By Jessica Heyser
Ansatzpunkte für Platon sind das Verlangen, die Begierde, die Lust, welchen er eine hohe Bedeutung zumißt. Seine Philosophie setzt hier, an der Erotik, an. Doch er beschränkt sich nicht auf die Sexualität, sondern beschreibt das Verlangen als eine Möglichkeit, die eigene Begrenztheit zu überwinden. Der intellektuelle Akt des Erkennens entsteht im Sinnlichsten.
Meine Wahl fällt unter anderem auf Platons Philosophie, und im Besonderen auf diesen conversation, da mich sein ganzheitliches Denken reizt: sowohl was once den Menschen als leib-seelisches Wesen, als auch was once die umfassende Theorie angeht, die grundsätzliche philosophische und anthropologische Fragen betrifft.
Das Konzept meiner Hausarbeit orientiert sich am Aufbau des Dialogs. Zunächst werde ich die Inhalte der einzelnen Reden schon im Hinblick auf den Schwerpunkt meiner Hausarbeit, der Interpretation der ‚Diotima-Rede‘, kurz umreißen. Dabei interessiert mich weniger die historische Verortung des Dialogs, als - weswegen ich mich auch nur auf das “Symposion” beziehen werde - seine philosophische size. Da mir dieser conversation als sehr gehaltvoll und mehrdimensional erscheint, habe ich mich für eine relativ textnahe Interpretation entschieden.
Die Vorlesung von Georg Picht, “Platons conversation “Symposion”” hat mir den Einstieg in den conversation sehr erleichtert. Außerdem enthalten die Texte von Wilhelm Schmid, “Die Geburt der Philosophie im Garten der Lüste”, welcher auf Foucaults Interpretation eingeht, Seth Benardete, “On Plato’s Symposion” und Ulrich Irion, “Eros und Thanatos in der Moderne” meiner Meinung nach sehr gute Aspekte, welche ich teilweise in meine Hausarbeit aufgenommen habe
By Ugo Zilioli
By Georgios Anagnostopoulos
This quantity comprises amazing reports through the superior students in historic Greek Philosophy on key subject matters in Socratic, Platonic, and Aristotelian idea. those stories supply rigorous analyses of arguments and texts and infrequently improve unique interpretations.
The essays within the quantity diversity over a couple of vital subject matters in old philosophy, such as Socratic and Platonic conceptions of philosophical technique; the Socratic paradoxes; Plato's view on justice; the character of Platonic varieties, specially the shape of the nice; Aristotle's perspectives at the schools of the soul; Aristotle's functionalist account of the human reliable; Socratic, Platonic, and Aristotelian perspectives at the nature of wish and its item. the quantity should be of curiosity to scholars and students of historical philosophy and classics.
By Terence Irwin
and accountability; cause and emotion; relativism, subjectivism, and realism; the theological point of morality. This quantity examines historical and medieval philosophy as much as the 16th century; Volumes 2 and three will proceed the tale as much as Rawls's idea of Justice.
The current quantity starts off with Socrates, the Cyrenaics and Cynics, and Plato, after which deals a fuller account of Aristotle, stressing the systematic naturalism of his place. The Stoic place is in comparison with the Aristotelian at a few size; Epicureans and Sceptics are mentioned extra in short. Chapters on early Christianity and on Augustine introduce a fuller exam of Aquinas' revision, elaboration, and defence of Aristotelian naturalism. the quantity closes with an account of some
criticisms of the Aristotelian outlook by way of Scotus, Ockham, Machiavelli, and a few sixteenth-century Reformers.
The emphasis of the ebook isn't only descriptive, narrative, or exegetical, but additionally philosophical. Irwin discusses the comparative benefits of other perspectives, the problems that they elevate, and the way a few of the problems can be resolved. The ebook attempts to provide the major ethical philosophers of the previous as contributors in a rational dialogue that continues to be being carried on, and attempts to aid the reader to take part during this discussion.
By Erwin Schrödinger,Roger Penrose
By Xunzi,Eric L. Hutton
This is the 1st entire, one-volume English translation of the traditional chinese language textual content Xunzi, some of the most vast, subtle, and chic works within the culture of Confucian notion. via essays, poetry, dialogues, and anecdotes, the Xunzi offers a extra systematic imaginative and prescient of the Confucian excellent than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius, articulating a Confucian point of view on ethics, politics, war, language, psychology, human nature, ritual, and tune, between different issues. geared toward normal readers and scholars of chinese language suggestion, Eric Hutton's translation makes the complete textual content of this crucial paintings extra obtainable in English than ever before.
Named for its purported writer, the Xunzi (literally, "Master Xun") has lengthy been overlooked in comparison to works similar to the Analects of Confucius and the Mencius. but curiosity within the Xunzi has grown in fresh a long time, and the textual content offers a way more systematic imaginative and prescient of the Confucian excellent than the fragmented sayings of Confucius and Mencius. in a single recognized, particular distinction to them, the Xunzi argues that human nature is undesirable. in spite of the fact that, it additionally permits that folks can turn into solid via rituals and associations confirmed by way of past sages. certainly, the most function of the Xunzi is to induce humans to develop into pretty much as good as attainable, either for his or her personal sakes and for the sake of peace and order within the world.
In this variation, key phrases are always translated to help knowing and line numbers are supplied for simple reference. different positive factors contain a concise creation, a timeline of early chinese language historical past, a listing of vital names and phrases, cross-references, short explanatory notes, a bibliography, and an index.
By Russel McNeil PhD,George Long
The undying knowledge of an historical Stoic can develop into a spouse
for your individual religious trip.
Stoicism is usually portrayed as a cheerless, stiff-upper-lip philosophy of discomfort and doom. but as skilled throughout the considerate and penetrating writings of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121–180 CE), the Stoic way of living is unusually wealthy, nuanced, clear-eyed and pleasant.
With facing-page statement that explains the texts for you, Russell McNeil, PhD, publications you thru key passages from Aurelius’s Meditations, made from the emperor’s amassed own magazine entries, to discover the startlingly smooth relevance his phrases have at the present time. From devotion to relatives and responsibility to nation, to a near-prophetic view of the flora and fauna that aligns with glossy physics, Aurelius’s phrases communicate as potently this present day as they did millennia in the past.
Now you could notice the tenderness, intelligence and honesty of Aurelius’s writings with out prior history in philosophy or the classics. This SkyLight Illuminations variation bargains insightful and fascinating remark that explains the ancient historical past of Stoicism, in addition to the methods this historical philosophical approach can supply mental and non secular perception into your modern lifestyles. you'll be inspired to discover and problem Aurelius’s principles of what makes a satisfying life—and in so doing you could become aware of new methods of perceiving happiness.
By Carl Séan O'Brien
By Paul Hoffman
By Michael J. Griffin
In this learn, Michael Griffin builds on past paintings to reconstruct the fragments of the earliest commentaries at the treatise, and illuminates the earliest arguments for Aristotle's method of good judgment because the origin of upper schooling. Griffin argues that Andronicus of Rhodes performed a severe position within the different types' upward push to prominence, and that his motivations for curiosity within the textual content will be recovered. the quantity additionally tracks Platonic and Stoic debate over the Categories,
and indicates purposes for its adoption into the mainstream of either schools.
Covering the interval from the 1st century BCE to the 3rd century CE, the quantity specializes in person philosophers whose perspectives should be recovered from later, ordinarily Neoplatonic resources, together with Andronicus of Rhodes, Eudorus of Alexandria, Pseudo-Archytas, Lucius, Nicostratus, Athenodorus, and Cornutus.