Metaphysics, Epistemology, Natural Philosophy

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A series that collects some of the best work in the study of ancient philosophy from both classical and philosophical journals, drawing primarily on articles written in English. While recent work is most prominently represented, some older papers have been included which have been especially influential or have had less influence than they deserve. The volumes are also available individually: Vol.1: Philosophy Before Socrates (1829-4, $75); Vol.2: Socrates and His Contemporaries (1830-8, $84); Vol.3: Plato's Ethics (1832-4, $68); Vol.4: Plato's Metaphysics and Epistemology (1833-2, $68); Vol.5: Aristotle's Ethics (1834-0, $69); Vol.6: Aristotle; Substance, Form and Matter (1835-9, $57); Vol.7: Aristotle; Metaphysics, Epistemology, Natural Philosophy (1836-7, $72); and Vol.8: Hellenistic Philosophy (1837-5, $71). No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815318361
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Series: Aristotle Series
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Introduction
Volume Introduction
Epicurus on the Truth of Sense Impressions 1
Carneades' Distinction between Assent and Approval 19
The Beliefs of a Pyrrhonist 37
Protagoras and Self-Refutation in Later Greek Philosophy 66
Innatism and the Stoa 93
Perceptual Content in the Stoics 125
The Stoic Criterion of Identity 133
Soul and Body in Stoicism 154
Epicurus' Refutation of Determinism 179
Necessity in the Stoic Doctrine of Fate 221
Alexander of Aphrodisias: Problems About Possibility 239
Diodorus Cronus and Hellenistic Philosophy 270
The Basis of Stoic Ethics 317
The Role of Oikeiosis in Stoic Ethics 353
Carneades and the Stoic telos 377
Did Chrysippus Understand Medea? 410
Acknowledgments 425
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