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  1. James L. Wood (2011). Contemplating the Beautiful: The Practical Importance of Theoretical Excellence in Aristotle's Ethics. Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (4):391-412.
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  2. James L. Wood (2009). A Journey to the Dark Side of the Moon. Faith and Philosophy 26 (2):134-153.
    This paper explores the place of evil in Plato’s thought through the lens of the Philebus. I show that the concept of evil in this dialogue is in broad agreement with the classic Christian position which accents metaphysically its privative and derivative character and morally its rebellious and self-oriented character. The entryway into the issue is 29d9–e1, where a “power of dissolution” is proposed in addition and opposition to the power of generation and mixture, and then quickly rejected. Such a (...)
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  3. James L. Wood (2009). Is There an Archê Kakou in Plato? Review of Metaphysics 63 (2):349-384.
  4. James L. Wood (2007). Freedom in the Philebus. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81:205-216.
    This paper explores a possible Platonic grounding of human freedom in the Philebus. The Philebus presents a particularly intruiging account of the humangood and freedom alike in terms of the right relation of nous and pleasure. Through a close analysis of key passages in this dialogue I show how Plato conceives of freedom in terms of the intellect’s ordering and directing of desire and pleasure to genuinely fulfilling ends. The greatest fulfillment of desire comes together with the purest pleasure in (...)
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  5. James Lewis Wood (2007). Comedy, Malice, and Philosophy in Plato's Philebus. Ancient Philosophy 27 (1):77-94.
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