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Concept of History Roundtable Poster Redesigned

A Roundtable on The Concept of History

It has been common in modernity to think of history as singular and universal, progressively moving forward to a particular end. Although few contemporary philosophers and historians maintain the view that there is strict universality and teleology in history, according to Professor Dmitri Nikulin in his most recent work, The Concept of History (Bloomsbury, 2017), […]

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Review Essay-Review of Stanley Rosen’s Platonic Production, by Michael Weinman

Michael Weinman reviews Stanley Rosen’s Platonic Production, published by St. Augustine Press (2014). Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Michael Weinman is Professor of Philosophy at Bard College Berlin. He is the author of the books Language, Time and Identity in Woolf’s The Waves: The Subject in Empire’s Shadow (Lexington, 2012) and Pleasure in Aristotle’s Ethics […]

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The GFPJ Archive on Plato — Darren Gardner

The Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, much like the Department of Philosophy of The New School for Social Research, has a noticeable quality of eccentricity to it. Both can appear to be outliers, especially to the guardians of the status quo, but at the heart of both something of inestimable value can be found. I can […]

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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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Truth and Pleasure in the Philebus, by Eric Sanday

This essay approaches the interpretation of truth and true pleasure in Plato’s Philebus from the perspective of Socrates’ discussion of the false pleasures, the anticipated pleasures, the passions, the sensible pure pleasures, and the pure pleasures of learning. This discussion illuminates an eidetic-normative structure that causes, or is ultimately responsible for, the proper recognition of […]

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Review—Eric Sanday’s A Study of Dialectic in Plato’s Parmenides

Darren Gardner reviews Eric Sanday’s A Study of Dialectic in Plato’s Parmenides, published by Northwestern University Press (2015). Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Darren Gardner, review of A Study of Dialectic in Plato’s Parmenides, by Eric Sanday, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 36:2 (2015), pp. 485–8.

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Review—The Other Plato: The Tübingen Interpretation of Plato’s Inner-Academic Teachings, ed. Dmitri Nikulin

Joseph Lemelin reviews The Other Plato: The Tübingen Interpretation of Plato’s Inner-Academic Teachings, edited by Dmitri Nikulin and published by SUNY Press (2012). Article available through Philosophy Documentation Center, here. Joseph Lemelin, review of The Other Plato: The Tübingen Interpretation of Plato’s Inner-Academic Teachings, ed. Dmitri Nikulin, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 36:2 (2015), pp. 489–93.

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Plato and the German Romantic Thinkers: Friedrich Schlegel and Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher, by Marie-Dominique Richard

The aim of this article is to demonstrate how the Romantic thinkers F. Schlegel and F. Schleiermacher, in their interpretation of Plato, were tributaries of their philosophical a priori — premises that led them to elaborate their theory of the dialogic form, a theory that involves engaging the very definition of philosophy, and which prevails […]

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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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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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