Papers in Hellenistic Philosophy by Jacques Brunschwig

By Jacques Brunschwig

This assortment makes on hand in English twelve essays by way of a extraordinary French student, which give a contribution to the present scholarly and philosophical renewal of curiosity within the significant Hellenistic colleges of philosophy of the Greco-Roman global. the writer specializes in particular difficulties in textual content or interpretation after which enlarges his conclusions to contain a few significant old and philosophical matters. of those items are released right here for the 1st time. The others, with one exception, have formerly seemed basically in French.

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Papers in Hellenistic Philosophy

This assortment makes to be had in English twelve essays via a extraordinary French pupil, which give a contribution to the present scholarly and philosophical renewal of curiosity within the significant Hellenistic faculties of philosophy of the Greco-Roman global. the writer makes a speciality of particular difficulties in textual content or interpretation after which enlarges his conclusions to contain a few significant old and philosophical matters.

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Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2009 32 EPICUREANISM gradual elimination of (a) misunderstanding and (b) redundancy, both of which are implicitly indicated to be specific hindrances to communication. Above all, however, we should note the use of the two comparatives fjrrov afjLcfriftoXovs and ovvroyLODTepas: they convey that what is being attempted is just slightly to improve the univocity and economy of language. The transformation that the linguistic conventions produce on the natural language is merely one of degree: it is not a transformation in kind.

1050-5. See for example the account of the origins of metallurgy in Lucretius v. 1252-68. Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2009 32 EPICUREANISM gradual elimination of (a) misunderstanding and (b) redundancy, both of which are implicitly indicated to be specific hindrances to communication. Above all, however, we should note the use of the two comparatives fjrrov afjLcfriftoXovs and ovvroyLODTepas: they convey that what is being attempted is just slightly to improve the univocity and economy of language.

LIX-CXXIII; Hicks 1925; Solovine (1925) 1968; Bailey 1926; Arrighetti (i960) 1973; Bollack 1971; Isnardi Parente 1974. 3 In the sixties, the notion of'private language' was the subject of an intense discussion based on L. Wittgenstein's critique of it in Philosophical Investigations. For an account of that debate and a bibliography, see Castaneda 1967. See also Jones 1971. 21 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2009 22 EPICUREANISM last phase. Now, one of the most clearly distinguishable of the oppositions that structure the contrast between the past of language and its present is that between what is private and what is common.

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