Plato's 'Timaeus' brings together a number of studies from both leading Plato specialists and up-and-coming researchers from across Europe. The contributions cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from the literary form of the work to the ontology of sense perception and the status of medicine in Timaeus' account. Although informed by a commitment to methodological diversity, the collection as a whole forms an organic unity, opening fresh perspectives on widely read passages, while shedding new light on less frequently discussed topics. The volume thus provides a valuable resource for students and researchers at all levels, whether their interest bears on the Timaeus as a whole or on a particular passage.
Chad Jorgenson, Ph.D. (2015), University of Fribourg, studied in Fribourg, Berlin, and Cambridge, and was a visiting researcher in Paris, Rome, Munich, and Pisa. He has published articles on Ancient Greek and Classical Arabic philosophy, including the Embodied Soul in Plato's Later Thought (CUP, 2018)
Filip Karfík, Ph.D. (1996), Charles University in Prague, is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Fribourg. He has published monographs and articles on ancient and modern philosophy, including Die Beseelung des Kosmos (Saur, 2004).
Štěpán Špinka, Ph.D. (1998), Charles University in Prague, is Associate Professor of Ancient Philosophy at that university. He has published articles and monographs on Plato, including The Soul and Evil in the 'Phaedo' and The Soul and Beauty in the 'Phaedrus' (OIKOYMENH, 2009, in Czech).
Genos, chōra et guerre dans le prologue du Timée-Critias Tanja Ruben
Die grosse Rede des Timaios – ein Beispiel wahrer Rhetorik? Lucius Hartmann
Panteles zōion e pantelōs on: Vita, anima e movimento intellegibile nel Timeo (e nel Sofista) Francesco Fronterotta
How to Make a Soul in the Timaeus Luc Brisson
Planets and Time: A Timaean Puzzle Karel Thein
The Day, the Month, and the Year: What Plato Expects from Astronomy István M. Bodnár
Bodies and Space in the Timaeus Ondřej Krása
Does Plato Advance a Bundle Theory in the Timaeus? George Karamanolis
Matter Doesn’t Matter: On the Status of Bodies in the Timaeus (30a–32b and 53c–61c) Gerd Van Riel
An Unnoticed Analogy between the Timaeus and the Laws Marwan Rashed
What is Perceptible in Plato’s Timaeus? Filip Karfík
Plato on Illness in the Phaedo, the Republic, and the Timaeus Gábor Betegh
Responsibility, Causality, and Will in the Timaeus Chad Jorgenson
All interested in Plato, also in ancient philosophy and science in general. Academic libraries, specialists, post-graduate students.