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Studies in Greek Philosophy : Studies in Greek Philosophy, Volume II Socrates, Plato and Their Tradition v. 2 - Gregory Vlastos

Studies in Greek Philosophy

Studies in Greek Philosophy, Volume II Socrates, Plato and Their Tradition v. 2

Paperback Published: 12th January 1997
ISBN: 9780691019383
Number Of Pages: 376

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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.

"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

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. xi
Note On Textual Conventionsp. xv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Socrates
The Paradox of Socratesp. 3
Platis's Socrates' Accusersp. 19
Brickhouse and Smith's Socrates on Trialp. 25
Socrates on Political Obedience and Disobediencep. 30
Socrates on Acrasiap. 43
Was Polus Refuted?p. 60
Plato
Ethics, Social and Political Theory
The Theory of Social Justice in the Polis in Plato's Republicp. 69
The Rights of Persons in Plato's Conception of the Foundations of Justicep. 104
The Virtuous and the Happy: Irwin's Plato's Moral Theoryp. 126
Was Plato a Feminist?p. 133
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Anamnesis in the Menop. 147
The Third Man Argument in the Parmenidesp. 166
Addendum to the Third Man Argument in the Parmenidesp. 191
Addenda to the Third Man Argument: A Reply to Professor Sellarsp. 194
Postscript to the Third Man: A Reply to Mr. Geachp. 204
On a Proposed Redefinition of "Self-Predication" in Platop. 215
Science
The Role of Observation in Plato's Conception of Astronomyp. 223
Disorderly Motion in Plato's Timaeusp. 247
Creation in the Timaeus: Is It a Fiction?p. 265
After Plato
A Note on the Unmoved Moverp. 283
Minimal Parts in Epicurean Atomismp. 285
Zeno of Sidon as a Critic of Euclidp. 315
Bibliography: The Works of Gregory Vlastosp. 325
Index Locorump. 331
General Indexp. 343
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ISBN: 9780691019383
ISBN-10: 069101938X
Series: Studies in Greek Philosophy : Book 2
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 12th January 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.34 x 15.6  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.54