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Aquinas, Plato, and Neoplatonism

Wayne J. Hankey.

in The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Classical Philosophy. 4196 words.

Plato, and a wide variety of ancient, Arabic, and medieval Platonisms had a significant influence on Aquinas. The Corpus, with its quasi-Apostolic origin for Aquinas, was his most...

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British Idealist Ethics

W.J. Mander.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics

January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Moral Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Classical Philosophy. 9257 words.

A new moral philosophy emerged on the British philosophical scene in the late 1870s, one referred to as the idealist ethic of social self-realization, which rapidly became the dominant mode...

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Emotions in Plato and Aristotle

A. W. Price.

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion

December 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Classical Philosophy. 11373 words.

Without separating off emotions as such, Plato and Aristotle alert us to their compositional intricacy, which involves body and mind, cognition and desire, perception and feeling. Even the...

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Greek Philosophy

Börje Bydén and Katerina Ierodiakonou.

in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy

May 2012; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Classical Philosophy. 14399 words.

This article argues that “philosophy” is a tradition which constantly redefines itself, and which, consequently, resists universal definition. Philosophy is, ultimately, whatever...

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Hobbes’s Thucydides

Kinch Hoekstra.

in The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes

March 2016; p ublished online October 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Classical Philosophy. 15678 words.

This chapter explores why Hobbes produced an edition of Thucydides. In offering an interpretation of this edition in context, the chapter addresses Hobbes’s view of relations between...

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The Legacy of Hellenic Harmony

Jessica N. Berry.

in The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy

November 2007; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Classical Philosophy. 16355 words.

The intellectual history of Germany in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is sometimes compared to the philosophical achievement of Athens at the very height of the classical age....

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Metaphysics and Logic of the Trinity

Dale Tuggy.

P ublished online December 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy of Religion; Metaphysics; History of Western Philosophy; Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic; Classical Philosophy. 11838 words.

Recent work by analytic philosophers on the Trinity takes a mysterious 5th-century document as its starting point, accepting widespread but inaccurate narratives about the history of...

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Nietzsche and the Greeks

Jessica N. Berry.

in The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche

September 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy; Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art; Classical Philosophy. 14767 words.

This article explores notions about Nietzsche’s career as a philologist and his fascination with the Greeks. It considers his interest in Homer and the Greek philosophers—in particular,...

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