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Studies in Greek Philosophy : Studies in Greek Philosophy, Volume I Presocratics v. 1 - Gregory Vlastos

Studies in Greek Philosophy

Studies in Greek Philosophy, Volume I Presocratics v. 1

Paperback Published: 12th January 1997
ISBN: 9780691019376
Number Of Pages: 424

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Gregory Vlastos (1907-1991) was one of the twentieth century's most influential scholars of ancient philosophy. Over a span of more than fifty years, he published essays and book reviews that established his place as a leading authority on early Greek philosophy. The two volumes that comprise Studies in Greek Philosophy include nearly forty contributions by this acknowledged master of the philosophical essay. Many of these pieces are now considered to be classics in the field. Perhaps more than any other modern scholar, Gregory Vlastos was responsible for raising standards of research, analysis, and exposition in classical philosophy to new levels of excellence. His essays have served as paradigms of scholarship for several generations. Available for the first time in a comprehensive collection, these contributions reveal the author's ability to combine the skills of a philosopher, philologist, and historian of ideas in addressing some of the most difficult problems of ancient philosophy. Volume I collects Vlastos's essays on Presocratic philosophy. Wide-ranging concept studies link Greek science, religion, and politics with philosophy. Individual studies illuminate the thought of major philosophers such as Heraclitus, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, and Democritus. A magisterial series of studies on Zeno of Elea reveals the author's power in source criticism and logical analysis. Volume II contains essays on the thought of Socrates, Plato, and later thinkers and essays dealing with ethical, social, and political issues as well as metaphysics, science, and the foundations of mathematics.

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"This collection of essays and papers by Gregory Vlastos constitutes a fitting memorial to his remarkable career... It is convenient, useful, and instructive to have them within these volumes. A valuable acquisition."--Choice "This well-edited collection of thirty-six essays is ... a great boon to students of pre-Aristotelian philosophy... The clarity of argument allows for fruitful use by anyone with a keen interest in ancient thought."--Times Literary Supplement

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Note on Textual Conventionsp. xxv
List of Abbreviationsp. xxvii
Concept Studies
Theology and Philosophy in Early Greek Thoughtp. 3
Solonian Justicep. 32
Equality and Justice in Early Greek Cosmologiesp. 57
Isonomiap. 89
Cornford's Principium Sapientiaep. 112
On Heraclitusp. 127
The Eleatics
Parmenides' Theory of Knowledgep. 153
Frankel's Wege und Formen fruhgriechischen Denkensp. 164
Raven's Pythagoreans and Eleaticsp. 180
Zeno's Race Course: With an Appendix on the Achillesp. 189
A Note on Zeno's Arrowp. 205
A Zenonian Argument Against Pluralityp. 219
Zeno of Eleap. 241
Plato's Testimony Concerning Zeno of Eleap. 264
The Pluralists
The Physical Theory of Anaxagorasp. 303
Ethics and Physics in Democritusp. 328
On the Pre-History in Diodorusp. 351
Index Locorump. 359
General Indexp. 381
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ISBN: 9780691019376
ISBN-10: 0691019371
Series: Studies in Greek Philosophy : Book 1
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 424
Published: 12th January 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 15.44  x 2.59
Weight (kg): 0.6

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