But often her inquiry stops at a careful doxography
of Ibn Abi Jumhur and neglects to explore the function of certain doctrines in the overall system of Shi'ite theology.
As the Editor's foreword notes, Kisiel's hermeneutical approach is to place the text in the biography, chronology, and doxography
of the author's work (pp.
The volume begins with a contribution on doxography
by Jaap Mansfeld who wrote on Plato, Pythagoras, Aristotle, the Peripatetics, the Stoics, and Thales and his followers "On Causes" as related by Psuedo-Plutarchus and Stobaeus (pp.
See his "The Ethical Doxography
of Arius Didymus," in Aufstieg und Niedergang der romischen Welt, ed.
Some familiarity with Tibetan doxography
would deepen the understanding, or at least broaden the horizons, of both efforts, as is demonstrated by other articles on the Madhyamaka.
Kant's problem was, therefore, how to provide a genuinely philosophical history of philosophy as opposed to mere doxography
Nevertheless, as the editors point out, Frauwallner does at least include texts from several genres: anonymous revelation, philosophical verse, commentary, and doxography
Of course, a reader more interested in philosophy than in doxography
is more attracted to chapters 7 and 10.
313),(9) and there are pieces of it that parallel closely the so-called Pseudo-Ammonius, an important, pseudo-epigraphical doxography
of ancient Greek philosophical opinions which itself has a connection to the work of both Abu Hatim al-Razi (d.
, which has since finally been published, by Ulrich Rudolph (Stuttgart, 1989), mentioned in the context of Isma ili Neoplatonism.
The bulk of each lecture consists of narrative doxography
referring almost exclusively to primary evidence.
1009) where Aetius' doxography
reaches the question of how the Stoics think we acquire the concept of god: