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Aristotle On Knowledge, Nous And The Problems Of Necessary Truth, Thomas Kiefer Dec 2001

Aristotle On Knowledge, Nous And The Problems Of Necessary Truth, Thomas Kiefer

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

In this paper, I argue that nous for Aristotle concerns necessary truths. (1) Nous is the solution to the dilemma raised in Posterior Analytics I.3. (2) Knowledge and nous have necessary truths as their subject matter, and are identical to this subject matter. (3) This position creates two problems concerning (i) the innateness of knowledge and nous, and (ii) the mind-dependency of necessary truths. (4) The end of DA III.5 reveals an attempt to solve (i) and (ii): The necessary truths of knowledge and nous are for us innate in a certain way, appear to come to be ...


Sagp Newsletter 2001.2 (December), Anthony Preus Dec 2001

Sagp Newsletter 2001.2 (December), Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Sagp Newsletter 2002.2 (December), Anthony Preus Dec 2001

Sagp Newsletter 2002.2 (December), Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Sagp Ssips 2001 List Of Papers, Anthony Preus Oct 2001

Sagp Ssips 2001 List Of Papers, Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

List of papers presented at the 2001 SAGP/SSIPS Conference


Philosophy As Liturgical Action: An Essay On Plato's Politics, Gene Fendt May 2001

Philosophy As Liturgical Action: An Essay On Plato's Politics, Gene Fendt

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Plato teaches that the arche and telos of politics is liturgical action. No 'purely secular' foundation of a polis is possible. Politics necessarily opens beyond itself and is therefore subject to theological critique and theotic fulfillment (or not). The Republic teaches about the primacy of the liturgical; in the Laws Plato presents the proper liturgical act for human beings.


Oh Brother! The Fraternity Of Rhetoric And Philosophy In Plato's Gorgias, Roslyn Weiss May 2001

Oh Brother! The Fraternity Of Rhetoric And Philosophy In Plato's Gorgias, Roslyn Weiss

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

Brothers abound in the Gorgias, as do types of fraternal relations. I look for that form of fraternity in the Gorgias that Plato means to serve as a model or paradigm for the ideal relationship between rhetoric and philosophy. The Gorgias acknowledges deficiency not only in rhetoric but in philosophy as well, and recognizes merit in both rhetoric and philosophy, so that there is potential for the two to complement one another and when they do, to be of real benefit.


Socratic Perfectionism Ii, George Rudebusch Mar 2001

Socratic Perfectionism Ii, George Rudebusch

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

This paper is part two of an argument that Socrates is an agent-neutral perfectionist (like J. S. Mill) rather than an agent-relative perfectionist (e.g. in Crime and Punishment, the egoist Raskolnikov and the altruist Sophie). The argument is based on Plato's Lysis.


Candidates For Aristotle's Natural Slaves, D. Brendan Nagle Mar 2001

Candidates For Aristotle's Natural Slaves, D. Brendan Nagle

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

The aim of this paper is to identify empirically potential candidates for natural slaves among the vast number of coerced workers in the ancient world, barbarian and Greek alike.


Sagp Newsletter 2002.3 (March), Anthony Preus Mar 2001

Sagp Newsletter 2002.3 (March), Anthony Preus

The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter

No abstract provided.