Cinzia Arruzza is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York. She received her PhD in 2005 from the University of Rome Tor Vergata. She is the author of Les mésaventures de la théodicée: Plotin, Origène, Grégoire de Nysse (Brepols 2011) and Plotinus. Ennead II 5: On What Is Potentially and What Actually, Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Parmenides Press 2015).
Dmitri Nikulin is Professor of Philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York. He received his PhD in 1990 from the Institute of Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences, Moscow. His published articles address various aspects of ontology, psychology, science, and mathematics in Plotinus and Proclus, as well as in Plato and Aristotle. He is the author of Matter, Imagination and Geometry (Ashgate, 2002), Dialectic and Dialogue (Stanford, 2010) and the editor of The Other Plato (SUNY, 2012) and Memory: A History (Oxford, 2015).
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Table of contents
List of Contributors
Introduction, Cinzia Arruzza and Dmitri Nikulin
The Power of Speech. The Influence of the Sophists on Greek Politics, Giovanni Giorgini
Philosophical Dogs and Tyrannical Wolves in Plato’s Republic, Cinzia Arruzza
What’s the Good of Knowing the Forms?, Chris Bobonich
Individual Competence and Collective Deliberation in Aristotle’s Politics, Christoph Horn
Diogenes the Comic, or How to Tell the Truth in the Face of a Tyrant, Dmitri Nikulin
Dio of Prusa and the Roman Stoics on How to Speak the Truth to Oneself and to Power, Gretchen Reydams-Schils
Stoic Utopia Reconsidered: Pyrrhonism, Ethics, and Politics, Emidio Spinelli
Plato’s Tyrant in Neoplatonic Philosophy, Dominic J. O’Meara