Tag Archives: Plato

Toward an Epistemology of Art (pages 37-64)

Arnold Cusmariu ABSTRACT: An epistemology of art has seemed problematic mainly because of arguments claiming that an essential element of a theory of knowledge, truth, has no place in aesthetic contexts. For, if it is objectively true that something is beautiful, it seems to follow that the predicate “is beautiful” expresses a property – a view asserted by Plato but ... Read More »

Citizen Skeptic: Cicero’s Academic Republicanism (pages 275–285)

Scott Aikin ABSTRACT: The skeptical challenge to politics is that if knowledge is in short supply and it is a condition for the proper use of political power, then there is very little just politics. Cicero’s Republicanism is posed as a program for political legitimacy wherein both citizens and their states are far from ideal. The result is a form ... Read More »

Dialectical Strategic Planning in Aristotle (pages 287–309)

Iovan Drehe ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to give an account and a rational reconstruction of the heuristic advice provided by Aristotle in the Topics and Prior Analytics in regard to the difficulty or ease of strategic planning in the context of a dialectical dialogue. The general idea is that a Questioner can foresee what his refutational syllogism ... Read More »

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