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    Hannah Tierney & Nicholas D. Smith (2012). Keith Lehrer on the Basing Relation. Philosophical Studies 161 (1):27-36.
    In this paper, we review Keith Lehrer’s account of the basing relation, with particular attention to the two cases he offered in support of his theory, Raco (Lehrer, Theory of knowledge, 1990; Theory of knowledge, (2nd ed.), 2000) and the earlier case of the superstitious lawyer (Lehrer, The Journal of Philosophy, 68, 311–313, 1971). We show that Lehrer’s examples succeed in making his case that beliefs need not be based on the evidence, in order to be justified. These cases show (...)
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2016). Socrates on the Human Condition. Ancient Philosophy 36 (1):81-95.
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  3. Nicholas D. Smith (1999). Plato's Analogy of Soul and State. Journal of Ethics 3 (1):31-49.
    In Part I of this paper, I argue that the arguments Plato offers for the tripartition of the soul are founded upon an equivocation, and that each of the valid options by which Plato might remove the equivocation will not produce a tripartite soul. In Part II, I argue that Plato is not wholly committed to an analogy of soul and state that would require either a tripartite state or a tripartite soul for the analogy to hold. It follows that (...)
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2013). Philosophical Reflection on Petitionary Prayer. Philosophy Compass 8 (3):309-317.
    If God actually answers prayers that petition him for something, then it seems he is willing to withhold some good from the world unless and until someone prays for those goods. But how is this compatible with His benevolence? On the other hand, if God is dedicated to providing every good to us that we may need, it would seem that He would provide these to us even if we did not pray for them. But if so, it would appear (...)
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (1996). Plato's Socrates. OUP Usa.
    This book develops novel accounts of many of the most controversial topics in the philosophy of Socrates. The authors first develop Socrates' methodological, epistemological, and psychological views before examining his ethical, political, and religious convictions. The results reveals both the richness and the remarkable coherence of the philosophy of Plato's Socrates.
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  6. Nicholas D. Smith (1983). Plato and Aristotle on the Nature of Women. Journal of the History of Philosophy 21 (4):467-478.
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (2013). Persuade Or Obey. The Harvard Review of Philosophy 19:69-83.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (1996). Plato's Divided Line. Ancient Philosophy 16 (1):25-46.
  9. Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (1984). Vlastos on the Elenchus'. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 2:185-96.
     
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  10. Nicholas D. Smith (1997). How the Prisoners in Plato's Cave Are 'Like Us.'. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 13:187-204.
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    Nicholas D. Smith & Andrew C. Yip (2010). Partnership with God: A Partial Solution to the Problem of Petitionary Prayer. Religious Studies 46 (3):395 - 410.
    Why would God make us ask for some good He might supply, and why would it be right for God to withhold that good unless and until we asked for it? We explain why present defences of petitionary prayer are insufficient, but argue that a world in which God makes us ask for some goods and then supplies them in response to our petitions adds value to the world that would not be available in worlds in which God simply supplied (...)
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  12. Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (2007). Socrates on Akrasia, Knowledge, and the Power of Appearance. In Christopher Bobonich & Pierre Destrée (eds.), Akrasia in Greek Philosophy: From Socrates to Plotinus. Brill 1--18.
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (1997). Socrates and the Unity of the Virtues. Journal of Ethics 1 (4):311-324.
    In the Protagoras, Socrates argues that each of the virtue-terms refers to one thing (: 333b4). But in the Laches (190c8–d5, 199e6–7), Socrates claims that courage is a proper part of virtue as a whole, and at Euthyphro 11e7–12e2, Socrates says that piety is a proper part of justice. But A cannot be both identical to B and also a proper part of B – piety cannot be both identical to justice and also a proper part of justice. In this (...)
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (1990). Socrates on Trial. Princeton University Press.
    Thomas Brickhouse and Nicholas Smith offer a comprehensive historical and philosophical interpretation of, and commentary on, one of Plato's most widely read works, the Apology of Socrates. Virtually every modern interpretation characterizes some part of what Socrates says in the Apology as purposefully irrelevant or even antithetical to convincing the jury to acquit him at his trial. This book, by contrast, argues persuasively that Socrates offers a sincere and well-reasoned defense against the charges he faces. First, the authors establish a (...)
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2000). Plato on Knowledge as a Power. Journal of the History of Philosophy 38 (2):145-168.
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  16. Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (1987). Socrates on Goods, Virtue, and Happiness'. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 5:1-27.
     
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (2007). Socrates on How Wrongdoing Damages the Soul. Journal of Ethics 11 (4):337 - 356.
    There has been little scholarly attention given to explaining exactly how and why Socrates thinks that wrongdoing damages the soul. But there is more than a simple gap in the literature here, we shall argue. The most widely accepted view of Socratic moral psychology, we claim, actually leaves this well-known feature of Socrates’ philosophy absolutely inexplicable. In the first section of this paper, we rehearse this view of Socratic moral psychology, and explain its inadequacy on the issue of the damaging (...)
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    Nicholas D. Smith (1993). Socrates. Ancient Philosophy 13 (2):169-176.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (1989). A Matter of Life and Death in Socratic Philosophy. Ancient Philosophy 9 (2):155-165.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2010). Partnership with God: A Partial Solution to the Problem of Petitionary Prayer: NICHOLAS D. SMITH & ANDREW C. YIP. Religious Studies 46 (3):395-410.
    Why would God make us ask for some good He might supply, and why would it be right for God to withhold that good unless and until we asked for it? We explain why present defences of petitionary prayer are insufficient, but argue that a world in which God makes us ask for some goods and then supplies them in response to our petitions adds value to the world that would not be available in worlds in which God simply supplied (...)
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2004). Did Plato Write the "Alcibiades I?". Apeiron 37 (2):93 - 108.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (1987). Dialogue and Discovery. Ancient Philosophy 7:215-219.
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (1984). Socrates and Obedience to the Law. Apeiron 18 (1):10 - 18.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2009). Thomas C. Brickhouse And. In Harvey Siegel (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education. Oxford University Press 177.
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (1985). The Formal Charges Against Socrates. Journal of the History of Philosophy 23 (4):457-481.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2014). Sons and Fathers in Plato’s Euthyphro and Crito. Ancient Philosophy 34 (1):1-13.
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  27. Rachana Kamtekar, Mark McPherran, P. T. Geach, S. Marc Cohen, Gregory Vlastos, E. De Strycker, S. R. Slings, Donald Morrison, Terence Irwin, M. F. Burnyeat, Thomas C. Brickhouse, Nicholas D. Smith, Richard Kraut, David Bostock & Verity Harte (2004). Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito: Critical Essays. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Plato's Euthyrphro, Apology, andCrito portray Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the Gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitute a defense of the man Socrates and of his way of life, the philosophic life. The twelve essays in the volume, written by leading classical philosophers, investigate various aspects of these works of Plato, including the significance of Plato's characters, Socrates's revolutionary religious ideas, and the relationship between historical events and Plato's texts.
     
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (2012). Response to Critics. Analytic Philosophy 53 (2):234-248.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2008). Socrates in the Apology. Ancient Philosophy 11 (2):399 - 407.
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    Alexis Mourenza & Nicholas D. Smith (2012). Knowledge Is Sexy. Philo 14 (1):43-58.
    Philosophers’ appeals to the processes of natural selection that are adaptive in terms of survival provide an incomplete picture of what naturalists have available to them to make the sort of defense skeptics claim cannot be made. To supplement this picture, we provide evidence from what Darwin called “sexual selection” and also what others now call “social selection” to provide a more complete picture of why it is reasonable to suppose that evolution has supplied human beings and many other animals (...)
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  31. Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (2009). Socratic Teaching and Socratic Method. In Harvey Siegel (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education. Oxford University Press
     
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2002). Incurable Souls in Socratic Psychology. Ancient Philosophy 22 (1):21-36.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2001). Some Thoughts About the Origins of ``Greek Ethics''. Journal of Ethics 5 (1):3-20.
    In this paper, I argue that several of the main issues that became a focus for classical Greek philosophy were initially framed by Homer. In particular, Homer identifies a tension between justice and individual excellence, and problematizes the connection between the heroic conception of excellence and ``eudaimonia'''' (happiness). The later philosophers address the problems raised in Homer by profoundly transforming the way each of these terms was to be conceived.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (1981). The Objects of "Dianoia" in Plato's Divided Line. Apeiron 15 (2):129 - 137.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (1979). Knowledge by Acquaintance and 'Knowing What' in Plato's Republic. Dialogue 18 (3):281-288.
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (2012). Reply to Rowe. Journal of Ethics 16 (3):325-338.
    In our reply to Rowe, we explain why most of what he criticizes is actually the product of his misunderstanding our argument. We begin by showing that nearly all of his Part 1 misconceives our project by defending a position we never attacked. We then question why Rowe thinks the distinction we make between motivational and virtue intellectualism is unimportant before developing a defense of the consistency of our views about different desires. Next we turn to Rowe’s criticisms of our (...)
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    Nicholas D. Smith (1980). The Various Equals at Plato's Phaedo 74b-C. Journal of the History of Philosophy 18 (1):1-7.
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (1984). The Paradox of Socratic Ignorance in Plato's Apology. History of Philosophy Quarterly 1 (2):125 - 131.
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (2006). Socrates and the Laws of Athens. Philosophy Compass 1 (6):564–570.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2002). Socrates: A Very Short Introduction. [REVIEW] Ancient Philosophy 22 (1):169-176.
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    James Bohman, Thomas C. Brickhouse, Nicholas D. Smith, Alan Brinkley, Tex Waco, James M. Buchanan, Richard A. Musgrave, John D. Caputo, Michael J. Scanlon & Christopher Cox (2001). G. John M. Abbarno, The Ethics of Homelessness. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 1999, 258 Pp.(Indexed). ISBN 90-420-0777-X, $22.00 (Pb). Robert B. Baker, Arthur L. Caplan, Linda L. Emanuel and Stephen R. Latham, Eds., The American Medical Ethics Revolution. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999, 396 Pp.(Indexed). ISBN 0-8018-6170. [REVIEW] Journal of Value Inquiry 35:285-289.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (1999). Images, Education, and Paradox in Plato's "Republic". Apeiron 32 (4):125 - 141.
    In this paper, I consider Plato's persistent and ubiquitous uses of imagery in the Republic, and compare his uses of images with what he says about the uses (and abuses) of imagery in the curricula he proposes for the kallipolis. I show how the dialogue itself might be suited to different levels of the proposed curricula--especially for those at the level of thought (dianoia)--but conclude that the dialogue was not intended to fit into the educational schemes of the 'kallipolis', but (...)
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    Nicholas D. Smith (1991). Socrates in the Apology: An Essay on Plato's Apology of Socrates. Ancient Philosophy 11 (2):399-407.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2003). Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics. Ancient Philosophy 23 (1):215-223.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (1979). An Argument for the Definition of Justice in Plato's Republic (433e6–434a1). Philosophical Studies 35 (4):373 - 383.
    My interpretation of the argument, then, fully generalized, is this:To do one's own is to act in such a way as to aim for each having his own.For each to have his own is justice(h) and to act in such a way as to aim for justice(h) is justice(d).Therefore, the having of one's own is justice(h) and the doing of one's own is justice(d).The advantage of this view is that it, unlike that of Vlastos, does not need to supply problematic (...)
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (2008). Is the Prudential Paradox in the Meno? Philosophical Inquiry 30 (3-4):175-184.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (1990). Socratic Education in Plato's Early Dialogues. Ancient Philosophy 10 (1):105-111.
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (2005). Socrates' "Daimonion" and Rationality. Apeiron 38 (2):43 - 62.
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    Nicholas D. Smith (2016). Moral Psychology as the Focus of Early Greek Ethics. Philosophical Inquiry 40 (1):58-73.
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    Thomas C. Brickhouse & Nicholas D. Smith (1997). The Problem of Punishment in Socratic Philosophy. Apeiron 30 (4):95 - 107.
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