Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat

Hardcover | December 13, 2007

EditorDominic Scott

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iMaieusis/i pays tribute to the highly influential work of Myles Burnyeat, whose contributions to the study of ancient philosophy have done much to enhance the profile of the subject around the world. What is distinctive about his work is his capacity to deepen our understanding of therelation between ancient and modern thought, and to combine the best of contemporary philosophy - its insights as well as its rigour - with a deep sensitivity to classical texts.Nineteen of the world's leading experts in the field examine a wide range of topics in ancient philosophy, with a particular focus on Plato. Topics include Socrates and the nature of philosophy, the different aspects of eros in the iSymposium/i, iRepublic/i and iPhaedrus/i, the iPhaedo's/iarguments for immortality, wars and warriors in Plato, and the different aspects of the cave allegory in the iRepublic/i..

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iMaieusis/i pays tribute to the highly influential work of Myles Burnyeat, whose contributions to the study of ancient philosophy have done much to enhance the profile of the subject around the world. What is distinctive about his work is his capacity to deepen our understanding of therelation between ancient and modern thought, and to...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:December 13, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Mary Margaret McCabe: Looking inside Charmides' cloak: seeing others and oneself in Plato's Charmides2. John M. Cooper: Socrates and philosophy as a way of life3. Melissa Lane: Virtue as the love of knowledge in Plato's Symposium and Republic4. David Sedley: Equal sticks and stones5. Nicholas Denyer: The Phaedo's final argument6. Alexnader Nehamas: Beauty of the body, nobility of soul: the pursuit of love in Plato's Symposium7. Dominic Scott: Eros, philosophy, and tyranny8. Robert Wardy: Virgil's sacred duo: Phaedrus's Symposium speech and Aeneid IX9. Angela Hobbs: Plato on war10. Verity Harte: Language in the cave11. Malcolm Schofield: Metaspeleology12. Sarah Broadie: Why no Platonistic Ideas of artefacts?13. Noboru Notomi: Plato on what is not14. Thomas Johansen: The soul as an inner principle of change: the basis of Aristotle's psychological naturalism15. Susanne Bobzien: Aristotle's De Interpretatione 8 is about ambiguity16. Jonathan Barnes: Sextan scepticism17. G. E. R. Lloyd: The wife of Philinus, or the doctors' dilemma: medical signs and cases and non- deductive inference18. R. J. Hankinson: Self-refutation and the sorites19. Richard Sorabji: Ideas leap barriers: the value of historical studies to philosophyBibliography of publications by Myles BurnyeatIndex