Category: Greek Roman

Language in the Confessions of Augustine by Philip Burton

By Philip Burton

Philip Burton explores Augustine's therapy of language in his Confessions - an incredible paintings of Western philosophy and literature, with carrying on with highbrow value. certainly one of Augustine's key issues is the tale of his personal encounters with language: from his acquisition of language as a baby, via his occupation as schoolboy orator then big name scholar at Carthage, to professor of rhetoric at Carthage and Rome. Having labored his manner as much as the eminence of court docket Orator to the Roman Emperor at Milan, Augustine rediscovered the catholic Christianity of his formative years - and determined that this was once incompatible together with his rhetorical occupation. Over the subsequent ten years, he progressively reinvents himself as a special type of language specialist: a Christian highbrow, commentating on Scripture and preaching to his flock.

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The Proficience And Advancement Of Learning by Sir Francis Bacon

By Sir Francis Bacon

"The TVVOO Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the proficience and aduancement of studying, divine and humane. To the King. At London. revealed for Henrie Tomes, and are to be sould at his store at Graies Inne Gate in Holborne. 1605." That was once the unique title-page of the ebook now within the reader's hand--a residing publication that led the best way to a brand new global of suggestion.

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Peripatetic Philosophy, 200 BC to AD 200: An Introduction by R. W. Sharples

By R. W. Sharples

A suite of assets, a lot of them fragmentary and formerly scattered and difficult to entry, for the advance of Peripatetic philosophy within the later Hellenistic interval and the early Roman empire. This booklet offers the heritage opposed to which the 1st commentator on Aristotle from whom large fabric survives, Alexander of Aphrodisias (fl. c. advert 2 hundred) constructed his interpretations which stay influential even this day. a few of the passages are the following translated into English for the 1st time, together with the entire of the precis of Peripatetic ethics attributed to 'Arius Didymus'.

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An Approach to Aristotle's Physics : With Particular by David Bolotin

By David Bolotin

Keeping that Aristotle's writings concerning the wildlife include a rhetorical floor in addition to a philosophic center, David Bolotin argues during this booklet that Aristotle by no means heavily meant a lot of his doctrines which were demolished through glossy technological know-how. for this reason, he offers a couple of "case stories" to teach that Aristotle intentionally misrepresented his perspectives approximately nature--a notion that was once in most cases shared by way of commentators on his paintings in past due antiquity and the center a while. Bolotin demonstrates that Aristotle's actual perspectives haven't been refuted through sleek technology and nonetheless deserve our so much critical consciousness.

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The Republic of Plato (Volume 2) by J. Adam

By J. Adam

The past due James Adam's version of The Republic of Plato was once released in 1902 and has lengthy been out of print; it nonetheless continues to be one of the such a lot precise and important serious variants on hand. D. A. Rees, Fellow and coach of Jesus collage, Oxford, has written an creation of 15,000 phrases for this version. In it, he surveys Adam's paintings at the Republic and studies next paintings at the textual difficulties, language and which means of the e-book. The publication is split into volumes; quantity I. advent and Books I-V, and quantity II, revealed the following, Books VI-X and Indexes.

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New Perspectives on Aristotelianism and Its Critics by Miira Tuominen, Sara Heinamaa, Virpi Makinen

By Miira Tuominen, Sara Heinamaa, Virpi Makinen

New investigations at the content material, influence, and feedback of Aristotelianism in Antiquity, the past due heart a long time, and sleek ethics exhibit that Aristotelianism isn't really an out of date monolithic doctrine yet a residing and evolving culture inside of philosophy. sleek philosophy and technological know-how are often understood as anti-Aristotelian, and Early glossy philosophers usually conceived their philosophical undertaking as opposing medieval Aristotelianism. New views on Aristotelianism and Its Critics brings to gentle the interior complexity of those simplified oppositions by means of analysing Aristotle's philosophy, the Aristotelian culture, and feedback in the direction of it inside of 3 themes - wisdom, rights, and the nice lifestyles - in historical, medieval, and glossy philosophy. It explores the assets of Aristotle's philosophy for breaking via a few valuable impasses and simplified dichotomies of the philosophy of our time. participants are: John Drummond, Sabine Follinger, Hallvard Fossheim, Sara Heinamaa, Roberto Lambertini, Virpi Makinen, Fred D. Miller, Diana Quarantotto, and Miira Tuominen

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