Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

R. J. Hankinson traces the history of ancient Greek thinking about causation and explanation, from its earliest beginnings through more than a thousand years to the middle of the first millennium of the Christian era.

Author: R. J. Hankinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0199246564

Category: Literary Collections

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R. J. Hankinson traces the history of ancient Greek thinking about causation and explanation, from its earliest beginnings through more than a thousand years to the middle of the first millennium of the Christian era. He examines ways in which the Ancient Greeks dealt with questions about how and why things happen as and when they do, about the basic constitution and structure of things, about function and purpose, laws of nature, chance, coincidence, and responsibility.
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Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

R. J. Hankinson traces the history of ancient Greek thinking about causation and explanation, from its earliest beginnings through more than a thousand years to the middle of the first millennium of the Christian era.

Author: R. J. Hankinson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023126340

Category: Philosophy

Page: 499

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R. J. Hankinson traces the history of ancient Greek thinking about causation and explanation, from its earliest beginnings through more than a thousand years to the middle of the first millennium of the Christian era. He examines ways in which the Ancient Greeks dealt with questions about how and why things happen as and when they do, about the basic constitution and structure of things, about function and purpose, laws of nature, chance, coincidence, and responsibility.
Categories: Philosophy

Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought

I began by supposing that it would consist in a relatively narrowly focused investigation of the Greek notion of explanation; it has developed into something more like a general account of what the Greeks called phusikē, ...

Author: R. J. Hankinson

Publisher: Clarendon Press

ISBN: 9780191519215

Category: Philosophy

Page: 516

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R. J. Hankinson traces the history of ancient Greek thinking about causation and explanation, from its earliest beginnings around 600 BC through to the middle of the first millennium of the Christian era. The ancient Greeks were the first Western civilization to subject the ideas of cause and explanation to rigorous and detailed analysis, and to attempt to construct theories about them on the basis of logic and experience. Hankinson examines the ways in which they dealt with questions about how and why things happen as and when they do, about the basic constitution and structure of things, about function and purpose, laws of nature, chance, coincidence, and responsibility. Such diverse questions are unified by the fact that they are all demands for an account of the world that will render it amenable to prediction and control; they are therefore at the root of both philosophical and scientific enquiry. Hankinson draws on a wide range of original sources, in philosophy, natural sciences, medicine, history, and the law, in order to create a synoptic picture of the growth and development of these central concepts in the Graeco-Roman world.
Categories: Philosophy

Language Thought and Falsehood in Ancient Greek Philosophy

Language  Thought and Falsehood in Ancient Greek Philosophy

This book, originally published in 1991, sets forth the assumptions about thought and language that made falsehood seem so problematic to Plato and his contemporaries, and expounds the solution that Plato finally reached in the Sophist.

Author: Nicholas Denyer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134870332

Category: Philosophy

Page: 232

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This book, originally published in 1991, sets forth the assumptions about thought and language that made falsehood seem so problematic to Plato and his contemporaries, and expounds the solution that Plato finally reached in the Sophist. Free from untranslated Greek, the book is accessible to all studying ancient Greek philosophy. As a well-documented case study of a definitive advance in logic, metaphysics and epistemology, the book will also appeal to philosophers generally.
Categories: Philosophy

Ancient Greek Philosophy 2 e

Ancient Greek Philosophy 2 e

This book discusses the principal fragments of the early Greek thinkers like Anaximander, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Parmenides and many others, who predate Plato and Aristotle.

Author: Vijay Tankha

Publisher: Pearson Education India

ISBN: 9789332537354

Category:

Page: 408

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This book discusses the principal fragments of the early Greek thinkers like Anaximander, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, Parmenides and many others, who predate Plato and Aristotle. The author contends that pre-Platonic Greek philosophy is not to be looked at as a matter of mere historical interest. Although their work survives only in fragments, they have been the subject of study and reflection by the whole western philosophical tradition. Therefore the second edition of Ancient Greek Philosophy: Thales to Socrates covers the gamut of western thought from the pre-Socratic to the Socratic in order to provide us with an in-depth introduction to the whole of classical Greek philosophy.
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Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy VI

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy VI

An anthology devoted to the intellectual developments that led up to the philosophy of Plato.

Author: Anthony Preus

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791449564

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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An anthology devoted to the intellectual developments that led up to the philosophy of Plato.
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The Concept of Motion in Ancient Greek Thought

The Concept of Motion in Ancient Greek Thought

to Parmenides,” in The Cambridge Companion to Early Greek Philosophy, ed. by A. A. Long, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 159–80. ... R. J. (2001), Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Author: Barbara M. Sattler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108802628

Category: Philosophy

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This book examines the birth of the scientific understanding of motion. It investigates which logical tools and methodological principles had to be in place to give a consistent account of motion, and which mathematical notions were introduced to gain control over conceptual problems of motion. It shows how the idea of motion raised two fundamental problems in the 5th and 4th century BCE: bringing together being and non-being, and bringing together time and space. The first problem leads to the exclusion of motion from the realm of rational investigation in Parmenides, the second to Zeno's paradoxes of motion. Methodological and logical developments reacting to these puzzles are shown to be present implicitly in the atomists, and explicitly in Plato who also employs mathematical structures to make motion intelligible. With Aristotle we finally see the first outline of the fundamental framework with which we conceptualise motion today.
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Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy

Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy

An examination of ancient Greek philosophical conceptions of pleasure, which is the first book to compare them to contemporary conceptions.

Author: David Wolfsdorf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521761307

Category: History

Page: 299

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The Key Themes in Ancient Philosophy series provides concise books, written by major scholars and accessible to non-specialists, on important themes in ancient philosophy that remain of philosophical interest today. In this volume Professor Wolfsdorf undertakes the first exploration of ancient Greek philosophical conceptions of pleasure in relation to contemporary conceptions. He provides broad coverage of the ancient material, from pre-Platonic to Old Stoic treatments; and, in the contemporary period, from World War II to the present. Examination of the nature of pleasure in ancient philosophy largely occurred within ethical contexts but in the contemporary period has, to a greater extent, been pursued within philosophy of mind and psychology. This divergence reflects the dominant philosophical preoccupations of the times. But Professor Wolfsdorf argues that the various treatments are complementary. Indeed, the Greeks' examinations of pleasure were incisive and their debates vigorous, and their results have enduring value for contemporary discussion.
Categories: History

The Mechanical Hypothesis in Ancient Greek Natural Philosophy

The Mechanical Hypothesis in Ancient Greek Natural Philosophy

(1996) 'Cicero's Rope', in K. Algra, P. van der Horst and D. Runia (eds), Polyhistor: Studies in the IIistory and IIistoriography of Ancient Philosophy, Leiden: 185—205. (1998a) Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought, Oxford.

Author: Sylvia Berryman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139480260

Category: Philosophy

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It has long been thought that the ancient Greeks did not take mechanics seriously as part of the workings of nature, and that therefore their natural philosophy was both primitive and marginal. In this book Sylvia Berryman challenges that assumption, arguing that the idea that the world works 'like a machine' can be found in ancient Greek thought, predating the early modern philosophy with which it is most closely associated. Her discussion ranges over topics including balancing and equilibrium, lifting water, sphere-making and models of the heavens, and ancient Greek pneumatic theory, with detailed analysis of thinkers such as Aristotle, Archimedes, and Hero of Alexandria. Her book shows scholars of ancient Greek philosophy why it is necessary to pay attention to mechanics, and shows historians of science why the differences between ancient and modern reactions to mechanics are not as great as was generally thought.
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Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy

Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy

Soon after its publication, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy was hailed as the favorite to become "the 'standard' text for survey courses in ancient philosophy."* More than twenty years later that prediction has been borne out: Readings ...

Author: S. Marc Cohen

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781624665349

Category: Philosophy

Page: 736

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Soon after its publication, Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy was hailed as the favorite to become "the 'standard' text for survey courses in ancient philosophy."* More than twenty years later that prediction has been borne out: Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy still stands as the leading anthology of its kind. It is now stronger than ever: The Fifth Edition of Readings in Ancient Greek Philosophy features a completely revised Aristotle unit, with new translations, as well as a newly revised glossary. The Plato unit offers new translations of the Meno and Republic. In the latter, indirect dialogue is cast into direct dialogue for greater readability. The Presocratics unit has been re-edited and streamlined, and the pages of every unit have been completely reset. * APA Newsletter for Teaching Philosophy
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A Guide to Greek Thought

A Guide to Greek Thought

This volume, drawn from the reference work Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge, gives fresh insight into the originality of major figures and the legacy of important currents of thought.

Author: Jacques Brunschwig

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674021568

Category: Fiction

Page: 486

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The philosophers, historians, and scientists of ancient Greece inaugurated and nourished the tradition of Western thought. This volume, drawn from the reference work Greek Thought: A Guide to Classical Knowledge, gives fresh insight into the originality of major figures and the legacy of important currents of thought.
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Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy

Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Philosophy

Protagoras and Logos: A Study in Greek Philosophy and Rhetoric. ... CLASSICAL PHILOSOPHY Comparative Studies Anton, John, George Kustas, and Anthony Preus, eds. ... Hankinson, R. J. Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought.

Author: Anthony Preus

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442246393

Category: Philosophy

Page: 540

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This second edition covers the history of Greek philosophy through a chronology, an introductory essay, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1500 cross-referenced entries on important philosophers, concepts, issues, and events.
Categories: Philosophy

Greek Thought

Greek Thought

In more than 60 essays by an international team of scholars, this volume explores the full breadth and reach of Greek thought, investigating what the Greeks knew as well as what they thought they knew, and what they believed, invented, and ...

Author: John Burnet (Professor of Greek in the University of St. Andrews.)

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067400261X

Category: History

Page: 1024

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In more than 60 essays by an international team of scholars, this volume explores the full breadth and reach of Greek thought, investigating what the Greeks knew as well as what they thought they knew, and what they believed, invented, and understood about the possibilities of knowing. 65 color illustrations. Maps.
Categories: History

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy

Hankinson writes: “Final causes, then, are parts of reality in the sense that the drive for form that they represent is written directly into the structure of things' (R. J. Hankinson, Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought ...

Author: Brad Inwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198712923

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. The articles may be of substantial length, and include critical notices of major books. OSAP is now published twice yearly, in both hardback and paperback. 'The serial Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (OSAP) is fairly regarded as the leading venue for publication in ancient philosophy. It is where one looks to find the state-of-the-art. That the serial, which presents itself more as an anthology than as a journal, has traditionally allowed space for lengthier studies, has tended only to add to its prestige; it is as if OSAP thus declares that, since it allows as much space as the merits of the subject require, it can be more entirely devoted to the best and most serious scholarship.' Michael Pakaluk, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
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Ancient Greek Philosophy

Ancient Greek Philosophy

Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers presents a comprehensive introduction to the philosophers and philosophical traditions that developed in ancient Greece from 585 BC to 529 AD. Provides coverage ...

Author: Thomas A. Blackson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444396089

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers presents a comprehensive introduction to the philosophers and philosophical traditions that developed in ancient Greece from 585 BC to 529 AD. Provides coverage of the Presocratics through the Hellenistic philosophers Moves beyond traditional textbooks that conclude with Aristotle A uniquely balanced organization of exposition, choice excerpts and commentary, informed by classroom feedback Contextual commentary traces the development of lines of thought through the period, ideal for students new to the discipline Can be used in conjunction with the online resources found at http://tomblackson.com/Ancient/toc.html
Categories: Philosophy

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy II

Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy II

This work augments its companion volume Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy.

Author: John Peter Anton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791495032

Category: Philosophy

Page: 541

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Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Volume Two, reflects the refinements in scholarship and philosophical analysis that have impacted classical philosophy in recent years. It is a selection of the best papers presented at the annual meetings of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy during the last decade. The papers presented indicate a shift in accent from a predominant preference for the application of linguistic methods in the study of texts to a more intensified concern for contextual examinations of philosophical concepts. The works of both younger scholars and senior authors show a more liberal, yet controlled, use of historical and cultural elements in interpretation. The papers also reflect advances in scholarship in adjacent fields of Greek studies. From pre-Socratic to post-Aristotelian philosophers, the papers in this volume are intended to stimulate interest in the major accomplishments of classical philosophers. This work augments its companion volume Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

The Concept of Presocratic Philosophy

The Concept of Presocratic Philosophy

Praise for the French edition: "Andre Laks is a hugely respected scholar of ancient Greek philosophy. What he offers here is a highly sophisticated essay on the very idea of Presocratic philosophy.

Author: André Laks

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691191485

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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When we talk about Presocratic philosophy, we are speaking about the origins of Greek philosophy and Western rationality itself. But what exactly does it mean to talk about "Presocratic philosophy" in the first place? How did early Greek thinkers come to be considered collectively as Presocratic philosophers? In this brief book, Andr Laks provides a history of the influential idea of Presocratic philosophy, tracing its historical and philosophical significance and consequences, from its ancient antecedents to its full crystallization in the modern period and its continuing effects today. Laks examines ancient Greek and Roman views about the birth of philosophy before turning to the eighteenth-century emergence of the term "Presocratics" and the debates about it that spanned the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He analyzes the intellectual circumstances that led to the idea of Presocratic philosophy--and what was and is at stake in the construction of the notion. The book closes by comparing two models of the history of philosophy--the phenomenological, represented by Hans-Georg Gadamer, and the rationalist, represented by Ernst Cassirer--and their implications for Presocratic philosophy, as well as other categories of philosophical history. Other figures discussed include Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Diogenes Laertius, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Nietzsche, Max Weber, and J.-P. Vernant. Challenging standard histories of Presocratic philosophy, the book calls for a reconsideration of the conventional story of early Greek philosophy and Western rationality.
Categories: Philosophy