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    Aristotle’s Criticism of the Platonic Idea of the Good in Nicomachean Ethics 1.6.Melina G. Mouzala - 2017 - Peitho 8 (1):309-342.
    In Nicomachean Ethics 1.6, Aristotle directs his criticism not only against the Platonic Idea of the Good but also against the notion of a universal Good. In this paper, I also examine some of the most interesting aspects of his criticism of the Platonic Good and the universal Good in Eudemian Ethics 1.8. In the EN, after using a series of disputable ontological arguments, Aristotle’s criticism culminates in a strong ethical or rather practical and, simultaneously, epistemological argument, from which a (...)
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    Aristotle’s Criticism of the Platonic Forms as Causes in De Generatione Et Corruptione II 9. A Reading Based on Philoponus’ Exegesis.Melina G. Mouzala - 2016 - Peitho 7 (1):123-148.
    In the De Generatione et Corruptione II 9, Aristotle aims to achieve the confirmation of his theory of the necessity of the efficient cause. In this chapter he sets out his criticism on the one hand of those who wrongly attributed the efficient cause to other kinds of causality and on the other, of those who ignored the efficient cause. More specifically Aristotle divides all preceding theories which attempted to explain generation and corruption into two groups: i) those which offered (...)
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    Olympiodorus and Damascius on the Philosopher’s Practice of Dying in Plato’s Phaedo.Melina G. Mouzala - 2014 - Peitho 5 (1):177-198.
    This paper presents Olympiodorus’ and Damascius’ explanations of the philosopher’s practice of dying in Plato’s Phaedo. It also includes a presentation of Ammonius’ exegesis of the practice of death. The Neoplatonic commentators discern two kinds of death, the bodily or physical death and the voluntary death. Olympiodorus suggests that bodily death is only an image of voluntary death and cannot be recognized as an original death, because original death presupposes the preparation for death and the constant effort for the purification (...)
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    Syrianus on the Platonic Tradition of the Separate Existence of Numbers.Melina G. Mouzala - 2015 - Peitho 6 (1):167-194.
    This paper analyzes and explains certain parts of Syrianus’s Commentary on book M of Aristotle’s Metaphysics, which details Syrianus’s response to Aristotle’s attack against the Platonic position of the separate existence of numbers. Syrianus defends the separate existence not only of eidetic but also of mathematical numbers, following a line of argumentation which involves a hylomorphic approach to the latter. He proceeds with an analysis of the mathematical number into matter and form, but his interpretation entails that form is the (...)
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