Alcinous The Handbook of Platonism

Alcinous  The Handbook of Platonism
Author: Alcinous
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1993-10-28
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780191591136

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John Dillon presents an English translation of Alcinous' Handbook of Platonism, accompanied by an introduction and a philosophical commentary which reveal the intellectual background to the ideas in the work. The Handbook purports to be an introduction to the doctrines of Plato, but in fact gives us an excellent survey of Platonist thought in the second century AD. - ;Clarendon Later Ancient Philosophers This series, which is modelled on the familiar Clarendon Aristotle and Clarendon Plato Series, is designed to encourage philosophers and students of philosophy to explore the fertile terrain of later ancient philosophy. The texts range in date from the first century BC to the fifth century AD, and they cover all the parts and all the schools of philosophy. Each volume contains a substantial introduction, an English translation, and a critical commentary on the philosophical claims and arguments of the text. The accurate and faithful translations are highly readable and accompanied by notes on textual problems that affect the philosophical interpretation. No knowledge of Greek or Latin is assumed. The Handbook of Platonism, or Didaskalikos, attributed to Alcinous (long identified with the Middle Platonist Albinus, but on inadequate grounds), is a central text of later Platonism. In Byzantine times, in the Italian Renaissance, and even up to 1800, it was regarded as an ideal introduction to Plato's thought. In fact it is far from being this, but it is an excellent source for our understanding of Platonism in the second century AD. Neglected after a more accurate view of Plato's thought established itself in the nineteenth century, the Handbook is only now coming to be properly appreciated for what it is. It presents a survey of Platonist doctrine, divided into the topics of Logic, Physics, and Ethics, and pervaded with Aristotelian and Stoic doctrines, all of which are claimed for Plato. John Dillon presents an English translation of this work, accompanied by an introduction and a philosophical commentary in which he disentangles the various strands of influence on the text, elucidates the complex scholastic tradition that lies behind it, and thus reveals the sources and subsequent influence of the ideas expounded. -

Humanism and Platonism in the Italian Renaissance Humanism

Humanism and Platonism in the Italian Renaissance  Humanism
Author: James Hankins
Publsiher: Ed. di Storia e Letteratura
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2003
Genre: History
ISBN: 8884980763

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Apuleius Platonism

Apuleius  Platonism
Author: Richard Fletcher
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014-07-17
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781107025479

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Apuleius of Madauros (c.AD 120-180), known to us today for his Latin fiction, the Metamorphoses, was also a Platonic philosopher. This book is the first exploration of his idiosyncratic brand of Platonism across his multifarious literary corpus, contributing to the study of the dynamic between literature and philosophy in antiquity.

The Platonism of Walter Pater

The Platonism of Walter Pater
Author: Adam Lee
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-02-06
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780198848530

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As a teacher of Plato in Oxford's Literae Humaniores, Walter Pater was informed by philosophy from his earliest essays to his last book. The Platonism of Walter Pater examines Pater's deep engagement with Platonism throughout his career. It overturns his reputation as a superficial aesthete known mainly for his 'Conclusion' to The Renaissance to reposition his contribution to literature and the history of ideas. In his criticism and fiction, including his studies on myth, Pater was influenced by several of Plato's dialogues. Phaedrua, Symposium, Theaetetus, Cratylus, and The Republic informed his philosophy of beauty, history, myth, knowledge, ethics, language, and style. As a philosopher, critic, and artist, Plato embodied what it meant to be an author to Pater, who imitated his creative practice from vision to expression. For Pater Platonism was also a point of contact with his contemporaries, including Matthew Arnold and Oscar Wilde, offering a means to take new measure of their literary relationships. Using the interdisciplinary critical tools of Pater's own educational milieu which combined literature, philosophy, and classics, The Platonism of Walter Pater repositions the importance Pater's contribution to literature and the history of ideas.

Heidegger s Platonism

Heidegger s Platonism
Author: Mark Ralkowski
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2009-12-22
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781441184894

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A major new critical assessment of Heidegger's interpretation and political use of Plato's Republic.

From Puritanism to Platonism in Seventeenth Century England

From Puritanism to Platonism in Seventeenth Century England
Author: James Deotis Roberts
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9789401191104

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The research of Professor J. D. Roberts has interested me for several years. It has interested me because he has been working in a really rich area of intellectual history. Even before Professor Whitehead taught us to speak of the seventeenth century as the "century of genius," many of us looked with wonder on the creativity of the men who produced religious and philosophical literature in that period of contro versy and of power. It was, in a most unusual way, a flowering time of the human spirit. The present volume is devoted to one fascinating chapter in the history of ideas. We know now, far better than we knew a generation ago, how incendiary Puritan ideas really were. They had tremendous consequences, many of which continue to this day, in spite of the absurd caricature of Puritanism, which is popularly accepted. The best of Milton's contemporaries were great thinkers as well as great doers.

Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity

Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity
Author: Panagiotis G. Pavlos,Lars Fredrik Janby,Eyjólfur Kjalar Emilsson,Torstein Theodor Tollefsen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2019-06-27
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780429803093

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Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity examines the various ways in which Christian intellectuals engaged with Platonism both as a pagan competitor and as a source of philosophical material useful to the Christian faith. The chapters are united in their goal to explore transformations that took place in the reception and interaction process between Platonism and Christianity in this period. The contributions in this volume explore the reception of Platonic material in Christian thought, showing that the transmission of cultural content is always mediated, and ought to be studied as a transformative process by way of selection and interpretation. Some chapters also deal with various aspects of the wider discussion on how Platonic, and Hellenic, philosophy and early Christian thought related to each other, examining the differences and common ground between these traditions. Platonism and Christian Thought in Late Antiquity offers an insightful and broad ranging study on the subject, which will be of interest to students of both philosophy and theology in the Late Antique period, as well as anyone working on the reception and history of Platonic thought, and the development of Christian thought.

The Midwife of Platonism

The Midwife of Platonism
Author: David Sedley
Publsiher: Clarendon Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2004-05-20
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9780191532986

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Plato's Theaetetus is an acknowledged masterpiece, and among the most influential texts in the history of epistemology. Since antiquity it has been debated whether this dialogue was written by Plato to support his familiar metaphysical doctrines, or represents a self-distancing from these. David Sedley's book offers a via media, founded on a radical separation of the author, Plato, from his main speaker, Socrates. The dialogue, it is argued, is addressed to readers familiar with Plato's mature doctrines, and sets out to show how these doctrines, far from being an abandonment of his Socratic heritage, are its natural outcome. The Socrates portrayed here is the same Socrates as already portrayed in Plato's early dialogues. While not a Platonist, he is exhibited - to put it in terms of an image made famous by this dialogue - as having been Platonism's midwife. In a comprehensive rereading of the text, Sedley tracks the ways in which Socrates is shown unwittingly preparing the ground for Plato's mature doctrines, and reinterprets the dialogue's individual arguments from this perspective. The book is addressed to all readers interested in Plato, and does not require knowledge of Greek.

Revisioning Cambridge Platonism Sources and Legacy

Revisioning Cambridge Platonism  Sources and Legacy
Author: Douglas Hedley,David Leech
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2020-01-01
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9783030222000

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This volume contains essays that examine the work and legacy of the Cambridge Platonists. The essays reappraise the ideas of this key group of English thinkers who served as a key link between the Renaissance and the modern era. The contributors examine the sources of the Cambridge Platonists and discuss their take-up in the eighteenth-century. Readers will learn about the intellectual formation of this philosophical group as well as the reception their ideas received. Coverage also details how their work links to earlier Platonic traditions. This interdisciplinary collection explores a broad range of themes and an appropriately wide range of knowledge. It brings together an international team of scholars. They offer a broad combination of expertise from across the following disciplines: philosophy, Neoplatonic studies, religious studies, intellectual history, seventeenth-century literature, women’s writing, and dissenting studies.The essays were originally presented at a series of workshops in Cambridge on the Cambridge Platonists funded by the AHRC.

Saint Thomas and Platonism

Saint Thomas and Platonism
Author: R.J. Henle
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 487
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9789401031677

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The present work is substantially a dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Toronto. While aware of the numerous imperfections of the work I have decided, on the urging of many colleagues, to publish it at this time because of the current relevance of the subject-matter and especially of the collection of texts. I am happy to acknowledge my indebtedness to the faculty of the Pontifical Mediaeval Institute of Toronto and especially to the Reverend Ignatius Eschmann, O.P., who first suggested the idea of this study and whose encouragement and assistance brought it to completion. My thanks are due also to the Reverend George Klubertanz, S.J., and Mr. Paul Mathews, both of the Department of Philosophy of Saint Louis University, and" for invaluable secretarial assistance, to Mrs. Savina Tonella and Miss Agnes Kutz. R. J. HENLE, S.j. Saint Louis December, 1954 TABLE OF CONTENTS GENERAL INTRODUCTION. . .

Plato and Platonism

Plato and Platonism
Author: Walter Pater
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 259
Release: 1893
Genre: Electronic books
ISBN: UOM:39015092201113

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Platonism for the Iron Age

Platonism for the Iron Age
Author: Frederic Will
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2014-04-23
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781443859608

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The present book is a study of Platonic idealism as it can play out in daily life. It buttresses its defense of the Platonic through reference both to Classical Greek and eighteenth-century thought, and to language in the pressure cooker of the American street.

From Platonism to Neoplatonism

From Platonism to Neoplatonism
Author: Fr. Merlan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012-12-06
Genre: Philosophy
ISBN: 9789401015929

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The first edition of this book appeared in 1953; the second, revised and enlarged, in 1960. The present, third edition is essentially a reprint of the second, except for the correction of a few misprints and the following remarks, which refer to some recent publications* and replace the brief preface to the second edition. Neither Eudemus nor Theophrastus, so I said (p. 208£. ) knew a branch of theoretical philosophy the object of which would be something called 0'. 1 ~ 0'. 1 andwhich branch wouldbedistinct from theology. And there is no sign that they found such a branch (corresponding to what was later called metaphysica generalis) in Aristotle. To the names of Eudemus and Theophrastus we now can add that of Nicholas of Damascus. In 1965 H. J. Drossaart Lulofs published: Nicolaus Damascenus On the Philosophy of Aristotle (Leiden: Brill), Le. fragments of his m:pr. njc; 'ApLO''t'o't'&AOUC; qJLAOO'OqJLiXC; preserved in Syriac together with an English trans lation. In these fragments we find a competent presentation of Aristotle's theoretical philosophy, in systematic form. Nicholas subdivides Aristotle's theoretical philosophy into theology, physics, and mathematics and seems to be completely unaware of any additional branch of philosophy the object of which would be 0'. 1 ~ 0'. 1 distinct from theology with its object (the divine).

The Works of Walter Pater Plato and Platonism

The Works of Walter Pater  Plato and Platonism
Author: Walter Pater
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1901
Genre: English literature
ISBN: NYPL:33433006015774

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Platonism Unveil d Or An Essay Concerning the Notions and Opinions of Plato

Platonism Unveil d  Or  An Essay Concerning the Notions and Opinions of Plato
Author: Matthieu Souverain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 139
Release: 1700
Genre: Logos
ISBN: OXFORD:600092180

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