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The Heirs of Plato

A Study of the Old Academy (347-274 BC)

by John Dillon

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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ISBN 100198237669
ISBN 109780198237662

Speusippus (/ s p juː ˈ s ɪ p ə s /; Greek: Σπεύσιππος; c. – /8 BC) was an ancient Greek ppus was Plato's nephew by his sister Plato's death, c BC, Speusippus inherited the Academy, near and remained its head for the next eight r, following a stroke, he passed the chair to : Ancient philosophy.


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The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in BC--the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'.

Speusippus, Xenocrates, and Polemon, the three successive heads of the Academy in this period, though personally Cited by:   The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in BC—the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'.Price: $ The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in BC--the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'.

The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in BC - the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'.

The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in BC--the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'.

Speusippus, Xenocrates, and Polemon, the three successive heads of the Academy in this. The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in BC.

- the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'. Plato's Heirs book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Start your review of Plato's Heirs: Classic Essays.

Write a review. Jill rated it really liked it. A book of classic essays. An interesting mix and useful for considering current events and lessons fo /5. reference-type: Book author: Dillon, John M.

year: title: The heirs of Plato: a study of the Old Academy, B.C place-published: Oxford New York. The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in BC.

- the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'. Speusippus, Xenocrates, and Polemon, the three successive heads of the Academy in this period, though personally.

"The Heirs of Plato" is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in BC - the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'.

The Heirs of Plato is the first book solely devoted to an in-depth analysis of the quite a few directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his demise in BC–the interval generally generally known as 'The Old Academy'.

The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in BC--the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'.

Speusippus, Xenocrates, and Polemon, the three successive heads of the Academy in this period, though personally. The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy (– BC) Carlos Steel. John M. Dillon. Dillon's latest book is an attempt to recreate the intellectual climate in the Academy during the first generations after Plato's death, the "Old Academy," called thus to distinguish it from the "New Academy," which started with Arcesilaus in the.

In this book, John Dillon investigates the development of the Academy in the 70 years after Plato's death in b.c. He discusses the careers of the Academy's chief figures, in particular, Speusippus, Xenocrates, and Polemo, the three successive heads in the period generally known as ‘The Old Academy’.

Dillon's main thesis is that these philosophers set the agenda for the. Most of the rest of the book is occupied with the heirs of Plato in their order of succession.

A broad philosophical terrain is surveyed in the book, and some matters invite more discussion. For. In The Heirs of Plato, John Dillon (Regius Professor of Greek at Trinity College, Dublin) has done students of Platonism everywhere a keen favor by illuminating with notable lucidity and clarity a particularly vexing era in the history of Platonic studies, namely the yearsas the book’s tailgate teaser proclaims, Dillon is the first to devote an entire volume to the.

The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy ( BC) Published: Ma John Dillon, The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy ( BC), Oxford,pp, $ (hbk), ISBN Reviewed by Voula Tsouna, University of.

The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the. It was the heirs of Plato who started this vital chain from the ancient mind to the modern mind.

Any book this humane scholar has written demands reading; this book demands to be purchased and owned for one's personal library.5/5. Download Citation | The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy ( B.C.) (review) | American Journal of Philology () It may seem surprising that The Heirs of Plato.

"The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in B.C.

- the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'. Get this from a library. The heirs of Plato: a study of the Old Academy, B.C. [John M Dillon] -- Lucid and accessible, John Dillon's book offers an introductory chapter on Plato's followers in the first 70 years after his death, generally known as the 'Old Academy', and a summary of Plato's.

It seems to me that several of the themes you’ve mentioned are central to another of the Plato books you’ve chosen, which is by Plato himself, and is generally regarded as one of his greatest works, the Republic.

In Greek it’s Politeia, which we translate as ‘constitution.’ ‘Republic’ is actually the English translation from the Latin title, Res Publica, which means ‘the. John Myles Dillon (/ ˈ d ɪ l ən /; born 15 September ) is an Irish classicist and philosopher who was Regius Professor of Greek in Trinity College, Dublin between and Prior to that he taught at the University of California, was elected a corresponding member of the Academy of Athens on 15 June Dillon's area of research lies in the history of.

This book presents an up-to-date overview of the main new directions taken by ancient philosophy in the first century BC, a period in which the dominance exercised in the Hellenistic age by Stoicism, Epicureanism and Academic Scepticism gave way to a more diverse and experimental philosophical scene.

This book provides a comprehensive and in-depth study of Physics I, the first book of Aristotle's foundational treatise on natural philosophy. While the text has inspired a rich scholarly literature, this is the first volume devoted solely to it to have been published for many years, and it includes a new translation of the Greek text.

Buy Plato's Heirs: Classic Essays by James D Lester, Jr. online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 1 editions - starting at $ Shop now. The Academy (Ancient Greek: Ἀκαδημία) was founded by Plato in c. BC in Athens. Aristotle studied there for twenty years (– BC) before founding his own school, the Academy persisted throughout the Hellenistic period as a skeptical school, until coming to an end after the death of Philo of Larissa in 83 BC.

The Platonic Academy was destroyed by the. The Heirs of Socrates JULIA ANNAS It seems as though in ancient philosophy there are no permanently lost causes. Until recently few scholars have taken seriously the defensibility of the sceptical Academy's claim to be philosophically in the tradition of Plato, or the tenability of the Stoic theory of knowledge.

Now both are. The Heirs of Plato is the first book exclusively devoted to an in-depth study of the various directions in philosophy taken by Plato's followers in the first seventy years or so following his death in BC - the period generally known as 'The Old Academy'.

Speusippus, Xenocrates, and Polemon, the three successive heads of the Academy in this 5/5(2). Lloyd P. Gerson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. His books include Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato, God and Greek Philosophy, and Plotinus (Arguments of the Philosophers series).

He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to Plotinus and the four-volume Aristotle: Critical is the author of several volumes of translations 5/5(4). Written in ancient Greece at a time of major political decay, Plato’s Republic is becoming increasingly relevant for anyone who cares about justice or has an interest in restoring the political health of our communities.

In fact, I can’t think of. Despite an omniscient narrator who lays out information as quickly and smoothly as a Vegas blackjack dealer, the argument of this book seems to be that we simply can’t know absolutely everything and it’s better that way.

This is Eleanor’s view, certainly, and she is a character you don’t argue : Susan Rieger. LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in The Republic, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work.

Socrates walks to the Athens harbor, the Piraeus, with Glaucon, Plato's brother. Socrates and Glaucon are invited to Polemarchus ' house by Polemarchus and Adeimantus.

They join Thrasymachus and Polemarchus' father, Cephalus. The heirs of Plato: a study of the Old Academy ( BC) (book review) By Harold Tarrant. Topics: Plato, heirs, Old Academy, Platonists Author: Harold Tarrant. 2, words. Today, Western liberals are ambivalent about Plato.

On the one hand, liberals claim they are the heirs of Greco-Roman civilization and philosophy, and as Alfred North Whitehead famously said, “The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”[1] On the other hand, Plato is denounced by some.

Unfortunately there doesn’t appear to be a single book devoted solely to the history of Plato’s Academy. This article, however, is a good place to start. Platonic Academy * The original Platonic Academy of Athens operated continuously under known.

The Next Generation: the Followers of Plato and Aristotle Posted on 23 October Peter wraps up Plato and Aristotle by discussing their followers: Speusippus and Xenocrates (the “Old Academy”), and the polymath Theophrastus. The Heirs of Plato: A Study of the Old Academy ( BC) John M.

Dillon $ - $   The historical reconstruction of the esoteric "The Heirs of Atlantis" was created on the basis of numerous known and unknown materials: the emerald Tablets of Thoth-Hermes Trismegistus, the Texts of Pyramids, the mythology of the ancient Egyptians as well as the mythology of the Celts and the mythology of the people of Mesoamerica and the East, Plato's Author: Armen Petrosyan.

Need help with Book 10 in Plato's The Republic? Check out our revolutionary side-by-side summary and analysis.- Philosophers and Kings: Plato, Republic, I-II Overview.

Lecture 4 introduces Plato’s Republic and its many meanings in the context of moral psychology, justice, the power of poetry and myth, and metaphysics.

The Republic is also discussed as a utopia, presenting an extreme vision of a polis–Kallipolis–Plato’s ideal city.This book is the culmination of two decades of research on the intractable problem of how to approach the writings of Plato (the [Platonic Question]), based on my earlier publications on this topic ([Interpreting Plato's Dialogues,] The Classical Quarterly, 47 (), pp.

–37, and [A Dialectical Interpretation of the Concept of Art as Mimesis in the Republic,] Idealistic Studies.