Socratic, Platonic and Aristotelian Studies: Essays in Honor of Gerasimos Santas

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This volume contains outstanding studies by some of the best scholars in ancient Greek Philosophyon key topics in Socratic, Platonic, and Aristotelian thought. These studies provide rigorous analyses of arguments and texts and often advance original interpretations.

The essays in the volume range over a number of central themes in ancient philosophy, such asSocratic and Platonic conceptions of philosophical method; the Socratic paradoxes; Plato's view on justice; the nature of ...

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Overview

This volume contains outstanding studies by some of the best scholars in ancient Greek Philosophyon key topics in Socratic, Platonic, and Aristotelian thought. These studies provide rigorous analyses of arguments and texts and often advance original interpretations.

The essays in the volume range over a number of central themes in ancient philosophy, such asSocratic and Platonic conceptions of philosophical method; the Socratic paradoxes; Plato's view on justice; the nature of Platonic Forms, especially the Form of the Good; Aristotle's views on the faculties of the soul; Aristotle's functionalist account of the human good; Socratic, Platonic, and Aristotelian views on the nature of desire and its object. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of ancient philosophy and classics.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Written by first rate scholars, including some of his former students, on topics pioneered by Gerasimos Santas, each chapter exhibits the powerful influence of his work, and how vividly inspiring it remains in the lively debates about the Socratic paradoxes, desire and love in Plato, and the status of the good in Plato and Aristotle. This is an outstanding volume perfectly commensurate with Santas' achievementsand spirit."

Professor Pierre Destrée, Université Catholique de Louvain

"This is a fine collection of papers focused on topics central to the works of Gerasimos Santas. Of the more than 20 contributions, roughly one third are devoted to Socratic method and moral theory. The largest bloc of papers examine Plato’s philosophy, including numerous excellent works on issues in the Republic ranging from the drama of the dialogue to the nature of Form of the Good and our desire for and knowledge of it. There are also a handful of papers on Aristotle to which readers will want to pay attention. For over forty years the work of Santas has cast light on some of the hardest problems in Ancient Philosophy. His influence can be felt throughout this fitting tribute."

Professor Allan Silverman, Ohio State University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789400717299
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/11/2011
  • Series: Philosophical Studies Series , #117
  • Edition description: 2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Georgios Anagnostopoulos is a Professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. He has authored Aristotle on the Goals and Exactness of Ethics (The University of California Press, 1994), edited A Companion to Aristotle (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) and Law and Rights in the Ancient Greek Tradition (a Supplementary Volume of Philosophical Inquiry, 2006), and has published a number of articles on ancient Greek philosophy and medicine.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements.- Notes on Contributors.- The Works of Gerasimos Santas.- Abbreviations of Plato’s Works.- Abbreviations of Aristotle’s Works.- Introduction; Georgios Anagnostopoulos.- The Diagnostic Function of Socratic Definitions; Michael Ferejohn.- Definition and Elenchus; Nicholas P. White.- Reasons and the Problem of the Socratic Elenchus; Alejandro Santana.- Santas, Socrates, and Induction; Mark L. McPherran.- Socrates Mythologikos; Fred D. Miller, Jr.- Is the Prudential Paradox in the Meno?; T. Brickhouse and N. D. Smith.- GERASIMOS; Terry Penner.- Beyond De Re: Toward a Dominance Theory of Desire Attribution; Naomi Reshotko.- The Good and the Just in Plato’s Gorgias; Christopher Rowe.- Socrates, Wisdom and Pedagogy; George Rudebusch.- The Republic as Philosophical Drama; John P. Anton.- Function, Ability and Desire in Plato’s Republic; A. Coumoundouros and R. Polansky.- Knowledge, Virtue, and Method in Republic [471c-502c]; Hugh H. Benson.- Reasoning about Justice in Plato’s Republic; Anthony W. Price.- Plato on Justice; David Keyt.- Plato on the Ideal of Justice and Human Happiness:Return to the Cave; Yuji Kurihara.- Surpassing in Dignity and Power: The Metaphysics of Goodness in Plato’s Republic; Christopher Shields.- Comments on Plato’s Causal Explanation; D. Z. Andriopoulos.- Desires and Faculties in Plato and Aristotle; Deborah K. W. Modrak.- Is Aristotle’s Function Argument Fallacious?; Gavin Lawrence.- Aristotle on Discovering and Desiring the Real Good; Mariana Anagnostopoulos.-Continuity and Incommensurability in Ancient Greek Philosophy and Mathematics; Vassilis Karasmanis.- Bibliography.- Index.

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