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A Companion to Ancient Philosophy


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Notes on Contributors viii Acknowledgments xiv Abbreviations xv Chronology xvi Maps xxvi Introduction xxix Part I: Early Greek Philosophy 1. The Beginnings of Science and Philosophy in Archaic Greece 3 Edward Hussey 2. Ancient Philosophy and the Doxographical Tradition 20 Jorgen Mejer 3. Parmenides and After: Unity and Plurality 34 Patricia Curd 4. The Concept of the Universal in Some Later Pre-Platonic Cosmologists 56 Alexander P. D. Mourelatos 5. The Sophistic Movement 77 Rachel Barney Part II: Socrates, the Socratics, and Plato 6. Socrates 101 Donald R. Morrison 7. Minor Socratics 119 Fernanda Decleva Caizzi 8. The Platonic Dialogue 136 Christopher Gill 9. Plato?s Ethics: Early and Middle Dialogues 151 Terry Penner 10. Plato?s Political Philosophy: The Republic, the Statesman, and the Laws 170 Melissa Lane 11. Plato?s Metaphysics and Dialectic 192 Noburu Notomi 12. Plato?s Natural Philosophy and Metaphysics 212 Luc Brisson Part III: Aristotle 13. The Aristotelian Way 235 Pierre Pellegrin 14. Aristotle?s Logic and Theory of Science 245 Wolfgang Detel 15. Aristotle?s Physics and Cosmology 270 Istvan Bodnar and Pierre Pellegrin 16. Aristotle?s Biology and Aristotle?s Philosophy 292 James G. Lennox 17. Aristotle?s Psychology 316 Victor Caston 18. First Philosophy in Aristotle 347 Mary Louise Gill 19. Aristotle?s Ethics 374 Michael Pakaluk 20. Aristotle?s Political Philosophy 393 David Keyt Part IV: Philosophy in the Hellenistic Age 21. Philosophic Schools in Hellenistic and Roman Times 415 Thomas Benatouil 22. The Problem of Sources 430 Robert W. Sharples 23. The New Academy and its Rivals 448 Carlos Levy 24. Pyrrhonism 465 Jacques Brunschwig 25. Epicureanism 486 Pierre-Marie Morel 26. Stoic Logic 505 Katerina Ierodiakonou 27. Stoic Ethics 530 Richard Bett 28. Hellenistic Cosmopolitanism 549 Eric Brown Part V: Middle and Late Platonism 29. Middle Platonism 561 Marco Zambon 30. Plotinus 577 Luc Brisson and Jean-Francois Pradeau 31. What was Commentary in Late Antiquity? The Example of the Neoplatonic Commentators 597 Philippe Hoffmann Part VI: Culture, Philosophy, and the Sciences 32. Greek Philosophy and Religion 625 Gabor Betegh 33. Philosophy of Language 640 Deborah K. W. Modrak 34. Ancient Medicine and its Contribution to the Philosophical Tradition 664 Pierre Pellegrin 35. Greek Mathematics to the Time of Euclid 686 Ian Mueller Index Locorum 719 General Index 756

About the Author

Mary Louise Gill is Professor of Philosophy and Classics at Brown University. She is the author of Aristotle on Substance: The Paradox of Unity (1989), Unity, Identity, and Explanation in Aristotle's Metaphysics (co-edited with Theodore Scaltsas and David Charles, 1994), Self-Motion: From Aristotle to Newton (co-edited with James G. Lennox, 1994), and Plato: Parmenides (with Paul Ryan, 1996). Pierre Pellegrin is Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. His authored works include Aristotle's Classification of Animals (1986), and Aristote: Le Philosophe et les Savoirs (2002).


?This Companion does a good job of introducing students to the study of ancient philosophy?This book will give students a sense of what working in the area of ancient philosophy involves and may encourage them to develop some of the requisite skills themselves rather than simply furnish another source for regurgitation.? (The Classical Review, Vol 58 No. 1 2008) "[T]he Companion draws together a wealth of material, presented in accordance with the most recent scholarly standards for the interpretation of ancient philosophical texts. The Companion will be an excellent source-book for students interested in the study of ancient philosophy, as well as for scholars who are rethinking their views on well-known problems by considering the new perspectives offered." (Bryn Mawr Classical Review) "A Companion to Ancient Philosophy is an extremely valuable aid for those interested in the study of ancient philosophy. The articles, written by leading figures in the field, provide the reader with a clear picture of the state of contemporary scholarship on all aspects of philosophy in the ancient world." ?Daniel Devereux, University of Virginia "This is an essential book not only for its information content, but equally importantly, for its elucidation of research methodology. It offers something fresh and original even to those who have studied the field for a lifetime." ?Enrico Berti, Universita degli Studi di Padova

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