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doxographer

(ˌdɒksˈɒɡrəfə)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) rare a person who collects the opinions and conjectures of ancient Greek philosophers
[C19: from New Latin doxographus, from Greek doxa opinion, conjecture + graphos writer]
ˌdoxoˈgraphic adj
ˌdoxˈography n
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One obvious question for any doxographer is how many schools to include.
Calling him "a Salieri, not a Mozart" (11), he gives proper attention to his status as a doxographer even while recognizing the subtlety and importance of his treatment of the diallelus.
In recent times the Meineke-Diels hypothesis was accepted (with some reservations) by Charles Kahn, "Arius as a Doxographer," and Anthony A.
Aetiana: The Method and Intellectual Context of a Doxographer.
According to the doxographers, the Stoics often call the cosmos in sense [b] a [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] or 'composite' and I shall call it 'the System' (Stob.
122) Both Burkert (1962) and Huffman (1993) have already persuasively showed the difference between our oldest testimonies of Orphic and Pythagorean doctrines of soul and that of Plato, whose influence is also apparent in many later doxographers.
Touched by the impatient, busy hand that is supposedly objective and scientific, the Scriptures, cut off from the breath that lives within them, become unctuous, false or mediocre words, matter for doxographers, for linguists and philologists.
This small addition, in turn, would have helped the contributors themselves, who, by making their arguments clear at the outset would have established themselves as interpreters (even doxographers are interpreters).
Following an introduction in which the author lays out his intellectual agenda (chapter 1), the book includes two chapters concerned with Vijnanabhiksu's contributions to Vedanta philosophy (chapters 2 and 3), three concerned with his commentaries on Samkhya and Yoga works (chapters 4-6), and a pair of chapters that address the classificatory models of a number of premodern doxographers, Haribhadra, Madhava, and Madhusudana Sarasvati principal among them (chapters 8 and 9).
Stoics, their doxographers, and modern scholars sometimes use anthropomorphic terms to refer to god as the producer of the world-order, e.
Two doxographers, Diogenes Laertius (DL IX 72) and Epiphanius (Haer III 11), quote an argument that they attribute to Zeno and whose briefer form, cited by Diogenes, is included among the four fragments of Zeno's teaching that Diels considers original (DK 29 B 4): [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.
The verse summary and its commentary are attributed to Nagarjuna by Indian tradition (notably, by Bhavya) and Tibetan doxographers.