From Plato to Platonism

From Plato to Platonism

by Lloyd P Gerson


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ISBN-13: 9781501710636
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publication date: 12/15/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 890,596
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lloyd P. Gerson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. His books include Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato, God and Greek Philosophy, and Plotinus (Arguments of the Philosophers series). He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Plotinus and the four-volume Aristotle: Critical Assessments. He is the author of several volumes of translations and commentaries on Greek texts, including Aristotle: Selected Works and Aristotle's Politics (with H. G. Apostle), Hellenistic Philosophy: Introductory Readings (with Brad Inwood), and Neoplatonic Philosophy: Introductory Readings (with John Dillon).

Table of Contents

Part 1. Plato and His Readers
1. Was Plato a Platonist?
Plato and Platonism
From Plato to Platonism
2. Socrates and Platonism
The 'Socratic Problem'
Gregory Vlastos
Terry Penner
Christopher Rowe
3. Reading the Dialogues Platonically
Plato and Developmentalism
Plato the Artist, Plato the Philosopher
Plato’s Self-Testimony
4. Aristotle on Plato and Platonism
Aristotle and Ur-Platonism
Aristotle’s Testimony on the Mathematization of Forms
Aristotle’s Criticism of the Mathematization of Forms
Part 2. The Continuing Creation of Platonism
5. The Old Academy
Speusippus and First Principles
Speusippean Knowledge
6. The Academic Skeptics
What Is Academic Skepticism?
Skepticism, Rationalism, and Platonism
7. Platonism in the ‘Middle’
Antiochus of Ascalon
Plutarch of Chaeronea
8. Numenius of Apamea
On the Good
Part 3. Plotinus: "Exegete of the Platonic Revelation"
9. Platonism as a System
The First Principle of All
10. Plotinus as Interpreter of Plato (1)
Matter in the Platonic System
Substance and Becoming
Categories in the Intelligible World
The One and the Indefinite Dyad
The Good Is Eros
11. Plotinus as Interpreter of Plato (2)
Human and Person
Assimilation to the Divine
Moral Responsibility

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