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  1. Vasilis Politis (2012). Self-Refutation (L.) Castagnoli Ancient Self-Refutation. The Logic and History of the Self-Refutation Argument From Democritus to Augustine. Pp. Xx + 394, Ills. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Cased, £60. ISBN: 978-0-521-89631-3. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 62 (1):86-88.
  2. Vasilis Politis (2012). What Do the Arguments in the Protagoras Amount To? Phronesis 57 (3):209-239.
    Abstract The main thesis of the paper is that, in the coda to the Protagoras (360e-end), Plato tells us why and with what justification he demands a definition of virtue: namely, in order to resolve a particular aporia . According to Plato's assessment of the outcome of the arguments of the dialogue, the principal question, whether or not virtue can be taught , has, by the end of the dialogue, emerged as articulating an aporia , in that both protagonists, Socrates (...)
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  3. Vasilis Politis (2010). In Plato's Phaedo. In David Charles (ed.), Definition in Greek Philosophy. Oxford University Press. 62.
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  4. Vasilis Politis (2008). Aporia and Searching in the Early Plato. In Lindsay Judson & Vassilis Karasmanis (eds.), Remembering Socrates: Philosophical Essays. Oup Oxford.
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  5. Vasilis Politis (2008). Brill Online Books and Journals. Phronesis 53 (1).
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  6. Vasilis Politis (2008). Invoking the Greeks on the Relation Between Thought and Reality: Trendelenburg's Aristotle—Natorp's Plato. Philosophical Forum 39 (2):191-222.
  7. Vasilis Politis (2008). The Place of Aporia in Plato's Charmides. Phronesis 53 (1):1-34.
    The aim of the paper is twofold: to examine the argument in response to Socrates' question whether or not reflexive knowledge is, first, possible, and, second, beneficial; and by doing so, to examine the method of Platos argument. What is distinctive of the method of argument, I want to show, is that Socrates argues on both sides of these questions (the question of possibility and the question of benefit). This, I argue, is why he describes these questions as a source (...)
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  8. Vasilis Politis (2006). Aporia and Searching in Early Plato. In Lindsay Judson & V. Karasmanēs (eds.), Remembering Socrates: Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press.
  9. Vasilis Politis (2005). What Enables Us to Search for the Essence of Things? International Journal of Philosophical Studies 13 (2):245 - 269.
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  10. Vasilis Politis (2004). Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Metaphysics. Routledge.
    Aristotle is perhaps the most important figure in philosophy. Every serious reader of philosophy will come across the Metaphysics , yet until now there has not been an introductory book to help explain the often difficult ideas that arise in the text. This GuideBook looks at the Metaphysics thematically and takes the reader through the main arguments found in the book. The book introduces and assesses Aristotle's life and the background to the Metaphysics, the ideas and text of the Metaphysics (...)
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  11. Vasilis Politis (2003). Colloquium 5: Aristotle on Aporia and Searching in Metaphysics. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 18 (1):145-182.
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  12. Vasilis Politis (2001). Aristotle's Account of the Intellect as Pure Capacity. Ancient Philosophy 21 (2):375-402.
  13. Vasilis Politis (2001). Anti-Realist Interpretations of Plato: Paul Natorp. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 9 (1):47 – 62.
    The paper considers Paul Natorp's Kantian reading of Plato's theory of ideas, as developed in his monumental work, Platos Ideenlehre, eine Einführung in den Idealismus (1903, 1921). Central to Natrop's reading are, I argue, the following two claims: (1) Plato's ideas are laws, not things; and (2) Plato's theory of ideas in the first instance a theory about the possibility and nature of thought - in particular cognitive and indeed scientific or explanatory thought - and only as a consequence is (...)
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  14. Vasilis Politis (1998). Aristotle's Advocacy of Non-Productive Action. Ancient Philosophy 18 (2):353-379.
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  15. Vasilis Politis (1997). Critical Notice. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 5 (3):425 – 448.
    Reasons and values Christine Korsgaard's Creating The Kingdom of Ends and The Sources of Normativity , Cambridge University Press, 1996. Pp 442. ISBN 0-521-49644-6. Price 40.
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  16. Vasilis Politis (1997). The Apriority of the Starting-Point of Kant's Transcendental Epistemology. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 5 (2):255 – 284.
    The paper raises two questions, which seem central to understanding Kant's transcendental epistemology in the first Critique. First, Kant claims that the conditions for the possibility of experience are also conditions for the possibility of the objects of experience (A158/B197). Here the notion of an object is not conceived from the divine standpoint ('the view from nowhere') and is in some sense relativized to experience. But in what sense? Is the notion of an object relativized to one specific kind of (...)
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  17. Teresa Iglesias, Maire O'Neill, Victor E. Taylor, Thomas Docherty, Pauline Hyde, Joseph S. O'Leary, Vasilis Politis & Mark Dooley (1995). Books Briefly Noted. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 3 (2):383 – 392.
    Bioethics in a Liberal Societ By Max Charlesworth, Cambridge University Press, 1993. Pp. 172. ISBN 0?521?44952?9. £9.95 pbk. The Logical Universe: The Real Universe By Noel Curran Avebury, 1994. Pp. 158. ISBN 1?85628?863?3. £32.50. Beyond Postmodern Politics: Lyotard, Rorty, Foucault By Honi Fern Haber Routledge, 1994. Pp.viii + 160. ISBN 0?415?90823?X. $15.95. Baudrillard's Bestiary: Baudrillard and Culture By Mike Gane Routledge, 1991, Pp. 184. ISBN 0?415?06307?8. £10.99 pbk. Truth, Fiction and Literature: A Philosophical Perspective By Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom (...)
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  18. Vasilis Politis & Theodore Scaltsas (1995). The Golden Age of Virtue: Aristotle's Ethics. Philosophical Quarterly 45 (179):258.
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  19. Vasilis Politis (1993). The Primacy of Self-Love in the Nicomachean Ethics. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 11:153-174.
     
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  20. Vasilis Politis (1992). Weakness of the Will. Cogito 6 (3):178-181.
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