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Issues in Ancient Philosophy


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Routledge's Issues in Ancient Philosophy exists to bring fresh light to the central themes of ancient philosophy through original studies which focus especially on texts and authors which lie outside the central ‘canon’. Contributions to the series are characterised by rigorous scholarship presented in an accessible manner; they are designed to be essential and invigorating reading for all advanced students in the field of ancient philosophy.

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Cosmos and Perception in Plato’s Timaeus In the Eye of the Cognitive Storm

Cosmos and Perception in Plato’s Timaeus: In the Eye of the Cognitive Storm

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Mark Eli Kalderon
May 08, 2023

This volume offers a wide-ranging study on perception in the Timaeus, not only discussing senses such as touch, taste, and olfaction alongside audition and vision, but also engaging with Timaeus’ wider cosmological project. Most studies of perception in the Timaeus focus on a few narrow passages ...

The Theology of the Epinomis

The Theology of the Epinomis

1st Edition

By Vera Calchi
December 16, 2022

This is the first monograph devoted to the theology of the Epinomis. It argues that the work offers a revised Platonic conception of the divine better suited to the political-religious imperatives of the post-Classical age. The Epinomis is the ‘appendix’ to Plato’s Laws likely written by Plato’s ...

Gorgias's Thought An Epistemological Reading

Gorgias's Thought: An Epistemological Reading

1st Edition

By Erminia Di Iulio
August 03, 2022

Gorgias’s Thought: An Epistemological Reading is the first monograph published in English entirely devoted to Gorgias’s epistemological thought and provides a new perspective on Gorgias’s thought more broadly. The book aims to undermine the common idea that Gorgias is either an orator ...

Thales the Measurer

Thales the Measurer

1st Edition

By Livio Rossetti
July 01, 2022

Thales the Measurer offers a comprehensive and iconoclastic account of Thales of Miletus, considering the full extent of our evidence to build a new picture of his intellectual interests and activity. Thales is most commonly associated with the claim that ‘everything is water’, but closer ...

Investigating the Relationship Between Aristotle’s Eudemian and Nicomachean Ethics

Investigating the Relationship Between Aristotle’s Eudemian and Nicomachean Ethics

1st Edition

Edited By Giulio Di Basilio
June 17, 2022

Specifically focusing on the relationship between the Eudemian and the Nicomachean Ethics, this collection of essays studies major themes from Aristotle’s ethics. This volume builds on a recent revival of interest in Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics, which offers an invaluable complement to the ...

The Stoic Doctrine of Providence A Study of its Development and of Some of its Major Issues

The Stoic Doctrine of Providence: A Study of its Development and of Some of its Major Issues

1st Edition

By Bernard Collette
August 27, 2021

The Stoic Doctrine of Providence attempts to reconstruct the Stoic doctrine of providence (as argued for in ancient texts now lost) and explain its many fascinating philosophical issues. Examining issues such as the compatibility between good and evil, and how a provident god can serve as model of ...

Epicurus on the Self

Epicurus on the Self

1st Edition

By Attila Németh
February 25, 2020

Epicurus on the Self reconstructs a part of Epicurean ethics which only survives on the fragmentary papyrus rolls excavated from an ancient library in Herculaneum, On Nature XXV. The aim of this book is to contribute to a deeper understanding of Epicurus’ moral psychology, ethics and of its robust ...

Flow and Flux in Plato's Philosophy

Flow and Flux in Plato's Philosophy

1st Edition

By Andrew J. Mason
December 12, 2019

In this bold new study, Andrew J. Mason seeks both to shed light on the key issue of flux in Plato’s work, and to show that there is also in Plato a notion of flow that needs to be distinguished from flux. Mason brings out the importance of this hitherto neglected distinction, and proposes on its ...

Forms, Souls, and Embryos Neoplatonists on Human Reproduction

Forms, Souls, and Embryos: Neoplatonists on Human Reproduction

1st Edition

By James Wilberding
December 12, 2019

Forms, Souls, and Embryos allows readers coming from different backgrounds to appreciate the depth and originality with which the Neoplatonists engaged with and responded to a number of philosophical questions central to human reproduction, including: What is the causal explanation of the embryo’s ...

Ancient Logic, Language, and Metaphysics Selected Essays by Mario Mignucci

Ancient Logic, Language, and Metaphysics: Selected Essays by Mario Mignucci

1st Edition

Edited By Andrea Falcon, Pierdaniele Giaretta
July 10, 2019

The late Mario Mignucci was one of the most authoritative, original, and influential scholars in the area of ancient philosophy, especially ancient logic. Collected here for the first time are sixteen of his most important essays on Ancient Logic, Language, and Metaphysics. These essays show a ...

Taurus of Beirut The Other Side of Middle Platonism

Taurus of Beirut: The Other Side of Middle Platonism

1st Edition

By Federico M. Petrucci
March 22, 2018

This volume is the first monograph devoted to the philosophy of Taurus of Beirut, and provides a long-awaited analysis of his texts and their first English translation. Through close examination of the extant witnesses, Petrucci gives a new account of Middle Platonism based on a fresh approach to ...

The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous Hieroglyphic Semantics in Late Antiquity

The Hieroglyphics of Horapollo Nilous: Hieroglyphic Semantics in Late Antiquity

1st Edition

By Mark Wildish
October 31, 2017

The main aim of this book is to reconstruct a philosophical context for the Hieroglyphica of Horapollo, a late 5th century Greek study of hieroglyphic writing. In addition to reviewing and drawing on earlier approaches it explores the range of signs and meanings for which Horapollo is interested in...

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