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Episteme, etc.: Essays in Honour of Jonathan Barnes by Ben Morison, Katerina Ierodiakonou

By Ben Morison, Katerina Ierodiakonou

The 16 essays written in honour of Jonathan Barnes for this quantity replicate the remarkable scope of his contributions to philosophy. Six are on wisdom, 5 on good judgment and metaphysics, 5 on ethics. the amount levels broadly over historical philosophy, whereas additionally discovering room for for 2 modern papers on fact and vagueness. Aristotle is admired in 8 of the essays; Plato, Sextus Empiricus, the Stoics, the Epicureans, and old Greek clinical writers also are mentioned. The members comprise one of the most wonderful students of our time.

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No matter how much empirical evidence you accumulate, it can never on its own, and without the timely and miraculous intervention of nous (which now consequently becomes something like an intuitive faculty), amount to a genuine, infallible grasp of a universal. How we get there is to be explained entirely in decent, British, empiricist terms, and Aristotle turns out in this regard, after all, happily to anticipate Locke, rather than unfortunately to foreshadow Leibniz.

250. 182, that is quite properly recorded as just one. 47 below. 83. (44) This phrase had better be a hendiadys, on pain of allowing the absurdity of knowledge gained through δὸξα. Thus emended, the passage fits the standard Platonic parallel, discovered by Lyons, between the verb ϵὶδέναι and the noun ἐπιστήμη. 476d and 479d, respectively. (47) So too the Oxford translation of Aristotle’s Physics, as revealed by the singular verb at the end of the first sentence: ‘… knowledge and understanding is attained’ (my italics).

Rosenmeyer, as The Discovery of Mind. Oxford: Blackwell, i953. ‘Knowing How and Knowing That’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, 104: 1–29. ‘Knowing How’, Journal of Philosophy, 98: 411–44. Hildesheim: Olms. 136–41. Harmondsworth: Penguin; cited from the revised edition of 1969. ‘Socratic Knowledge and Platonic “Pessimism”’, review of Gould, Philosophical Review, 66: 226–38; cited from Gregory Vlastos, Platonic Studies. 204–17. Harmondsworth: Penguin. 2,1934. 156. 846–9. 136–41.

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