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Dialectic after Plato and Aristotle

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Thomas Bénatouïl, James Allen, Paolo Crivelli, David Sedley, Katerina Ierodiakonou, Jean-Baptiste Gourinat, Luca Castagnoli, Tobias Reinhardt, Sophie Aubert-Baillot, Benjamin Morison, Riccardo Chiaradonna
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  • Date Published: November 2018
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108471909

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  • Ancient dialectic started as an art of refutation and evolved into a science akin to our logic, grammar and linguistics. Scholars of ancient philosophy have traditionally focused on Plato's and Aristotle's dialectic without paying much attention to the diverse conceptions and uses of dialectic presented by philosophers after the classical period. To bridge this gap, this volume aims at a comprehensive understanding of the competing Hellenistic and Imperial definitions of dialectic and their connections with those of the classical period. It starts from the Megaric school of the fourth century BCE and the early Peripatetics, via Epicurus, the Stoics, the Academic sceptics and Cicero, to Sextus Empiricus and Galen in the second century CE. The philosophical foundations and various uses of dialectic are closely analysed and systematically examined together with the numerous objections that were raised against them.

    • An international team of scholars study the conceptions of ancient dialectic in the Hellenistic and Imperial periods
    • Analyses ancient texts that have not yet been studied systematically
    • The book will appeal to those interested in the development of ancient epistemology and logic
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    • Date Published: November 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108471909
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Temporarily unavailable - available from TBC
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction: dialectics in dialogue Thomas Bénatouïl
    1. Megara and dialectic James Allen
    2. Dialectic in the early Peripatos Paolo Crivelli
    3. Epicurus on dialectic David Sedley
    4. Dialectic as a subpart of stoic philosophy Katerina Ierodiakonou
    5. Stoic dialectic and its objects Jean-Baptiste Gourinat
    6. Dialectic in the Hellenistic Academy Luca Castagnoli
    7. Pithana and Probabilia Tobias Reinhardt
    8. Terminology and practice of dialectic in Cicero's letters Sophie Aubert-Baillot
    9. The sceptic's modes of argumentation Benjamin Morison
    10. Galen and middle Platonists on dialectic and knowledge Riccardo Chiaradonna.

  • Editors

    Thomas Bénatouïl, Université de Lille
    Thomas Bénatouïl is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the Université de Lille. He has published two books in French on Stoicism and many papers in French and English on Hellenistic and Imperial philosophy and on the contemporary reception of Stoicism. He is currently working on the Academy from Plato to Cicero.

    Katerina Ierodiakonou, Université de Genève
    Katerina Ierodiakonou is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Athens and at the University of Geneva. She has published extensively on ancient and Byzantine philosophy, especially in the areas of epistemology and logic. She is currently working on a monograph about ancient theories of colour, as well as on an edition, translation and commentary of Theophrastus' De sensibus and of Michael Psellos' paraphrase of Aristotle's De interpretatione.

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    Thomas Bénatouïl, James Allen, Paolo Crivelli, David Sedley, Katerina Ierodiakonou, Jean-Baptiste Gourinat, Luca Castagnoli, Tobias Reinhardt, Sophie Aubert-Baillot, Benjamin Morison, Riccardo Chiaradonna

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