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  1. George Rudebusch (1999). Socrates, Pleasure, and Value. Oxford University Press.
    In this study, George Rudebusch addresses whether Socrates was a hedonist--whether he believed pleasure to be the good. In attempting to locate Socrates' position on hedonism, Rudebusch examines the passages in Plato's early dialogues that are the most disputed on the topic. He maintains that Socrates identifies pleasant activity with virtuous activity, describing Socrates' hedonism as one of activity, not sensation. This analysis allows for Socrates to find both virtue and pleasure to be the good, thus solving the textual puzzle (...)
  2. John Herman Randall (1970). Plato: Dramatist of the Life of Reason. New York,Columbia University Press.
  3. Samuel Enoch Stumpf (2003). Socrates to Sartre and Beyond: A History of Philosophy. Mcgraw-Hill.
    This comprehensive, historically organized introduction to philosophy communicates the richness of the discipline and provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. New co-author James Fieser has brought this classic text up-to-date both chronologically and stylistically while preserving the thoughtful, conceptual characteristics that have made it so successful. The text covers all periods of philosophy, lists philosophers alphabetically and chronologically on the end-papers, and features an exceptional glossary of key concepts.
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  4. J. O. Urmson (1988). Aristotle's Ethics. B. Blackwell.
    Introduces Aristotle's writings on ethics, and discusses character, intelligence, pleasure, and friendship.
  5. J. L. Ackrill (1981). Aristotle the Philosopher. Oxford University Press.
    Aristotle is widely regarded as the greatest of all philosophers; indeed, he is traditionally referred to simply as `the philosopher'. Today, after more than two millennia, his arguments and ideas continue to stimulate philosophers and provoke them to controversy. In this book J.L. Ackrill conveys the force and excitement of Aristotle's philosophical investigations, thereby showing why contemporary philosophers still draw from him and return to him. He quotes extensively from Aristotle's works in his own notably clear English translation, and a (...)
  6. Antony Flew (1989). An Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ideas and Argument From Plato to Popper. Thames and Hudson.
  7. John J. Keaney (1992). The Composition of Aristotle's Athenaion Politeia: Observation and Explanation. Oxford University Press.
    Discovered one hundred years ago, Aristotle's Athenaion Politeia is invaluable to contemporary understanding of Athenian democracy. As a historical record, however, it has been found to be so unreliable that some have questioned its true authorship, and it has remained largely ignored by those studying philosophy and literature. Keaney uses a literary approach to reassert Aristotle's authorship and to present the Athenaion Politeia as a document that defies the constraints of any particular genre--probably never intended to be a piece of (...)
  8. Plato (1975/2009). Phaedo. Clarendon Press.
    This new edition is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, offering a readable translation which is accessible without the aid of a commentary andassumes ...
  9. Richard D. McKirahan (1978). Plato and Socrates: A Comprehensive Bibliography, 1958-1973. Garland Pub..
    This valuable work of reference provides a comprehensive bibliography on all scholarly work that was published on Plato and Socrates during the years 1958-73. It thus forms an important addition to Harold Cherniss’s bibliography, which covered the years 1950-7. The author has sought to include all materials primarily concerned with Socrates and Plato, together with other works which make a contribution to our understanding of the two philosophers. The bibliography is arranged by topic and there are cross-references at the end (...)
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  10. Rupert Clendon Lodge (1956). The Philosophy of Plato. London, Routledge & Paul.
    Beliefs of this kind are frequently expressed, even in our own day, by representative thinkers of most philosophic schools; and in the Platonic Dialogues it ...
  11. Plato (1975/2009). Phaedo. Clarendon Press.
    This new edition is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, offering a readable translation which is accessible without the aid of a commentary andassumes no prior knowledge of the ancient Greek world or language.
  12. Rosamond Kent Sprague (1976). Plato's Philosopher-King: A Study of the Theoretical Background. University of South Carolina Press.
  13. Plato (1961). The Collected Dialogues of Plato, Including the Letters. New York]Pantheon Books.
  14. Scott Austin (2007). Parmenides and the History of Dialectic: Three Essays. Parmenides Pub..
    Essay one: Parmenidean dialectic -- Essay two: Parmenidean metaphysics -- Essay three: Parmenides and the history of dialectic.
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  15. W. D. Ross (1995). Aristotle. Routledge.
    Sir David Ross was one of the most distinguished and influential Aristotelians of this century; his study has long been established as an authoritative survey ...
  16. Lois Peters Agnew (2008). Outward, Visible Propriety: Stoic Philosophy and Eighteenth-Century British Rhetorics. University of South Carolina Press.
    Introduction -- Stoic ethics and rhetoric -- Eighteenth-century common sense and sensus communis -- Taste and sensus communis -- Propriety, sympathy, and style fusing individual and social -- Victorian language theories and the decline of sensus communis.
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  17. Nicholas F. Jones (2008). Politics and Society in Ancient Greece. Praeger.
  18. Samuel Charles Rickless (2007). Plato's Forms in Transition: A Reading of the Parmenides. Cambridge University Press.
    There is a mystery at the heart of Plato’s Parmenides. In the first part, Parmenides criticizes what is widely regarded as Plato’s mature theory of Forms, and in the second, he promises to explain how the Forms can be saved from these criticisms. Ever since the dialogue was written, scholars have struggled to determine how the two parts of the work fit together. Did Plato mean us to abandon, keep, or modify the theory of Forms, on the strength of Parmenides’ (...)
  19. Paul A. Swift (2005). Becoming Nietzsche: Early Reflections on Democritus, Schopenhauer, and Kant. Lexington Books.
    Introduction: how one becomes what one is -- Teleology and the legend of Democritus -- Nietzsche on Schopenhauer in 1867 -- The end of teleology -- Conclusion: aesthetic of becoming.
  20. Arnold Hermann (2004). The Illustrated to Think Like God: Pythagoras and Parmenides, the Origins of Philosophy. Parmenides Publishing.
    Intended for general readers, The Illustrated To Think Like God explores how philosophy became a speculative science, tracing its origins to the Greek colonies of southern Italy, from the late sixth century to the mid-fifth century BCE. In this lavishly illustrated full-color work, Arnold Hermann tells the story of the sage Pythagoras, the poet Xenophanes, and the lawmaker Parmenides, describing how each in his own way believed that true insight belonged only to the gods. With a sympathetic and critical eye, (...)
  21. Samuel Sambursky (ed.) (1974/1975). Physical Thought From the Presocratics to the Quantum Physicists: An Anthology. Distributed by Universe Books.
  22. E. F. Carritt (1931/1976). Philosophies of Beauty From Socrates to Robert Bridges: Being the Sources of Aesthetic Theory. Greenwood Press.
  23. W. K. C. Guthrie (1950). The Greek Philosophers. London, Methuen.
  24. Plato (2008). Republic. Oxford University Press.
    Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory (...)
  25. David Bolotin (1979). Plato's Dialogue on Friendship: An Interpretation of the Lysis, with a New Translation. Cornell University Press.
  26. Plato (2008). Republic. Oxford University Press.
    Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory (...)
  27. Robert Nozick (1997). Socratic Puzzles. Harvard University Press.
    This volume, which illustrates the originality, force, and scope of his work, also displays Nozick's trademark blending of extraordinary analytical rigor with ...
  28. Richard Harland (1999). Literary Theory From Plato to Barthes: An Introductory History. St. Martin's Press.
    Richard Harland provides a lucid account of all the major movements in literary theory up to the late 1960s. In a lucid and accessible style, he unfolds a comprehensive "story" of literary theory in all its manifestations. Because contemporary literary theory depends heavily upon European thinkers, the book has an international focus, and its coverage extends from philosophers to social theorists to linguists. Harland explains the essential principles of each theoretical position, looking behind particular critical judgments and interpretations in order (...)
  29. Plato (2008). Republic. Oxford University Press.
    Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory (...)
  30. Plato (2008). Republic. Oxford University Press.
    Republic is the central work of the Western world's most famous philosopher. Essentially an inquiry into morality, Republic also contains crucial arguments and insights into many other areas of philosophy. It is also a literary masterpiece: the philosophy is presented for the most part for the ordinary reader, who is carried along by the wit and intensity of the dialogue and by Plato's unforgettable images of the human condition. This new, lucid translation by Robin Waterfield is complemented by full explanatory (...)
  31. David Bostock (2000). Aristotle's Ethics. Oxford University Press.
    In this fascinating introduction, David Bostock presents a fresh perspective on one of the great classics of moral philosophy: Aristotle's Nicomachaen Ethics. He argues that it is, and deserves to be, Aristotle's most widely studied work, for much of what it has to say is still important for today's debate on the problems of ethics. Here, Bostock guides the reader through explanations and evaluations of all the main themes of the work, exploring questions of interpretation and the differing views of (...)
  32. G. S. Kirk, J. Raven & Malcom Schofield (1983). The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selection of Texts. Cambridge University Press.
    Beginning with a long and extensively rewritten introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this book traces the intellectual revolution initiated by Thales in the sixth century B.C. to its culmination in the metaphysics of Parmenides and the complex physical theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists in the fifth century it is based on a selection of some six hundred texts, in Greek and a close English translation which in this edition is given more prominence. These provide the basis for (...)
  33. Sandrine Berges (2009). Plato on Virtue and the Law. Continuum.
  34. Robin Waterfield (1989). Before "Eureka": The Presocratics and Their Science. St. Martin's Press.
  35. R. M. Dancy (1991). Two Studies in the Early Academy. State University of New York Press.
    Dancy (philosophy, Florida State U.) presents two new interpretations of the evidence regarding the metaphysical ideas of two important figures in Plato's Academy, Eudoxus and Speusippus, and of Aristotle's reaction to those ideas.
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  36. Kevin K. J. Durand (2004). Virtue: Essays in Ancient Philosophy. University Press of America.
  37. Julia Annas (1981). An Introduction to Plato's Republic. Oxford University Press.
    This interpretive introduction provides unique insight into Plato's Republic. Stressing Plato's desire to stimulate philosophical thinking in his readers, Julia Annas here demonstrates the coherence of his main moral argument on the nature of justice, and expounds related concepts of education, human motivation, knowledge and understanding. In a clear systematic fashion, this book shows that modern moral philosophy still has much to learn from Plato's attempt to move the focus from questions of what acts the just person ought to perform (...)
  38. Anthony Kenny (1992). Aristotle on the Perfect Life. Oxford University Press.
  39. G. S. Kirk (1957). The Presocratic Philosophers. Cambridge [Eng.]University Press.
  40. Nestor-Luis Cordero (2004). By Being, It Is: The Thesis of Parmenides. Parmenides Pub..
    The adventure of philosophy began in Greece, where it was gradually developed by the ancient thinkers as a special kind of knowledge by which to explain the totality of things. In fact, the Greek language has always used the word onta , "beings," to refer to things. At the end of the sixth century BCE, Parmenides wrote a poem to affirm his fundamental thesis upon which all philosophical systems should be based: that there are beings. In By Being, It Is (...)
  41. David Boucher & P. J. Kelly (eds.) (2003). Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present. Oxford University Press.
    Political Thinkers is an authoritative introduction to the entire history of Western political thought. Carefully edited by two of the leading scholars in the field, it features specially commissioned chapters by an impressive line-up of internationally renowned scholars from around the world. This book provides an overview of the canon of great political theorists--from Socrates and the Sophists to such contemporary thinkers as Habermas and Foucault. Each contributor critically discusses the ideas and significance of each thinker and gives a summary (...)
  42. Gerard J. Hughes (2001). Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle on Ethics. Routledge.
    Hughes explains the key elements in Aristotle's Nichomachaean Ethics terminology and highlights the controversy regarding the interpretations of his writings. He carefully explores each section of the text, and presents a detailed account of the problems Aristotle was trying to address. Hughes also examines the role that Aristotle's ethics continue to play in contemporary moral philosophy by comparing and contrasting his views with those widely held today.
  43. Shimon Malin (2001). Nature Loves to Hide: Quantum Physics and Reality, a Western Perspective. Oxford University Press.
    The strangeness of modern physics has sparked several popular books--such as The Tao of Physics--that explore its affinity with Eastern mysticism. But the founders of quantum mechanics were educated in the classical traditions of Western civilization and Western philosophy. In Nature Loves to Hide, physicist Shimon Malin takes readers on a fascinating tour of quantum theory--one that turns to Western philosophical thought to clarify this strange yet inescapable explanation of reality. Malin translates quantum mechanics into plain English, explaining its origins (...)
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  44. Luke Timothy Johnson (2002). Practical Philosophy. Teaching Co..
    lecture 1. The world of the Greco-Roman moralists -- lecture 2. How empire changed philosophy -- lecture 3. The great schools and their battles -- lecture 4. Dominant themes and metaphors -- lecture 5. The ideal philosopher, a composite portrait -- lecture 6. The charlatan, philosophy betrayed -- lecture 7. Philosophy satirized, the comic Lucian -- lecture 8. Cicero, the philosopher as politician -- lecture 9. Seneca, philosopher as court advisor -- lecture 10. Good Roman advice, Cicero and Seneca -- (...)
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  45. Michael Cormack (2006). Plato's Stepping Stones: Degrees of Moral Virtue. Continuum.
    Examines the dialogues from Plato's early and middle periods and illustrates the similarities and differences between Plators"s concept of craft knowledge and ...
  46. Plato (1945/1972). Plato's Philebus. London,Cambridge University Press.
  47. 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.
  48. Stephen Darwall (1998). Philosophical Ethics. Westview Press.
    Why is ethics part of philosophy? Stephen Darwall's Philosophical Ethics introduces students to ethics from a distinctively philosophical perspective, one that weaves together central ethical questions such as "What has value?" and "What are our moral obligations?" with fundamental philosophical issues such as "What is value?" and "What can a moral obligation consist in?"With one eye on contemporary discussions and another on classical texts,Philosophical Ethics shows how Hobbes, Mill, Kant, Aristotle, and Nietzsche all did ethical philosophy how, for example, they (...)
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  49. Plato (1979). Phaedo. Clarendon Press.
    This new edition is eminently suitable for readers new to Plato, offering a readable translation which is accessible without the aid of a commentary andassumes no prior knowledge of the ancient Greek world or language.
  50. Daniel Kolak (ed.) (1994). From Plato to Wittgenstein: The Historical Foundations of Mind. Wadsworth Pub. Co..
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