Browsing Phronimon Volume 2 Number 1 (2000) by Issue Date

Browsing Phronimon Volume 2 Number 1 (2000) by Issue Date

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  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Savulescu, G. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    We are different individual beings as we live on the earth. We may find in us qualities of the humanity behind us and we are not aware of the inherited richness we have. This bunch of qualities we have, and which imposes ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Sotshangane, N. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    Aristotle's philosophy of human life
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Maniatis, Y.N. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    In this essay lexamine the theory of alteration and identity of the cosmos and the Being in the Presocratics, from Thales to Parmenides. We try to show that it was really Heraclitus, the first Presocratic philosopher, who ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Ladikos, Anastasios (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    Plato has adopted and adapted, abandoned or expanded and generally redetermined (or reascertained) and reshaped a vast range of criminological ideas and practices in such a way as to combine intense conservatism with radical ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Botha, C. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    In this paper, I explore the concepts of self-realisation, health and justice as they specifically pertain to human genetic engineering. Genetic engineering is a fledgling, but rapidly developing set of technologies, whose ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Evangeliou, Christos (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    In what follows I would like to try to draw your attention to certain passages from Plato and Xenophon which are indicative, I believe, of the Socratic way of philosophising as it relates to his novel conception of justice ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Duvenage, Pieter (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    Of what relevance is practical-ethical knowledge (phronesis) in a multicultural or plural society? This question will be addressed, in the first place, by revisiting the Aristotelian concept of phronesis. What is important ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Tsolis, T.L. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    The philosophical movements which evolved under circumstances of interaction of socio-political and cultural elements during late Hellenistic and early Roman times are characterised by a strong interest in social problems, ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Athansopoulos, C (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    What we tried to do in this presentation is to chart the ontological relation of the three most important concepts of value, virtue and justice. We found that in Aristotle the three are intimately, ontologically and ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Mare, Estelle Alma (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    The generic element of the Doric column in temple construction can be related to the intellectual clarity of Greek architecture, but one may argue that it caused an aggravating inflexibility in using its formal systems ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Lambrellis, D.N. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    It would appear that the familiar "theory-praxis" problem may be set out in a dramatic way as follows: Should a theory be radically reevaluated or even renounced when it does not lead to its implementation in practice, ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Mohamed, Y. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    Miskawayh (d. 1030) was the first Arab philosopher to have written a substantial work on ethics, The Refinement of Character, which had a great impact on the development of Islamic philosophical ethics after him. In this ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Domanski, A. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    My subject today is perhaps the most famous and influential of the Platonic dialogues, the Republic. This immortal work, which may fairly be described as the founding charter of Western civilisation, deals with many questions ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Boudouris, Konstantine (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    Let's assume that a Martian (human being) comes down to Earth and wishes to remain here for the rest of his life. He would be confronted with the choice of society in which he would live ever after. After describing to him ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Philippoussis, John (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    The purpose of this paper is, precisely, to exude, through a textual exegetical and hermeneutical analysis, the Periclean notions of justice, excellence and citizenship, especially in their differentiation and opposition ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Strauss, D.F.M. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    Die kontemporêre wetenskaplike klimaat vertoon die beeld van toenemende disintegrasie - 'n fragmentasie wat sekerlik nie los te maak is van die modernisme/postmodernisme debat nie. Alhoewel Plato se soeke na die vermeende ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Maritz, P.J. (Petrus Jacobus) (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    This paper will discuss approaching the ideal of becoming a good citizen from the perspective of transforming a non-citizen (understood in its modern context) into a good citizen (understood in its Platonic sense ). In ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Higgs, P. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    The ethical paradox of the postmodern condition is that it restores to agents the fullness of moral choice and responsibility, while simultaneously depriving them of the comfort of the universal guidance that modern ...
  • South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities; Kasotaki-Gatopoulou, I. (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    Plato seems to be a feminist only in our imagination. It is extremely utopic even to imagine that, as a modern thinker, he would play a leading part in any claim for the improvement of the individual conditions of life and ...
  • Bargeliotes, L.C.; South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities (South African Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, 2000)
    The brief analysis and presentation of Plethon's conception of justice and law, including his philosophy of man as an individual as well as social and political being, shows clearly enough his hierarchical conception of ...