Scholarship on ancient Pyrrhonism has made tremendous advances over the past three decades, thanks especially to the careful reexamination of Sextus Empiricus’ extant corpus. Building on this momentum, the authors of the eight essays collected here examine some of the most vexed and intriguing exegetical and philosophical questions posed by Sextus’ presentation of this form of skepticism. The essays explore in a new light the skeptical interpretation of Plato, the differences between Pyrrhonism and Cyrenaicism, the Pyrrhonist’s stance on ordinary life, religion, language, and ethics, Sextus’ discussion of our access to our own mental states, and the relationship between Pyrrhonism and epistemic internalism and externalism. These new essays represent a substantial contribution to the advancement of scholarship on Pyrrhonian skepticism.
New Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism
William W. Fortenbaugh, with Contributions on the Arabic Material by Dimitri Gutas
Commenting on recently collected sources for Theophrastus' ethical views, this work relates Theophrastean doctrine to that of Aristotle and the rival Stoics. The focus is on topics like virtue and happiness, manners and moral virtues, innate character and the relation of animals to humans.
This edition of David the Invincible’s Commentary on the Prior Analytics, surviving only in an old Armenian translation from Greek, includes a revised critical text and the first English translation of the work, textual parallels with other commentaries, trilingual glossaries and other material ...
This study presents a revision of Proclus’ natural philosophy, starting from the Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus. It provides new insight into Proclus' metaphysics of nature, his surprisingly peripatetic philosophy of science, the role of mathematics, and the nature of discourse.
Edited by Robert W. Sharples
An examination by leading scholars of what the ancient Greeks had to say on the relation between the universal and the particular in ethics, psychology, metaphysics and cosmology.
Simultaneous critical editions based on all available evidence, with an introduction, English translations, and commentaries of the Greek text and a medieval Arabic translation of Theophrastus’s On First Principles (“metaphysics”), together with a methodological excursus on Graeco-Arabic ...
J. Mansfeld and D.T. Runia
This collection of essays written between 1989 and 2009 records the authors’ exploration of the important but elusive genre of ancient doxography. Focusing primarily on the Placita of Aëtius, it can be used as a companion volume for the two earlier volumes of Aëtiana.
Edited by Alan C. Bowen and Christian Wildberg
Aristotle's great ambition in his De caelo was to determine the nature and structure of the geocentric universe. This collection of essays addresses key epistemological and methodological issues raised by the numerous arguments that Aristotle offers.
Edited by Valentina Calzolari and Jonathan Barnes
This book is concerned with the transmission of Greek ideas in the East (in Armenia and in Syria), and more particularly with the Armenian translations of the Greek commentaries on Aristotle’s logic which are ascribed to the sixth-century Platonist David.
Edited by Riccardo Chiaradonna and Franco Trabattoni
The articles in this volume concentrate on Neoplatonic philosophy of nature from Plotinus to Simplicius, and on its main conceptual features and its relation to the previous philosophical and scientific traditions. The papers were presented at a conference sponsored by the European Science ...
J. Mansfeld and D.T. Runia
This study investigates the methodology and tradition of Aëtius' Doxography of physics and provides a full reconstruction of Book II as a single unified text.
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