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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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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.
Let us leave this hypothesis aside and now relate our dream to Andronicus' edition in order to observe that the sequence of editing and compiling treatises roughly espouses, as in the account of the doxographer used by Diogenes Laertius, the Stoic tripartition of philosophy.
One obvious question for any doxographer is how many schools to include.
Aetiana: The Method and Intellectual Context of a Doxographer.
Neither text is primarily concerned with summarizing viewpoints, but in the process of refutation Bhaviveka and Ramakantha present many doctrines that were unfamiliar to later doxographers.
In many cases, the only remnants of many Greek philosophers' oeuvres are via fragments of their writings recorded by subsequent philosophers (Socrates in the case of Plato) or doxographers (such as Diogenes Laertius).
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.
The notion that lunar beings were larger than their terrestrial equivalents (and emitted no excrement) was a Pythagorean idea recorded by the 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).