Agonistes: Essays in Honour of Denis O'Brien

Agonistes: Essays in Honour of Denis O'Brien

By: Monique Dixsaut (author), John Dillon (editor)Hardback

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Agonistes comprises a collection of essays presented by his friends and colleagues to Denis O'Brien, former Directeur de recherche at the Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique, representing the full range of his scholarly interests in the field of ancient philosophy, from the Presocratics, through Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophy, to Plotinus and later Neoplatonism. The honorand himself leads off with a stimulating Apologia, sketching the development of his scholarly interests and dwelling on the issues that have chiefly concerned him. The contributions then follow in chronological order, under four headings: I From the Presocratics to Plato (Frere, Brancacci); II From Plato to the Stoics (Brisson, Casertano, Dixsaut, KA hn, McCabe, Narcy, Rowe, Goulet); III Plotinus and the Neoplatonist Tradition (O'Meara, Sakonji, Gersh, Steel, Dillon, Smith); IV Saint Augustine and After (Pepin, Rist, Brague/Freudenthal). They comprise a significant representation of the most distinguished scholars both on the continent and in the British Isles, and fairly represent the wide influence which Denis O'Brien has had on his contemporaries. The volume includes also a full bibliography of O'Brien's works.

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John Dillon is Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Monique Dixsaut is Professeur emerite A l'universite Paris I - Pantheon Sorbonne, France.


Contents: Apologia pro vita sua, Denis O'Brien; Bibliographie; Preface, John Dillon; Introduction, Monique Dixsaut. From the Presocratics to Plato: Les dieux d'A%olee et d'Agrigente, Jean Frere; Les tropoi de Damon, Aldo Bancacci. From Plato to the Stoics: Un monde abandonne A lui-mA*me, Luc Brisson; Sollevare in alto gli occhi dell'anima: qualche riflessione su un'immagine platonica, Giovanni Casertano; Refutation et dialectique, Monique Dixsaut; La forme du bien, principe de motivation ou de savoir, Wilfried KA hn; Does your Plato bite? Mary Margaret McCabe; Opinion et jugement dans le Theetete de Platon, Michel Narcy; Hommes et monstres: Platon et Socrate parlent de la nature humaine, Christopher J. Rowe; Les principes stoA-ciens sont-ils des corps ou sont-ils incorporels? Richard Goulet. Plotinus and the Neoplatonist Tradition: The metaphysics of evil in Plotinus: problems and solutions, Dominic J. O'Meara; On evil: some comments on Dr O'Brien's interpretation, Sachiko Sakonji; Plotinus on harmonia. Musical metaphors and their uses in the Enneads, Stephen Gersh; Le jugement de Proclus sur le style du Parmenide, Carlos Steel; Empedocles' cosmic cycle in the later Platonist tradition, John Dillon; More Neoplatonic ethics, Andrew Smith. Saint Augustine and After: Saint Augustin et l'inhabitation des idees en Dieu, Jean Pepin; A case of spiritual fornication: casting pears to real swine, John Rist; Ni Empedocle, ni Plotin. Pour le dossier du pseudo-Empedocle arabe, Remi Brague et Gad Freudenthal. Index nominum.

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  • publication date: 28/11/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780754653523
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 358
  • ID: 9780754653523
  • weight: 676
  • ISBN10: 0754653528

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