Aristotle’s Criticism of Presocratic Philosophy · Harold F. Cherniss. New York: Octagon Books (). Abstract, This article has no associated abstract. (fix it). Harold F. Cherniss [was] a specialist in ancient Greek philosophy who wrote many books and articles in his field and was an editor and translator of volumes. Harold Cherniss () was an American Classicist. A highly renowned academic, Cherniss received his Ph.D. in Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit from the.

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After Oppenheimer’s downfall, Cherniss was instrumental in preventing his dismissal from the Institute. Cherniss treats the following topics in turn: There have been some attempts to rehabilitate Aristotle… Overall, however, Cherniss showed that modern reconstructions of the Presocratics could improve on and correct ancient ones.

Cherniss’s landmark monograph transformed studies of Pre-Socratic philosophy by forcing scholars to re-evaluate their sources and raise the rigor of their arguments. Cherniss first met Oppenheimer at Berkeley in In AprilCherniss gave the Sather Lectures at Berkeley and soon afterwards volunteered for military service. The phenomena for which Plato had to account were of three kinds, ethical, epistemological, and ontological.

This proved harols be a miscalculation, because the delay gave members of the faculty time to organize an open letter in support of Oppenheimer… Strauss was forced to back off, and later that Autumn the trustees voted to keep Oppie as director. Find it on Scholar.


Harold F. Cherniss

Aristotle is by no means the only witness. Springer Verlag,p. Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy. In other projects Wikisource.

Project MUSE – Harold Cherniss and the Study of Plato Today

These two doctrines are propounded in the Timaeuswhich was then widely considered one of Plato’s latest dialogues. After establishing that the Theory of Forms was the common root of Plato’s system, Cherniss argued in the second place that, by a principle of ‘economy,’ the effectiveness of the theory in three disparate areas justified Plato’s assertion of the existence of the Forms.

Harold Fredrik Cherniss 11 March — 18 June was an American classicist and historian of ancient philosophy. Her father was Max Meyer March 29, — January 31, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Erik marked it as to-read May ahrold, After these, historians must rely on yarold and Neo-Platonists who often come half a millennium later. I would still start with Riddle of the Early Academy, however. But when you’re asked to do an edition of a Plato text for us ordinary human beings, I am chfrniss grateful if the blanks are filled.

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Japan attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, Cherniss served at the Institute for Advanced Study until his death in What I say above about Cherniss holds almost as true for Paul Shorey. To explain that discrepancy, scholars have constructed the hypothesis of an oral Platonic doctrine. The Peculiar Motion of Aristotelian Souls.


Harold Cherniss’s great-grandfather was Julius Cherniss who came to Omaha, Nebraska in with Jewish immigrants from Vinnytsia in Ukrainewhich was then part of the Russian empire. While Cherniss was studying in Germany, a crucial election campaign splintered the moderate and centrist forces. See also Linda G.

Vlastos’s review in Gnomon inadvertently made matters worse … The divergence in the work of much European and North American Plato scholarship since can be traced, I believe, to the respect cheriss or not paid to Aristotle’s testimony about Plato’s philosophy.

The letter was signed by Oppenheimer, Cherniss, Einstein, Panofsky, and others. The Johns Hopkins Press,pp.

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hsrold His significance was recognized all over the world not only by classicists and philosophers but by the learned societies of which he was a member and the various universities that awarded him honorary degrees. Cherniss demonstrated ‘in detail how much of the conceptual apparatus often attributed to Presocratic thinkers in fact represents Aristotle’s own reformulation of their theories in terms of his own philosophy.

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