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    Platone e il mare.Giovanni Casertano - 2020 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 29:e02909.
    Come si pone Platone di fronte al mare? Dalla lettura dei suoi dialoghi emerge una visione complessa, e che tocca vari campi delle sue riflessioni. Platone ne sente il fascino e allo stesso tempo ne avverte i pericoli, non solo quelli connessi alla navigazione, ma anche quelli morali, che derivano dalla presenza nei porti di uomini di varie provenienze, per lo più con atteggiamenti volgari e sboccati; e poi quelli legati alla ricchezza dei beni in essi accumulati, con la necessaria (...)
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  2. Architectural Technologies and the Origins of Greek Philosophy.Robert Hahn - 2020 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 29:e02903.
    In this essay on ancient architectural technologies, I propose to challenge the largely conventional idea of the transcendent origins of philosophy, that philosophy dawned only when the mind turned inside, away from the world grasped by the body and senses. By focusing on one premier episode in the history of western thinking – the emergence of Greek philosophical thought in the cosmic architecture of Anaximander of Miletus – I am arguing that the abstract, speculative, rationalising thinking characteristic of philosophy, is (...)
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    The End of Love?Philip Krinks - 2020 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 29:e02906.
    Plato’s Symposium contains two accounts of eros which explicitly aim to reach a telos. The first is the technocratic account of the doctor Eryximachus, who seeks an exhaustive account of eros, common to all things with a physical nature. For him medical techne can create an orderly erotic harmony; while religion is defined as the curing of disorderly eros. Against this Socrates recounts the priestess Diotima finding a telos, not in technical exhaustiveness, but in a dialectical definition of eros in (...)
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    Towards an Artistic Account of Nature: Morphology, Hylology, Hylomorphism.Pier Alberto Porceddu Cilione - 2020 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 29:e02907.
    A long philosophical tradition has claimed the fact that the concepts of physis and techne should remain radically distinct. But an equally important tradition has instead considered the question in less abstract terms. What can encourage us to rethink the question of hylomorphism is the radical rethinking of the terms at stake. How should the relationship between matter and form be thought? How should the distinction between natural form and artificial form be considered? The attempt that is proposed here is (...)
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    Ancient Perspectives on Technology.Enrico Postiglione - 2020 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 29:e02901.
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    The Demon of Technology.Enrico Postiglione - 2020 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 29:e02902.
    Contemporary advanced technology seems to raise new and fundamental questions as it apparently provides a human subject with an infinite range of incoming possibilities. Accordingly, research on the implications of technology is massive and splits into hard critics and faithful supporters. Yet, technological activities cannot be defined in terms of their products alone. Indeed, every technological behaviour unfolds the very same tension against what would have been naturally impossible, in absence of that same behaviour. Thus, the debate on technology appears (...)
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  7. The Techne of Nutrition in Ancient Greek Philosophy.Anthony Preus - 2020 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 29:e02904.
    The preparation of food and nutrition is a pervasive techne in the classical Greek world. Indeed, food technology may be a defining characteristic of humanity. We begin with a glimpse of a tension in the use of the word techne in relation to the preparation of food in Plato’s Gorgias 462d-e. Turning to the Presocratics, we discern three distinct perspectives on food, those of Empedocles, Anaxagoras, and the treatise Regimen. In Regimen, we find an anticipation of the distinctions made by (...)
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    Review of Calenda, G. Un Universo Aperto. La cosmologia di Parmenide e la struttura della Terra. [REVIEW]Lucio Angelo Privitello - 2020 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 29:e02910.
    Review of Calenda, G. Un Universo Aperto. La cosmologia di Parmenide e la struttura della Terra.
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  9. Plato’s Theory of the Arts in the Gorgias and in the Republic.Walter Thomas Schmid - 2020 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 29:e02908.
    This paper examines Socrates’ theory of the arts in the Gorgias and in the Republic. It shows how that theory changes, as the discussion takes focus first in relation to moderation, then to justice, where it is tied to the idea of a techne of rule, to notions of virtuous work and civic health, and to five levels of ‘art’ represented in the cave. It argues that both Socrates’ vision of a scientific and benevolent political art and Thrasymachus’ sophistic theory (...)
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  10. Resenha de Chaisemartin, N.; Theodorescu, D. Le Thé'tre D’Aphrodisias : Les Structures Scéniques. Aphrodisias 8.Adriane Da Silva Duarte - 2020 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 29:e02911.
    Resenha de Chaisemartin, N.; Theodorescu, D. Le théâtre d’Aphrodisias : les structures scéniques. Aphrodisias 8.
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    Theurgy and Transhumanism.Eric Steinhart - 2020 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 29:e02905.
    Theurgy was a system of magical practices in the late Roman Empire. It was applied Neoplatonism. The theurgists aimed to enable human bodies to assume divine attributes, that is, to become deities. I aim to show that much of the structure of theurgical Neoplatonism appears in transhumanism. Theurgists and transhumanists share a core Platonic-Pythagorean metaphysics. They share goals and methods. The theurgists practiced astrology, the reading of entrails, the consultation of oracles, channeling deities, magic, and the animation of statues. The (...)
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  12. Socrates, Vlastos, Scanlon and the Principle of the Sovereignty of Virtue.Daniel Simão Nascimento - 2020 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 3 (30):1-25.
    Abstract: This article offers a new formulation of the Socratic principle known as the Principle of the Sovereignty of Virtue (PSV). It is divided in three sections. In the first section I criticize Vlastos’ formulation of the PSV. In the second section I present the weighing model of practical deliberation, introduce the concepts of reason for action, simple reason, sufficient reason and conclusive reason that were offered by Thomas Scanlon in Being realistic about reasons (2014), and then I adapt these (...)
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