Interpretations of critically important texts in political philosophy from Greek antiquity to modern times on the tension between human excellence and equality and its possible resolution.
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.
Meditation on the character of the Eleatic Stranger in Plato's late dialogues, arguing that the prominent place afforded to this foreigner—the other—represents an important philosophical and political legacy regarding the way thought, and life in the community, is understood.
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.
This archive-based study of the philosophy of Leo Strauss provides in-depth interpretations of key texts and their larger theoretical contexts.
Argues that images are at the heart of the dialogue’s philosophical argumentation.
Offers an interdisciplinary investigation of affectivity in various forms of life.
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.
Advances an interpretation of Aristotle’s theory of truth in terms of accurate measurement.
Draws on Plato to argue that Homer elevated private life as the locus of true friendship and the catalyst of the highest human excellence.
Offers philosophical and psychological reflections on cruelty and tenderness.
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.
Argues that Socrates’ fundamental role in the dialogues is to guide us toward self-inquiry and self-knowledge.
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.
Proposes an innovative rethinking of Aristotle’s work as a system that integrates his theology with his doctrine of reproduction and life.
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.
Explores the interplay between the dramatic form of the dialogue and the basic themes it addresses.
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.
Describes a Platonic personal spirituality based on reason that is readily accessible to people today.
A reading of the death of Socrates as a self-sacrifice, with implications for ideas about suffering, wisdom, and the soul’s relationship to the body.
Draws out numerous affinities between the sophists and Socrates in Plato's dialogues.
Charts the stages of the history of friendship as a philosophical concept in the Western world.
An original and insightful account of nature and our place in it from one of France's preeminent historians of philosophy.
Examines the political dimensions of Aristophanes’ comic poetry.
A study of Lacan’s engagement with the Western philosophical traditions of ethical and political thought in his seventh seminar and later work.
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
Provocative reinterpretation of Plato's Symposium.
Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.
Explores the philosophical dimensions present in the works of ancient Greek poets and playwrights.
A transdisciplinary reader on Luce Irigaray's reading and re-writing of Ancient Greek texts.
Examines the influence of Aristotle and Kant on the nineteenth-century social theory of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber.
A study of attitudes towards tragedy in both democratic and nondemocractic political theory.
A lively and highly readable commentary on one of Plato’s most beloved dialogues.
Argues for the contemporary importance of Thucydides and Plato for both democratic political theory and democratic citizens.
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.
This new interpretation of Plato's Parmenides emphasizes its treatment of time and language—insights especially relevant for those working in the Continental tradition.
Heidegger's philosophical journal, written during his first visit to Greece in 1962, and appearing here in English for the first time.
Demonstrates how archaic Platonism has a profound significance for contemporary thought.
Explores interpretations of Plato by Heidegger, Derrida, Irigaray, Cavarero, and Gadamer.
The essays in this volume treat a wide variety of fundamental topics and problems in ancient Greek philosophy. The scope of the section on pre-Socratic thought ranges over the views which these thinkers ...
Distinguished philosophers, theologians, and cultural critics provide the first critical consideration of the work of philosopher John D. Caputo. Responses from Caputo are included.
A comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Aristotle.
A comprehensive look at Aristotle's treatise on logical fallacies.
Argues that the central cognitive component of ethical virtue for Aristotle is awareness of the value of particulars.
Argues that Aristotle used the most traditional Greek ideas about the gods to develop and defend his physical, metaphysical, and ethical teachings.
Constitutes a thoughtful survey of contemporary hermeneutics in its historical context.
European and North American scholars explore the political philosophy of Aristotle, with particular attention to questions arising from the Politics and the Nicomachean Ethics.
Argues that the underlining of erotic matters in Plato's dialogues marks the most significant moment in his career.
Reads Presocratics such as Homer, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Parmenides, Heraclitus, and Empedocles from within the realm opened up by Heidegger's thinking.
Translations and commentaries on Greek philosophy.
Aristotle’s Categories and Concerning Interpretation, translated and with commentary.
A translation of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.
An exercise in cultural sociology, Moral Codes and Social Structure in Ancient Greece seeks to explicate the dynamic currents of classical Hellenic ethics and social philosophy by situating those idea-complexes ...
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 ...
This book presents a thorough and systematic integration of Aristotle's analysis of friendship with the main lines of the rest of his work in Politics and Nicomachean Ethics. The author conveys a clear ...
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 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 ...
The Plato who emerges from these essays is the seminal thinker, the profound philosopher, the master of dialectic who offers, together with his insights into reality and human values, a systematically ...
Here is the question: what constitutes a good explanation of phenomena? Whereas true being (forms) can be known through dialectic, concrete phenomena can only be explained. An explanation is verisimilar ...
Beginning with the origins of Western philosophy, the profound creation of the Hellenic genius, Reale presents an appreciation of the Naturalists, the Sophists, Socrates, and the Minor Socratics.
Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Volume Two, reflects the refinements in scholarship and philosophical analysis that have impacted classical philosophy in recent years. It is a selection of the best ...
This is the story of philosophy in ancient and classical Greece. Robert Brumbaugh brings out the intrinsic and current importance in the development of Western philosophy from Thales to Aristotle. He ...
This book is a fresh study of the fourth century B.C. Greek adventurer, writer, and student of Socrates, Xenophon. An innovating author of many guises, an important source for the history of his time, ...