Aristotle and Other Platonists
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By (author) Lloyd P. Gerson
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Aristotle and Other Platonists by Lloyd P. Gerson
Book Description"Aristotle versus Plato. For a long time that is the angle from which the tale has been told, in textbooks on the history of philosophy and to university students. Aristotle's philosophy, so the story goes, was au fond in opposition to Plato's. But it was not always thus."-from the IntroductionIn a wide-ranging book likely to cause controversy, Lloyd P. Gerson sets out the case for the "harmony" of Platonism and Aristotelianism, the standard view in late antiquity. He aims to show that the twentieth-century view that Aristotle started out as a Platonist and ended up as an anti-Platonist is seriously flawed. Gerson examines the Neoplatonic commentators on Aristotle based on their principle of harmony. In considering ancient studies of Aristotle's Categories, Physics, De Anima, Metaphysics, and Nicomachean Ethics, the author shows how the principle of harmony allows us to understand numerous texts that otherwise appear intractable. Gerson also explains how these "esoteric" treatises can be seen not to conflict with the early "exoteric" and admittedly Platonic dialogues of Aristotle. Aristotle and Other Platonists concludes with an assessment of some of the philosophical results of acknowledging harmony.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801473371
(235mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 20-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lloyd P. Gerson
Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity, Paperback (November 2015)
Comprises over forty specially commissioned essays by experts on the philosophy of the period 200-800 CE.
From Plato to Platonism, Hardback (November 2013)» View all books by Lloyd P. Gerson
Lloyd P. Gerson argues that Plato was a Platonist and challenges fundamental assumptions about how Plato's teachings have come to be understood.
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Author Biography - Lloyd P. Gerson
Lloyd P. Gerson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of many books, including Aristotle and Other Platonists and From Plato to Platonism, also from Cornell, and Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato, and editor of The Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity.
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