Essays on Plato and Aristotle

Paperback | September 3, 2003

byJ. L. Ackrill

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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 providedthe 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 ofdebate today.

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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 providedthe first analytic treatment of a key issue. G...

J. L. Ackrill is Emeritus Professor of History of Philosophy in the University of Oxford, and an Emeritus Fellow of Brasenose College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:September 3, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Anamnesis in the Phaedo: Remarks on 73c-75cLanguage and Reality in Plato's CratylusPlato on False Belief: Theaetetus 187-200Sumploke EidonPlato and the Copula: Sophist 251-259In Defence of Platonic DivisionAristotle's Theory of Definition: Some Questions on Posterior AnalyticsChange and Aristotle's Theological ArgumentAristotle's Distinction between Energeia and KinesisAristotle's Definitions of PsucheAristotle on EudaimoniaAristotle on 'Good' and the CatagoriesAristotle on ActionAn Aristotelian Argument about Virtue

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`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