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On Aristotle On the soul 3.9-13
attributed to 'Philoponus' ; with On Aristotle On interpretation / Stephanus ; translated by William Charlton
London, UK ; Bloomsbury Academic, 2014
Baker Berry B415 .O513 2014

Myth and philosophy in Platonic dialogues
Tofighian, Omid, author
London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]
Myth and philosophy on stage: connections, divisions, and interdependence -- Mutual scaffolding: unifying myth and philosophy -- Dialogue Analysis. Myth and instruction: Meno -- Myth and partnership: Protagoras -- Myth and regulation: Phaedo -- Myth and transition: phaedrus -- The Atlantis myth and cultural identity: Timaeus and Critias -- Where does myth belong?

This book rethinks Plato's creation and use of myth by drawing on theories and methods from myth studies, religious studies, literary theory and related fields. Individual myths function differently depending on cultural practice, religious context or literary tradition, and this interdisciplinary study merges new perspectives in Plato studies with recent scholarship and theories pertaining to myth. Significant overlaps exist between prominent modern theories of myth and attitudes and approaches in studies of Plato's myths. Considering recent developments in myth studies, this book asks new questions about the evaluation of myth in Plato. Its appreciation of the historical conditions shaping and directing the study of Plato's myths opens deeper philosophical questions about the relationship between philosophy and myth and the relevance of myth studies to philosophical debates. It also extends the discussion to address philosophical questions and perspectives on the distinction between argument and narrative.
Baker Berry B395 .T64 2016

Sellars and contemporary philosophy
edited by David Pereplyotchik and Deborah R. Barnbaum
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Intentionality and the myths of the given -- Between pragmatism and phenomenology / Carl B. Sachs -- Richard rorty, liberalism and cosmopolitanism / David E. McClean -- Pragmatic encounters / Richard J. Bernstein -- Toward a metaphysics of culture / Joseph Margolis -- Gewirthian perspectives on human rights / edited by Per Bauhn -- Toward a pragmatist metaethics / Diana B. Heney -- Sellars and contemporary philosophy / edited by David Pereplyotchik and Deborah R. Barnbaum -- </sp>.
Baker Berry B945.S444 S46 2017

Jean-Jacques Rousseau face au public : problèmes d'identité
Yamashita, Masano, author
Oxford, UK : Voltaire Foundation, [2017]
Introduction: Le franc-parler et l'idéal du petit nombre. Rousseau et la lettre morte -- 1. La nature aime à se cacher. i. L'éloquence entre fausse monnaie et don de la nature. ii. L'impropriété du nom proper. iii. De la destination restreinte à l'écriture 'sensitive.' iv. Le cadavre du langage -- 2. Les styles philosophiques de Rousseau. i. Le Discours sur l'origine et les fondements de l'inégalité: l'ébauche d'une rhétorique philosophique ou le saut dans la fiction. ii. Acte manqué. iii. Comment écrire pour le peuple: la Lettre à D'Alembert ou une nouvelle rhétorique populaire. iv. Du patriarche au cosmopolite: la subjectivité politique à l'épreuve de la fiction. v. Logiques de la répétition: voix, babillage et regression -- Interlude: Silences de Rousseau. i. Laconismes. ii. Silences malveillants: le murmure de Diderot -- 3. Formes de vie. i. Philosophie écrite, philosophie vécue. ii. La double doctrine ou la 'commode philosophie des heureux et des riches.' iii. Incorporations et prosopographies. iv. Le je créateur -- 4. Aléas et fortunes de l'envoi. i. Emotions publiques et animations de la rue. ii. Fortuna et Providence. iii. La chute libre ou l'envoi au gré du hazard. iv. Thérèse, ou le degré zéro de la culture -- Conclusion.

"Rousseau a bien compris, mieux que ses contemporains peut-être, le paradoxe de la communication propre aux Lumières, prises entre le développement du savoir et la constitution d'une opinion publique. Avec l'accélération de la circulation des discours et des écrits, comment parler et agir philosophiquement sans se perdre? Comment concilier la culture du secret, issue de la tradition littéraire du libertinage érudit, et la publicité, qui ouvre de plus en plus grands les horizons de la sphère publique? Masano Yamashita examine ici l'articulation entre les stratégies rhétoriques de l'adresse au lecteur chez Rousseau et sa conception proprement philosophique de la communication. Elle met en lumière l'originalité et la lucidité de Rousseau face aux difficultés liées à cette société de l'information d'Ancien Régime. Rousseau cherche les conditions de possibilité d'une parole émancipée et pleinement publique. Au moyen d'une philosophie incarnée mettant en scène une figure de lecteur, il met à l'épreuve l'idée d'un sujet universel, la constitution d'un espace public, le sens de l'exercice de la philosophie, les enjeux politiques et éthiques des actes de discours. La réception des textes et le rapport au public constituent ainsi pour Rousseau un enjeu philosophique. Entre exigence de transparence et désir d'expérimenter les diverses facettes du moi public, se dessine la conception originale que Rousseau se fait de l'homme des Lumières. Masano Yamashita montre que la réflexion de Rousseau sur les manières de vivre dans un espace public, social comme littéraire, débouche sur une véritable vie philosophique" --
Baker Berry B2137 .Y36 2017

Albert Camus et la pensée de midi
les Rencontres méditerranéennes Albert Camus
Avignon: Éditions A. Barthélémy, [2016]
Baker Berry B2430.C354 R46 2013

Socrates mystagogos : initiation into inquiry
Adams, Don 1961-
London ; Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Baker Berry B317 .A28 2017

Plato on the value of philosophy : the art of argument in the Gorgias and Phaedrus
Irani, Tushar, 1980- author
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; Cambridge University Press, 2017
Preface -- Note on editions and translations used -- Introduction -- Part I. The Gorgias. Socrates and Gorgias on the aims of argument -- Towards an art of argument -- The contradictions of Callicles -- Pleasure, virtue, and the human good -- Part II. The Phaedrus. Socrates and Lysias on the aims of love -- Loving wisdom -- Loving others -- The self-motion of the soul -- Conclusion.

Plato was the first philosopher in the western tradition to reflect systematically (and often critically) on rhetoric. In this book, Tushar Irani presents a comprehensive and innovative reading of the Gorgias and the Phaedrus, the only two Platonic dialogues to focus on what an art of argument should look like, treating each of the texts individually, yet ultimately demonstrating how each can best be understood in light of the other. For Plato, the way in which we approach argument typically reveals something about our deeper desires and motivations, particularly with respect to other people, and so the key to understanding his views on the proper practice of argument lies in his understanding of human psychology. According to this reading, rhetoric done well is simply the practice of philosophy, the pursuit of which has far-reaching implications for how we should relate to others and how we ought to live.
Baker Berry B395 .I73 2017

Posthumanism
Smart, Alan, author
North York, Ontario : University of Toronto Press, [2017]
Posthumanism -- Zoonotic diseases and the microbiome -- Multispecies ethnography -- Technology, cyborgs, and transhumanism.

"Designed to bring the excitement of posthumanist discussions to the undergraduate classroom, this brief and accessible book makes an original argument about anthropology's legacy as a study of 'more than human.' Smart and Smart return to the holism of classic ethnographies where cattle, pigs, yams, and sorcerers were central to the lives that were narrated by anthropologists, but they extend the discussion to include contemporary issues such as microbiomes, the Anthropocene, and nano-machines, which take holism beyond locally bounded spaces. They outline what a holism without boundaries could look like, and what anthropology could offer to the knowledge of more-than-human nature in the past, present, and future."--
Baker Berry B821 .S58 2017

Against Proclus On the eternity of the world book 6-8
Philoponus, John, active 6th century, author
London ; New York : 2014
Baker Berry B701.D3823 E53 2005

Against Proclus On the eternity of the world 9-11
Philoponus, John, active 6th century, author
London ; Bloomsbury, 2014
Baker Berry B701.D3823 E53 2014

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