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Sextus Empiricus and Ancient Physics


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Introduction Keimpe Algra and Katerina Ierodiakonou; 1. God: M 9.13-194 Richard Bett; 2. Cause: M 9.195-330 Michael J. White; 3. Wholes and parts: M 9.331-358 Katerina Ierodiakonou; 4. Body: M 9.359-440 Gabor Betegh; 5. Place: M 10.1-36 Keimpe Algra; 6. Motion: M 10.37-168 R. J. Hankinson; 7. Time: M 10.169-247 Susanne Bobzien; 8. Number: M 10.248-309 Tad Brennan; 9. Coming-to-be and passing-away: M 10.310-351 James Warren.

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A running philosophical commentary to the two books Against the Physicists by the second-century sceptic philosopher Sextus Empiricus.

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Keimpe Algra is Professor of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands. He has published widely on ancient philosophy, in particular on Hellenistic philosophy and ancient science. He co-edited The Cambridge History of Hellenistic Philosophy (1999, with Jonathan Barnes, Jaap Mansfeld and Malcolm Schofield) and was managing editor of the international journal Phronesis. His most recent book is Philoponus: On Aristotle Physics 4.1-5 (2012), published in the series The Ancient Commentators on Aristotle (with Johannes van Ophuijsen). His current research focuses on the relation between physics and mathematics in ancient thought and on Stoic theology. Katerina Ierodiakonou is Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Athens and Assistant Professor of Ancient Philosophy at Universite de Geneve. She has published extensively on ancient and Byzantine philosophy, especially in the areas of epistemology and logic. She is currently working on a monograph about ancient theories of colour, as well as on an edition, translation and commentary of Theophrastus' De sensibus and of Michael Psellos' paraphrasis of Aristotle's De interpretatione.

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