Essays on Plato and Aristotle

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Oxford University Press, 2001 - Philosophy - 251 pages
J.L. Ackrill's work on Plato and Aristotle has had a considerable influence upon ancient philosophical studies in the late twentieth century. This volume collects the best of Ackrill's essays on the two greatest philosophers of antiquity. With philosophical acuity and philological expertise he examines a wide range of texts and topics--from ethics and logic to epistemology and metaphysics--that continue to be in the focus of debate.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Remarks on 73c75c
13
2 Language and Reality in Platos Cratylus
33
Theaetetus 187200
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Sophist 251259
80
6 In Defence of Platonic Division
93
Some Questions on Posterior Analytics II 810
110
9 Aristotles Distinction between Energeia and Kin275sis
142
10 Aristotles Definitions of Psuch275
163
11 Aristotle on Eudaimonia
179
12 Aristotle on Good and the Categories
201
13 Aristotle on Action
212
14 An Aristotelian Argument about Virtue
222
15 What is Wrong with Platos Republic?
230
Index
253

8 Change and Aristotles Theological Argument
131

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About the author (2001)

J. L. Ackrill is Emeritus Professor of History of Philosophy in the University of Oxford, and an Emeritus Fellow of Brasenose College.

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