J. L. Ackrill's work on Plato and Aristotle has had a considerable influence upon ancient philosophical studies in the late twentieth century. In his writings the rigour and clarity of contemporary analytical philosophy are brought to bear upon ancient thought; in many cases he has provided the first analytic treatment of a key issue. Gathered now in this volume are the best of Ackrill's essays on the two greatest philosophers of antiquity. Here he examines a wide range of texts and topics -- from ethics and logic to epistemology and metaphysics -- which continue to be the focus of debate today.
`Review from previous edition The virtues of the analytical approach are amply illustrated in this volume. The articles are exempla of analysis, rigorous interpretations of key texts that consistently bring important philosophical issues into new and critical light.' T. K. Johansen, The Classical Review
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st July 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.79 x 16.92 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.32