Reading Ancient Texts. Volume II: Aristotle and Neoplatonism

Essays in Honour of Denis O’Brien

Editors: Suzanne Stern-Gillet and Kevin Corrigan, 2007

 

The contributors to this volume offer, in the light of specialised knowledge of leading philosophers of the ancient world, answers to the question: how are we to read and understand the surviving texts of Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus and Augustine?

 

Contents:

 

Preliminary Materials

Aristotle’s Conception Of Dunamis And Techne

Aristotle And The Starting Point Of Moral Development: The Notion Of Natural Virtue

Akrasia And Moral Education In Aristotle

Effective Primary Causes: The Notion Of Contact And The Possibility Of Acting Without Being Affected In Aristotle’s De Generatione Et Corruptione

The Organization Of The Soul: Some Overlooked Aspects Of Interpretation From Plato To Late Antiquity

The Final Metamorphosis: Narrative Voice In The Prologue Of Apuleius’ Golden Ass

Plotinus: Omnipresence And Transcendence Of The One In VI 5[23]

The Concept Of Will In Plotinus

Divine Freedom In Plotinus And Iamblichus (Tractate VI 8 (39) 7, 11–15 And De Mysteriis III, 17–20)

Was The Vita Plotini Known In Arab Philosophical Circles?

Friendship And Transgression: Luminosus Limes Amicitiae (Augustine, Confessions 2.2.2) And The Themes Of Confessions 2

Augustine And The Philosophical Foundations Of Sincerity

Innovation And Continuity In The History Of Philosophy

Bibliography

Subject Index

Index Of Names

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