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Strategies of Polemics in Greek and Roman Philosophy.


Strategies of Polemics in Greek and Roman Philosophy

Edited by Sharon Weisser and Naly Thaler



248 pages



Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture; Volume 21


Scholars of philosophy present 11 essays mostly from a January 2014 colloquium exploring the extent to which polemics were an integral component of ancient philosophy. Among the topics are the continuation of philosophy by other means, polemical arguments about pleasure: the controversy within and around the Academy, the politics of Aristotle's criticism of Plato's Republic, the perfidious strategy: the Platonists against Stoicism, vehementia: a rhetorical basis of polemics in Roman philosophy, and the invisible adversary: anti-Christian polemic in Proclus' Commentary on the Republic of Plato. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)

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