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Mystery Passage 6 Nov 2008 | 06:25 pm

Needless to say, no one could pick out a type of bookstore in this way today. No googling allowed! I seemed to be standing in a busy queue by the side of a long, mean street.   Evening was just clos...

Ancient Philosophy from Brazil, Online 6 Nov 2008 | 05:45 pm

Issue II, Volume II, of the Journal of Ancient Philosophy, published jointly by the University of São Paulo and the University of Campinas, is now available online. Contents: Articles: João Hobuss:...

"a wonderful thing happens" 4 Nov 2008 | 12:07 pm

Some day in the study of virtue it might actually be useful to study what those who clearly have a virtue say about it.   Consider for instance these remarks of Col. John Ripley, who died today, an Am...

Gods As We See Them, part II 1 Nov 2008 | 07:07 am

I asked yesterday about Xenophanes' argument (is there one?), because it seems to me that the fragments are today standardly taken to express an indifference argument, but I don't see that that is the...

Gods As We See Them 31 Oct 2008 | 07:47 am

I've been thinking about some sayings attributed to Xenophanes in connection with a passage from NE VI.  I'll say what the connection is tomorrow, but for now the sayings, which you know, and some com...

Delays in the Post 30 Oct 2008 | 01:46 am

What is it they say about vacuums?   Okay, I'll try to break free from my lethargy and post something... Maybe it's not quite lethargy but simply a lack of conviction that the things that interest me...

Nicomachean Ethics VI in Brazil! 17 Oct 2008 | 01:18 am

I'm in São Paul for the week, for a conference in Nic. Eth. VI at the university, organized by Marco Zingano. Here's the very interesting program that my host has arranged, centered on a new translati...

De Dή 12 Oct 2008 | 09:59 am

I forgot something yesterday.    Highlight also a word in the first clause of the sentence: Διττῆς δὴ τῆς ἀρετῆς οὔσης ..., since the codices have δέ, δή being Susemihl's correction.   It seems that...

Synecdoche 11 Oct 2008 | 08:15 am

I wonder if you saw the review of C.C.W. Taylor's Clarendon Aristotle volume on Nic Eth II-IV, by Allan Gotthelf. I've been reviewing (for many months now) that volume for Classical Review, and what ...

Survived to Tell the Tale 9 Oct 2008 | 04:25 am

Who isn't on Anthony Preus' mailing list?  But if you're not, you might find this interesting, from a missive today: A conference to honour Alasdair MacIntyre on his 80th birthday will take place at ...

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