Hellenic philosophy : origin and character /

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Author / Creator:Evangeliou, Christos.
Imprint:Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2006.
Description:1 online resource (x, 231 pages)
Subject:Philosophy, Ancient.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Philosophy, Ancient.
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URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11191539
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-210) and index.
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Summary:Radical and revisionary in nature, this work challenges many of the long cherished myths about the influence of Classical Hellenic philosophy on the tradition of Western thought. Tracing the historical origin and the critical development of Hellenic philosophy from vague beginnings to its classical maturity and fruition, this book argues that dignified nobility, critique and freedom of expression defined the character of Classical Hellenic philosophy.
Other form:Print version: Evangeliou, Christos. Hellenic philosophy. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2006
Table of Contents:
  • Origin and maturity of Hellenic philosophy
  • The origin of Hellenic philosophy
  • Three basic questions
  • The way from Hellas to the Nile
  • The origin of Hellenic philosophy
  • Modern Europeans vs. ancient Hellenes
  • Plato and European philosophy
  • Plato and Platonism
  • Two versions of Platonism
  • Augustine vs. Porphyry the Platonist
  • Platonism in the Italian Renaissance
  • Adventures of Platonic philosophy
  • Aristotle and western rationality
  • The scope of this study
  • Aristotles move from logos to nous
  • Aristotle on divine and human beings
  • Distinguishing between ontology and ousiology
  • Perfecting the Aristotelian political animal
  • Possible post-modern objections to Aristotle
  • Critique and character of Hellenic philosophy
  • Aristotles critique of Plato's polity
  • The nature of the problem
  • Community of women and children
  • Community of property
  • Pletho's critique of Aristotelian novelties
  • Innovations in theology and ontology
  • The Aristotelian homonymy of being
  • Innovations in psychology, ethics and cosmology
  • Critique of Aristotle's theories of art and cause
  • Critique of Aristotle's critique of the theory of ideas
  • The character of Hellenic philosophy
  • The ambiguity of the appellation "western"
  • Hellenic philosophy delineated
  • Hellenic philosophy and "European philosophy."