From the Old Academy to later neo-Platonism : studies in the history of Platonic thought

Harold Tarrant

This volume collects a set of papers on ancient Platonism that span the nine centuries between Plato himself and his commentator Olympiodorus in the 6th century, many of them less easy to obtain. Much of the work is at the intersection of philosophy and literature, and a recurrent aim is to challenge existing orthodoxies and to suggest alternatives. Two further related aims are to encourage the rereading of Plato in the light of the later tradition, and the tradition in the light of influential passages of Plato. The articles are grouped here in three sections, dealing first with Socrates, Plato and the Old Academy, then with the Platonic revival and the 2nd century AD, and finally with later Neoplatonism.

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  • Part I Socrates, Plato, and the Old Academy: Midwifery and the Clouds
  • The Hippias Major and Socratic views on pleasure
  • The composition of Plato's Gorgias
  • Plato's Euthydemus and the two faces of Socrates
  • Chronology and narrative apparatus in Plato's dialogues
  • Orality and Plato's narrative dialogues
  • Plato, prejudice, and the mature-age student in antiquity
  • Myth as a tool of persuasion in Plato
  • Review of L. Taran, Speusippus of Athens.
  • Part II The Platonic Revival and the 2nd Century AD: Agreement and the self-evident in Philo of Larissa
  • The data of anon. In Theaetetum
  • Middle Platonism and the 7th Epistle
  • Zeno on geometry or on Knowledge?
  • the evidence of anon. In Theaetetum
  • Logos and the development of Middle Platonism
  • Platonic interpretation in Aulus Gellius
  • Numenius Fr. 13 and Plato's Timaeus
  • Platonism before Plato
  • The proximity of philosophy and medicine in the age of Galen.
  • Part III Later Platonism: The Gorgias and the demiurge
  • More on Zeno's Forty logoi
  • Olympiodorus and history
  • Olympiodorus' syllogistic
  • Politike: Eudaimonia: Olympiodorus on Plato's Republic
  • Index.

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書名 From the Old Academy to later neo-Platonism : studies in the history of Platonic thought
著作者等 Tarrant, Harold
シリーズ名 Variorum collected studies series
出版元 Ashgate
刊行年月 c2011
ページ数 1 v. (various pagings)
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 9781409408284
NCID BB04791135
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス