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The Notion of That Which Depends on Us in Plotinus and Its by Erik Eliasson

By Erik Eliasson

The booklet analyses Plotinus' concept of 'that which relies on us', which even though important to his ethics, hasn't ever been tested in a selected learn earlier than. The booklet lines the assets of this thought in Aristotle and its reception in Stoicism, heart Platonism and Early Aristotelian Commentators. It then exhibits how Plotinus' serious dialogue of the inherent difficulties in earlier debts and his research of the notion's software to the mind and the single, results in a hugely unique interpretation of the proposal as vital to his account of human service provider. The e-book demonstrates Plotinus' critical engagement with the important problems with old ethics, and his unique method of tackling them.

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The Sophists and Their Legacy by G.B. Kerferd (ed.)

By G.B. Kerferd (ed.)

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Porphyry's Launching-Points to the Realm of Mind: An by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie

By Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie

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The Landmark Herodotus: Histories by Robert B. Strassler

By Robert B. Strassler

From the editor of the commonly praised The Landmark Thucydides, a brand new Landmark variation of The Histories by way of Herodotus.Cicero known as Herodotus "the father of history," and his basically paintings, The Histories, is taken into account the 1st actual piece of ancient writing in Western literature. With lucid prose, Herodotus's account of the increase of the Persian Empire and its dramatic warfare with the Greek urban sates set a typical for narrative nonfiction that maintains to this present day. Illustrated, annotated, and full of maps—with an advent through Rosalind Thomas, twenty-one appendices written by way of students on the most sensible in their fields, and a brand new translation by means of Andrea L. Purvis—The Landmark Herodotus is a gorgeous version of the best classical paintings of historical past ever written.

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A Free Will: Origins of the Notion in Ancient Thought by Michæl Frede, A. A. Long, David Sedley

By Michæl Frede, A. A. Long, David Sedley

Where does the thought of unfastened will come from? How and while did it advance, and what did that improvement contain? In Michael Frede's greatly new account of the heritage of this concept, the idea of a unfastened will emerged from robust assumptions in regards to the relation among divine windfall, correctness of person selection, and self-enslavement as a result of fallacious selection. Anchoring his dialogue in Stoicism, Frede starts with Aristotle--who, he argues, had no concept of a loose will--and ends with Augustine. Frede indicates that Augustine, faraway from originating the belief (as is frequently claimed), derived such a lot of his pondering it from the Stoicism constructed through Epictetus.

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Akrasia in Greek Philosophy (Philosophia Antiqua) by Destrée, P. (ed.), Bobonich, Ch. (ed.), Christopher

By Destrée, P. (ed.), Bobonich, Ch. (ed.), Christopher Bobonich, Pierre Destree

The thirteen contributions of this collective supply new and hard methods of interpreting recognized and extra missed texts on akrasia (lack of keep watch over, or weak spot of will) in Greek philosophy (Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Plotinus).

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Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy by A. S. McGrade (Editor)

By A. S. McGrade (Editor)

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Empire of the Eagle by Andre Norton Susan Shwartz

By Andre Norton Susan Shwartz

The tribune Quintus used to be a guy of honor. but if Rome's could is overwhelmed on the conflict of Carrhae, Quintus can simply watch with honor and desire long gone as Rome's Eagles--the golden criteria which each and every Roman believes homes the very essence of the gods--are dragged during the dust by way of the barbarian hordes. The Eagles will move East as bloody testimony to Rome's humiliation. yet even in Hell, there occasionally lies a course of redemption. Quintus will stick with the Eagles, and try to by some means recapture the distinction that Rome has misplaced. he'll abandon the common sense that's Rome...and shuttle into the mists of fantasy and legend, the place he'll see visions of magic unknown to any Roman And the place he'll learn how to use barbarian magic to win again Rome's gods....

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Erotic Wisdom: Philosophy and Intermediacy in Plato's by Gary Alan Scott

By Gary Alan Scott

Erotic knowledge presents a cautious analyzing of 1 of Plato's so much loved dialogues, the Symposium, which explores the character and scope of human wish (eros). Gary Alan Scott and William A. Welton interact all the dialogue's significant topics, devoting certain realization to illuminating Plato's perception of philosophy. within the Symposium, Plato situates philosophy in an intermediate (metaxu) position--between want and source, lack of understanding and knowledge--showing how the very loss of what one wants can develop into a guiding kind of touch with the items of human hope. The authors research the concept that of intermediacy in relation either to Platonic metaphysics and to Plato's ethical psychology, arguing that philosophy, for Plato, is correctly understood as one of those "being in-between," because the love of knowledge (philosophia) instead of the ownership of it.

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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume XXVII: Winter by David Sedley

By David Sedley

Oxford experiences in historical Philosophy is a quantity of unique articles on all features of historic philosophy. The articles can be of considerable size, and comprise serious notices of significant books. OSAP is now released two times every year, in either hardback and paperback. during this quantity, articles diversity from Socrates to Pyrrho, with a number of on every one of Aristotle and Plato.Editor: David Sedley, Laurence Professor of old Philosophy, collage of Cambridge"Unique worth as a set of remarkable contributions within the quarter of old philosophy."--Sara Rubinelli, Bryn Mawr Classical evaluate

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