Five innovative essays demonstrating how Aristotle's biology is an integral part of Aristotle's understanding of the universe.
Demonstrates that Plato and Xenophon ought to be regarded less as rivals and more as engaged in a dialogue advancing a common goal of preserving the Socratic legacy.
Argues that Plato thinks that ordinary people grapple with the Forms and can make epistemological progress, even if they never achieve knowledge.
Corrective intervention in Plato's metaphysics replacing the standard view of Plato as a metaphysical dualist with a novel and revolutionary paradigm of unitary pluralism in a single reality built on ontological diversity.
Examines traditional sites of binary thinking in ancient Greek texts and culture to demonstrate surprising ambiguity, especially with regard to sexual difference.
Examines the ideas of justice in Euripidean tragedy, which reveals the human experience of justice to be paradoxical, and reminds us of the need for humility in our unceasing quest for a just world.
A fresh look at Aristotle’s political theory with attention to the resonance of his thought for contemporary concerns.
Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of affectivity in various forms of life.
Argues that images are at the heart of the dialogue’s philosophical argumentation.
Advances an interpretation of Aristotle’s theory of truth in terms of accurate measurement.
Offers a careful analysis of how Aristotle understands civil war, partisanship, distrust in government, disagreement, and competition, and explores ways in which these views are relevant to contemporary political theory.
Argues that mediation is a central theme in this Platonic dialogue dedicated to the exploration of what it means to live a good life.
Essays on Greek philosophy and literature from Homer and Hesiod to Aristotle.
Offers an innovative reading of Plato, analyzing his metaphysical, ethical, and political commitments in connection with feminist critiques.
Proposes an innovative rethinking of Aristotle’s work as a system that integrates his theology with his doctrine of reproduction and life.
Discusses the importance of the early history of Greek mathematics to education and civic life through a study of the Parthenon and dialogues of Plato.
Counters the long-standing, solemn interpretation of Plato’s dialogues with one centered on the philosophical and pedagogical significance of Socrates as a comic figure.
Explores Thales’s speculative philosophy through a study of geometrical diagrams.
Examines how Aristotle posits political philosophy and the experience of friendship as a means to bind strictly intellectural virtue with morality.
A literary and historical analysis of the structure and meaning of recurrent symbols, images, and actions employed in Plato’s dialogues.
Charts the stages of the history of friendship as a philosophical concept in the Western world.
Collected writings on Plato’s unwritten teachings.
A provocative close reading revealing a radical, proto-phenomenological Socrates.
The first exhaustive study of Aristotle's concept of chance.
An urgent, contemporary defense of Aristotle
Detailed study of how Anaximander’s cosmological and philosophical conceptions were affected by architectural technologies.
Provocative reinterpretation of Plato's Symposium.
Explores the philosophical dimensions present in the works of ancient Greek poets and playwrights.
A lively and highly readable commentary on one of Plato’s most beloved dialogues.
Situates Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite as a Neoplatonic philosopher in the tradition of Plotinus and Proclus.
Examines the implications of Aristotle’s political thought for contemporary political theory.
The first book-length philosophical study on the Presocratic influences in Plotinus’ Enneads.
Explores the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of nature up until the time of Plato.
A novel rereading of the relationship between ethics and ontology in Aristotle.
A comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Aristotle.
A comprehensive look at Aristotle's treatise on logical fallacies.
Places the development of Anaximander's thought within social, political, cosmological, astronomical, and technological contexts.
Argues that the central cognitive component of ethical virtue for Aristotle is awareness of the value of particulars.
Argues for a reading of the Poetics in light of the Metaphysics.
Challenges influential interpretations of Aristotelian ethical and political philosophy.
Appearing in English for the first time, this is the definitive scholarly treatment on the role of practical reasoning in ethics.
Uses textual and archaeological evidence to argue that emerging Egyptian and Greek architectural technologies were crucial to the origins and development of Greek philosophy.
Explores Aristotle's theory of the causes that give rise to stasis ('civic disorder'), and provides an original and systematic account of his understanding of political justice and friendship.
Examines and evaluates Socrates' role as an educator in Plato's dialogues.
Argues that Aristotle used the most traditional Greek ideas about the gods to develop and defend his physical, metaphysical, and ethical teachings.
Investigates Aristotle's views on the ontological status of artifacts in the Metaphysics, with implications for a variety of metaphysical problems.
European and North American scholars explore the political philosophy of Aristotle, with particular attention to questions arising from the Politics and the Nicomachean Ethics.
Interprets Plato's Charmides as a microcosm of Socratic philosophy that presents Plato's vision of the life of critical reason and of its uneasy relation to political life in the ancient city.
Presents a new interpretation of Aristotle's Analytics (the Prior and Posterior Analytics) as a unified whole, and argues that to "loose up" or solve—rather than to reduce or break up—is the principle meaning which best characterizes the Analytics.
Shows that Plato's middle dialogues develop and extend, rather than reject, philosophical positions taken in the early dialogues.
This is an attack on Aristotle showing that his misplaced drive toward the consistent application of his actualistic ontology (denying the reality of all potential things) resulted in many of his major theses being essentially vacuous.
This book explains how to read Plato, emphasizing the philosophic importance of the dramatic aspects of the dialogues, and showing that Plato is an ironic thinker and that his irony is deeply rooted in ...
A parallel investigation of both Plato's Timaeusand the contemporary standard Big Bang model of the universe shows that any possible scientific knowledge of the universe is ultimately grounded in irreducible ...
Presents the major issues in Aristotle's writings on Friendship.
A study in the best tradition of classical scholarship, showing mastery of commentary and scholarship in eight languages, this book argues that the Ethics is integral to a series of politically oriented ...
The Symposium and the Phaedrus are combined here because of their shared theme: a reflection on the nature of erotic love, the love that begins with sexual desire but can transcend that origin and reach ...
The metaphysical center of Plato's work has traditionally been taken to be his Doctrine of Forms; the epistemological center, the Doctrine of Recollection. The Symposium has been viewed as one of the ...
The Phaedrus is well-known for the splendid mythical panorama Socrates develops in his second speech, and for its graphic descriptions of erotic behavior. This book shows how the details of the myth and ...
This book considers the concepts that lay at the heart of natural philosophy and physics from the time of Aristotle until the fourteenth century. The first part presents Aristotelian ideas and the second ...
This book presents two new interpretations of the evidence regarding the metaphysical ideas of two important figures in Plato's Academy, Eudoxus and Speusippus, and of Aristotle's reaction to those ideas. ...
Hampton illumines the overall structure of the Philebus. Taking the interrelations of pleasure, knowledge, and being as the keys to understanding the unity of the dialogue, she focuses on the central ...
"Desjardins' conclusion, that the Theaetetus really does point to a particular theory of knowledge, certainly will be controversial, since for many people the idea that the Theaetetus fails to define ...