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By Nicholas Rescher

ISBN-10: 0822980444

ISBN-13: 9780822980445

Nicholas Rescher provides the 1st entire chronology of philosophical anecdotes, spanning from antiquity to the present period. He introduces us to the foremost thinkers, texts, and ancient sessions of Western philosophy, recounting a number of the tales philosophers have used over the years to interact with problems with philosophical main issue: questions of that means, fact, wisdom, worth, motion, and ethics.

Rescher’s anecdotes contact on a variety of themes—from common sense to epistemology, ethics to metaphysics—and provide a lot perception into the breadth and intensity of philosophical inquiry. This e-book illustrates a few of the methods philosophers all through historical past have considered the problems of their box, and the way anecdotes can paintings to notify and inspire philosophical suggestion.

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New York: Hardcourt Brace, 1928. Plato, The Republic. There are various good translations of Plato’s dialogues, The Republic included; see, for example, Plato, The Republic, in Great Dialogues of Plato, trans. W. H. D. Rouse (New York: Signet, 1984). 40 14 PLATO’S DEMIURGE Plato envisioned four key factors as functioning in the constitution of the cosmos: a primal Chaos that operates in an anarchic (literally lawless) way under the aegis of a constraining Necessity, and a ruling Creative Power or Craftsman (Demiurge) that operates under the direction of Intelligence (nous, Reason).

New York: Oxford University Press, 1995. Lodge, R. C. Plato’s Ethical Theory. New York: Hardcourt Brace, 1928. Plato, The Republic. There are various good translations of Plato’s dialogues, The Republic included; see, for example, Plato, The Republic, in Great Dialogues of Plato, trans. W. H. D. Rouse (New York: Signet, 1984). 40 14 PLATO’S DEMIURGE Plato envisioned four key factors as functioning in the constitution of the cosmos: a primal Chaos that operates in an anarchic (literally lawless) way under the aegis of a constraining Necessity, and a ruling Creative Power or Craftsman (Demiurge) that operates under the direction of Intelligence (nous, Reason).

Liars and Heaps: New Essays on Paradox. Oxford: Clarendon, 2003. Gardner, Martin. Aha! Gotcha! San Francisco: W. H. Freeman, 1982. Rescher, Nicholas. Paradoxes. Chicago: Open Court, 2001. 2. It not only was discussed by Aristotle and Cicero but in medieval times became a staple in the extensive discussions of insolubilia. 35 12 PLATO’S REPUBLIC THE REPUBLIC OF THE great Greek philosopher Plato (428– 347 BC) is not only the first really substantial philosophical work but also one of the very greatest.

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