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  1. Nickolas Pappas & Mark Zelcer (2015). Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus: Education and Rhetoric, Myth and History. Routledge.
  2. Nickolas Pappas (2014). Nietzsche's Apollo. Journal of Nietzsche Studies 45 (1):43-53.
    Two great evaluative questions about The Birth of Tragedy ask how accurate the book is about Greece’s “tragic age,” and how nostalgic it is for that age. Wilamowitz raised the question of accuracy as soon as the book was published, and the issue has never gone away. As for nostalgia, even without accepting extreme versions of the charge, you can still worry that BT portrays Socrates as such a calamity—a monstrosity, and therefore a freakish birth, something that did not have (...)
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  3. Nickolas Pappas (2013). The Impiety of the Republic's Imitator. Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (2):219-232.
    The Republic rarely speaks of piety; yet religious concerns inform more of its treatment of poetry than readers acknowledge. A pair of tripartite rankings in Book 10 has puzzled interpreters: first the triad Form-couch-painting, then the ostensibly equivalent triad of a flute’s or bridle’s user-maker-imitator. The tripartitions work better together if one recognizes the divinity at work behind Athena’s gifts the flute and bridle. This mythic reading reveals the imitator to stand, yet again, in opposition to the gods; but it (...)
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  4. Nickolas Pappas (2013). The Routledge Guidebook to Plato's Pepublic. Routledge.
    Plato, often cited as a founding father of Western philosophy, set out ideas in the Republic regarding the nature of justice, order, and the character of the just individual, that endure into the modern day. The Routledge Guidebook to Plato’s Republic introduces the major themes in Plato’s great book and acts as a companion for reading the work, examining: The context of Plato’s work and the background to his writing Each separate part of the text in relation to its goals, (...)
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  5. Nickolas Pappas & Mark Zelcer (2013). Plato's Menexenus as a History That Falls Into Patterns. Ancient Philosophy 33 (1):19-30.
  6. Nickolas Pappas (2012). Autochthony in Plato's Menexenus. Philosophical Inquiry 34 (1/2):66-80.
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  7. Nickolas Pappas (2012). Greek and Roman Aesthetics. Philosophical Inquiry 34 (1/2):111-114.
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  8. Nickolas Pappas (2012). Plato's Myths. Philosophical Inquiry 34 (1/2):101-106.
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  9. Nickolas Pappas (2012). Plato on Poetry: Imitation or Inspiration? Philosophy Compass 7 (10):669-678.
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  10. Nickolas Pappas (2012). The Origins of Aesthetic Thought in Ancient Greece: Matter, Sensation, and Experience by Porter,L James I. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70 (3):323-326.
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  11. Nickolas Pappas (2012). Understanding Plato's Republic. Ancient Philosophy 32 (1):185-190.
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  12. Nickolas Pappas (2008). Fashion Seen as Something Imitative and Foreign. British Journal of Aesthetics 48 (1):1-19.
    Philosophers have recently begun to write about fashion in dress. They acknowledge that philosophy traditionally ignored the subject altogether or else disparaged fashion. They do not observe that those past philosophers who slighted fashion characterized it as mass imitativeness; but in fact that one-sided characterization is what permitted commentators to overlook innovativeness in fashion. Indeed the figure of the foreigner that recurs in philosophical remarks about fashion only makes sense given a reading of fashion as imitative uniformity. The foreigner becomes (...)
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  13. Nickolas Pappas (2008). Plato's Invisible Cities. Ancient Philosophy 13 (2):427 - 430.
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  14. Nickolas Pappas (2008). Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life. Ancient Philosophy 28 (1):227-232.
  15. Nickolas Pappas (2006). The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution, and the Untimely (Review). Journal of Nietzsche Studies 31 (1):69-71.
  16. Nickolas Pappas (2005). Morality Gags. The Monist 88 (1):52-71.
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  17. Nickolas Pappas (2005). Review of Pierre Destre, Nicholas D. Smith (Eds.), Socrates' Divine Sign: Religion, Practice and Value in Socratic Philosophy. [REVIEW] Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (10).
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  18. Nickolas Pappas (2005). The Nietzsche Disappointment: Reckoning with Nietzsche's Unkept Promises on Origins and Outcomes. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  19. Nickolas Pappas (2004). Beautiful City: The Dialectical Character of Plato's Republic (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (2):218-219.
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  20. Babette Babbich, Debra Bergoffen, Thomas H. Brobjer, Daniel Conway, Brian Crowley, Brian Domino, Peter Groff, Jennifer Ham, Lawrence Hatab, Kathleen Marie Higgins, Vanessa Lemm, Paul S. Loeb, Nickolas Pappas, Richard Perkins, Gerd Schank, Alan D. Schrift, Gary Shapiro, Tracey Stark, Charles S. Taylor, Jami Weinstein & Martha Kendal Woodruff (2003). A Nietzschean Bestiary: Becoming Animal Beyond Docile and Brutal. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
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  21. Nickolas Pappas (2001). Aristotle. In Berys Nigel Gaut & Dominic Lopes (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics. Routledge.
     
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  22. Nickolas Pappas (2001). Philhellenism and Greek Philosophy. Philosophical Forum 32 (2):165-173.
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  23. Nickolas Pappas (1999). Mimêsis in Aristophanes and Plato. Philosophical Inquiry 21 (3-4):61-78.
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  24. Nickolas Pappas (1999). Replies to Mass and Golumbia. In Emanuela Bianchi (ed.), Is Feminist Philosophy Philosophy? Northwestern University Press. 212.
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  25. Nickolas Pappas (1997). Fancy Justice: Martha Nussbaum on the Political Value of the Novel. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 78 (3):278–296.
    Martha Nussbaum's Poetic Justice undertakes a defense of the novel by showing it to develop the sympathetic imagination. Three parts of her argument come in for criticism, with implications for other such political defenses. Nussbaum sometimes interprets the imagination practically, sometimes theoretically; the two forms have different effects on deliberation. Nussbaum credits the novelistic tradition with fostering the imagination; her example of Hard Times interferes with establishing this general point. Nussbaum suggests an aesthetic element in literature that produces its effect, (...)
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  26. Nickolas Pappas (1996). Commentary on Frede. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 12 (1):277-284.
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  27. Nickolas Pappas (1995). Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Republic. Routledge.
    In this second edition of the highly successfulRoutledge Philosophy GuideBook to Plato and theRepublic, Nickolas Pappas extends his exploration of the text to ...
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  28. Nickolas Pappas (1993). Plato's Invisible Cities: Discourse and Power in the 'Republic'. Ancient Philosophy 13 (2):427-430.
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  29. Nickolas Pappas (1992). The Poetics' Argument Against Plato. Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (1):83-100.
  30. Nickolas Pappas (1991). Knowing and Saying That I Know. Philosophy 66 (258):487 - 502.
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  31. Nickolas Pappas (1991). The Despair That is Ignorant of Being Despair. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 73 (3):281-296.
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  32. Nickolas Pappas (1989). Plato's "Ion": The Problem of the Author. Philosophy 64 (249):381 - 389.
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  33. Nickolas Pappas (1989). Authorship and Authority. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 47 (4):325-332.
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  34. Nickolas Pappas (1989). Plato's Ion: The Problem of The. Philosophy 64:381.
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  35. Nickolas Pappas (1989). Socrates' Charitable Treatment of Poetry. Philosophy and Literature 13 (2):248-261.