Strategies of Argument: Essays in Ancient Ethics, Epistemology, and Logic

Hardcover | March 28, 2014

EditorMi-Kyoung Lee

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This volume features fifteen new papers by an international group of scholars in ancient philosophy, with a particular focus on new work in ancient Greek and Roman ethics, epistemology, logic, and science. The papers are organized around five broad topics: Plato, Aristotle's ethics andpractical reasoning, Aristotelian logic, Hellenistic ethics, and Hellenistic epistemology. Specific topics covered include the refutation of the hedonist in Plato's Philebus, the question of whether modern interpreters are right to read Plato's Timaeus as "proto-historical," Aristotle's argumentconcerning virtue, Aristotle's discussion of practical reasoning in the realm of ethics, Aristotle's logical theory, classification and division of goods in ancient ethical theories, and belief, appearances, and assent in Hellenistic epistemology.

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This volume features fifteen new papers by an international group of scholars in ancient philosophy, with a particular focus on new work in ancient Greek and Roman ethics, epistemology, logic, and science. The papers are organized around five broad topics: Plato, Aristotle's ethics andpractical reasoning, Aristotelian logic, Hellenisti...

Mi-Kyoung (Mitzi) Lee received her PhD from Harvard in 1996. She taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago from 1996 until 2005, when she took up her current position at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has held visiting positions at the University of Chicago and Harvard University. Professor Lee works in the area of a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:March 28, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceNotes on ContributorsPlato1. Verity Harte: The life of Protarchus' choosing: Plato Philebus 20b-22c2. Jennifer Whiting: Fools' pleasures in Plato's Philebus3. Sarah Broadie: Did Plato's cosmos literally begin?Aristotle's ethics and practical reasoning4. Dorothea Frede: A swarm of virtues: on the unity and completeness of Aristotle's scheme of character-virtues5. Mi-Kyoung Lee: Justice and the laws in Aristotle's ethics6. Dana Miller: Aristotle on how to fell a tree and other matters involving experienceAristotelian logic7. Marko Malink: Deduction in Sophistici Elenchi 68. Jonathan Barnes: Boethus and finished syllogisms9. Susanne Bobzien: Alexander of Aphrodisias on Aristotle's theory of the Stoic indemonstrablesHellenistic ethics10. James Allen: Why there are ends of both goods and evils in ancient ethical theory11. Brad Inwood: Ancient goods: the tria genera bonorum in ethical theory12. John Schafer: The Philosophical Ambitions of Seneca's LettersHellenistic epistemology13. Mark Schiefsky: The epistemology of Ptolemy's On the criterion14. Charles Brittain: Compulsions of Stoic assent15. Svavar Hrafn Svavarsson: Sextus Empiricus on Persuasiveness and EquipollenceBibliography for Gisela StrikerSubject IndexIndex of NamesIndex Locorum