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  1. added 2014-10-18
    Harvey Lederman (2014). Ho Pote on Esti and Coupled Entities: A Form of Explanation in Aristotle's Natural Philosophy. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 46:109-64.
  2. added 2014-10-16
    David Ellerman (forthcoming). On Concrete Universals: A Modern Treatment Using Category Theory. AL-MUKHATABAT.
    Today it would be considered "bad Platonic metaphysics" to think that among all the concrete instances of a property there could be a universal instance so that all instances had the property by virtue of participating in that concrete universal. Yet there is a mathematical theory, category theory, dating from the mid-20th century that shows how to precisely model concrete universals within the "Platonic Heaven" of mathematics. This paper, written for the philosophical logician, develops this category-theoretic treatment of concrete universals (...)
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    Russell Ford (2007). Critique and Rescue: Adorno’s Dialectical Diagnosis of Aristotle’s Metaphysics. In John Finamore & Robert Berchman (eds.), Metaphysical Patterns in Platonism. University Press of the South. 209-224.
  4. added 2014-10-03
    Mehmet Karabela (2014). The Art of Dialectic Between Dialogue and Rhetoric: The Aristotelian Tradition. [REVIEW] Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (4).
  5. added 2014-09-26
    Keimpe Algra (1997). Lucretius and the Epicurean Other. In Keimpe Algra, M. H. Koenen & P. H. Schrijvers (eds.), Lucretius and his Intellectual Background. Koninklijke Nederlandse Adademie Van Wetenschappen.
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    Pascal Massie (2013). Philosophy and Ataraxia in Sextus Empiricus. Peitho Examina Antiqua 1 (4):211-234.
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    Pascal Massie (2013). Touching, Thinking, Being: The Sense of Touch in Aristotle's De Anima and its Implications. Minerva - An Internet Journal of Philosophy 17:74-101.
  8. added 2014-09-19
    Tim O'Keefe (forthcoming). Hedonistic Theories in Antiquity. In Guy Fletcher (ed.), Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Well-Being.
    Focuses on the theories of the Epicureans and Cyrenaics in light of Plato's and Aristotle's criticisms of hedonism. Closes with a brief discussion of how the Pyrrhonian skeptical conception of the telos compares to the Epicureans'.
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    Rodrigo Sebastián Braicovich (2013). Teoría y práctica en Musonio Rufo. Un análisis crítico de las Disertaciones 5 y 6. Contrastes. Revista Internacional de Filosofia 18 (1):49-68.
    The specific goals are the following: (i) to put together in a systematic manner the relationship between λόγος and ἔθος/ἄσκησις presented by Musonius Rufus in Lectures 5 and 6; (ii) to propose Aristotle’s reflections on the problem of habituation as a relevant framework to make sense of both lectures; (iii) to analyze the possible logical conflicts between Musonius’ conception of ἔθος/ἄσκησις and the intellectualist conception of human agency defended by Stoic orthodoxy. I will further suggest that Epictetus’ Discourses may offer (...)
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    Joshua Wilburn (forthcoming). Courage and the Spirited Part of the Soul in Plato's Republic. Philosophers' Imprint.
    In this paper I argue that the Republic’s account of courage remains committed to the view that knowledge, or even true belief, about how it is best to act is sufficient for correct behavior. I thus defend continuity between the Republic’s account of courage and that found in the Protagoras. I suggest that in the Republic Plato attempts to identify a psychic source of stability for belief, the spirited part of the soul, whose function in the virtue of courage is (...)
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    Christoph Jedan (2014). Cruciale Teksten: De Grieks-Romeinse Consolatio. Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift 68 (1 & 2):165-173.
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    Christoph Jedan (2010). Philosophy Superseded? The Doctrine of Free Will in the Pseudo-Clementine Recognitions. In Jan N. Bremmer (ed.), The Pseudo-Clementines. Peeters. 200-216.
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    Christoph Jedan (2014). Troost door argumenten: Herwaardering van een filosofische en christelijke traditie. Nederlands Theologisch Tijdschrift 68 (1 & 2).
    The article attempts to put the undervalued cultural phenomenon of offering comfort by means of persuasive speech acts (‘arguments’) on the research agenda of the human¬ities. The article proceeds in four steps. First, it defines ‘argumentative consolation’. Second, it argues that there has been a broad overlap of ancient philosophical and Christian modes of argumentative consolation. Third, it would be misguided to attribute today’s uneasiness with argumentative consolation to a process of ‘secularization’; the uneasiness stems from a radicalized intensification of (...)
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    Christoph Jedan (2013). Metaphors of Closeness : Reflections on 'Homoiosis Theoi' in Ancient Philosophy and Beyond. Numen 60:54-70.
    It is often assumed that a single, diachronically persistent motif of imitating god can be identifijied in Ancient philosophy and early Christianity. The present article takes issue with this assumption and seeks to establish the conceptual framework for a more sophisticated discussion of homoiôsis. The article identifijies eight crucial junctures at which homoiôsis stories can diverge. For all the variance of homoiôsis narratives, the category of imitation of the divine remains a useful analytical tool. The article supports this claim by (...)
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    Christoph Jedan (2010). Im Visier der Ärzte. Hippokrates und Galen über die Natur des Menschen. In Ludger Jansen & Christoph Jedan (eds.), Philosophische Anthropologie in der Antike. Ontos. 311-340.
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    Christoph Jedan (2010). Die Dummen und der Weise : Zur dichotomischen Anthropologie der Stoiker. In Ludger Jansen & Christoph Jedan (eds.), Philosophische Anthropologie in der Antike. Ontos. 185-204.
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    Christoph Jedan (2010). Faustus: Epicurean and Stoic? On the Philosophical Sources of the Pseudo-Clementines. In Jan N. Bremmer (ed.), The Pseudo-Clementines. Peeters. 142-156.
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    Christoph Jedan (2010). Göttliches und menschliches Handeln in der frühen Stoa. In Jörn Müller & Roberto Hofmeister Pich (eds.), Wille und Handlung in der Philosophie der Kaiserzeit und Spätantike. De Gruyter Mouton. 25-44.
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    Christoph Jedan (2000). Willensfreiheit bei Aristoteles? Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
    ein späteres Konstrukt. Dementsprechend sei es, wenn schon kein Willensbegriff bei Aristoteles vorliege, trivialerweise unmöglich, bei Aristoteles eine Willensfreiheit zu entdecken.2 Dieser Einwand könnte sich etwa, wie A. Dihle es getan hat, ...
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    Catherine Rowett (2014). The Pythagorean Society and Politics. In Carl Huffman (ed.), A History of Pythagoreanism. Cambridge University Press. 112-130.
    Pythagoreans dominated the political scene in southern Italy for nearly a century in the late 6th to 5th century BC. What was the secret of their political success and can their political, social and economic policies be assessed in the customary terms with which historians try to analyse ancient societies? I argue that they cannot, and that the Pythagorean approach to politics was sui generis, and successful because it was based on ideas, not force or popular demagogy.
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    Catherine Rowett (2013). Philosophy's Numerical Turn: Why the Pythagoreans' Interest in Numbers is Truly Awesome. In Dirk Obbink & David Sider (eds.), Doctrine and Doxography: Studies on Heraclitus and Pythagoras. De Gruyter. 3-32.
    Philosophers are generally somewhat wary of the hints of number mysticism in the reports about the beliefs and doctrines of the so-called Pythagoreans. It's not clear how much Pythagoras himself (as opposed to his later followers) indulged in speculation about numbers, or in more serious mathematics. But the Pythagoreans whom Aristotle discusses in the Metaphysics had some elaborate stories to tell about how the universe could be explained in terms of numbers—not just its physics but perhaps morality too. Was this (...)
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    Catherine Rowett (2013). Plato, Wittgenstein and the Definition of Games. In Luigi Perissinotto & Begoña Ramón Cámara (eds.), Wittgenstein and Plato: connections, comparisons and contrasts. Palgrave. 196-219.
    In this paper I argue, controversially, that Plato's Meno anticipates Wittgenstein's critique of essentialism. Plato is usually read as an essentialist of the very kind that Wittgenstein was challenging, and the Meno in particular is usually taken as evidence that Plato thought that to know something you must be able to define it, and that if you can't define it you can't investigate any other questions on the topic. I suggest instead that Plato shows Socrates proposing such a position (much (...)
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    Catherine Rowett (2013). Literary Genres and Judgements of Taste: Some Remarks on Aristotle's Remarks About the Poetry of Empedocles. In Erler Michael (ed.), Argument und literarische Form in antiker Philosophie. De Gruyter. 305-314.
    In this paper I review four texts in which Aristotle comments on Empedocles' writing style. I show that Aristotle thought that Empedocles was a fine poet. That is fine, if a poet is what you want.
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    Catherine Rowett (2013). Relativism in Plato's Protagoras. In Verity Harte & Melissa Lane (eds.), Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. 191-211.
    The character Protagoras in Plato's Protagoras holds similar views to the one in the Theaetetus, and faces similar problems. The dialogue considers issues in epistemology and moral epistemology, as a central theme. The Protagorean position is immune from Socrates' attacks, and Socrates needs Protagorean methods to make any impact.
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    John Philoponus & Catherine Osborne (2009). On Aristotle's Physics 1.4-6. Duckworth.
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    Ugo di Toro (ed.) (2010). L'enigma Parmenide. Poesia e filosofia nel proemio. Aracne.
  27. added 2014-08-19
    Ugo di Toro (2007). Tempo dell'uomo e tempo del filosofo nel Ta eis heauton di Marco Aurelio. In Leo Marchetti & Paola Evangelista (eds.), La musica delle stagioni. Fenomenologia del tempo nelle letterature inglese e italiana. Liguori. 131-150.
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    George Couvalis (2011). John Philoponus: Closeted Christian or Radical Intellectual? Modern Greek Studies (Australia and New Zealand) 15:207-219.