instead of a restricted specialise in the Socratic scenes, sheds gentle at the work’s primary philosophical questions. It argues the Euthydemus issues not just to the diversities among Socrates and the sophists, but in addition to genuine and alleged similarities among them. The framing scenes remark accurately in this element of the inner discussion, with Crito nonetheless lumping jointly philosophy and eristic presently earlier than his dialogue with Socrates involves an finish. for that reason the query that permeates the Euthydemus is raised afresh on the finish of the discussion: what's appropriately to be termed philosophy?

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Greek Popular Religion in Greek Philosophy by Jon Mikalson

By Jon Mikalson

Jon D. Mikalson examines how Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and different Greek philosophers defined, interpreted, criticized, and applied the parts and ideas of the faith of the folk in their time - practices equivalent to sacrifice, prayer, dedications, and divination. the executive options concerned are these of piety and impiety, and after a radical research of the philosophical texts Mikalson deals a elegant definition of Greek piety, dividing it into its two
constituent components of `proper recognize' for the gods and `religious correctness'. He concludes with an indication of the benevolence of the gods within the philosophical culture, linking it to the expectancy of that benevolence evinced through well known religion.

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Knowledge, Cause, and Abstract Objects: Causal Objections to by C. Cheyne

By C. Cheyne

in response to platonists, entities resembling numbers, units, propositions and houses are summary items. yet summary items lack causal powers and a position in house and time, so how may perhaps we ever come to understand of the life of such impotent and distant gadgets? In Knowledge, reason, and summary Objects, Colin Cheyne provides the 1st systematic and precise account of this epistemological objection to the platonist doctrine that summary gadgets exist and will be recognized. when you consider that arithmetic has this kind of valuable function within the acquisition of clinical wisdom, he concentrates on mathematical platonism. He additionally concentrates on our wisdom of what exists, and argues for a causal constraint on such existential wisdom. eventually, he exposes the weaknesses of contemporary makes an attempt by means of platonists to account for our meant platonic knowledge.
This e-book could be of specific curiosity to researchers and complicated scholars of epistemology and of the philosophy of arithmetic and technology. it's going to even be of curiosity to all philosophers with a basic curiosity in metaphysics and ontology.

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Madness Triumphant: A Reading of Lucan's Pharsalia by Lee Fratantuono

By Lee Fratantuono

Madness successful: A studying of Lucan’s Pharsalia bargains the main unique and complete research of Lucan’s epic poem of the civil warfare among Caesar and Pompey to have seemed in English. within the demeanour of his past books on Virgil and Ovid, Professor Fratantuono considers the Pharsalia as an epic research of the character of fury and insanity in Rome, this time through the expanding madness of Nero’s reign. the quantity proceeds bankruptcy by means of bankruptcy, publication by way of e-book via Lucan’s poem, because it unfolds the thesis that the poet Lucan crafted an epic reaction to either Virgil and Ovid, the last flow in a 3 act tragedy of insanity. in line with the Aeneid, Lucan increases the concept that the ultimate ethnographic payment of Trojans and Italians would possibly not were for the simplest, whereas based on the Metamorphoses, he explores the concept the immortality completed by way of the poet would possibly not, finally, turn out to be a blessing. An advent and bibliography offer extra path for the examine of this maximum surviving paintings of literature from the so-called Silver Age of Neronian literature, whereas the person chapters supply in-depth bibliographical citations and broad annotation as a advisor to extra examine of the poem. Lucan’s poem is published to be the consummate hymn to fury, because the poet deals a go back to the outlet of Homer’s Iliad and the wrath of Achilles, that is now considered as a part of an never-ending cycle of insanity that may finish purely within the flames of a world conflagration that would eat all issues. The pervasive intertext of Lucan’s epic poem together with his predecessor Manilius’ Astronomica is usually investigated, because the nature of Lucan’s reaction to either Stoic and Epicurean antecedents is explored. Manilius’ stars are nearly sprinkled in the course of the Pharsalia, because the heavens supply a celestial canvas for the poet of fury to demonstrate the attractive lies that can eventually be proven to hide much more seductive truths.

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The Unity of Plutarch's Work: 'Moralia' Themes in the by Anastasios Nikolaidis

By Anastasios Nikolaidis

This quantity of accumulated essays explores the idea that Plutarch’s paintings, though its awesome thematic multifariousness, continuously pivots on yes ideological pillars which safe its solidarity and coherence. So, not like different related books which, roughly, be aware of both the Lives or the Moralia or on a few specific aspect(s) of Plutarch’s œuvre, the articles of the current quantity notice Plutarch at paintings in either Lives and Moralia, therefore bringing ahead and illustrating the internal cohesion of his different literary production.

The subject-matter of the amount is uncommonly wide-ranging and the experiences amassed right here inquire into many vital problems with Plutarchean scholarship: the stipulations less than which Plutarch’s writings have been separated into specific corpora, his tools of labor and many of the authorial strategies hired, the interaction among Lives and Moralia, Plutarch and politics, Plutarch and philosophy, literary facets of Plutarch’s œuvre, Plutarch on girls, Plutarch in his epistemological and socio-historical context. In sum, this ebook brings Plutarchean scholarship up to now by way of revisiting and discussing older and up to date problematization bearing on Plutarch, in an try to extra light up his character and work.

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A Companion to Pragmatism (Blackwell Companions to by John R. Shook,Joseph Margolis

By John R. Shook,Joseph Margolis

A spouse to Pragmatism, created from 38 newly commissioned essays, offers complete assurance of 1 of the main shiny and fascinating fields of philosophy at the present time.

  • Unique extensive and assurance of classical figures and their philosophies in addition to pragmatism as a dwelling strength in philosophy.
  • Chapters contain discussions on philosophers resembling John Dewey, Jürgen Habermas and Hilary Putnam.

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