doxographer

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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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Doxographic 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 knowledge,
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 undertaking." (92)
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).
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).