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Ways of Life in Classical Political Philosophy; Papers of the 3rd Meeting of the Collegium politicum, Madrid


Ways of Life in Classical Political Philosophy; Papers of the 3rd Meeting of the Collegium politicum, Madrid. Edited by: Lisi, Francesco; Brisson, Luc; Ferber, Rafael; Rossetti, Livio; Rowe, Christopher (2004). St. Augustin: Academia Verlag.

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The present volume collects 13 papers presented on the occasion of the third meeting of the Collegium Politicum; these papers represent the different approaches that now coexist in the Aristotelian scholarship. An ample overview of the status quaestionis precedes the volume.
Three contributions introduce different aspects of the wider field in which Aristotle’s position arises: J.-M. Betrand considers the topic of drunkenness, related to the life of enjoyment and pleasure, in the rhetoric and philosophical writings of the fourth century B.C. J.-P. Pradeau concentrates on the same topic in Plato’s criticism of democracy. In the last contribution of this introductory part, M. Vegetti focuses on another sort of life in the practice of the Platonic Academy: the political life, which longs for might and power.

The seven papers of the central part are devoted to Aristotle’s thought. Luc Brisson compares Plato’s and Aristotle’s theory on contemplation. Francisco L. Lisi criticizes Rowe’s lecture of EN I 7 and the inclusive interpretation of the passage. Christopher Rowe replies to him, to S. Broadie and to R. Kraut about happiness and the best life in Aristotle’s writings on practical philosophy. Ada Neschke-Hentschke critiques P. Pellegrin’s (1990) interpretation of the structure of the Politics. Silvia Campese writes about the ‘economic’ bioi in the first Book of the Politics, while Silvia Gastaldi and Lucio Bertelli present a detailed discussion of Aristotle’s position about the best life in Pol. VII.

The last part of this volume is dedicated to the reception of the philosophical ideal of the best life. Guido Cappelli analyses the debate in the Italian Humanism of the fifteenth century, and Francesco Gregorio studies the reception of the motive of the three ways of human life in Leo Strauss and Hannah Arendt.

The present volume collects 13 papers presented on the occasion of the third meeting of the Collegium Politicum; these papers represent the different approaches that now coexist in the Aristotelian scholarship. An ample overview of the status quaestionis precedes the volume.
Three contributions introduce different aspects of the wider field in which Aristotle’s position arises: J.-M. Betrand considers the topic of drunkenness, related to the life of enjoyment and pleasure, in the rhetoric and philosophical writings of the fourth century B.C. J.-P. Pradeau concentrates on the same topic in Plato’s criticism of democracy. In the last contribution of this introductory part, M. Vegetti focuses on another sort of life in the practice of the Platonic Academy: the political life, which longs for might and power.

The seven papers of the central part are devoted to Aristotle’s thought. Luc Brisson compares Plato’s and Aristotle’s theory on contemplation. Francisco L. Lisi criticizes Rowe’s lecture of EN I 7 and the inclusive interpretation of the passage. Christopher Rowe replies to him, to S. Broadie and to R. Kraut about happiness and the best life in Aristotle’s writings on practical philosophy. Ada Neschke-Hentschke critiques P. Pellegrin’s (1990) interpretation of the structure of the Politics. Silvia Campese writes about the ‘economic’ bioi in the first Book of the Politics, while Silvia Gastaldi and Lucio Bertelli present a detailed discussion of Aristotle’s position about the best life in Pol. VII.

The last part of this volume is dedicated to the reception of the philosophical ideal of the best life. Guido Cappelli analyses the debate in the Italian Humanism of the fifteenth century, and Francesco Gregorio studies the reception of the motive of the three ways of human life in Leo Strauss and Hannah Arendt.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Philosophy
Dewey Decimal Classification:100 Philosophy
Language:English
Date:2004
Deposited On:26 Nov 2015 08:58
Last Modified:13 May 2016 08:23
Publisher:Academia Verlag
Series Name:Studies in Ancient Philosophy
Volume:5
Number of Pages:284
ISBN:978-3-89665-291-1
Additional Information:Editor of the volume: Lisi, Franceso; Editors of the Series: Brisson, Luc, Ferber, Rafael, Rossetti, Livio, Rowe, Christopher

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