Presocratics and Plato: Festschrift at Delphi in Honor of Charles Kahn

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This celebratory Festschrift dedicated to Charles Kahn comprises some 23 articles by friends, former students and colleagues, many of whom first presented their papers at the international "Presocratics and Plato" Symposium in his honor (European Cultural Center of Delphi, Greece, 3?7 June, 2009). The conference was organized and sponsored by the HYELE Institute for Comparative Studies, Parmenides Publishing, and Starcom AG, with endorsements from the International Plato Society, and the Dean of the School of ...
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Overview


This celebratory Festschrift dedicated to Charles Kahn comprises some 23 articles by friends, former students and colleagues, many of whom first presented their papers at the international "Presocratics and Plato" Symposium in his honor (European Cultural Center of Delphi, Greece, 3–7 June, 2009). The conference was organized and sponsored by the HYELE Institute for Comparative Studies, Parmenides Publishing, and Starcom AG, with endorsements from the International Plato Society, and the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania. While Kahn's work reaches far beyond the Presocratics and Plato, it is in these subject areas that the distinction of his scholarship has come to be regarded as virtually unrivaled. The articles contributed to this volume are by some of the most renowned scholars working on these topics today, their breadth and depth bearing witness to his profound impact and influence on the discipline of Ancient Greek Philosophy.

Charles Kahn taught Classics and Philosophy at Columbia University from 1957 to 1965, and has since been teaching in the Philosophy Department of the University of Pennsylvania. He spent a year as Visiting Professor at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens, and had additional Visiting Fellowships at Balliol College, Oxford and Clare Hall, Cambridge, and a term as Visiting Professor at Harvard. He is the recipient of several prestigious research grants, from the American Council of Learned Societies (1963/64 and 1984/85), the National Endowment for the Humanities (1974/75 and 1990/91), and the Guggenheim Foundation (1979/80). In 2000 he was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the author of Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology, The Verb “Be” in Ancient Greek, The Art and Thought of Heraclitus, Plato and the Socratic Dialogue, Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans, and Essays on Being. His latest book,Plato and the Post-Socratic Dialogue, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.


Contributors:
Julia Annas 
Sarah Broadie 
Lesley Brown
Tomás Calvo-Martínez
Diskin Clay
John M. Dillon
Dorothea Frede
Arnold Hermann
Carl A. Huffman 
Enrique Hülsz Piccone
D. M. Hutchinson
Paul Kalligas
Vassilis Karasmanis
Aryeh Kosman
Anthony A. Long
Richard McKirahan
Susan Sauvé Meyer
Alexander P.D.Mourelatos
Satoshi Ogihara
Richard Patterson
Christopher J. Rowe
David Sedley
Richard Sorabji

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781930972759
  • Publisher: Parmenides Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/10/2013
  • Pages: 632
  • Sales rank: 1,235,226
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Richard Patterson is Professor of Philosophy at Emory University. His publications includeImage and Reality in Plato's Metaphysics (1985) and Aristotle's Modal Logic: Essence and Entailment in the Organon (1995).

Vassilis Karasmanis is Professor of Philosophy at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is the author of many books, including Socrates: The Wise Man who knew nothing(2002), and co-editor, with L. Judson, of Remembering Socrates (2006). Vassilis Karasmanis is Professor of Philosophy at the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. He is the author of a number of  books, including Socrates: The Wise Man who Knew Nothing (2002), and co-editor, with L. Judson, of Remembering Socrates (2006).

Arnold Hermann is founder and director of the HYELE Institute for Comparative Studies. He specializes in Presocratic philosophy, metaphysics, and methods of thinking. He is the author of To Think Like God: Pythagoras and Parmenides—The Origins of Philosophy (2004), The Illustrated To Think Like God (2004, and Plato's Parmenides: Text, Translation & Introductory Essay (2010).

Contributors
Julia Annas 
Sarah Broadie 
Lesley Brown
Tomás Calvo-Martínez
Diskin Clay
John M. Dillon
Dorothea Frede
Arnold Hermann
Carl A. Huffman 
Enrique Hülsz Piccone
D. M. Hutchinson
Paul Kalligas
Vassilis Karasmanis
Aryeh Kosman
Anthony A. Long
Richard McKirahan
Susan Sauvé Meyer
Alexander P.D. Mourelatos
Satoshi Ogihara
Richard Patterson
Christopher J. Rowe
David Sedley
Richard Sorabji

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Table of Contents

Foreword Richard Patterson ix

Preface: Thoughts for Delphi Charles Kahn xiii

A Chronological Bibliography Charles Kahn xix

I The Presocratics

1 Heraclitus on the Sun Enrique Hülsz Piccone 3

2 "The Light of Day by Night": nukti phaos, Said of the Moon in Parmenides B14 Alexander P. D. Mourelatos 25

3 Empedocles at Panopolis and Delphi Diskin Clay 59

4 The Cosmogonic Moment in the Derveni Papyrus Richard McKirahan 79

5 Will the Real Critias Please Stand Up? John M. Dillon 111

6 Aristoxenus' Account of Pythagoras Carl A. Huffman 125

II Plato: Studies in Individual Dialogues

7 Plato's Theory of Change at Phaedo 70-71 David Sedley 147

8 Virtue and Law in the Republic Julia Annas 165

9 Dialectic and the Second Part of Plato's Parmenides Vassilis Karasmanis 183

10 Plato's Eleatic Challenge and the Problem of Self-predication in the Parmenides Arnold Hermann 205

11 Negation and Not-Being: Dark Matter in the Sophist Lesley Brown 233

12 Fifth-Century Bugbears in the Timaeus Sarah Broadie 255

13 False Pleasures: Philebus 36c-40e Satoshi Ogihara 291

14 Pleasure, Pain, and "Anticipation" in Plato's Laws, Book I Susan Sauvé Meyer 311

15 Socrates in Plato's Laws Christopher J. Rowe 329

III Themes in Plato

16 Slavery as a Philosophical Metaphor in Plato and Xenophon Anthony A. Long 351

17 Forms, Functions, and Structure in Plato Dorothea Frede 367

18 From Being an Image to Being What-Is-Not Paul Kalligas 391

19 The Method of Hypothesis and Its Connection to the Collection and Division Strategies Tomás Calvo 411

20 Word and Image in Plato Richard Patterson 429

IV Plato and Beyond

21 Aristotle on the Power of Perception: Awareness, Self-Awareness and the Awareness of Others Aryeh Kosman 459

22 Sympathy, Awareness, and Belonging to Oneself in Plotinus D. M. Hutchinson 491

23 Moral Conscience: Contributions to the Idea in Plato and Platonism Richard Sorabji 511

About the Contributors 531

Bibliography 539

Index Locorum 565

General Index 583

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