Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Reconstruction, includes Greek text

UPDATED 2017 SEPTEMBER with link to most recent version.

We invite you to download and examine a PDF of the latest version of our reconstruction from:

Features of this version include:
  • A reconstruction of the dialogue, based on the core evidence in Iamblichus' On the Common Mathematical Science xxii-xxvii and Protrepticus VI-XII, in English translation followed by Greek text (occasionally supplemented with editorial comments).
  • Section on "Peripheral evidence, not in their original sequence"
  • Section on "Possible further evidence, not authenticated"
  • Section on "Rejected evidence, not relevant to this dialogue"
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Citations of our 2005 OSAP essay

UPDATED: September 2017: thanks to everyone who sent us updates!

We are collecting citations of: D. S. Hutchinson and M. R. Johnson, Authenticating Aristotle's Protrepticus, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 29 (2005), 193-294. Please let us know if you know of any others so that we can add them to our bibliography.
1. Minca, B. and C. Partenie. Aristotel: Protrepticul. (Bucharest 2005), p. 17-18.
2. Bussanich, J. New Editions of Iamblichus: A Review Essay. Ancient Philosophy 25 (2005), 478-494.
3. Flashar, H. Aristoteles: Fragmente zu Philosophie, Rhetorik, Poetik, Dictung (Darmstadt 2006).
4. Bronstein, D. Review of A. P. Bos, The Soul and its Instrumental Body: a Reinterpretation of Aristotle's Philosophy of Living Nature (Leiden 2003), Ancient Philosophy 26 (2006), 422-427 at 427.
5. Bobonich, C. Aristotle’s ethical treatises. The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (ed. R. Kraut), 12-36 (Oxford, 2006).
6. Blank, D. Aristotle’s Academic Course on Rhetoric and the end of Philodemus, On Rhetoric VIII. Cronache Ercolanesi 37 (2007), 5-48.
7. Bobonich, C. Why should philosophers rule? Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Protrepticus. Social Philosophy and Policy 24 (2007), 153-175.
8. Diamond, E. C. Divine thinking as the paradigm of life in Aristotle's “De Anima”. Northwestern University Ph.D. Diss., 2007.
9. Hare, J. God and Morality: a philosophical history (Malden, MA and Oxford 2007).
10. Ranocchia, G. Aristone, Sul modo di liberare dalla superbia nel decimo libro De vitiis di Filodemo (Olschki, 2007).
11. Walker, M. Living by contemplation: Theoria, self-maintenance, and flourishing in Aristotle's ethics. Yale Ph.D. dissertation, 2008.
12. Van Kooten, G. H. Paul's Anthropology in Context: the image of God, assimilation to God, and Tripartite Man in Ancient Judaism, Ancient Philosophy, and Early Christianity, p.137 (Tübingen 2008).
13. Ratte, C. La loi dans l'anonyme de Jamblique. Camenulae 2 (2008). Available here.
14. Himanka, J. et al. On filosofoitava: Jälkipuhe Aristoteleeseen. Niin & Näin 4 (2008), 52-53 at 53. Available here.
15. Wolfsdorf, D. Epicurus on euphrosune and energeia (DL 10.136). Apeiron 42 (2009), 222-257.
16. Tuominen, M. The Ancient Commentators on Plato and Aristotle (California 2009).
17. Graham, D. (ed., trans. and comm.) The Texts of Early Greek Philosophy: Fragments and Selected Testimonies of the Major Presocratics, Part I (Cambridge 2010), at p. 876.
18. Walker, M. The utility of contemplation in Aristotle’s Protrepticus. Ancient Philosophy 30 (2010), 135-153.
19. McBryde, D. I. The Foundations of Aristotle’s Ethics. Newcastle, Australia, Ph.d. diss., 2010.
20. Castagnoli, L. Ancient Self-Refutation (Cambridge 2010), p. 187n1.
21. Brüllmann, P. Protreptikos. Aristoteles-Handbuch, ed. C. Rapp and K. Corcelius (Stuttgart, 2011), 160-166 at 165-166.
22. Long, A. A. Aristotle on eudaimonia, nous, and divinity. In J. Miller (ed.), Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: a critical guide. (Cambridge 2011), p.102n24.
23. Van der Meeren, S. Aristote Exhortation à la Philosophie: Le dossier Grec (Paris, 2011).
24. 廣川洋一(2011年)『アリストテレス「哲学のすすめ」』講談社学術文庫。
25. Lundberg, C. O. Lacan in Public: psychoanalysis and the science of rhetoric, p.185-186 (Tuscaloosa 2012).
26. Pakaluk, M. Aristotle on Human Rights. Ave Maria Law Review 10 (2012), 379-388 at 388n45.
27. Feke, J. Ptolemy's defense of theoretical philosophy. Apeiron 45 (2012), 61-90 at n.9.
28. Cambiano, G. The desire to know: Metaphysics A 1. Aristotle's Metaphysics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum (ed. C. Steel), 1-42 at 40 and n.77 (Oxford 2012).
29. Betegh, G. 'The Next Principle' Metaphysics A 3-4, 984b8-985b22. Aristotle’s Metaphysics Alpha: Symposium Aristotelicum (ed. C. Steel), 105-140 at 117 (Oxford 2012).
30. Shields, C. Aristotle's Philosophical Life and Writings. The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle (ed. C. Shields), 3-16 at 15n27 (Oxford 2012).
31. Menn, S. Aristotle's Theology. The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle (ed. C. Shields), 422-464 at 453n8 (Oxford 2012).
32. Lacore, M. L'Anonyme: un palimpseste démocritéen dans le Protreptique de Jamblique? Kentron 28 (2012), 131-158 at 139 and n26.
33. Wareh, T. The Theory and Practice of Life: Isocrates and the Philosophers (Cambridge, MA 2012), cf. p35, 41, 44, 49.
34. Tsouni, G. Antiochus on Contemplation and the Happy Life. The Philosophy of Antiochus (ed. D. Sedley), 131-150 at 138n33 (Cambridge 2012).
35. Castagnoli, L. Self-refutation and dialectic in Plato and Aristotle. Development of Dialectic from Plato to Aristotle (ed. J. Leth), 27-61 at p. 51 (Cambridge 2012). 
36. Wolsdorf, D. Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy, p.283 (Cambridge 2012).
37. Nielsen, K. M. Ancient Ethics. International Encyclopedia of Ethics (ed. H. LaFollette), p. 245-257 at 251. (Oxford, Blackwell 2013).
38. Horky, P. S. Plato and Pythagoreanism (Oxford 2013) at pp.52-53.
39. Edmonds, R. G. Redefining Ancient Orphism: a study in Greek religion (Cambridge 2013). 
40. Murphy, D. J. Isocrates and Dialogue. Classical World 106 (2013), 311-353.
41. Heath, M. Ancient Philosophical Poetics, p.97 (Cambridge 2013).
42. Heath, M. Aristotle on the Value of Tragedy. British Journal of Aesthetics 54 (2014), 111-123 at 115.
43. Hutchinson, D.S. and M. R. Johnson, Protreptic Aspects of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, in R. Polansky (ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, pp. 383-409 (Cambridge 2014).
44. Roche, T. D. The Private Moral Life of Aristotle’s Philosopher: A Defense of a Non-Intellectualist Interpretation of Nicomachean Ethics 10.7-8. Theoria: Studies on the Status and Meaning of Contemplation in Aristotle’s Ethics, ed. P. Destrée and M. Zingano. Louvain-la-neuve, 2014, 207-240.
45. Warren, J. The Pleasures of Reason in Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic Hedonists (Cambridge 2014), p.65.
46. Baker, S. H. The concept of ergon: towards an achievement interpretation of Aristotle's 'function argument'. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 48 (2015), 227-266 at n.22.
47. Collins, J. H. Exhortations to Philosophy: the protreptics of Plato, Isocrates, and Aristotle (Oxford 2015). 
48. Diamond, E. Mortal Imitations of the Divine Life (Northwestern University Press 2015).
49. Jażdżewska, K. Dio Chrysostom’s Charidemus and Aristotle’s Eudemus. Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 55 (2015), 679-687 at n.18.
50. Johnson, M. R. Luck in Aristotle's Physics and Ethics. Bridging the Gap between Aristotle's Science and Ethics, ed. D. Henry & K. M. Nielsen (Cambridge 2015), 254-275.
51. Johnson, M. R. Aristotle's Architectonic Sciences. Theory and Practice in Aristotle's Natural Science, ed. D. Ebrey (Cambridge 2015), 163-186.
52. Leunissen, M. Perfection and the physiology of habituation. Aristotle's Physics: a critical guide, ed. M. Leunissen (Cambridge 2015), 225-244 at n.22. 
53. Mihai, C.-I. Protreptic Discourse and Way of Life. Ancient Philosophy: Classical sources and Christian receptions. (University of Iași Ph.D. Thesis 2015). Available here.
54. Renaud, F. and H. Tarrant, The Platonic Alcibiades I: the dialogue and its ancient reception (Cambridge 2015), p.94. 
55. Walker, M. Confucian Worries about the Aristotelian Sophos. Moral and Intellectual Virtues in Western and Chinese Philosophy: The Turn Toward Virtue, ed. Mi Chienkuo, Michael Slote, and Ernest Sosa (New York 2015), 196-213.
56. Miroshnikov, I. The Gospel of Thomas and Plato: A Study of the Impact of Platonism on the Fifth Gospel. (Helsinki Ph.D. Diss., 2016).
57. Rodriguez, C. M. Topics of Aristotle’s Protrepticus in Augustine of Hippo, the transmission of Cicero, and the context of their use. Traditio 71 (2016), 1-31.
58. Velázquez, M. S. La vida buena como vida intelectual: el aristotelismo Maquintareano. Horizontes y Raíces 4 (2016).
59. Gottlieb, P. and E. Sober. Aristotle on ‘Nature does nothing in vain’. HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 7 (2017).
60. 近藤智彦(2017)「活動としてのテオーリアー アリストテレスからキケロへ、『ギリシア哲学セミナー論集』Vol. XIV. (Tomohiko KONDO)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Protreptic Strategies in Aristotle Conference

Institut Supérieur de Philosophie Centre De Wulf-Mansion Salle Ladrière 
(Collège Mercier)  


Thursday MARCH 23d

09:45-11:15 : Monte Johnson (UC San Diego): The Protrepticus and De partibus Animalium I.
Response by Sophie Vander Meeren (Rennes).
11:30-13:00 : Georgia Tsouni (Bern): Retracing the Protrepticus in Cicero’s Philosophical Works.
Response by Stéphane Mercier (Louvain-la-Neuve).

14:15-15:45: Doug Hutchinson (Toronto): Protreptic Strategies in the Eudemian Ethics.
Response by F. Baghdassarian (CNRS, Paris).   

16:00-17:30 : KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Dorothea Frede (Hamburg): Protreptic Intentions in the Nicomachean Ethics.  
Response by Brad Inwood (Yale).

Friday MARCH 24th

09:30-11.00: K. Ierodiakonou (Genève): Protreptic Traces in Aristotle’s Analytics.
 Response by Sylvain Delcomminette (ULB).

11:00-12:30: Klaus Corcilius (Tübingen): Protreptic Intentions in the De anima.
Response by Thomas Johansen (Oslo).

14:00- 15:30: Margaret Scharle (Reed College): Proptreptic advices in the Meteorologica
Response by Istvan Bodnar (Budapest).

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Avec le généreux support de: UCLouvain, Institut Supérieur de Philosophie