Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy

Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy

Politis, Vasilis (Universitat Wien Austria); Karamanolis, George E. (University of Crete)

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

This is the first comprehensive study of the method, source, and aims of aporia in ancient philosophy, examining how diverse philosophers (including Plato, Aristotle, Plutarch, the Sceptics, and Plotinus) used the state of puzzlement, rooted in conflicts of reasons, as a central tool in philosophical enquiry.
Introduction George Karamanolis and Vasilis Politis; 1. Contradiction and aporia in early Greek philosophy John Palmer; 2. Socrates and the benefits of puzzlement Jan Szaif; 3. Aporia and sceptical argument in Plato's early dialogues Vasilis Politis; 4. Aporia in Plato's Parmenides Verity Harte; 5. Aporia in Plato's Theaetetus and Sophist Lesley Brown; 6. Aporia and dialectical method in Aristotle Christof Rapp; 7. Aporia in Aristotle's Metaphysics Beta Friedemann Buddensiek; 8. Uses of aporiai in Aristotle's Generation of Animals Jessica Gelber; 9. Aporia and the New Academy James Allen; 10. Aporetic elements in Plutarch's philosophy John Dillon; 11. Aporia and enquiry in ancient Pyrrhonism Luca Castagnoli; 12. Aporia and exegesis: Alexander of Aphrodisias Inna Kupreeva; 13. The aporetic character of Plotinus' philosophy George Karamanolis; 14. Aporia and the limits of reason and of language in Damascius Damian Caluori.
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