Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy : Volume XXV (2009)

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This volume, the twenty-fifth year of published proceedings, contains seven papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2008-9. The papers treat topics including: mind and body in Heraclitus and Anaxagoras, a reconsideration of Socratic intellectualism, the positive motivational intent of Platonic poetics, politics and dialectic in the Statesman, Aristotle on community life, the nature of virtue according to Chrysippus, and the beauty of scientific knowledge in Proclus.
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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 160 x 240 x 17.78mm | 499g
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9004186786
  • 9789004186781

Table of contents

Preface: John J. Cleary, 1949-2009
Addendum 2010

COLLOQUIUM 1
Thought and Body in Heraclitus and Anaxagoras
PATRICIA CURD
Commentary on Curd
KEITH MCPARTLAND
Curd/McPartland Bibliography

COLLOQUIUM 2
Living Well and Living Together: Politics VII 1-3 and the Discovery of the Common Life
EUGENE GARVER
Commentary on Garver
THORNTON LOCKWOOD
Garver/Lockwood Bibliography

COLLOQUIUM 3
Why Beauty is Truth in All We Know: Aesthetics and Mimesis in Neoplatonic Science
MARIJE MARTIJN
Commentary on Martijn
DMITRI NIKULIN
Martijn/Nikulin Bibliography

COLLOQUIUM 4
Politics and Dialectic in Plato's Statesman
DIMITRI EL MURR
Commentary on El Murr
CHRISTINE J. THOMAS
El Murr/Thomas Bibliography

COLLOQUIUM 5
Is Virtue Knowledge? Socratic Intellectualism Reconsidered
JOERG HARDY
Commentary on Hardy
DAVID ROOCHNIK
Hardy/Roochnik Bibliography

COLLOQUIUM 6
On the Chrysippean Thesis that the Virtues are Poia
BERNARD COLLETTE-DUCIC
Commentary on Collette-Ducic
BRIAN EARL JOHNSON
Collette-Ducic/Johnson Bibliography

COLLOQUIUM 7
Happiness, Justice, and Poetry in Plato's Republic
PIERRE DESTREE
Commentary on Destree
MAY SIM
Destree/Sim Bibliography

About our Contributors
Index of Names
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About Gary Gurtler

Gary M. Gurtler, S.J., is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. He has published on ancient philosophy, with special attention to Neoplatonism, including a book on Plotinus: The Experience of Unity (1988).

William Wians is Professor of Philosophy at Merrimack College. He has edited five previous volumes of BACAP proceedings and written numerous articles and reviews on ancient philosophy. His collection Logos and Muthos: Philosophical Essays in Greek Literature was recently published.

Contributors are Bernard Collette-Ducic, Patricia Curd, Pierre Destree, Dimitri El Murr, Eugene Garver, Joerg Hardy, Brian Earl Johnson, Thornton Lockwood, Marije Martijn, Keith McPartland, Dmitri Nikulin, David Roochnik, May Sim, and Christine J. Thomas.
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