A Companion to Ancient Philosophy

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  • Copyright: 2012-05-09
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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A Companion to Ancient Philosophy provides a comprehensive and current overview of the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy from its origins until late antiquity. Comprises an extensive collection of original essays, featuring contributions from both rising stars and senior scholars of ancient philosophy Integrates analytic and continental traditions Explores the development of various disciplines, such as mathematics, logic, grammar, physics, and medicine, in relation to ancient philosophy Includes an illuminating introduction, bibliography, chronology, maps and an index

Author Biography

Mary Louise Gill is Professor of Philosophy and Classics at Brown University. She is the author of Aristotle on Substance: The Paradox of Unity (1989), Unity, Identity, and Explanation in Aristotle's Metaphysics (co-edited with Theodore Scaltsas and David Charles, 1994), Self-Motion: From Aristotle to Newton (co-edited with James G. Lennox, 1994), and Plato: Parmenides (with Paul Ryan, 1996).

Pierre Pellegrin is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. His authored works include Aristotle's Classification of Animals (1986), and Aristote: Le Philosophe et les Savoirs (2002).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors.






Part I: Early Greek Philosophy.

1. The Beginnings of Science and Philosophy in Archaic Greece (Edward Hussey).

2. Ancient Philosophy and the Doxographical Tradition (Jorgen Mejer).

3. Parmenides and After: Unity and Plurality (Patricia Curd).

4. The Concept of the Universal in Some later Pre-Platonic Cosmologists (Alexandefr P. D. Mourleatos).

5. The Sophistic Movement (Rachel Barney).

Part II: Socrates, the Socratics, and Plato.

6. Socrates (Donald R. Morrison).

7. Minor Socratics (Fernanda Declea Caizzi).

8. The Platonic Dialogue (Christopher Gill).

9. Plato's Ethics: Early and Middle Dialogues (Terry Penner).

10. Plato's Political Philosophy: the Republic, the Statesman, and the Laws (Melissa Lane).

11. Plato's Metaphysics and Dialectic (Noburu Notomi).

12. Plato's Natural Philosophy and Metaphysics (Luc Brisson).

Part III: Aristotle.

13. the Aristotelian Way (Pierre Pellegrin).

14. Aristotle's Logic and Theory of Science (Woflgand detel).

15. Aristotle' Physics and Cosmology (Istvan Bodnar and Pierree Pellegrin).

16. Aristotle's Biology and Aristotle's Philosophy (James G. Lennox).

17. Aristotle's Psychology (Victor Caston).

18. First Philosophy in Aristotle (Mary Louise Gill).

19. Aristotle's ethics (Michael Pakaluk).

20. Aristotle's Political Philosophy (David Keyt).

Part IV: Philosophy in the Hellenistic Age.

21. Philosophic Schools in Hellenistic adn Roman Times (Thomas Benatouil).

22. The Problem of Sources (Robert W. Sharples).

23. The New Academy and its Rivals (Carlos Levy).

24. Pyrrhonist (Jacques Brunschwig).

25. Epicureanism (Pierre-Marie Morel).

26. Stoic Logic (Katerina Ierodiakonou).

27. Stoic Ethics (Richard Bett).

28. Hellenistic Cosmopolitanism (Eric Brown).

PART V: Middle and Late Platonism.

29. Middle Platonism (Marco Zambon).

30. Plotinus (Luc Brisson and Jean-Francois Pradeau).

31. What was Commentary in Late Antiquity? The Example of the Neoplatonic Commentators (Philippe Hoffmann).

Part VI: Culture Philosophy, and the Sciences.

32. Greek Philosophy and Religion (Gabor Betegh).

33. Philosophy of Lange (Deborah K. Modrak).

34. Ancient Medicine and its Contribution to the Philosophical Tradition (Pierre Pellegrin).

35. Greek Mathematics to the Time of Euclid (Ian Mueller).

Index Locorum.

General Index.

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