Reading Ancient Texts

Volume II: Aristotle and Neoplatonism

Suzanne Stern-Gillet and Kevin Corrigan (eds.), Leyde: Brill, 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?

(Text from the publisher)

Table of 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


Subject Index

Index Of Names


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