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Aristophanes' Thesmophoriazusae

Philosophizing Theatre and the Politics of Perception in Late Fifth-Century Athens

by Ashley Clements

<p>Aristophanes' comic masterpiece Thesmophoriazusae has long been recognized amongst the plays of Old Comedy for its deconstruction of tragic theatricality. This book reveals that this deconstruction is grounded not simply in Aristophanes' ...

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Aristotle

The Desire to Understand

by Jonathan Lear

<p>This is a 1988 philosophical introduction to Aristotle, and Professor Lear starts where Aristotle himself starts. The first sentence of the Metaphysics states that all human beings by their nature desire to know. But what is it for us to be ...

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Aristotle And Moral Realism

by Robert A Heinaman

<p>The question of moral realismwhether our ethical beliefs rest on some objective foundationis one that mattered as much to Aristotle as it does to us today, and his writings on this topic continue to provide inspiration for the contemporary ...

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Aristotle and Philoponus on Light

by Jean De Groot

<p>Originally published in 1991. Philoponus’ long commentary on Aristotle’s definition of light sets up the major concerns, both in optics and theory of light, that are discussed here. Light was of special interest in Neoplatonism because of its

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Aristotle and the Eleatic One

by Timothy Clarke

<p>In this book Timothy Clarke examines Aristotle's response to Eleatic monism, the theory of Parmenides of Elea and his followers that reality is 'one'. Clarke argues that Aristotle interprets the Eleatics as thoroughgoing monists, for whom the

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Aristotle in Aquinas's Theology

by Gilles Emery, O.P. & Matthew Levering

<p>Aristotle in Aquinas's Theology explores the role of Aristotelian concepts, principles, and themes in Thomas Aquinas's theology. Each chapter investigates the significance of Aquinas's theological reception of Aristotle in a central ...

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Aristotle on Desire

by Giles Pearson

<p>Desire is a central concept in Aristotle's ethical and psychological works, but he does not provide us with a systematic treatment of the notion itself. This book reconstructs the account of desire latent in his various scattered remarks on ...

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Aristotle on Earlier Greek Psychology

The Science of Soul

by Jason W. Carter

<p>This volume is the first in English to provide a full, systematic investigation into Aristotle's criticisms of earlier Greek theories of the soul from the perspective of his theory of scientific explanation. Some interpreters of the De Anima ...

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Aristotle on Fallacies; or The Sophistici Elenchi

by Edward Poste

<p>First published in 1866, <em>Aristotle on fallacies; or the Sophistici Elenchi,</em> Poste explains Aristotles explanation of the nature of fallacies, if not satisfactory, seems to be as compete and intelligible as any that has since been ...

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Aristotle on Female Animals

A Study of the Generation of Animals

by Sophia M. Connell

<p>Aristotle's account of female nature has received mostly negative treatment, emphasising what he says females cannot do. Building on recent research, this book comprehensively revises such readings, setting out the complex and positive role ...

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Aristotle on Homonymy

Dialectic and Science

by Julie K. Ward

<p>Julie K. Ward examines Aristotle's thought regarding how language informs our views of what is real. First she places Aristotle's theory in its historical and philosophical contexts in relation to Plato and Speusippus. Ward then explores ...

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Aristotle on Political Community

by David J. Riesbeck

<p>Aristotle's claims that 'man is a political animal' and that political community 'exists for the sake of living well' have frequently been celebrated by thinkers of divergent political persuasions. The details of his political philosophy, ...

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Aristotle on Practical Truth

by C. M. M. Olfert

<p>Aristotle's theories of truth, practical reasoning, and action are some of the most influential theories in the history of philosophy. It is surprising, then, that so little attention has been given to his notion of practical truth. In ...

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Aristotle on Religion

by Mor Segev

<p>Aristotle is a severe critic of traditional religion, believing it to be false, yet he also holds that traditional religion and its institutions are necessary if any city, including the ideal city he describes in the Politics, is to exist and

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Aristotle on the Common Sense

by Pavel Gregoric

<p>Apart from using our eyes to see and our ears to hear, we regularly and effortlessly perform a number of complex perceptual operations that cannot be explained in terms of the five senses taken individually. Such operations include, for ...

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Aristotle on the Nature of Analogy

by Eric Schumacher

<p>Focusing primarily on Aristotle’s <em>Physics</em> Alpha, an attempt is made to establish the structure and significance of the Aristotelian analogy. Traditionally, the concept of analogy in Aristotle has been treated along two lines of ...

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Aristotle on the Nature of Community

by Adriel M. Trott

<p>This reading of Aristotle's Politics builds on the insight that the history of political philosophy is a series of configurations of nature and reason. Aristotle's conceptualization of nature is unique because it is not opposed to or ...

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Aristotle on the Nature of Truth

by Christopher P. Long

<p>This book reconsiders the traditional correspondence theory of truth, which takes truth to be a matter of correctly representing objects. Drawing Heideggerian phenomenology into dialogue with American pragmatic naturalism, Christopher P. Long

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Aristotle on the Uses of Contemplation

by Matthew D. Walker

<p>Traditionally, Aristotle is held to believe that philosophical contemplation is valuable for its own sake, but ultimately useless. In this volume, Matthew D. Walker offers a fresh, systematic account of Aristotle's views on contemplation's ...

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Aristotle on Time

A Study of the Physics

by Tony Roark

<p>Aristotle's definition of time as 'a number of motion with respect to the before and after' has been branded as patently circular by commentators ranging from Simplicius to W. D. Ross. In this book Tony Roark presents an interpretation of the

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