David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of the History of Philosophy 46 (4):pp. 634-636 (2008)
Coleridge wrote: “Every man is born an Aristotelian or a Platonist. I do not think it possible that anyone born an Aristotelian can become a Platonist; and I am sure that no born Platonist can ever change into an Aristotelian. They are two classes of man, beside which it is next to impossible to conceive a third.”Ancient Platonists could not be counted on to accept this kind of dichotomy, and that is what Karamanolis’s book is about. It covers Antiochus , Plutarch of Chaeronea, Numenius, Atticus, Ammonius Saccas, Plotinus, and Porphyry . And it does so with incredible thoroughness, making it a tough read. The book began as a dissertation; it still has something of the air of one.The longest chapter is devoted to Porphyry, whom Karamanolis claims to be the first Platonist to write commentaries on books of Aristotle, and the first to adopt the view that Aristotle simply was in agreement with Plato—the founder of a tradition in scholarship to the effect that “Plato is named as the authority in metaphysics, and Aristotle in logic” . His concluding paragraph is this: It is this understanding of philosophizing which lies behind the formation of the Pla-tonist syllabus I described in the beginning of this book. This remains the situation until the Renaissance. When Renaissance humanists revive
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Lynne Spellman (1995). Substance and Separation in Aristotle. Cambridge University Press.
G. R. Boys-Stones (2007). Review: Plato and Aristotle in Agreement? Platonists on Aristotle From Antiochus to Porphyry. [REVIEW] Mind 116 (464):1129-1132.
Arthur Madigan & J. S. (2007). Plato and Aristotle in Agreement?: Platonists on Aristotle From Antiochus to Porphyry—George E. Karamanolis. International Philosophical Quarterly 47 (2):243-245.
James Wilberding (2007). Karamanolis (G.E.) Plato and Aristotle in Agreement? Platonists on Aristotle From Antiochus to Porphyry. Pp. X + 419. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2006. Cased, £50. ISBN: 978-0-19-926456-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 57 (02):317-319.
George E. Karamanolis (2006). Plato and Aristotle in Agreement?: Platonists on Aristotle From Antiochus to Porphyry. Oxford University Press.
Lloyd P. Gerson (2006). Review of George E. Karamanolis, Plato and Aristotle in Agreement? Platonists on Aristotle From Antiochus to Porphyry. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (10).
Lloyd P. Gerson (2005). Aristotle and Other Platonists. Cornell University Press.
D. N. Sedley (ed.) (2012). The Philosophy of Antiochus. Cambridge University Press.
Michael Ewbank (2007). Plato and Aristotle in Agreement?: Platonists on Aristotle From Antiochus to Porphyry. Review of Metaphysics 60 (4):870-872.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads44 ( #94,217 of 1,796,442 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #282,648 of 1,796,442 )
How can I increase my downloads?