- Title Pages
- Note on the Text
- Notes on Contributors
- Chapter 1 A Thousand Antiquities
- Chapter 2 The Muses and Philosophy: Elements for a History of the <i>Pseudos</i> 
- Chapter 3 Odysseus’ Changed Soul: A Contemporary Reading of the Myth of Er
- Chapter 4 Plato’s Protagoras: The Authority of Beginning an Education
- Chapter 5 Univocity, Duality, and Ideal Genesis: Deleuze and Plato
- Chapter 6 “Adjust Your Dread”: Badiou’s Metaphysical Disposition
- Chapter 7 Science Regained 
- Chapter 8 Aristotle’s Organism, and Ours
- Chapter 9 Does It Matter? Material Nature and Vital Heat in Aristotle’s Biology
- Chapter 10 The Modern Aristotle: Michael Polanyi’s Search for Truth against Nihilism
- Chapter 11 Diverging Ways: On the Trajectories of Ontology in Parmenides, Aristotle, and Deleuze
- Chapter 12 Object and <span xml:lang="ell">Ο</span><span xml:lang="ell">ὐ</span><span xml:lang="ell">σία</span>: Harman and Aristotle on the Being of Things
- Chapter 13 Lucretius and Naturalism 
- Chapter 14 On Causality and Law in Lucretius and Contemporary Cosmology
- Chapter 15 On the Surface: The Deleuze-Stoicism Encounter
- Chapter 16 Contingency and Skepticism in Agamben’s Thought
- Chapter 17 Plotinus’ “Reverse” Platonism: A Deleuzian Response to the Problem of Emanation Imagery
- Chapter 18 From Metaphysics to Ethics (with Bernard Stiegler, Heraclitus, and Aristotle)
A Thousand Antiquities
A Thousand Antiquities
- (p.1) Chapter 1 A Thousand Antiquities
- Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics
Ryan J. Greenstine
Ryan J. Johnson
- Edinburgh University Press
Greenstine and Johnson, the contributing editors of the volume, set the scene for the collection with the ancient tales of Thales, Heraclitus, Pyrrho, and Lucretius. These four tales convey the force of metaphysical thinking, a force that overwhelms everyday life. The raw thought, pensée brute, of pure metaphysics is the shared site of the volume’s eighteen contemporary encounters with ancient metaphysics. After framing the work within continental philosophy, the essay concludes with a survey of the contents of each essay.
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