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Definition in Greek Philosophy - David Charles

Definition in Greek Philosophy

By: David Charles (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 19th August 2010
ISBN: 9780199564453
Number Of Pages: 568

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Socrates' greatest philosophical contribution was to have initiated the search for definitions. In Definition in Greek Philosophy his views on definition are examined, together with those of his successors, including Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Galen, the Sceptics and Plotinus. Although definition was a major pre-occupation for many Greek philosophers, it has rarely been treated as a separate topic in its own right in recent years. This volume, which contains fourteen new essays by leading scholars, aims to reawaken interest in a number of central and relatively unexplored issues concerning definition. These issues are briefly set out in the Introduction, which also seeks to point out scholarly and philosophical questions which merit further study.

All of the pieces advance our understanding of ancient Greek thought in important ways. College libraries should prize the book; it would also serve as an excellent text for graduate classes in ancient Greek philosophy. For scholars in logic and critical thinking, it would be a great asset to understanding how many contemporary issues have ancient precedents. * Philosophy in Review *

David Charles: Introduction Part A: Plato on definition 1: Lindsay Judson: Carried Away in the Euthyphro 2: Vasilis Politis: Explanation and Essence in Plato's Phaedo 3: David Charles: The Paradox in the Meno and Aristotle's Attempts to Resolve it 4: Lesley Brown: Division and Definition in the Sophist 5: Mary Louise Gill: Division and Definition in Plato's Sophist and Statesman Part B: Aristotle on Definition 6: Kei Chiba: Aristotle on Essence and Defining Phrase in his Dialectic 7: Deborah Modrak: Nominal Definition in Aristotle, his successors and his predecessors 8: David Charles: Definition and Explanation in the Posterior Analytics (and beyond) 9: James Lennox: Bios and Explanatory Unity in Aristotle's Biology Part C: Post-Aristotelian writers on definition 10: Paolo Crivelli: The Stoics on Definition 11: Richard Sorabji: The Aristotelian Commentators on Definition 12: Jane Hood: Galen's Aristotelian definitions 13: Annamaria Schiaparelli: Definition and Explanation in Plotinus: Some Problems 14: Gail Fine: Sceptical enquiry

ISBN: 9780199564453
ISBN-10: 0199564450
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 568
Published: 19th August 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.2  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 1.0