The Academy flourished for nearly three centuries following Plato’s death, but was destroyed in the sacking of Athens by the Roman general Sulla in 86 . Though continually read in the Byzantine Empire and in the Islamic world, Plato was overshadowed by Aristotle in the Christian west. It was only in the Renaissance that scholars like Petrarch led a revival of Plato’s thought, in particular his explorations of logic and geometry. William Wordsworth, Percy Shelly, and others in the 19th-century Romantic movement found philosophical solace in Plato’s dialogues.
Jack Lyons, Editor Philosophical Topics is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the publication of new work in the major areas of philosophy. Each issue consists entirely of invited papers that maintain the highest standard of scholarly excellence. Recent issues have been concerned with perception, agency, modern philosophy, identity, and free will. Its consistent commitment to excellence has made it a respected venue for truly orignal work. The journal is published by the University of Arkansas philosophy department and the University of Arkansas Press.
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