Robert Mayhew, Ph.D. (1991, Georgetown University) is Professor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University (New Jersey). He has published monographs, translations, and articles in ancient Greek Philosophy, including most recently Prodicus the Sophist: Texts, Translations, and Commentary (Oxford 2011) and Aristotle: Problems (Loeb Classical Library – Harvard 2011).
Contributors are: Han Baltussen, Andrew Barker, Istvan Bodnár, Alan C. Bowen, Bruno Centrone, William W. Fortenbaugh, Stefan Hagel, James G. Lennox, Mariska Leunissen, Robert Mayhew, Stephen Menn, David C. Mirhady, Katerina Oikonomopolou, Jason G. Rheins, Eckart Schütrumpf, Byron J. Stoyles, Liba Taub, Oliver Thomas, John Wilkins and Malcolm Wilson.
Anyone interested in ancient Greek philosophy and science (including medicine and mathematics, but also moral philosophy), and especially that of Aristotle and the later Peripatetic philosophers.
Table of contents
1 The Problemata physica: An Introduction
2 Democritus, Aristotle, and the Problemata
3 Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics and the Aristotelian Problemata
James G. Lennox
4 The Problemata’s Medical Books: Structural and Methodological Aspects
5 Creating Problemata with the Hippocratic Corpus
6 On Problemata 3: Wine-Drinking and Drunkenness
William W. Fortenbaugh
7 Material and Teleological Explanations in Problemata 10
Byron J. Stoyles
8 Sound Reasoning in Problemata 11? Disentangling the Components of Voices
9 Understanding Odours in Problemata12–13: Peripatetic Problems Concerning the Elusive Sense of Smell
10 The Ethnography of Problemata 14 in (Its Mostly Aristotelian) Context
11 Problemata 15: Its Title and Agenda
Alan C. Bowen
12 Musical Pitch and the Enigmatic Octave in Problemata 19
13 Food and Health in Problemata 21–22: Cooking (pepsis) in the Kitchen and “Cooking” (pepsis) in the Body
14 On Problemata 23: Little Problems on the Vast Sea
15 Problemata 26 and Theophrastus’ De ventis: A Preliminary Comparison
16 On Problemata 27: Problems Connected with Fear and Courage
William W. Fortenbaugh
17 On Problemata 28: Temperance and Intemperance, Continence and Incontinence
18 Problemata 29 and Athenian Law
David C. Mirhady
19 Black Bile as the Cause of Human Accomplishments and Behaviors in Pr. 30.1: Is the Concept Aristotelian?
20 Homo numerans, venerans, or imitans? Human and Animal Cognition in Problemata 30.6
Jason G. Rheins
21 ‘Problematising’ the Problemata: The Problemata in Relation to Other Question-and-Answer Texts