Environmental ethicists have frequently criticized ancient Greek philosophy as anti-environmental for a view of philosophy that is counterproductive to environmental ethics and a view of the world that puts nature at the disposal of people. This provocative collection of original essays reexamines the views of nature and ecology found in the thought of Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and Plotinus. Recognizing that these thinkers were not confronted with the environmental degradation that threatens contemporary philosophers, the contributors to this book find that (...) the Greeks nevertheless provide an excellent foundation for a sound theory of environmentalism. (shrink)
Block's hypothesis concerning the order of Aristotle's psychological writings can be defended against a criticism which arises from Lulofs' interpretation of Insomn. 2, 459b24-460a33. Such a defence results in the discovery of possible purely physiological senses of words heretofore thought essentially psychological.
This essay is an attempt to bring together two contrasting approaches to Aristotle’s theory of the soul—the explication of what Aristotle says about the psychē and its functions and activities, on the one hand, and on the other, the analysis of Aristotle’s contributions to the history of ideas about mental illness, its causes and remedies. The first approach has been primarily philosophical, while most of those who have written about Aristotle’s contributions to the history of madness have been medical or (...) psychiatric professionals. (shrink)
Paper edition ($18.95) not seen. The essays in this collection have been selected from a much larger set of papers on Aristotle's ethics, presented before the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy during the past decade.
Anthony Preus - The Myth of Aristotle's Development and the Betrayal of Metaphysics - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40:4 Journal of the History of Philosophy 40.4 536-537 Book Review The Myth of Aristotle's Development and the Betrayal of Metaphysics Walter E. Wehrle. The Myth of Aristotle's Development and the Betrayal of Metaphysics. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. Pp. xiii + 279. Cloth, $75.00. Walter Wehrle was a clever scholar who struggled all his life with a crippling illness (...) that led to his death at the age of forty-nine. His widow, with the help of a friend and colleague, David Schum, saw this posthumous book into print. Wehrle focuses on one argument line used by some of those who have theories of Aristotle's development:.. (shrink)