Theodore Scaltsas University of Edinburgh
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  1. Theodore Scaltsas (2013). Relations as Plural-Predications in Plato. Studia Neoaristotelica 10 (1):28-49.
    Plato was the first philosopher to discover the metaphysical phenomenon of plural-subjects and plural-predication; e.g. you and I are two, but neither you, nor I are two. I argue that Plato devised an ontology for plural-predication through his Theory of Forms, namely, plural-partaking in a Form. Furthermore, I argue that Plato used plural-partaking to offer an ontology of related individuals without reifying relations. My contention is that Plato’s theory of plural-relatives has evaded detection in the exegetical literature because his account (...)
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  2. Theodore Scaltsas (2012). Identity, Individuation, and Uniqueness in Stoics Metaphysics. Philosophical Inquiry 34 (1/2):1-14.
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  3. Theodore Scaltsas (2012). Knowledge as 'True Belief Plus Individuation' in Plato. Topoi 31 (2):137-149.
    In Republic V, Plato distinguishes two different cognitive powers, knowledge and belief, which operate differently on different types of object. I argue that in Republic VI Plato modifies this account, and claims that there is a single cognitive power, which under different circumstances behaves either as knowledge or as belief. I show that the circumstances which turn true belief into knowledge are the provision of an individuation account of the object of belief, which reveals the ontological status and the nature (...)
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  4. T. Scaltsas & Andrew S. Mason (eds.) (2007/2010). The Philosophy of Epictetus. Oxford University Press.
    Written by some of the leading experts in the field, the essays in this volume will be a fascinating resource for students and scholars of ancient philosophy, ...
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  5. Theodore Scaltsas (2006). Mixed Determinates : Pleasure, Good, and Truth. In T. D. J. Chappell (ed.), Values and Virtues: Aristotelianism in Contemporary Ethics. Oxford University Press.
  6. Theodore Scaltsas (2006). Sharing a Property. In Lindsay Judson & V. Karasmanēs (eds.), Remembering Socrates: Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press.
     
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  7. T. Scaltsas (1996). Metaphysical Models of the Mind in Aristotle. Philosophical Inquiry 18 (1-2):31-42.
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  8. Theodore Scaltsas (1996). Biological Matter and Perceptual Powers in Aristotle's de Anima. Topoi 15 (1):25-37.
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  9. Vasilis Politis & Theodore Scaltsas (1995). The Golden Age of Virtue: Aristotle's Ethics. Philosophical Quarterly 45 (179):258.
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  10. Theodore Scaltsas (1995). Reciprocal Justice in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 77 (3):248-262.
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  11. T. Scaltsas (1994). Substances and Universals in Aristotle's Metaphysics. Cornell University Press.
    The Theme A substance is a composite particular. If it is composed of further particulars, will the substance itself be one or many? ...
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  12. T. Scaltsas, David Charles & Mary Louise Gill (eds.) (1994). Unity, Identity, and Explanation in Aristotle's Metaphysics. Oxford University Press.
    This volume presents fourteen essays by leading figures in the fields of ancient philosophy and contemporary metaphysics, discussing Aristotle's theory of the unity and identity of substances, a topic that remains at the center of metaphysical enquiry. The contributors examine the nature of essences, how they differ from other components of substance, and how they are related to these other components. The central questions discussed are: What does Aristotle mean by "potentiality" and "actuality?" How do these concepts explicate matter and (...)
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  13. Theodore Scaltsas, David Charles & Mary Louise Gill (eds.) (1994). Essences, Powers, and Generic Propositions. Clarendon Press.
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  14. Theodore Scaltsas (1993). Fairness in Socratic Justice: "Republic" I. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 93:247 - 262.
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  15. Theodore Scaltsas (1993). In Search of Socrates. Philosophical Books 34 (3):129-137.
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  16. Theodore Scaltsas (1993). Aristotle's “Second Man” Argument. Phronesis 38 (2):117-136.
  17. Theodore Scaltsas (1993). Aristotle's "Second Man" Argument. Phronesis 38 (2):117 - 136.
  18. Theodore Scaltsas, Michael V. Wedin, Michael J. White, Anna Ioppolo, Christopher Rowe, Bob Sharples & Anne Sheppard (1993). Brill Online Books and Journals. Phronesis 38 (2).
     
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  19. M. F. Burnyeat, Daniel W. Graham, G. E. R. Lloyd, Jonathan Lear, Theodore Scaltsas & Charles H. Kahn (1992). Brill Online Books and Journals. Phronesis 37 (2).
     
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  20. Theodore Scaltsas (1992). Primary Ousia: An Essay on Aristotle's Metaphysics Z and H. Philosophical Books 33 (3):139-142.
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  21. Theodore Scaltsas (1992). A Necessary Falsehood in the Third Man Argument. Phronesis 37 (2):216-232.
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  22. Theodore Scaltsas (1992). A Necessary Falsehood in the Third Man Argument. Phronesis 37 (2):216-232.
  23. Theodore Scaltsas (1991). Aristotle on Substance — The Paradox of Unity. Philosophical Books 32 (1):26-28.
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  24. Theodore Scaltsas (1990). Is a Whole Identical to its Parts? Mind 99 (396):583-598.
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  25. Theodore Scaltsas (1990). Parallel Governing. Journal of Applied Philosophy 7 (2):153-158.
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  26. Theodore Scaltsas (1989). Practical Reason, Aristotle, and Weakness of the Will. Ancient Philosophy 9 (2):326-328.
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  27. Theodore Scaltsas (1989). Substance, Form and Psyche: An Aristotelian Metaphysics. Philosophical Books 30 (2):82-85.
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  28. Theodore Scaltsas (1989). 'Socratic Moral Realism: An Alternative Justification. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 7:129-50.
     
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  29. Theodore Scaltsas (1989). The Logic of the Dilemma of Participation and of the Third Man Argument. Apeiron 22 (4):67 - 90.
    In this paper i offer a detailed analysis of the dilemma of participation (parmenides, 130e-131e), in which plato considers the consequences of participation in the whole, and in a part of, a form. This analysis explains, in contrast to existing interpretations of the argument, plato's claim that participation in parts of a form is incompatible with the uniqueness of the form, and his modal claim that becoming equal by possessing part of the equal is absurd. In the second part of (...)
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  30. Theodore Scaltsas (1988). Commentary on Gotthelf. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 4 (1):140-147.
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  31. Theodore Scaltsas (1986). Weakness of Will in Aristotle's Ethics. Southern Journal of Philosophy 24 (3):375-382.
    I argue that in "en", Aristotle allows not only for weak akrasia but also for "strong akrasia". In weak akrasia, The agent makes only a "nominal" choice according to the right principle, While in strong akrasia he/she makes a "real" choice, But still acts against it. I show that, Although aristotle does not give a detailed account of strong akrasia, Such an account can be reconstructed on the basis of the analyses and examples of choice and akratic behaviour provided by (...)
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  32. Theodore Scaltsas (1985). Substratum, Subject, and Substance. Ancient Philosophy 5 (2):215-240.
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  33. Theodore Scaltsas (1984). The Uniqueness of Particulars. Philosophia 14 (3-4):273-297.
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  34. Theodore Scaltsas (1981). Identity, Origin and Spatiotemporal Continuity. Philosophy 56 (217):395 - 402.
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  35. Theodore Scaltsas (1980). The Ship of Theseus. Analysis 40 (3):152 - 157.
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  36. Theodore Scaltsas, Good, Reason and Objectivity in Aristotle.
    In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle begins his investigation by exploring the nature of the end of all action. In the very first sentence of the work he says: "Every art and every enquiry and similarly every action and pursuit is thought to aim at some good and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim" (1094al-3). It is easy, says Aristotle, to find verbal agreement between people regarding that good because they (...)
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  37. Theodore Scaltsas, Mixing the Elements.
    Forthcoming in the Blackwell Companion to Aristotle, 2008.
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  38. Theodore Scaltsas, The Ontology of Knowledge and Belief in Republic V.
    In Republic V, Plato makes the astonishing claim that knowledge is a different and independent power from belief, in the way, for example, that sight differs from hearing. I will argue that this is a fundamentally different conception of knowledge than the, also Platonic, conception of knowledge as 'true belief with an account'. I examine the reasons why Plato holds this position, and the ontology and epistemology which sustain its claims.
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