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  1. Rachana Kamtekar, Aidws in Epictetus.
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  2. Rachana Kamtekar, The Powers of Plato's Tripartite Psychology.
    There is a mystery right at the heart of Plato’s famous doctrine of the three parts of the soul, as this doctrine is presented in the Republic, Phaedrus and Timaeus: just what is a soul ‘part’ ( meros, eidos )? Republic IV tells us a way to distinguish soul parts, namely by the Principle of Opposites: since ‘the same thing will not do or undergo opposites in the same respect, in relation to the same thing, at the same time’ (436b8-9), (...)
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  3. Rachana Kamtekar (forthcoming). Marcus Aurelius. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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  4. Rachana Kamtekar (2013). 2 Ancient Virtue Ethics An Overview with an Emphasis on Practical Wisdom. In Daniel C. Russell (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics. Cambridge University Press 29.
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  5. Rachana Kamtekar (2013). Philosopher-Rulers. In Frisbee Sheffield & James Warren (eds.), Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy. Routledge 199.
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  6. Rachana Kamtekar & Julia Annas (eds.) (2012). Virtue and Happiness: Essays in Honour of Julia Annas. Oxford University Press.
    This special volume of Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy presents sixteen specially written essays on virtue and happiness, and the treatment of these topics by thinkers from the fifth century BC to the third century AD. It is published in honour of Julia Annas--one of the leading scholars in the field.
     
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  7. Rachana Kamtekar (2010). Comments on Robert Adams, a Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good. Philosophical Studies 148 (1):147 - 158.
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  8. R. Kamtekar (2009). The Brute Within: Appetitive Desire in Plato and Aristotle. Philosophical Review 118 (1):103-107.
  9. Rachana Kamtekar (2009). Brill Online Books and Journals. Phronesis 54 (3).
     
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  10. Rachana Kamtekar (2009). Knowing by Likeness in Empedocles. Phronesis 54 (3):215-238.
    Contrary to the Aristotelian interpretation of Empedocles' views about cognition, according to which all cognition, like perception, is due to the compositional likeness between subject and object of cognition, this paper argues that when Empedocles says that we know one thing 'by' another (e.g. earth by earth or love by love), he is characterizing analogical reasoning, an intellectual activity quite different from perception (which is explained by the fit between effluences and pores). The paper also explores the idea that strife (...)
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  11. Rachana Kamtekar (2008). Colloquium 4: The Powers of Plato's Tripartite Psychology. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 24 (1):127-162.
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  12. Rachana Kamtekar (2008). Heinaman (R.) (Ed.) Plato and Aristotle's Ethics. Pp. Xx + 191. Aldershot and Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2003. Cased, £37.50. ISBN: 978-0-7546-3403-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 58 (01):70-71.
  13. Rachana Kamtekar (2008). Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom, by David Sedley. Ancient Philosophy 24 (1):228 - 232.
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  14. Rachana Kamtekar (2008). Plato on Education and Art. In Gail Fine (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Plato. Oxford University Press 336--359.
  15. R. Kamtekar (2007). Facing Death: Epicurus and His Critics. Philosophical Review 116 (4):650-653.
    James Warren, Facing Death, Epicurus and his Critics. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2004. Pp. viii, 240. ISBN 0-19-925289-0. $45.00. Reviewed by Thornton Lockwood, Sacred Heart University (tlockwood@verizon.net) Word count: 2152 words ------------------------------- To modern ears, the word Epicurean indicates (if anything) an interest in fine dining. But at least throughout the early modern period up until the 19th century, Epicureanism was known less for its relation to food preparation and more so, if not scandalously so, for its doctrine about the annihilation (...)
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  16. Sara Ahbel-Rappe & Rachana Kamtekar (eds.) (2006/2009). A Companion to Socrates. Blackwell Pub..
  17. Rachana Kamtekar (2006). Plato on the Attribution of Conative Attitudes. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 88 (2):127-162.
    Plato’s Socrates famously claims that we want (bou9lesqai) the good, rather than what we think good (Gorgias 468bd). My paper seeks to answer some basic questions about this well-known but little-understood claim: what does the claim mean, and what is its philosophical motivation and significance? How does the claim relate to Socrates’ claim that we desire (e7piqumei=n)1 things that we think are good, which..
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  18. Rachana Kamtekar (2006). Speaking with the Same Voice as Reason: Personification in Plato's Psychology. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 31:167-202.
  19. Rachana Kamtekar (2005). Good Feelings and Motivation: Comments on John Cooper “The Emotional Life of the Wise”. Southern Journal of Philosophy 43 (S1):219-229.
  20. Rachana Kamtekar (2005). The Profession of Friendship. Ancient Philosophy 25 (2):319-339.
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  21. Rachana Kamtekar (2004). Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom. [REVIEW] Ancient Philosophy 24 (1):228-232.
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  22. Rachana Kamtekar (2004). Situationism and Virtue Ethics on the Content of Our Character. Ethics 114 (3):458-491.
    Situationist social psychologists tell us that information about people’s distinctive character traits, opinions, attitudes, values, or past behavior is not as useful for determining what they will do as is information about the details of their situations.1 One would expect, they say, that the possessor of a given character trait (such as helpfulness) would behave consistently (helpfully) across situations that are similar in calling for the relevant (helping) behavior, but under experimental conditions, people’s behavior is not found to be cross-situationally (...)
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  23. Rachana Kamtekar (2004). What's the Good of Agreeing? Homonoia in Platonic Politics. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 26:131-70.
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  24. 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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  25. Wlodek Rabinowicz, Toni Rønnow‐Rasmussen, Douglas Lavin, Rachana Kamtekar, Joshua Gert, Elijah Millgram, David Copp & Stephen M. Gardiner (2004). 10. Peter Singer, One World: The Ethics of Globalization Peter Singer, One World: The Ethics of Globalization (Pp. 634-638). [REVIEW] Ethics 114 (3).
     
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  26. R. Kamtekar (2002). Sex and Social Justice; Women and Human Development: The Capabilities Approach. Philosophical Review 111 (2):262-270.
  27. Rachana Kamtekar (2001). Retrieving Political Emotion: Thumos, Aristotle, and Gender Barbara Koziak University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2000, X + 203 Pp., $29.95. [REVIEW] Dialogue 40 (04):826-.
  28. Rachana Kamtekar (2001). Retrieving Political Emotion. Dialogue 40 (4):826-829.
  29. Rachana Kamtekar (2001). Social Justice and Happiness in the Republic: Plato's Two Principles. History of Political Thought 22 (2):189-220.
    rally best suited’. One would ordinarily suppose social justice to concern not only the allocation of duties but also the distribution of benefits. I argue that this expectation is fulfilled not by Plato’s conception of social justice, but by the normative basis for it, Plato’s requirement of aiming at the happiness of all the citizens. I argue that Plato treats social justice as a necessary but not sufficient means to happiness that guarantees only the production of the greatest goods; ensuring (...)
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  30. Rachana Kamtekar (1998). Imperfect Virtue. Ancient Philosophy 18 (2):315-339.
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  31. Rachana Kamtekar (1997). Philosophical Rule From the Republic to the Laws 1 : Commentary on Schofield. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 13 (1):242-254.
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  32. Rachana Kamtekar (1995). Friendship in Plato's Politics. Dissertation, The University of Chicago
    Why did Plato conceive of the ideal community as a friendship? To answer this question, my dissertation begins by locating Plato's view of the role of friendship in politics within the context of contemporary Athenian ideological uses of the notion of friendship. With this background, it presents an interpretation of civic friendship in the Republic as an objectively specifiable relationship of mutual benefit and recognition. Against the view that Plato introduces the idea of friendship to provide virtuous people with a (...)
     
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