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Naddaf, Gerard 1950-

Overview
Works: 14 works in 72 publications in 3 languages and 3,950 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: B398.M8, 184
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Most widely held works by Gerard Naddaf
The Greek concept of nature by Gerard Naddaf( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Greek Concept of Nature, Gerard Naddaf utilizes historical, mythological, and linguistic perspectives to reconstruct the origin and evolution of the Greek concept of phusis. Usually translated as nature, phusis has been decisive both for the early history of philosophy and for its subsequent development. However, there is a considerable amount of controversy on what the earliest philosophers - Anaximander, Xenophanes, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Parmenides, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, Leucippus, and Democritus - actually had in mind when they spoke of phusis or nature. Naddaf demonstrates that the fundamental and etymological meaning of the word refers to the whole process of birth to maturity. He argues that the use of phusis in the famous expression Peri phuseos or historia peri phuseos refers to the origin and the growth of the universe from beginning to end
Anaximander in context : new studies in the origins of Greek philosophy by Dirk L Couprie( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Promoting a new, broadly interdisciplinary horizon for future studies in early Greek philosophy, Dirk L. Coupric, Robert Hahn, and Gerard Naddaf establish the cultural context in which Anaximander's thought developed and in which the origins of Greek philosophy unfolded in its earliest stages. In order to better understand Anaximander's achievement, the authors call our attention to the historical, social, political, technological, cosmological, astronomical, and observational contexts of his thought. Anaximander in Context brings to the forefront of modern debates the importance of cultural context, and the indispensability of images to clarify ancient ideologies."--Jacket
Plato the myth maker by Luc Brisson( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We think of myth as a fictional story, and Plato was the first to use the term muthos in that sense. But Plato also used muthos to describe the practice of making and telling stories, the oral transmission of all that a community keeps in its collective memory. In the first part of Plato the Myth Maker, Luc Brisson reconstructs Plato's multifaceted and not uncritical description of muthos in light of the latter's famous Atlantis story. The second part of the book contrasts this sense of myth, as Plato does, with another form of speech that he believed was far superior: the logos of philosophy."--BOOK JACKET. "Appearing for the first time in English, Plato the Myth Maker is a solid and important contribution to the history of myth, based on the privileged testimony of one of its most influential critics and supporters."--Jacket
L'origine et l'évolution du concept grec de phusis by Gerard Naddaf( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in French and English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le concept de nature chez les présocratiques by Gerard Naddaf( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Théologie des "Lois" de Platon : L'origine et l'évolution du concept grec de "physis by Gerard Naddaf( Book )

4 editions published in 1986 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

THE AIM OF THIS THESIS IS TO SHOW THAT THE PROOF OF THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WHICH PLATO GIVES IN BOOK X OF THE LAWS IS THE CULMINATION OF A REFLEXION WHICH TOOK PLACE DURING SEVERAL GENERATIONS ON THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE GREEK CONCEPT OF PHYSIS (NATURE) AS IT IS TO BE UNDERSTOOD IN THE TITLE OF THE WRITTEN WORKS OF THE GREEK PHILOSOPHERS : PERI PHYSEOS (ON NATURE). ALTHOUGH AN IN DEPTH READING OF PLATO'S LAWS X IS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS WORK, ITS SOURCE IS FOUND IN AN ELUCIDATION OF THE VOCABLE PHYSIS. A LINGUISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE WORD SHOWS THAT ITS FONDAMENTAL AND ETYMOLOGICAL MEANING IS THAT OF " GROWTH " AND AS AN ACTION NOUN IN -SIS, PHYSIS ENCOMPASSES 3 THINGS : THE ORIGIN, THE PROCESS AND THE RESULT THAT IS TO SAY, THE WHOLE PROCESS OF THE GROWTH OF A THING FROM ITS BIRTH TO ITS MATURITY. NOW THE PRESOCRATICS IN THEIR RESEARCH PERI PHYSEOS WISH TO DEFINE NOT THE PHYSIS OF A PARTICULAR THING, BUT THE PHYSIS OF ALL THINGS IN GENERAL. MOREOVER, PLATO IN LAWS X LEAVES CLEARLY UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS PROCESS IMPLIES NOT ONLY THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF THE UNIVERSE, BUT ALSO THAT OF MAN AND THE SOCIETY IN WHICH HE LIVES. SUCH AN HISTORIA MEANWHILE DOES NOT BEGIN WITH THE PRESOCRATICS BUT WITH ARCHAIC MAN WHO IN HIS CREATION MYTHS USED THE SAME THREE STEP SCHEMA (COSMOGONY, ANTHOPOGONY, POLIOGONY) IN HIS QUEST TO ASSURE HIMSELF THAT HIS PRESENT MODE OF EXISTENCE WOULD REMAIN AS IT IS. SO WE TRACED THE ORIGIN AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS PROCESS FROM ARCHAIC MAN TO PLATO. IN DOING SO, WE HAVE SOUGHT TO SHOW ONE GOES FROM A MYTHICAL TO A SPECULATIVE ACCOUNT; HOW THE LATER HELPED UNDERMINE THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE GREEK POLIS; HOW THE PROOF OF THE EXISTENCE OF GOD IN LAWS X IS BOTH THE CORNER STONE OF THE WHOLE OF THE LAWS AND OF PLATO'S PERI PHYSEOS (TIMAEUS, CRITIAS, HERMOCRATES = LAWS III) AND AS SUCH, THE CULMINATION OF ALL THE WORKS OF THE PERI PHYSEOS TYPE
Algunas reflexiones sobre la nocion griega temprana de inspiracion poetica by Gerard Naddaf( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Plato's Theolog*ia revisited by Gerard Naddaf( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Greek Concept of Nature (SUNY series in ancient Greek philosophy) by Gerard Naddaf( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La théologie des Lois de Platon by Gerard Naddaf( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

On the origin of Anaximander's cosmological model by Gerard Naddaf( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La alegoria. Origenes y desarrollo de la filosofia desde los presocraticos hasta la ilustracion by Gerard Naddaf( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Anaximander in Context: New Studies in the Origins of Greek Philosophy (SUNY Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy) by Dirk L Couprie( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

La Théologie des "Lois" de Platon : I'origine et I'évolution du concept grec de "physis" by Gerard Naddaf( )

1 edition published in 1988 in French and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Greek concept of nature
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Anaximander in context : new studies in the origins of Greek philosophyPlato the myth maker
Alternative Names
Gérard Naddaf born 1950; VIAF 22199939

Gérard Naddaf schrijver

Languages
English (51)

French (19)

Spanish (2)