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Apprehension And Argument

Ancient Theories Of Starting Points For Knowledge

Apprehension And Argument - Tuominen, Miira - ISBN: 9789048172634
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Genre: Geschiedenis van de filosofie
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This Book Offers The First Synoptic Study Of How The Primary Elements In Knowledge Structures Were Analysed In Antiquity From Plato To Late Ancient Commentaries. It Argues That, In The Platonic-aristotelian Tradition, The Question Of Starting Points Was Treated From Two Distinct Points Of View: As A Question Of How We Acquire Basic Knowledge;


Titel: Apprehension And Argument
auteur: Tuominen, Miira
Mediatype: Boek
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 328
Uitgever: Springer
NUR: Geschiedenis van de filosofie
Afmetingen: 240 x 160
Gewicht: 549 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 9789048172634
Intern nummer: 17295527


Acknowledgements. Abbreviations and a Note on the Texts. Introduction.- The Topic, Scope, and Aim of this Book The Structure of the Book A Brief Survey of the Existing Literature.-§Part I: Platonic-Aristotelian Tradition. 1. Premises of Argumentation.- 1.1 Plato.- Arguments as Socratic Discussions The Method of Hypothesis Collection and Division Philosophical Cosmology.- 1.2 Aristotle.- 1.2.1 Aristotle s Inheritance from the Academy.- Dialectical Syllogisms Induction Conceptual Analysis.- 1.2.2 Science.- Being Better Known Premises of Scientific Proofs Proofs and Definitions Do the Sciences Have Something in Common? Remarks on Aristotle s Scientific Practice Knowledge of the Premises.- 1.3 Later Developments.- 1.3.1 Some Developments in Platonism.- Galen Alcinous Plotinus.- 1.3.2 Greek Commentaries on Aristotle.- Alexander of Aphrodisias Themistius Philoponus Simplicius.- 2. Intellectual Apprehension.- 2.1 The Connection between the Two Contexts.- 2.2 Perception.- 2.2.1 Receptive Theories.- Causation through Medium.- 2.2.2 Projective Theories.- 2.2.3 Co-affection: Plotinus.- 2.2.4 Perceptual Realism and the Reliability of Perceptions.- Plato: Realism without Reliability? Aristotle s Realism: Perceptibility as a Modalised Notion.- 2.3 From Perception to Intellection.- 2.3.1 Intelligible Forms.- Plato Aristotle.- 2.3.2 Later Developments.- Galen, Alcinous, Plotinus Alexander, Themistius, Philoponus.-§Part II: Alternative Approaches.- 3. Hellenistic Philosophy.- 3.1 Is There a Starting Point for Knowledge?.- The Notion of a Criterion of Truth Perceptions and Cognitive Impressions Preconceptions The Problem of Vagueness.- 3.2 Is There a Transition from the Evident to the Non-Evident?.- 3.2.1 Epicurus.- Witnessing and Counter-Witnessing The Method of Elimination and the Method of Similarity.- 3.2.2 Stoics and Sextus.- Indemonstrable Argument Forms Proofs Arguments Involving a Non-Necessary Conditional Rejection of Proof.- 3.3 What Is Left for the Sceptic?.- Pyrrhonean Scepticism and Non-Dogmatic Beliefs.- 3.4 What Does the Doctor Know? Medical Empiricism as an Alternative Approach to Scientific Knowledge.- The Sorites Argument in Medicine Empiricist Expertise.- Conclusion.-§Bibliography.- Index of Contents.- Index of Names.- Index of Cited Texts.


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