Introductions to the Philosophical Systems: Mallavadin and the Grammarians.
This perspective is mobilized from works carried out on the doxographic
tradition (Osborne 1987), and received great impetus and renewal from the studies of cultural history around the history of reading practices (Svenbro 1988; Cavallo and Chartier, eds., 1997).
For Bueno, philosophical knowledge is not a doxographic
Hoenen, The Platonic Tradition in the Middle Ages: A Doxographic
Approach (De Gruyter, Berlin, 2002) 35.
Brian Copenhaver, for example, refers to what he calls the doxographic
evidence for magic.
(91) As Yfantis has recently stressed, "Aristotle's presence in BT cannot be determined by means of such a doxographic
A more adequate understanding of ancient Neoplatonism has been hindered by various tendencies in modern scholarship, among which are a doxographic
approach that treats ancient texts as material from which doctrinal systems are to be extracted, and the belief that, with Iamblichus, Neoplatonists, competing with Christian theology, capitulated to irrationalism and replaced philosophy with theurgy and other magical practices.
rested on a false assessment of the doxographic
evidence on this point, as well as on the misinterpretation of several later Presocratics."(1) So far so good, but Kirk goes further and contends not only that coexistent worlds have been wrongly assigned to Anaximander, as Zeller and Cornford have shown, but that successive worlds are also a doxographic
error; a similar view is argued by Kahn.(2) In this essay I propose to scrutinize our evidence on Anaximander's plural worlds and to examine, systematically and exhaustively, Kirk's and Kahn's criticism of this evidence--both as against the doxographic
testimony and on its own merits.
For Aristotle's predominant role in determining the methodology and interests of 'doxographic
' tradition as known to us see J.
Surely, there are bits and pieces in the dialogues, where seemingly doxographic
passages are encountered, notably in the famous intellectual autobiography of Socrates in the Phaedo (96-100).
On the anonymous doxographic
text preserved in MS Escorial 635, fols.
Among them were the translations into most languages of Locke's epistle on tolerance, the rebirth of the Institut International de Philosophie in 1953 (it had been founded first in Paris during the Descartes conference of 1937), the series Philosophie et communaute mondiale, aimed at keeping alive the dialogue between the Blocks during the Cold War, the Bibliographie internationale de la philosophie, and the two doxographic
works dedicated to twentieth-century philosophy in its entirety, Contemporary Philosophy--La philosophie contemporaine and La philosophie en Europe (together with David Pears).