in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Philosophy; Classical Studies. 1118 words.
Adam, James (1860–1907), classical scholar and philosopher, born on 7 April 1860 at Kinmuck in the parish of Keithhall near Inverurie in Aberdeenshire, was second child and only son of...
in The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle
August 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .
Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Metaphysics; Philosophy of Science. 12006 words.
Aristotle's Physics is a study of nature (phusis) and of natural objects (ta phusei). According to him, these objects—either all of them or at least some of them—are in motion. That is,...
in The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy
October 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .
Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy. 10416 words.
Anaxagoras of Clazomenae proposed a theory of everything. Like other Presocratics, Anaxagoras addressed topics that could now be placed outside the sphere of philosophical inquiry: not only...
in The Oxford Handbook of Causation
November 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .
Article. Subjects: Metaphysics; Classical Philosophy. 9363 words.
There are various motives for refining the notion of cause. Aristotle's was an interest in providing the most informative and illuminating method of explaining the central natural phenomena...
in The Oxford Handbook of Millennialism
October 2011; p ublished online January 2012 .
Article. Subjects: Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religion in the Ancient World; Religious Studies; Comparative Religion. 8772 words.
Although there existed no real millennial text prior to late Jewish and early Christian texts, there exists an overabundance of resources that heavily draw on millennial texts. This article...
in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics
January 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .
Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Moral Philosophy; Classical Philosophy. 9488 words.
This chapter, which analyses the ethical theories of Greek sceptic Sextus Empiricus, begins by considering other sceptical figures who preceded Sextus, both for their intrinsic interest and...