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Diogenes of Oinoanda

Epicureanism and Philosophical Debates

Jürgen Hammerstaedt - Pierre-Marie Morel - Refik Güremen, Ed.

First collection of essays entirely devoted to the inscription of Diogenes of Oinoanda

The texts of Diogenes of Oinoanda (2nd century AD) who invited his readers to an Epicurean life is the largest ancient inscription ever discovered. Over 70 new finds have increased the number of known wall blocks and fragments to nearly 300, offering new insights into Diogenes’ distinctive presentation of philosophy. This collection of essays discusses the philosophical significance of these discoveries and is the first of this kind entirely devoted to Diogenes of Oinoanda. Particular attention is paid to his philosophical aims and polemical strategies. Diogenes was apparently well aware of still ongoing philosophical debates, engaging in polemics against Presocratic philosophers, Platonics, and especially Stoics. His views about important issues like happiness, fear, old age, and the afterlife are explained on the bases of Epicurean physics and theology, ethics, politics, theory of knowledge, and psychology.

Contributors : Martin Bachmann (The German Archaeological Institute), Michael Erler (University of Würzburg), Alain Gigandet (University Paris – Est Créteil), Jean-Baptiste Gourinat (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/University of Paris – Sorbonne/Ecole Normale Supérieure), Refik Güremen (Mimar Sinan University), Jürgen Hammerstaedt (University of Cologne), Giuliana Leone (University of Naples Federico II), Francesca Masi (University Ca’ Foscari of Venice), Pierre-Marie Morel (University of Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne / Institut Universitaire de France), Geert Roskam (KU Leuven), Martin Ferguson Smith (Durham University), Voula Tsouna (University of California), Francesco Verde (La Sapienza University of Rome)


Martin Ferguson Smith : Foreword. The Importance of Diogenes of Oinoanda
Pierre-Marie Morel and Jürgen Hammerstaedt : Preface
Martin Bachmann : Oinoanda. Research in the City of Diogenes
Jürgen Hammerstaedt : The Philosophical Inscription of Diogenes in the Epigraphic Context of Oinoanda. New Finds, New Research, and New Challenges
Michael Erler : Diogenes against Plato. Diogenes’ Critique and the Tradition of Epicurean Antiplatonism
Francesco Verde : Plato’s Demiurge (NF 155 = YF 200) and Aristotle’s Flux (fr. 5 Smith). Diogenes of Oinoanda on the History of Philosophy
Giuliana Leone : Diogène d’Œnoanda et la polémique sur les meteora
Francesca Masi : Virtue, Pleasure, and Cause. A case of multi-target polemic ? Diogenes of Oenoanda, fr. 32-33 Smith
Voula Tsouna : Diogenes of Oinoanda and the Cyrenaics
Jean-Baptiste Gourinat : La critique des stoïciens dans l’inscription d’Œnoanda
Refik Güremen : Diogenes of Oinoanda and the Epicurean Epistemology of Dreams
Alain Gigandet : Diogène, Lucrèce et la théorie épicurienne de l’imaginaire. Fragment 9 – De rerum natura IV 971-993
Pierre-Marie Morel : La Terre entière, une seule patrie. Diogène d’Œnoanda et la politique
Geert Roskam : Diogenes’ Polemical Approach, or How to Refute a Philosophical Opponent in an Epigraphic Context

Abbreviations used for Diogenes and other Inscriptions of Oinoanda
About the Authors
Index of Places
Index of Gods and Mythological Figures or Concepts
Index of Ancient Persons, Philosophical Schools and Concepts
Index of Persons of Modern Times
Index of Ancient Texts

 :: Languages : English / French
 :: Leuven University Press
 :: "Ancient and Medieval Philosophy" - Series 1, n° 55
 :: 348 pages
 :: ISBN : 9789462701014
 :: April 2017