R. Chiaradonna, G. Galluzzo, Universals in ancient Philosophy

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Riccardo Chiaradonna, Gabriele Galluzzo (éd.), Universals in ancient Philosophy, Pisa, 2013.

Éditeur : Edizioni della Normale
Collection : Seminari e convegni 33
546 pages
ISBN : 978-88-7642-484-7

The problem of universals is one of the crucial problems of contemporary philosophy in such areas as ontology, philosophy of language and epistemology. Are there general entities? Or is the world only populated by individuals, and universals are just concepts? What role does generality play in science? What is the relationship between general terms and the world? It is not always acknowledged that such questions have been at the centre of philosophical investigation since antiquity and that ancient philosophers have come up with a range of interesting and stimulating answers. This volume reconstructs the debate on universals in ancient thought, covering a period of about a thousand years, from the Sophists to the late Neoplatonists. Besides offering contributions on Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic philosophers and Neoplatonism, the volume also deals with some lesser known aspects of Greek thought such as ancient medicine and mathematics.

Table of contents
Riccardo Chiaradonna, Gabriele Galluzzo 
Universals before Universals: Some Remarks on Plato in His Context
Mauro Bonazzi 
Plato's Conception of the Forms: Some Remarks
Francesco Ademollo 
Plato's Five Worlds Hypothesis (Ti. 55cd),
Mathematics and Universals
Marwan Rashed 
Plato and the One-over-Many Principle
David Sedley 
Universals, Particulars and Aristotle's Criticism of Plato's Forms
Laura M. Castelli 
Universals in Aristotle's Logical Works
Mauro Mariani 
Universals in Aristotle's Metaphysics
Gabriele Galluzzo 
Epicureans and Stoics on Universals
Ada Bronowski 
Alexander, Boethus and the Other Peripatetics: The Theory of Universals in the Aristotelian Commentators
Riccardo Chiaradonna 
One of a Kind: Plotinus and Porphyry on Unique Instantiation
Peter Adamson 
Universals, Education, and Philosophical Methodology in Later Neoplatonism
Michael Griffin 
Universals in Ancient Medicine
Riccardo Chiaradonna 
Universals in the Greek Church Fathers
Johannes Zachhuber 
Index locorum 
Index of names


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