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Essays on Plato and Aristotle - J. L. Ackrill

Essays on Plato and Aristotle

Paperback Published: 1st July 2001
ISBN: 9780199244966
Number Of Pages: 264

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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

Anamnesis in the Phaedo: Remarks on 73c-75c Language and Reality in Plato's Cratylus Plato on False Belief: Theaetetus 187-200 Sumploke Eidon Plato and the Copula: Sophist 251-259 In Defence of Platonic Division Aristotle's Theory of Definition: Some Questions on Posterior Analytics Change and Aristotle's Theological Argument Aristotle's Distinction between Energeia and Kinesis Aristotle's Definitions of Psuche Aristotle on Eudaimonia Aristotle on 'Good' and the Catagories Aristotle on Action An Aristotelian Argument about Virtue

ISBN: 9780199244966
ISBN-10: 0199244960
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 1st July 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32