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Explorations in Ancient and Modern Philosophy


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Part I. Knowledge: 1. Examples in epistemology: Socrates, Theaetetus and G. E. Moore; 2. Socratic midwifery, Platonic inspiration; 3. The philosophical sense of Theaetetus' mathematics; 4. Plato on the grammar of perceiving; 5. Socrates and the jury: paradoxes in Plato's distinction between knowledge and true belief; 6. Aristotle on understanding knowledge; 7. Platonism and mathematics: a prelude to discussion; 8. Wittgenstein and Augustine, De magistro; Part II. Philosophy and the Good Life: 9. Message from Heraclitus; 10. Virtues in action; 11. The impiety of Socrates; 12. The passion of reason in Plato's Phaedrus; 13. Aristotle on learning to be good; 14. Did the ancient Greeks have the concept of human rights?; 15. Sphinx without a secret; 16. First words; Bibliography.

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The second of two volumes collecting the published work up to 2000 one of the greatest living scholars of ancient philosophy alive today.

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M. F. Burnyeat is an Honorary Fellow of Robinson College, Cambridge, and an Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and was awarded a CBE for his services to scholarship in 2007.

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