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Philosophical Lives: The Academics, Jorgen Mejer Dec 1986

Philosophical Lives: The Academics, Jorgen Mejer

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No modern account of the history of the Academy as a whole exists. For the early history of the Academy, the last 3 1/2 centuries BC, we are in an unusual situation, as compared with the other schools of philosophy, that two historical accounts are preserved: Papyrus Herculanensis 1021, the Index Academicorum, and Book 4 of Diogenes Laertius' Lives and Opinions of the Philosophers. Comparison of these two sources gives us a better possibility of determining what belongs to the main tradition and what is peculiar to each source.


The Lives Of The Peripatetics: Diogenes Laertius, Vitae Philosophorum, Book Five, Michael Sollenberger Dec 1986

The Lives Of The Peripatetics: Diogenes Laertius, Vitae Philosophorum, Book Five, Michael Sollenberger

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

The fifth book of Diogenes Laertius’ Lives of the Philosophers is concerned with the first four heads of the Peripatos – Aristotle, Theophrastus, Strato, and Lyco – and two outstanding members of the school – Demetrius of Phalerum and Heraclides of Pontus. Consideration is given her to rather general matters of structure, organization, and arrangement of material in Book Five as a whole, to the different categories of information in the individual lives, and to the most striking feature of this book which set it apart from other books: namely, the wills of the first four scholarchs and the extensive catalogues of writings ...


Aristotle On Reason, Practical Reason, And Living Well, Deborah K.W. Modrak Dec 1986

Aristotle On Reason, Practical Reason, And Living Well, Deborah K.W. Modrak

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

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Sagp Newsletter 1986/7.2 (November), Anthony Preus Nov 1986

Sagp Newsletter 1986/7.2 (November), Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Announcement of the meetings of the Society with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association and with the American Philological Association, December 1986.


Aristotle On Meaning And Natural Kinds, David Charles May 1986

Aristotle On Meaning And Natural Kinds, David Charles

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Given the account that I give of natural kind terms in Aristotle, the task of explaining the coherence of essentialist claims lay elsewhere for him than in the theory of reference. He required a deeper account of necessity and explanation than the modern theorist provides in order to fulfill an explanatory task left virtually untouched by his account of the meaning of these terms. ... The ancient and modern routes to essentialism seem fundamentally different. And this is why Aristotle did not require to attribute to the pre-scientific thinker the deep assumptions invoked by the modern theorist.


Socrates' Evil Associates And The Motivation For His Trial And Condemnation, Thomas C. Brickhouse, Nicholas D. Smith Mar 1986

Socrates' Evil Associates And The Motivation For His Trial And Condemnation, Thomas C. Brickhouse, Nicholas D. Smith

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

We argue against those who construe the charge made by Polycrates, that Socrates was the teacher of Alcibiades and Critias, to be a substantial feature of the prejudice that Socrates faced as he stood trial for impiety and corrupting the youth.


Aristotle On Property Rights, Fred D. Miller Jr. Mar 1986

Aristotle On Property Rights, Fred D. Miller Jr.

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

The thesis is that a theory of private property rights can be reconstructed from the remarks about property scattered throughout Aristotle’s writings. His working concept is as follows: X has a property right in P if, and only if, X possesses P in such a way that the use of P is up to X and the alienation of P (giving P away or selling P) is up to X. It is argued that Aristotle provides clear answers to the important questions which should be answered by a theory of property rights: (1) What individuals can properly hold rights ...


Sagp Newsletter 1985/6.3 (February), Anthony Preus Feb 1986

Sagp Newsletter 1985/6.3 (February), Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Announcement of the meetings of the Society with the Pacific and Central Divisions of the American Philosophical Association for Spring 1986.