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Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics

Abraham Jacob Greenstine and Ryan J. Johnson


This volume is the world’s first exploration of a series of encounters between ancient philosophical texts and contemporary continental metaphysics. The ancient texts under consideration originated in the greater Mediterranean, and in particular the Greek and Roman worlds, from the 6th-century B.C.E. to the end of antiquity, around the 4th-century C.E. More specifically, our volume is organized by three sites of engagement with the ancient world: (1) Plato and the Academy, (2) Aristotle and the Lyceum, and (3) and the schools of the Epicureans, Skeptics, Stoics, and Neo-Platonists. On the othe ... More

Keywords: Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics, Continental Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Hellenism

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781474412094
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412094.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Abraham Jacob Greenstine, editor
Duquesne University

Ryan J. Johnson, editor
Elon University

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Chapter 1 A Thousand Antiquities

Abraham Jacob Greenstine and Ryan J. Johnson

Part I Plato

Part II Aristotle

Chapter 7 Science Regained [1962]

Pierre Aubenque, translated by Clayton Shoppa

Part III Epicureans, Stoics, Skeptics, and Neo-Platonists

Chapter 13 Lucretius and Naturalism [1961]

Gilles Deleuze, translated by Jared C. Bly

Part IV Postscript

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