Tag | Aristotle

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 […]

Read more Comments are closed

The Role of the Nicomachean Ethics in Contemporary Discussions of Ethics, by Pierre Aubenque

In this essay, Pierre Aubenque reflects on the return to Aristotle in the second half of the twentieth century characterized by a re-reading of central chapters of the Nicomachean Ethics. Contemporary Aristotelianism, in Aubenque’s view, recognizes in Aristotle a philosopher of dissemination and difference, and reads the second chapter of the first book of the […]

Read more Comments are closed

Aristotle on Natural Slavery: The Race Question, by Erick Raphael Jiménez

Jiménez discusses Aristotle’s strange views of and arguments for natural slavery in the Politics. He distinguishes two strands of interpretation: one seeing those arguments as simply ideological and as bad political philosophy, another arguing that Aristotle was presenting a coherent attack on naturalist views. Jiménez develops a competing view contending that Aristotle’s arguments for slavery […]

Read more No Comments

Nemesis, by Ronna Burger

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

Read more No Comments

Aristotle’s Definition of Motion and Its Ontological Implications, by Rémi Brague

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Rémi Brague, “Aristotle’s Definition of Motion and Its Ontological Implications,” trans. Pierre Adler and Laurent d’Ursel, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 13:2 (1990), pp. 1–22.

Read more No Comments

The Emergence and Original Meaning of the Name “Metaphysics”, by Hans Reiner

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Hans Reiner, “The Emergence and Original Meaning of the Name ‘Metaphysics,’” trans. Pierre Adler and David Paskin, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 13:2 (1990), pp. 23–53.

Read more No Comments

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.

Read more No Comments

REVIEW—Commentateurs d’Aristote au Moyen-Age Latin. Bibliographie de la littérature secondaire récente, compiled by Charles H. Lohr

Pierre Adler reviews Commentateurs d’Aristote au Moyen-Age Latin. Bibliographie de la littérature secondaire récente, compiled by Charles H. Lohr and published by Éditions Universitaire (1988). Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Pierre Adler, review of Commentateurs d’Aristote au Moyen-Age Latin. Bibliographie de la littérature secondaire récente, compiled by Charles H. Lohr, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 16:1 […]

Read more No Comments

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.

Read more No Comments

Was Aristotle a Communitarian?, by Christof Rapp

Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Christof Rapp, “Was Aristotle a Communitarian?,” in “In Memoriam David Rapport Lachterman,” special issue, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 17:1–2 (1994), pp. 333–49.

Read more No Comments