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Explorations in Ancient and Modern Philosophy. By Myles Burnyeat. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012, pp. 776, £135. HB 2 Volumes. ISBN: 9781107400061
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 22 May 2013
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1 Numbers in parentheses are page references to the book indicating volume and page number.
2 Ostensibly this too is a book review. Some highlights: ‘When Strauss comes near an abstract argument […] he passes by without stopping to examine its logic […] There is much talk in Straussian writings about the nature of ‘the philosopher’ but no sign of any knowledge, from the inside, of what it is to be actively involved in philosophy […] Exegesis is Strauss's substitute for argument.' (2: 294–5).
3 For instance, ‘Is an Aristotelian Philosophy of Mind Still Credible? (A Draft)’ and ‘How Much Happens when Aristotle Sees Red and Hears Middle C? Remarks on De anima 2.7-8’, both published in Nussbaum, M. and Rorty, A.O. (eds), Essays on Aristotle's De Anima (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995)CrossRefGoogle Scholar. Ideally, influential and widely circulated unpublished papers, such as ‘Carneades was no Probabilist’ or some of Burnyeat's writings on Aristotle's Metaphysics, might also have been included.