Metaphysics, Soul, and Ethics in Ancient Thought: Themes from the Work of Richard Sorabji by Ricardo SallesMetaphysics, Soul, and Ethics in Ancient Thought: Themes from the Work of Richard Sorabji by Ricardo Salles

Metaphysics, Soul, and Ethics in Ancient Thought: Themes from the Work of Richard Sorabji

EditorRicardo Salles

Hardcover | February 15, 2005

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Leading figures in ancient philosophy present nineteen original papers on three key themes in the work of Richard Sorabji. The papers dealing with Metaphysics range from Democritus to Numenius on basic questions about the structure and nature of reality: necessitation, properties, and time.The section on Soul includes one paper on the individuation of souls in Plato and five papers on Aristotle's and Aristotelian theories of cognition, with a special emphasis on perception. The section devoted to Ethics concentrates upon Stoicism and the complex views the Stoics held on such topics asmotivation, akrasia, oikeiosis, and the emotions. It also includes one paper on the influence of Greek ethics in Modern Philosophy. The volume also contains a fascinating 'intellectual autobiography' by Sorabji himself, and a full Bibliography of his works.
Ricardo Salles is at National University, Mexico.
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Title:Metaphysics, Soul, and Ethics in Ancient Thought: Themes from the Work of Richard SorabjiFormat:HardcoverDimensions:602 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.46 inPublished:February 15, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ForewordRichard Sorabji Bibliography1. Richard Sorabji: Intellectual autobiographyMetaphysics2. Alexander P. D. Mourelatos: Intrinsic and relational properties of Atoms in the Democritean ontology3. Sylvia Berryman: Necessitation and Explanation in Philoponus' Aristotelain Physics4. Sarah Broadie: A Contemporary Look at Aristotle's Changing Now5. Ricardo Salles: On the individuation of times and events in orthodox Stoicism6. David Sedley: Stoic metaphysics at Rome7. Myles Burnyeat: Platonism in the Bible: Numenius of Apamea on Exodus and eternityThe Senses and the Nature of the Soul8. A. A. Long: Platonic Souls as Persons9. Charles H. Kahn: Aristotle versus Descartes on the concept of the mental10. Robert Bolton: Perception Naturalized in Aristotle's de Anima11. V. Caston: The Spirit and the letter: Aristotle on perception12. Frans A. J. de Haas: The discriminating capacity of the soul in Aristotle's theory of learning13. Bob Sharples: Alexander of Aphrodisias on the nature and location of visionEthics14. Gabriela Roxana Carone: Plato's Stoic View of Motivation15. Marcelo D. Boeri: The Presence of Socrates and Aristotle in the Stoic Account of Akrasia16. Mary Margaret McCabe: Extend or identify: Two Stoic Accounts of Altruism17. Christopher Gill: Competing Readings of Stoic Emotions18. A. W. Price: Were Zeno and Chysippus at odds in analysing emotion?19. Brad Inwood: Seneca on Freedom and Autonomy20. Martin Stone: Moral philosophy and the conditions of certainty: Descartes's morale in context