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Proceedings of the Boston area colloquium in ancient philosophy; v.24, 2008.


Proceedings of the Boston area colloquium in ancient philosophy; v.24, 2008.

Ed. by John J. Cleary and Gary M. Gurtler.



310 pages




For twenty-five years the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy has been meeting to hear and discuss papers on recent research. This edition of the proceedings concentrates mainly on aspects of Plato and Aristotle. Editors Cleary and Gurtler, both in the philosophy department at Boston College, have arranged these in the order in which they were given. In general, the papers have been revised in response to points brought up at each colloquium. In the spirit of scholarly debate, each paper is followed by a commentary, sometimes a rebuttal, sometimes an elaboration of points made. The first four papers investigate Aristotle, Plato, and the Stoics on elements of what constitutes happiness. Other topics are the influence (or lack thereof) of Aristotle on Stoic determinism, contradictions in Plato's theories of natural science, dialectic and rhetoric in Plato, who claimed he was no fan of rhetoric in politics, and the concept of pros hen in Aristotelian metaphysics.

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