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Paradox, Poetry, And Eternity: Socrates, Parmenides, And Nietzsche, Scott Austin Dec 1988

Paradox, Poetry, And Eternity: Socrates, Parmenides, And Nietzsche, Scott Austin

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Abstractly, some metalanguages and their allied languages are such that the metalinguistic truths cannot be put into the language itself without a (fruitful or devastating) paradox which breaks the very rules which the metalanguage itself enunciates for the language. Others are such that the transposition of metalanguage into language occurs without difficulty. The status of philosophy as a purported "science of all sciences" from classical times to the present hangs on this difference; for, unless there can be speech about speech in one’s own (however elaborated) natural language, the metaphysical enterprise sooner or later topples, to be replaced by ...


Ontological Structures In Aristotle, Donald Morrison Dec 1988

Ontological Structures In Aristotle, Donald Morrison

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

According to the traditional view of the Categories, the ten "categories" are the highest genera of beings. Each of them stands at the head of a tree-like division of the the items falling under it; this division is also sometimes called a "category". The metaphysical structure made up of these ten divisions is the "system of the categories". According to the traditional view, the system of the categories is very rigidly laid out. Not only is every being included in the structure, but every being has exactly one location. Each being is predicated essentially of those below it along the ...


Sagp Newsletter 1988/9.2 (November), Anthony Preus Nov 1988

Sagp Newsletter 1988/9.2 (November), Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Programs of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy with the Eastern Division of the American Philosophical Association December 28, 1988, in Washington DC, and with the American Philological Association January 7, 1989, in Baltimore, Maryland.


Sagp/Ssips Program 1988, Anthony Preus Oct 1988

Sagp/Ssips Program 1988, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Persons, Community and the Good in Antiquity and in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic Philosophy. 7th annual SAGP/SSIPS conference, at Baruch College. Program of papers presented.


A New Look At The Ergon Argument In The Nicomachean Ethics, Alfonso Gomez-Lobo Apr 1988

A New Look At The Ergon Argument In The Nicomachean Ethics, Alfonso Gomez-Lobo

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

It is commonly assumed that the ergon argument consists in an inference which starts from the powers specific or peculiar to man and arrives at a definition of the human good. This would commit Aristotle to some form of naturalism which is either fallacious or at least not available to us because we cannot share his views about human nature. The purpose of the present paper is to show that this interpretation is unsatisfactory. Aristotle's argument is based on a general principle which may be reformulated as follows: "For any x, if x has an ergon y_, then x ...


Existence Claims In The Posterior Analytics, Richard D. Mckirahan Jr. Mar 1988

Existence Claims In The Posterior Analytics, Richard D. Mckirahan Jr.

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Existence Claims in the Posterior Analytics

Richard McKirahan

This paper treats several questions about the place of existence claims in theory of science presented in the Posterior Analytics. On the basis of a close reading of the text it shows that Aristotle identifies existence claims as a distinct kind of scientific principles (alongside definitions and common principles), that what these principles declare to exist are the subjects as opposed to the attributes that the science studies (triangles, as opposed to the property of having angles equal to two right angles), and not all the subjects, but a subset of them ...


Aristotle On The Mechanics Of Thought: Abstract, Michae V. Wedin Mar 1988

Aristotle On The Mechanics Of Thought: Abstract, Michae V. Wedin

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

The submission is itself an abstract, not a complete paper. The revised (complete) paper is included in J. P. Anton & A. Preus, eds. Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy V. Aristotle's Ontology. SUNY Press. 245-272.


Sagp Newsletter 1987/8.4 (March), Anthony Preus Mar 1988

Sagp Newsletter 1987/8.4 (March), Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Program for the meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy with the Central Division of the American Philosophical Association in April, 1988, in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Sagp Newsletter 1987/8.3 (February), Anthony Preus Feb 1988

Sagp Newsletter 1987/8.3 (February), Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Program for the meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy with the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association March 24, 1988, in Portland Oregon.


Listing Of The 1987-1988 Sagp Content, Society For Ancient Greek Philosophy Jan 1988

Listing Of The 1987-1988 Sagp Content, Society For Ancient Greek Philosophy

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

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