Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy : Volume XXXV (2019)

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This volume, the thirty-fifth year of published proceedings, contains five papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during the academic year 2018-19. Paper topics include: evidence for Simplicius as author of the Commentary on the De Anima; Aristotle and Humean theory of motivation, 'besires' and desires; moderation in NE 3,10-12 as novel in Aristotle, differing greatly from his contemporaries, especially Plato's Charmides; Platonic memory and oblivion, mythic sources and cultural influence; Aristotle's final causality in recovering nature from inanimate mechanism. The commentators take up the themes of these papers, in some instances developing and building on the main argument, while in others offering direct challenges to the principal author's thesis.
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  • Hardback | 184 pages
  • 155 x 235 x 12.7mm | 416g
  • Leiden, Netherlands
  • English
  • 9004438580
  • 9789004438583

About Gary M. S.J Gurtler

Gary M. Gurtler, S.J., is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. He has published on ancient philosophy, including two books, most recently Ennead IV.4.30-45, IV.5, Translation and Commentary (2015), and co-edited Ancient and Medieval Concepts of Friendship (2014).

Daniel P. Maher, PhD (1997, Boston College) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Assumption University. He has published on ancient philosophy and other topics in journals such as Review of Metaphysics, Logos, Interpretation, Hermathena, Society, and Proceedings of the ACPA.
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