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Laks, André

Overview
Works: 215 works in 653 publications in 7 languages and 8,568 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal correspondence 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Thesis advisor, Publishing director, Opponent
Classifications: B165, 182
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by André Laks
Traditions of theology : studies in Hellenistic theology : its background and aftermath by Dorothea Frede( )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nine articles in this volume were originally presented at the VIII. Symposium Hellenisticum in Lille in August 1998. The authors discuss a set of theological questions that were central to the doctrines of the dominant schools in the Hellenistic age, such as the existence of the gods, their nature, and their concern for humankind. While the philosophers of the Classical age had kept their distance from conventional religion, the Stoics and Epicureans saw the need to come to terms with the religious tradition both in a critical and in a supportive sense. Especially the challenge by the Sceptics forced the followers of the dogmatic schools (Stoics, Epicureans) to clarify the basis of their theological tenets. Many of the texts that are accessible to us only in a fragmentary state were still highly influential in the early Christian era, so that the reconstruction of the theological views of the Hellenistic philosophers form an important part not only of the history of philosophy, but also of Christian theology and the history of religion in general. One distinctive feature of the volume is that it mirrors the changes of perspective that took place over the many centuries in this area, thus presenting the Hellenistic contribution within the larger framework of Greek philosophical theology."--Jacket
Aristotle-- Metaphysics beta : Symposium Aristotelicum by Symposium Aristotelicum( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, nine leading scholars of ancient philosophy offer a systematic study of Book Beta of Aristotle's Metaphysics. They work through a series of problems which Aristotle presents, discussing such topics as causation, substance, properties, & the ontology of both the perishable & the imperishable world
Early Greek philosophy( Book )

9 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The works of the early Greek philosophers are not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and the whole of ancient philosophy, but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thought until the present day. This nine-volume edition presents all the major fragments from the sixth to the fourth centuries BC."--
The concept of presocratic philosophy : its origin, development, and significance by André Laks( Book )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in English and French and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When we talk about Presocratic philosophy, we are speaking about the origins of Greek philosophy and Western rationality itself. But what exactly does it mean to talk about "Presocratic philosophy" in the first place? How did early Greek thinkers come to be considered collectively as Presocratic philosophers? In this brief book, André Laks provides a history of the influential idea of Presocratic philosophy, tracing its historical and philosophical significance and consequences, from its ancient antecedents to its full crystallization in the modern period and its continuing effects today. Laks examines ancient Greek and Roman views about the birth of philosophy before turning to the eighteenth-century emergence of the term "Presocratics" and the debates about it that spanned the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He analyzes the intellectual circumstances that led to the idea of Presocratic philosophy--and what was and is at stake in the construction of the notion. The book closes by comparing two models of the history of philosophy--the phenomenological, represented by Hans-Georg Gadamer, and the rationalist, represented by Ernst Cassirer--and their implications for Presocratic philosophy, as well as other categories of philosophical history. Other figures discussed include Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Diogenes Laertius, Schleiermacher, Hegel, Nietzsche, Max Weber, and J.-P. Vernant. Challenging standard histories of Presocratic philosophy, the book calls for a reconsideration of the conventional story of early Greek philosophy and Western rationality
Justice and generosity : studies in Hellenistic social and political philosophy : proceedings of the Sixth Symposium Hellenisticum by André Laks( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hegel's verdict on the apolitical character of philosophy in the Hellenistic age is challenged in these essays, originally presented at the sixth meeting of the Symposium Hellenisticum
Studies on the Derveni papyrus by André Laks( Book )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Derveni Papyrus is one of the most interesting new texts from the ancient Greek world to have been discovered in this century. It is the oldest literary papyrus ever found, and one of the very few from Greece itself. The eschatological doctrines and an allegorical commentary on an Orphic theogony in terms of Presocratic physics which it contains make it a uniquely important document for the history of ancient Greek religion, philosophy, and literary criticism." "This book is the first to have been published on the text. It includes a full and reliable translation of the Papyrus together with a range of articles by leading European and American classicists who are internationally recognized experts in Greek religion and philosophy."--Jacket
Métaphysique by Theophrastus( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Études sur l'épicurisme antique( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in 5 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epicure à Pythoclès, sur la cosmologie et les phénomènes météorologiques by Jean Bollack( Book )

19 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diogène d'Apollonie : la dernière cosmologie présocratique by André Laks( Book )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in French and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Greek philosophy( Book )

31 editions published in 2016 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragments and testimonia of the early Greek philosophers (often labeled the Presocratics) have always been not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and ancient philosophy but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thought until the present day. This new systematic conception and presentation of the evidence differs in three ways from Hermann Diels's groundbreaking work, as well as from later editions: it renders explicit the material's thematic organization; it includes a selection from such related bodies of evidence as archaic poetry, classical drama, and the Hippocratic corpus; and it presents an overview of the reception of these thinkers until the end of antiquity ... Volume III includes chapters on the Ionians Xenophanes and Heraclitus
Early Greek philosophy by André Laks( Book )

22 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragments and testimonia of the early Greek philosophers (often labeled the Presocratics) have always been not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and ancient philosophy but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thoug\ht until the present day. This new systematic conception and presentation of the evidence differs in three ways from Hermann Diels's groundbreaking work, as well as from later editions: it renders explicit the material's thematic organization; it includes a selection from such related bodies of evidence as archaic poetry, classical drama, and the Hippocratic corpus; and it presents an overview of the reception of these thinkers until the end of antiquity ... Volume IV presents western Greek thinkers from Pythagoras and the Pythagorean School
Early Greek philosophy by André Laks( Book )

24 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragments and testimonia of the early Greek philosophers (often labeled the Presocratics) have always been not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and ancient philosophy but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thought until the present day. This new systematic conception and presentation of the evidence differs in three ways from Hermann Diels's groundbreaking work, as well as from later editions: it renders explicit the material's thematic organization; it includes a selection from such related bodies of evidence as archaic poetry, classical drama, and the Hippocratic corpus; and it presents an overview of the reception of these thinkers until the end of antiquity ... Volume VII presents the Atomists (Leucippus and Democritus)
Aristote et le mouvement des animaux : dix études sur le De motu animalium( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diogène d'Apollonie by André Laks( Book )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'est-ce que la philosophie présocratique? = What is presocratic philosophy?( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in French and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacob Bernays : un philologue juif( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in French and Miscellaneous languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Histoire, doxographie, vérité : études sur Aristote, Théophraste et la philosophie présocratique by André Laks( Book )

10 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Naissance du paradigme herméneutique : Schleiermacher, Humboldt, Boeckh, Droysen( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in French and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Greek philosophy( Book )

25 editions published in 2016 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fragments and testimonia of the early Greek philosophers (often labeled the Presocratics) have always been not only a fundamental source for understanding archaic Greek culture and ancient philosophy but also a perennially fresh resource that has stimulated Western thought until the present day. This new systematic conception and presentation of the evidence differs in three ways from Hermann Diels's groundbreaking work, as well as from later editions: it renders explicit the material's thematic organization; it includes a selection from such related bodies of evidence as archaic poetry, classical drama, and the Hippocratic corpus; and it presents an overview of the reception of these thinkers until the end of antiquity ... Volume VI presents later philosophical systems and their aftermath in the fifth and early fourth centuries. Includes Anaxagoras, Archelaus, and Diogenes of Apollonia
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Traditions of theology : studies in Hellenistic theology : its background and aftermath
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Aristotle-- Metaphysics beta : Symposium AristotelicumJustice and generosity : studies in Hellenistic social and political philosophy : proceedings of the Sixth Symposium HellenisticumStudies on the Derveni papyrusHistoire, doxographie, vérité : études sur Aristote, Théophraste et la philosophie présocratique
Alternative Names
André Laks Frans klassiek filoloog

André Laks französischer Altphilologe und Philosophiehistoriker

André Laks French classical philologist

Laks, A.

Laks, A. (André)

Laks, André

Лакс, Андрэ

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