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In Plato's Timaeus and the Missing Fourth Guest, Donna M. Altimari Adler proposes a new Timaeus scale structure. She finds the harmonic cosmos, mathematically, at 35 A-36 D, regarding the text as a number generator. Plato's primary number sequence, she argues, yields a matrix defining a sophisticated harmony of the spheres. She stresses the Decad as the pattern governing both human perception and the generation of all things, in the Timaeus, including the World Soul and musical scale symbolizing it. She precisely identifies Plato's "fabric" and its locus of severance and solves other thorny problems of textual interpretation.
Skepticism, History and Politics in Cicero's Academica
The School of Doubt conducts a close philological and philosophical reading of Cicero’s Academica, a fragmentary work on sense-perception and Academic history written in the wake of Caesar’s victory in the civil wars (45 BCE). Focusing in turn on the author’s letters discussing the process of composition, the historiographical treatment of the Platonic tradition and the critical exploration of philosophical doubt, this volume presents Cicero as an original and sophisticated historian of philosophy and a radical figure in Western skeptical thought. Widely misconstrued as a technical treatise and a mere chronicle of the Greek debates on which it draws, the Academica here emerges as a key work in the evolution of Ciceronian philosophy and of ancient skepticism – and one that responds directly to the disintegration of Republican Rome.
Lecture du Protagoras, du Gorgias et du Philèbe de Platon
Que peut bien répondre Socrate à celui qui, comme Calliclès, déclare, toute honte bue, que la vie bonne consiste dans la satisfaction de tous les plaisirs sans frein ni limite aucune ? Quel logos opposer à la puissante évidence du plaisir, surtout lorsque ceux qui la proclament haut et fort refusent de jouer le jeu du dialogue ? Comment dépasser l’opposition si tenace entre plaisir et raison ? Le plaisir à l’épreuve de la pensée explore le lien complexe tissé par Platon entre plaisir et pensée dans le Protagoras, le Gorgias et le Philèbe, trois dialogues où Socrate essaie par tous les moyens d’amener ses interlocuteurs à formuler dans un discours argumenté ce qui à leurs yeux ne fait que s'éprouver : la positivité du plaisir. Cet effort, loin de n'avoir qu'une visée réfutative par laquelle le philosophe chercherait à montrer les limites d'une éthique du plaisir, tente de renouer le lien entre ce qui paraissait d'abord incompatible : le plaisir et la pensée.
In: 'Anonymus Aurelianensis III' in Aristotelis Analytica priora
In: 'Anonymus Aurelianensis III' in Aristotelis Analytica priora
In: 'Anonymus Aurelianensis III' in Aristotelis Analytica priora
Critical edition, Introduction, Notes, and Indexes
This is the first critical edition of the earliest known Latin commentary on Aristotle’s Prior Analytics, the Anonymus Aurelianensis III. In addition to the critical text, Christina Thomsen Thörnqvist’s edition contains a comparative analysis of the anonymous commentary and the extant Greek commentaries as well as a full comparison between Boethius’ translation and the translation used by the commentator. The edition provides a solid foundation for further study on the earliest medieval exegesis on the Prior Analytics and is an essential resource for any scholar who wants to learn more about the development of logic in general and the medieval reception of Aristotelian syllogistic in particular.
In: 'Anonymus Aurelianensis III' in Aristotelis Analytica priora
In: 'Anonymus Aurelianensis III' in Aristotelis Analytica priora
In: 'Anonymus Aurelianensis III' in Aristotelis Analytica priora