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  • The Doctrine of Due Measure in Plato's Statesman 

    Cochran, William (2011-09-06)
    This thesis examines the extent to which the doctrine of due measure can be rightfully called the skopos of Plato’s Statesman. In order to determine the doctrine’s explanatory power, the thesis adopts the Neoplatonic method ...
  • The Immaterial Theurgy of Boethius 

    Curran, Martin H. (2012-08-28)
    This thesis is an attempt to understand the efficacy of prayer in Boethius’ 'Consolation of Philosophy.' Prayer is man’s commercium with the divine realm, and so prayer is higher than human thought. The highest stage of ...
  • Introduction 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-23)
    This introductory lecture written by James Dinwiddie discusses natural philosophy. Dinwiddie draws on past philosophers including Rene Descartes, Plato, and John Locke to describe Nature and man's relationship with her. ...
  • KNOWLEDGE OF THE GOOD: VIRTUE IN THE MENO AND PROTAGORAS 

    Heystee, B.W.D. (2013-12-13)
    In both the Meno and the Protagoras, Plato investigates the unity, acquisition and nature of virtue (ἀρετή). Although these dialogues appear to reach opposing conclusions—the Protagoras that virtue is knowledge and the ...
  • Lecture Notes 

    Dinwiddie, James (2009-07-21)
    This series of lecture notes by James Dinwiddie in 1792 (?) references several subjects including mathematics, natural philosophy, Plato, Epicurius, the motion of the Earth, David Hume, and "W. Harrington". The file consists ...
  • Philosophical Platonism: Plato and the Problems of Philosophy 

    Cayer, Fabien-Denis
    In this thesis, I seek to provide an account of the function of philosophical practice as it arose in Classical Greece with the work of Plato. In Chapter 1, I argue for the plausibility of engaging in metaphilosophical ...
  • Rereading Isocrates: Why does Socrates prescribe a divine impulse for Isocrates at the end of the Phaedrus? 

    Glover, Jacob
    In this thesis I argue that Plato’s reference to Isocrates at Phaedrus 279a-b attempts to represent the onto-epistemological differences between Platonic philosophy and Isocratean philosophy. Existing commentary on this ...
  • The Root of All Dimensions 

    Singer, Justin (2014-08-21)
    This thesis aims to resolve the disjunction of ontology and epistemology in Platonist mathematical philosophy. This disharmony results from the assumption of the non-spatiotemporal existence of abstract mathematical entities, ...
  • THE THEORY OF MATHEMATICAL SUBTRACTION IN ARISTOTLE 

    Romashova, Ksenia
    The problem with most modern accounts of Aristotle’s so-called ‘theory of mathematical abstraction’ or aphairesis (ἀφαίρεσις) is that it is interpreted primarily through the scope of the epistemological process of an ...