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Socratic, Platonic and Aristotelian Studies: Essays in Honor of Gerasimos Santas

  • Georgios Anagnostopoulos


  • Provides a rich account of some of the most central themes in ancient philosophy

  • Offers original interpretations of key philosophical issues in Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle

  • Explores important philosophical topics in Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle that continue to be of interest to contemporary philosophers


Part of the Philosophical Studies Series book series (PSSP, volume 117)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Nicholas White
    Pages 19-34
  3. Alejandro Santana
    Pages 35-52
  4. Mark L. McPherran
    Pages 53-74
  5. Fred D. Miller
    Pages 75-92
  6. Thomas C. Brickhouse, Nicholas D. Smith
    Pages 93-101
  7. Terry Penner
    Pages 103-124
  8. Christopher Rowe
    Pages 145-163
  9. George Rudebusch
    Pages 165-184
  10. John P. Anton
    Pages 185-204
  11. Antonis Coumoundouros, Ronald Polansky
    Pages 205-218
  12. Anthony W. Price
    Pages 245-254
  13. David Keyt
    Pages 255-270
  14. D.Z. Andriopoulos
    Pages 297-322
  15. Deborah K. W. Modrak
    Pages 323-333

About this book


This volume contains outstanding studies by some of the best scholars in ancient Greek Philosophy on key topics in Socratic, Platonic, and Aristotelian thought. These studies provide rigorous analyses of arguments and texts and often advance original interpretations.

The essays in the volume range over a number of central themes in ancient philosophy, such as Socratic and Platonic conceptions of philosophical method; the Socratic paradoxes; Plato's view on justice; the nature of Platonic Forms, especially the Form of the Good; Aristotle's views on the faculties of the soul; Aristotle's functionalist account of the human good; Socratic, Platonic, and Aristotelian views on the nature of desire and its object. The volume will be of interest to students and scholars of ancient philosophy and classics.


Aristotle Classics Desire Attribution Faculties of the Soul Form of the Good Gorgias Greek Philosophy Plato Plato Republic Platonic Forms Santas Socrates Socratic definitions Socratic paradoxes The human good nature of desire the Meno the Prudential Paradox the Socratic Elenchus

Editors and affiliations

  • Georgios Anagnostopoulos
    • 1
  1. 1.San Diego, Department of PhilosophyUniversity of CaliforniaLa JollaUSA

About the editors

Georgios Anagnostopoulos is a Professor of philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. He has authored Aristotle on the Goals and Exactness of Ethics (The University of California Press, 1994), edited A Companion to Aristotle (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) and Law and Rights in the Ancient Greek Tradition (a Supplementary Volume of Philosophical Inquiry, 2006), and has published a number of articles on ancient Greek philosophy and medicine.

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“Santas and his work have merited a Festschrift of this magnitude––fully 22 articles from a variety of scholars, most of whom who are established leaders in the field … . The articles are relatively even in their level of scholarship and philosophical discernment. EHGS will be most beneficial to those scholars of ancient Greek philosophy who specialize in Socrates, or in ancient moral psychology. Scholars interested in the Republic will also find many articles pertinent to their research.” (Patrick Mooney, Philosophy in Review, Vol. XXXIII (5), 2013)