Philippe Rousseau proposes an interpretation of the Iliad which is based on an analysis of the logic that is immanent to the construction of the plot, and which responds to the demand for the deciphering of meaning expressed by the poet in the fifth line of the poem.
Chapters 4-6 of Aristotle's Physics, Book 2 constitute the first treatise in our philosophical tradition devoted to luck and chance. Simplicius’ commentary adds to Aritotle’s theory valuable explanations and illuminating developments.
Conceived in full expansion of German idealism, but largely against it, Schleiermacher's Hermeneutics develops the first theory of individual discourse and defines the methods of understanding appropriate to it.
Simplicius' commentary on Aristotle’s Physics, Book II covers a text which is the best introduction to philosophy of nature, and it offers, beside Proclus’commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, a comprehensive survey of the Philosophy of Nature in Late Antiquity.
Ethics philosophy always used the concepts of obligation, sanction, and of ethical models. Guyau, being a critical thinker of the idea of evolution, suggests that ethics should be considered in light of a vital imperative. He also deems that - if correctly understood- the anomic capacity of life generates a plurality of ways for obligation to...
Judging from the way it was received since Antiquity, the nature of Horace's Ars poetica should not be questioned. However, its stylistic and enunciative characteristics urge the readers to reconsider this old assumption