The texts of early Greek philosophy

the complete fragments and selected testimonies of the major Presocratics

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521845912

Category: Philosophy, Ancient

Page: 1020

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Moral Motivation

A History

Author: Iakovos Vasiliou

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190610913

Category: Philosophy

Page: N.A

View: 6533

Moral Motivation presents a history of the concept of moral motivation. The book consists of ten chapters by eminent scholars in the history of philosophy, covering Plato, Aristotle, later Peripatetic philosophy, medieval philosophy, Spinoza, Locke, Hume, Kant, Fichte and Hegel, and the consequentialist tradition. In addition, four interdisciplinary "Reflections" discuss how the topic of moral motivation arises in epic poetry, Cicero, early opera, and Theodore Dreiser. Most contemporary philosophical discussions of moral motivation focus on whether and how moral beliefs by themselves motivate an agent (at least to some degree) to act. In much of the history of the concept, especially before Hume, the focus is rather on how to motivate people to act morally as well as on what sort of motivation a person must act from (or what end an agents acts for) in order to be a genuinely ethical person or even to have done a genuinely ethical action. The book shows the complexity of the historical treatment of moral motivation and, moreover, how intertwined moral motivation is with central aspects of ethical theory.

A Small Greek World

Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean

Author: Irad Malkin

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 019973481X

Category: History

Page: 284

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Greek civilization and identity crystallized not when Greeks were close together but when they came to be far apart. This book looks at how Greek the network shaped a small Greek world where separation is measured by degrees of contact rather than by physical dimensions.

Early Greek Philosophy: Later Ionian and Athenian thinkers, part 2

Author: André Laks,Glenn W. Most,Gérard Journée,Leopoldo Iribarren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780674997080

Category: Greece

Page: 505

View: 9999

"The works of the early Greek philosophers are not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and the whole of ancient philosophy, but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thought until the present day. This nine-volume edition presents all the major fragments from the sixth to the fourth centuries BC."--

The Pseudo-Platonic Seventh Letter

Author: Myles Burnyeat,Michael Frede

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198733658


Page: 224

View: 7283

The Seventh Platonic Letter describes Plato's attempts to turn the ruler of Sicily, Dionysius II, into a philosopher ruler along the lines of the Republic. It explains why Plato turned from politics to philosophy in his youth and how he then tried to apply his ideas to actual politics later on. It also sets out his views about language, writing and philosophy. But is it genuine? Scholars have debated the issue for centuries. The origin of this book wasa seminar given in Oxford in 2001 by Myles Burnyeat and Michael Frede, two of the most eminent scholars of ancient philosophy in recent decades. They question the authenticity of the letter head-on byshowing how its philosophical content conflicts with what we find in the Platonic dialogues. They also reflect on the question of why the Letter was written, whether as an attempt to exculpate Plato from the charge of meddling in politics (Frede), or as an attempt to portray, through literary means, the ways in which human weakness and emotions can lead to disasters in political life (Burnyeat).

Greek Thinkers

Author: Theodor Gomperz

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1936392739

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

View: 9469

The sheer design and intention of the work has been to compose a comprehensive work, which should serve as a comprehensive mural of knowledge regarding the ancient world and their tendencies. This work addresses the variant tendencies of each period and its respective authors/ orators of thought. The intent was to encompass and provide equal justice to every major participant in what has become our mode of thinking. For there is not a person, at least of the “baby-boomer era, which has not been indoctrinated into the Seven Liberal Arts as devised by the Ancient Greeks. The narrative and historical relief in which this great effort is cradled will neither be biased nor impartial, but shall present them and judge them fairly. This work has been able, where other subsequent presenters have been inept, to present the material not only precise and concise, but in a connective measure, ensuring a “bigger picture” regarding its impact.

Early Greek Philosophy

Later Ionian and Athenian Thinkers

Author: N.A

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: 9780674997073

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 4634

Volume VI of the nine-volume Loeb edition of Early Greek Philosophy includes the later Ionian and Athenian thinkers Anaxagoras, Archelaus, and Diogenes of Apollonia, along with chapters on early Greek medicine and the Derveni Papyrus.

Beginning of Philosophy

Author: Hans-Georg Gadamer

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780826412256

Category: Philosophy

Page: 132

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Hans-Georg Gadamer is considered to have made the most important contribution to hermeneutics of this century through his major work, Truth and Method. Born in Marburg on February 11, 1900, he earned his doctorate under Paul Natorp, the Plato scholar, in 1922 and completed his habilitation thesis on Plato's dialectical ethics under Martin Heidegger in 1928. He spent the major portion of his teaching career at the University of Heidelberg, becoming emeritus professor in 1968. In retirement he became widely known in the United States through his regular fall courses at Boston college and his numerous lectures at major universities throughout the century.

Explaining the Cosmos

The Ionian Tradition of Scientific Philosophy

Author: Daniel W. Graham

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400827459

Category: Philosophy

Page: 368

View: 2460

Explaining the Cosmos is a major reinterpretation of Greek scientific thought before Socrates. Focusing on the scientific tradition of philosophy, Daniel Graham argues that Presocratic philosophy is not a mere patchwork of different schools and styles of thought. Rather, there is a discernible and unified Ionian tradition that dominates Presocratic debates. Graham rejects the common interpretation of the early Ionians as "material monists" and also the view of the later Ionians as desperately trying to save scientific philosophy from Parmenides' criticisms. In Graham's view, Parmenides plays a constructive role in shaping the scientific debates of the fifth century BC. Accordingly, the history of Presocratic philosophy can be seen not as a series of dialectical failures, but rather as a series of theoretical advances that led to empirical discoveries. Indeed, the Ionian tradition can be seen as the origin of the scientific conception of the world that we still hold today.

Babylon, Memphis, Persepolis

Eastern Contexts of Greek Culture

Author: Walter Burkert

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674014893

Category: Social Science

Page: 178

View: 6877

At the distant beginning of Western civilization, according to European tradition, Greece stands as an insular, isolated, near-miracle of burgeoning culture. This book traverses the ancient world's three great centers of cultural exchange--Babylonian Nineveh, Egyptian Memphis, and Iranian Persepolis--to situate classical Greece in its proper historical place, at the Western margin of a more comprehensive Near Eastern-Aegean cultural community that emerged in the Bronze Age and expanded westward in the first millennium B.C. In concise and inviting fashion, Walter Burkert lays out the essential evidence for this ongoing reinterpretation of Greek culture. In particular, he points to the critical role of the development of writing in the ancient Near East, from the achievement of cuneiform in the Bronze Age to the rise of the alphabet after 1000 B.C. From the invention and diffusion of alphabetic writing, a series of cultural encounters between "Oriental" and Greek followed. Burkert details how the Assyrian influences of Phoenician and Anatolian intermediaries, the emerging fascination with Egypt, and the Persian conquests in Ionia make themselves felt in the poetry of Homer and his gods, in the mythic foundations of Greek cults, and in the first steps toward philosophy. A journey through the fluid borderlines of the Near East and Europe, with new and shifting perspectives on the cultural exchanges these produced, this book offers a clear view of the multicultural field upon which the Greek heritage that formed Western civilization first appeared.

The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy

Author: A. A. Long

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521446679

Category: Philosophy

Page: 427

View: 6773

A 1999 Companion to Greek philosophy, invaluable for new readers, and for specialists.

Preface to Plato

Author: Eric A. HAVELOCK

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674038436

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 3588

Ancilla to the Pre-Socratic Philosophers

A Complete Translation of the Fragments in Diels, Fragmente Der Vorsokratiker

Author: Kathleen Freeman

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674035010

Category: Philosophy

Page: 162

View: 1105

This book is a complete translation of the fragments of the pre-Socratic philosophers given in the fifth edition of Diels, Fragmente der Vorsokratiker.

Plato's Atlantis Story

Text, Translation and Commentary

Author: Christopher Gill

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1786948052

Category: History

Page: 222

View: 9594

This book aims to bring together all the evidence relevant for understanding Plato's Atlantis Story, providing the Greek text of the relevant Platonic texts (the start of Plato's Timaeus and the incomplete Critias), together with a commentary on language and content, and a full vocabulary of Greek words. This essential work also offers a new translation of these texts and a full introduction. The book has two special objectives. The introduction offers a full-scale interpretative reading of the Atlantis story, focused on the philosophical meaning of the story and the significance of Plato's presentation, and responding to recent scholarly discussion of these questions. In conjunction with the new translation, this introduction provides a point of entry to a fascinating story for a wide range of readers. The introduction also discusses the question whether the story had a factual basis, and assesses possible links with Minoan Crete. Secondly, the Greek text (the Oxford Classical text) and commentary are juxtaposed and presented in 'bite-size' chunks making it easy to use and helpful especially for students using the book to improve their Greek. The notes provide full grammatical and linguistic help as well as pointers on the philosophical content and presentation, supported by the translation and complete vocabulary of Greek terms. The book is a second edition of one published in 1980. This edition has a new translation, a much fuller introduction, revised and updated notes and a new commentary format.

Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus

Author: Adrian Kelly

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 147251971X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 2979

In his final play, Sophocles returns to the ever-popular character of Oedipus, the blind outcast of Thebes, the ultimate symbol of human reversal, whose fall he had so memorably treated in the 'Oedipus Tyrannus'. In this play, Sophocles brings the aged Oedipus to Athens, where he seeks succour and finds refuge, despite the threatening arrival of his kinsman Creon, who tries to tempt and then force the old man back under Theban control. Oedipus' resistance shows a fierceness in no way dimmed by incapacity, but he also refuses to aid his repentant son, Polyneices, in his coming attack on Thebes, manifesting once more the passion and harshness which mark his character so thoroughly. His mysterious death at the end of the play, witnessed only by Theseus himself, seems the sole fitting end for such an exceptional and problematic figure, transforming Oedipus into one of the 'powerful dead' whose beneficence towards Athens heralds a positive future for the city. This useful companion provides background, context, a synopsis and detailed analysis of the play.

How Greek Science Passed On To The Arabs

Author: O'LEARY

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317847482

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 5156

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Works & Days

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: 1614303592

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3877

Hesiod (circa 750650 B.C.) was one of Ancient Greeks first epic bards and is considered one of the greatest.Along with Homer, Hesiods works are the oldest to survive from Ancient Greece.Hesiod wrote on a variety of topics such as mythology, economics, farming and others.

Plutarch's Life of Pericles

Author: Hubert Ashton Holden

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9780865160262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

View: 3886

The text features an extensive apparatus criticus and marginal notes. The introduction concludes with a chronology of events in the time of Pericles and an addendum dealing with textual matters. The book also includes vocabulary and four indices.