Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient by Professor John J Cleary, Gary Gurtler

By Professor John J Cleary, Gary Gurtler

This quantity comprises papers and commentaries provided to the Boston region Colloquium in historical Philosophy throughout the educational yr 2007-8. The papers talk about quite a lot of themes on the topic of Plato and Aristotle. On Plato, themes contain fake pleasures within the Philebus, the tripartite soul within the Republic, and rhetoric within the Phaedrus, and on Aristotle, the relation of the actual and mental in De Anima, of advantage and happiness within the Ethics, of physique and nature within the Physics, and the position of professionals rooster within the Metaphysics. another paper argues for the Aristotelian foundation of Stoic determinism.

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But these components are not pure: they cannot even be understood apart from each other, much less exist apart. They are horizontally inseparable. On this reading, Aristotle’s predecessors not only fail to get an accurate definition of the psychological state as a whole. They do not even manage to characterize either component correctly. The challenge for strong hylomorphism is to find textual evidence for its distinctive claims, (1´) and (2´), since Aristotle’s programmatic remarks in De Anima I 1 can be read as committing him to nothing more than (1) and (2).

It is certainly not a mere Cambridge change! 34 If Aristotle really thought that apart from processes between contraries there were only mere _________ 32 33 See Myles Burnyeat’s ‘De Anima II 5,’ Phronesis 47 (2002) 28-90. ’ 34 On this point I agree with Victor Caston, ‘The Spirit and the Letter,’ pp. 268ff. Caston effectively challenges several other arguments which have been used to support the spiritualist position. 22 DAVID CHARLES Cambridge changes he would have made a serious mistake, unduly restricting his conceptual alternatives.

I 1, 403a29–b3: διαφερόντως δ’ ἂν ὁρίσαιντο ὁ φυσικός τε καὶ ὁ διαλεκτικὸς ἕκαστον αὐτῶν, οἷον ὀργὴ τί ἐστιν· ὁ μὲν γὰρ ὄρεξιν ἀντιλυπήσεως ἤ τι τοιοῦτον, ὁ δὲ ζέσιν τοῦ περὶ καρδίαν αἵματος ἢ θερμοῦ. τούτων δὲ ὁ μὲν τὴν ὕλην ἀποδίδωσιν, ὁ δὲ τὸ εἶδος καὶ τὸν λόγον ὁ μὲν γὰρ λόγος ὅδε τοῦ πράγματος, ἀνάγκη δ’ εἶναι τοῦτον ἐν ὕλῃ τοιᾳδί, εἰ ἔσται. Unless otherwise indicated, I follow Jannone’s Budé text. In the present passage, I read ὅδε with X and W, rather than εἶδος a second time, at 403b2. 6 An.

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