Papers in Hellenistic Philosophy

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This collection makes available in English twelve essays by a distinguished French scholar, which contribute to the current scholarly and philosophical renewal of interest in the major Hellenistic schools of philosophy of the Greco-Roman world. The author focuses on specific problems in text or interpretation and then enlarges his conclusions to involve some major historical and philosophical issues. Two of these pieces are published here for the first time. The others, with one exception, have previously ...
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Overview

This collection makes available in English twelve essays by a distinguished French scholar, which contribute to the current scholarly and philosophical renewal of interest in the major Hellenistic schools of philosophy of the Greco-Roman world. The author focuses on specific problems in text or interpretation and then enlarges his conclusions to involve some major historical and philosophical issues. Two of these pieces are published here for the first time. The others, with one exception, have previously appeared only in French.
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"In each paper Brunschwig focuses on a key problem, a puzzle, or a text that is recalcitrant to interpretation, employing marvelous erudition in classical philology, encyclopedic knowledge of Hellinistic philosophy, and subtle familiarity with contemporary philosophy." John Bussanich, Review of Metaphysics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521034999
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2006
  • Pages: 292
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; Part I. Epicureanism: 1. Epicurus' argument on the immutability of the all; 2. Epicurus and the problem of private language; Part II. Stoicism: 3. Remarks on the Stoic theory of the proper noun; 4. Remarks on the classification of simple propositions in Hellenistic logics; 5. The conjunctive model; 6. The Stoic theory of the supreme genus and Platonic ontology; 7. On a Stoic way of not being; 8. Did Diogenes of Babylon invent the ontological argument?; Part III. Scepticism: 9. Once again on Eusebius on Aristocles on Timon on Pyrrho; 10. The title of Timon's Indalmoi: from Odysseus to Pyrrho; 11. Sextus Empiricus on the kriterion: the Sceptic as conceptual legatee; 12. The hoson epi toi logoi formula in Sextus Empiricus; Bibliography; Index of subjects; Index of names; Index of passages cited.

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