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Method in Ancient Philosophy - Jyl Gentzler

Method in Ancient Philosophy

By: Jyl Gentzler (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1997
ISBN: 9780198235712
Number Of Pages: 412

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Method in Ancient Philosophy brings together fifteen new, specially written essays by leading scholars on a broad subject of central importance. It is characteristic of human beings that they direct their activities by reasoning. Methods of reasoning, even toward the same ends, vary. Self-conscious reflection on the methods of reasoning marks the beginning of philosophy in the West; examination of how the ancient Greeks reasoned, and how they thought about methods of reasoning, helps us to see how they came to hold the views they did, and how we have come to think as we do. For the views of the ancients have had a considerable influence upon our own assumptions about the demarcations between different kinds of enquiry and the sorts of methods that are appropriate for them. The aims of the volume are thus both exegetical and philosophical. Most of the essays focus on Socrates, Plato, or Aristotle, but earlier and later ancient philosophy is brought into the picture by essays on Eleatic and Epicurean thought.

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The papers collected in IMethod in Ancient PhilosophyI are generally of high quality and the book as a whole has something to offer for almost any student of ancient philosophy./ Keimpe Algra, Phronesis, XLIV/ 2, 1999.

Preface 1:: Patricia Curd: Eleatic Arguments 2:: T. H. Irwin: Common Sense and Socratic Method 3:: Ian Mueller: Platonism and the Study of Nature 4:: Robert Bolton: Plato's Discovery of Metaphysics: The New Methodos of the Phaedo 5:: A. A. Long: Plato's Apologies and Socrates in the Theaetetus 6:: Gail Fine: Burnyeat on Plato's Refutation of Protagoras 7:: Constance C. Meinwald: Prometheus Bounds: Peras and Apeiron in Plato's Philebus 8:: Lesley Brown: Innovation and Continuity: The Battle of Gods versus Giants, Sophist 245-249 9:: Gisela Striker: Aristotle and the Uses of Logic 10:: C. D. C. Reeve: Dialectic and Philosophy in Aristotle 11:: Charlotte Witt: Teleology in Aristotelian Science and Metaphysics 12:: Richard Kraut: Aristotle on Method and Moral Education 13:: Sarah Broadie: Beginnings and Ends of Aristotelian Deliberation 14: Epicurean Inferences: The Evidence of Philodemus: James Allen: 15: Techniques and Dialectic: Method in Greek and Chinese Mathematics and Medicine: G. E. R. Lloyd: Index

ISBN: 9780198235712
ISBN-10: 0198235712
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 412
Published: 1st September 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.3 x 16.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.81