This volume contains papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during the academic year 2007-8. The papers discuss a wide range of topics related to Plato and Aristotle. On Plato, topics include false pleasures in the
Philebus, the tripartite soul in the
Republic, and rhetoric in the
Phaedrus, and on Aristotle, the relation of the physical and psychological in
De Anima, of virtue and happiness in the
Ethics, of body and nature in the
Physics, and the role of pros hen in the
Metaphysics. One other paper argues for the Aristotelian origin of Stoic determinism.
John J. Cleary is Professor of Philosophy at Boston College and Associate Professor of Philosophy at NUI Maynooth (Ireland). He has published extensively on ancient philosophy, including a monograph on Aristotle and Mathematics (Leiden, 1995).
Gary M. Gurtler, S.J., is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. He has published on ancient philosophy, with special attention to Neoplatonism, including a book on Plotinus:
The Experience of Unity (Bern, 1988).
Contributors include: David Charles, Álvaro Vallejo, Daniel Russell, Rachana Kamtekar, Priscilla Sakezles, Helen Lang, Harvey Yunis, Heike Sefrin-Weis, Victor Caston, Rachel Singpurwalla,Tim Roche, Martha Nussbaum, Joel Martinez, Silvia Carli, Adam Beresford, and Daniel Devereux
All those interested in recent scholarship in ancient philosophy, including those from different traditions of interpretation and both scholars and graduate students.