Studies on Plato, Aristotle and Proclus: The Collected Essays on Ancient Philosophy of John Cleary

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BRILL, 2013 - Philosophy - 609 pages
John J. Cleary (1949 2009) was an internationally recognised authority in ancient Greek philosophy. This volume of penetrating studies of Plato, Aristotle, and Proclus, philosophy of mathematics, and ancient theories of education, display Cleary s range of expertise and originality of approach.
 

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Contents

Back to the Texts Themselves
3
The Paideia of the Historical Protagoras
19
Competing Models of Paideia in Platos Gorgias
37
Erotic Paideia in Platos Symposium
53
Cultivating Intellectual Virtue in Platos PhilosopherRulers
73
Paideia in Platos Laws
99
Socratic Influences on Aristotles Ethical Inquiry
111
Akrasia and Moral Education in Aristotle
131
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY B Aristotle
299
On the Terminology of Abstraction in Aristotle
301
Science Universals and Reality
333
Phainomena in Aristotles Methodology
379
Aristotles Criticism of Platos Theory of Form Numbers
415
Aristotles Criticism of Platos First Principles
441
Should One Pray for Aristotles Best Polis?
465
Emending Aristotles Division of Theoretical Sciences
479

HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS
151
The Mathematical Cosmology of Platos Timaeus
153
Abstracting Aristotles Philosophy of Mathematics
181
Proclus Philosophy of Mathematics
201
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY A Plato
221
Platos Teleological Atomism
223
The Role of Theology in Platos Laws
233
The Concept of Potency in Plato and Aristotle
251
HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY C Proclus and Later
513
Proclus Elaborate Defence of Platonic Ideas
515
Proclus as a Reader of Platos Timaeus
525
Proclus and Hegel
543
Platos Philebus as a Gadamerian Conversation?
565
Bibliographies
585
Index of Modern Authors
607
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John J. Cleary received a first class honours MA from University College Dublin in 1975 for a thesis on Karl Popper, and in 1981 a Ph.D. ("summa cum laude") from Boston University for a dissertation on Aristotle s theory of abstraction. Besides his main publications ("Aristotle on the Many Senses of Priority," 1988), and "Aristotle and Mathematics: Aporetic Method in Cosmology and Metaphysics," 1995) he wrote widely on ancient philosophy, philosophy of mathematics, and theories of education. John Dillon graduated in Literae Humaniores from Oxford in 1963, and received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1969. He taught at Berkeley until 1980, when he was appointed to the Regius Professorship of Greek at Trinity College Dublin, where he remained until his retirement in 2006. He is the author or editor of over 30 books in Greek Philosophy, in particular the history of the Platonic tradition. Brendan O'Byrne is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy as well as Curator of the Dublin Centre for the Study of the Platonic Tradition, Trinity College Dublin. He wrote his Ph.D. dissertation (2001) under Professor John Dillon on the subject of Heidegger's encounter with Plato. He is currently working on the theme of self-knowledge in Sophocles and Plato. Fran O Rourke is Associate Professor of Philosophy at University College Dublin. He studied at Galway, Vienna, K ln, Louvain, and Leuven. He is author of "Pseudo-Dionysius and the Metaphysics of Aquinas" (2005) and "Allwisest Stagyrite: Joyce s Quotations from Aristotle" (2005). He is preparing for publication a collection of essays entitled "Aristotelian Interpretations," and completing a book on James Joyce, Aristotle, and Aquinas.