The Greek Concept of Method: The ethical and metaphysical origins of method in Hesiod, Parmenides and beyond
In this presentation Jakob Leth Fink (Göteborgs Universitet) will focus on the terminology relevant for the discussion of method in ancient philosophical and scientific texts.
Terms such as hodos, technê and methodos will be in focus. "I will discuss samples from the pre-Socratics, the Hippocratic physicians and Plato and Aristotle in order to outline the Greek concept of method. In conclusion I will compare the results with the Cartesian concept of method to give some idea of the specific Greek contribution to the philosophical discussion of method."