Seneca (Oxford Readings in Classical Studies) by John G. Fitch

By John G. Fitch

Seneca used to be a guy of many elements: statesman, dramatist, thinker, prose stylist. His existence was once marked via extremes of fortune - extremes which are mirrored in a lot of his writing, and within the vicissitudes of his acceptance in later centuries. This quantity brings jointly a few amazing essays written approximately him during the last 4 many years, and illustrates the variety of ways through which glossy critics have tried to appreciate this multifaceted determine. simply as Seneca's writings usually mirror his instances, so present severe techniques usually mirror matters in modern idea and society. numerous of the essays were revised by means of their authors for this quantity, and of them are translated for the 1st time. a brand new advent areas the articles in the context of modern educational idea and feedback. All Latin has been translated.

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The Meaning of Aristotle’s ‘Ontology’ by Werner Marx

By Werner Marx

This learn kinds a part of a much wider research whieh will inquire into the connection of Ontology and Anthropology. because the that means of the time period 'ontology' is way from transparent, the speedy job is to invite the 'father of ontology' what he may need understood it to intend. The introductory bankruptcy emphasizes the truth that Aristotle hirnself by no means used the time period 'ontology. ' it may be under pressure immediately that, even had be used it, he couldn't very weH have hired it to indicate the self-discipline of ontology. For it used to be in simple terms in the course of the period of the schoolmen that the massive and wealthy physique of the prote philosophia got here to be disciplined into classifications; those classifications mirrored the Christian, - no longer the pagan Greek -, view of all-that-is. The metaphysica specialis facing God (theology), his creatures (psychology), and the created universe (cosmology), was once differentiated from the metaphysica generalis, facing being-in-general (ens commune). This latter self-discipline amounted to the 'discipline of ontology'. 1 we're not concemed with the which means of the metaphysica generalis. we want to method our challenge with an open brain and need to listen to at once from Aristotle - at the foundation of the textual content of the prote Philosophia on my own - which physique of proposal he may have known as his 'ontology' and what its which means may have been.

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The Art and Thought of Heraclitus: A New Arrangement and by Heraclitus,Charles H. Kahn

By Heraclitus,Charles H. Kahn

in the back of the superficial obscurity of what fragments we've got of Heraclitus' concept, Professor Kahn claims that it really is attainable to realize a scientific view of human life, a concept of language which sees ambiguity as a tool for the expression of a number of which means, and a imaginative and prescient of human existence and loss of life in the greater order of nature. The fragments are awarded right here in a readable order; translation and statement target to make obtainable the ability and originality of a scientific philosopher and an exceptional grasp of inventive prose. The remark locates Heraclitus in the culture of early Greek notion, yet stresses the significance of his principles for topical theories of language, literature and philosophy.

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A Comparative Analysis of Cicero and Aquinas: Nature and the by Charles P. Nemeth

By Charles P. Nemeth

In A Comparative research of Cicero and Aquinas, Charles P. Nemeth investigates how, regardless of their ameliorations, those figures could be the so much appropriate brothers in principles ever conceived within the idea of average legislation. seeking to locate universal threads that run among the philosophies of those nice thinkers of the Classical and Medieval classes, this booklet goals to figure out even if there exists a standard floor wherein moral debates and dilemmas will be evaluated. Does comparability among Cicero and Aquinas supply a brand new pathway for ethical degree, in keeping with outlined and built ideas? Do they carry convinced ethical and moral rules for human existence to which each and every agree? rather than a polemical diatribe, comparability among Cicero and Aquinas may possibly edify a style of compromise and come up with the money for a roughly restrictive sequence of decisions approximately moral quandaries.

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Classical Christianity and the Political Order: Reflections by Father Ernest L. Fortin,Brian J. Benestad,Daniel J. Mahoney

By Father Ernest L. Fortin,Brian J. Benestad,Daniel J. Mahoney

In quantity of Ernest Fortin: gathered Essays, Fortin offers with the connection among faith and civil society in a Christian context: that of an basically nonpolitical yet in no way completely otherwordly faith, a lot of whose teachings have been considered essentially at odds with the tasks of citizenship. Sections concentration upon Augustine and Aquinas, on Christianity and politics; common legislations, common rights, and social justice; and Leo Strauss and the revival of classical political philosophy. Fortin's therapy of those and comparable subject matters betrays a prepared understanding of 1 of the numerous highbrow occasions of our time: the restoration of political philosophy as a valid educational discipline.

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Seneca als Theologe (Beiträge zur Altertumskunde) (German by Susanna E. Fischer

By Susanna E. Fischer

the connection among "Seneca philosophus" and "Seneca tragicus" remains to be primary to any interpretation of his tragedies. the writer makes a speciality of this challenge in the box of theology. She analyses Seneca's knowing of providentia, and hence the query of theodicy, in his philosophical writings and performs, in addition to his view of fatum , and hence thefreedom of the need. unlike prior reviews, that have been basically desirous about his dramas and basically handled the philosophical works in passing, it's the theology of his philosophical writings that's the place to begin for Fischer, permitting the issues they care for to be utilized to the translation of his dramas.

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Giustizia e costituzione in Aristotele. Che cos'è la by Dario Ventura

By Dario Ventura

A partire dalla strada aperta da una coscienza storico-concettuale e dalla critica alle various forme di neoaristotelismo, il quantity affronta i testi aristotelici utilizzando come chiavi di lettura i due termini di “giusto” (dikaion) e “costituzione” (politeia), evidenziando l’assoluta impossibilità d’inserire los angeles prospettiva aristotelica all’interno della storia delle dottrine del diritto naturale, e di connotarla di un carattere normativo.

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Chronos in Aristotle’s Physics: On the Nature of Time by Chelsea C. Harry

By Chelsea C. Harry

This booklet is a contribution either to Aristotle stories and to the philosophy of nature, and not simply deals a radical textual content established account of time as modally potentiality in Aristotle’s account, but in addition clarifies the method of “actualizing time” as taking time and appears on the implications of conceiving an international with no genuine time. It speaks to the resurgence of curiosity in Aristotle’s traditional philosophy and may turn into an incredible source for someone drawn to Aristotle’s idea of time, of its dating to Aristotle’s higher undertaking within the Physics, and to time’s position within the broader scope of Aristotelian typical science.  Graduate scholars and students discovering during this sector specifically will locate the authors arguments provocative, a welcome boost to different contemporary guides on Aristotle’s Treatise on Time. ​

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Perception, Sensibility, and Moral Motivation in Augustine by Sarah Catherine Byers

By Sarah Catherine Byers

This ebook argues that Augustine assimilated the Stoic concept of conception into his theories of motivation, affectivity, treatment for the passions and ethical growth. utilizing his sermons to explain his treatises, Sarah Catherine Byers demonstrates how Augustine enriched Stoic cognitivism with Platonism to enhance a fuller and coherent thought of motion. That idea underlies his account of ethical improvement, together with his account of the mind's reception of grace. by way of studying Augustine's engagement with Cicero, Seneca, Plotinus, Ambrose, Jerome, Origen and Philo of Alexandria, Byers sheds new mild on a huge philosopher of the early Christian international whose paintings is of severe significance for knowing key and routine issues in Western philosophy.

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