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A Micro-Intertextual Approach to Ancient Thought: The Case of the Torpedo Fish from Plato to Galen, by Valérie Cordonier

The torpedo fish (also known as the electric ray, or crampfish) is known for causing numbness to the hands of fishermen when captured in their nets. This essay reconstructs a line of discussions concerning the nature of this fish’s numbing power through a long period pre-dating our contemporary notion of electricity. By following selected mentions […]

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On Plato’s Philosophy of Numbers and Its Mathematical and Philosophical Significance, by Vittorio Hösle

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Vittorio Hösle, “On Plato’s Philosophy of Numbers and Its Mathematical and Philosophical Significance,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 13:1 (1988), pp. 21–63.

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Nemesis, by Ronna Burger

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Ronna Burger, “Nemesis,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 13:1 (1988), pp. 65–79.

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On the Relationship of Alcibiades’ Speech to the Other Speeches in Plato’s Symposium, by Friedrich Nietzsche

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Friedrich Nietzsche, “On the Relationship of Alcibiades’ Speech to the Other Speeches in Plato’s Symposium,” trans. David Scialdone, in “Perspectives on Nietzsche,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 15:2 (1991), pp. 3–5.

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On the Alleged Impossibility of a Science of Accidents in Aristotle, by Alban Urbanas

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Alban Urbanas, “On the Alleged Impossibility of a Science of Accidents in Aristotle,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 13:2 (1990), pp. 55–78.

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Privilege of Presence?, by Heribert Boeder

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Heribert Boeder, “Privilege of Presence?,” Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 16:1 (1993), pp. 77–86.

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The Theory of Odd and Even in the Ninth Book of Euclid’s Elements, by Oskar Becker

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Oskar Becker, “The Theory of Odd and Even in the Ninth Book of Euclid’s Elements,” trans. Charles Oliver, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 16:1 (1993), pp. 87–110.

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Erotic Ascent, by Stanley Rosen

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Stanley Rosen, “Erotic Ascent,” in “In Memoriam David Rapport Lachterman,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 17:1–2 (1994), pp. 37–57.

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The Unity of the Protagoras: On the Structure and Position of a Platonic Dialogue, by Claus-Artur Scheier

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Claus-Artur Scheier, “The Unity of the Protagoras: On the Structure and Position of a Platonic Dialogue,” in “In Memoriam David Rapport Lachterman,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 17:1–2 (1994), pp. 59–81.

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The Unity of Time in Aristotle, by Johannes Fritsche

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Johannes Fritsche, “The Unity of Time in Aristotle,” in “In Memoriam David Rapport Lachterman,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 17:1–2 (1994), pp. 101–25.

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