What can the study of the history of ancient philosophy bring to the study of contemporary philosophical problems and questions? In New Essays on Plato and Aristotle eight distinguished philosophers address topics in Greek philosophy that are connected with current philosophical issues. All the essays are original and include Gilbert Ryle on Dialectic in the Academy and R. M. Hare on Plato’s indictment of mathematicians.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Degrees of Reality in Plato Gregory Vlastos 2. Plato and the Mathematicians R.M. Hare 3. Dialectic in the Academy Gilbert Ryle 4. Aristotle on the Snares of Ontology G.E. L.Owen 5. Aristotle’s Conception of Substance D. M. Mackinnon 6. Aristotle’s Distinction between Energeia and Kinesis J.L. Ackril 7. Thought and Action in Aristotle G. E. M. Anscombe 8. Aristotle on Justice: a Paradigm of Philosophy Renford Bambrough. Index
‘Here is a brilliant set of essays which breaks new ground in Platonic and Aristotelian interpretation’ The Times Literary Supplement