Aristotle, Plato and Pythagoreanism in the First Century BC

Aristotle, Plato and Pythagoreanism in the First Century BC

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Edited by Malcolm Schofield
Cambridge University Press, 1/17/2013
EAN 9781107020115, ISBN10: 1107020115

Hardcover, 330 pages, 23.1 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
Language: English

This book presents an up-to-date overview of the main new directions taken by ancient philosophy in the first century BC, a period in which the dominance exercised in the Hellenistic age by Stoicism, Epicureanism and Academic Scepticism gave way to a more diverse and experimental philosophical scene. Its development has been much less well understood, but here a strong international team of leading scholars of the subject reconstruct key features of the changed environment. They examine afresh the evidence for some of the central Greek thinkers of the period, as well as illuminating Cicero's engagement with Plato both as translator and in his own philosophising. The intensity of renewed study of Aristotle's Categories and Plato's Timaeus is an especially striking outcome of their discussions. The volume will be indispensable for scholars and students interested in the history of Platonism and Aristotelianism.

Introduction Malcolm Schofield
1. The texts of Plato and Aristotle in the first century BC Myrto Hatzimichali
2. Platonist approaches to Aristotle
from Antiochus of Ascalon to Eudorus of Alexandria (and beyond) Riccardo Chiaradonna
3. Boethius' Aristotelian ontology Marwan Rashed
4. Aristotelianism in the first century BC
Xenarchus of Seleucia Andrea Falcon
5. Posidonius as historian of philosophy
an interpretation of Plutarch, De Animae Procreatione in Timaeo 22, 1023b-c Anna Eunyoung Ju
6. Asclepiades of Bithynia and Heraclides Ponticus
medical Platonism? Roberto Polito
7. The eclectic Pythagoreanism of Alexander Polyhistor A. A. Long
8. Pythagoreanizing Aristotle
Eudorus and the systematization of Platonism Mauro Bonazzi
9. Cicero and the Timaeus David Sedley
10. Plato's Laws and Cicero's De Legibus Julia Annas
11. Of Cicero's Plato
fictions, forms, foundations Ingo Gildenhard.