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  1. Robert Sherrick Brumbaugh (1964/1981). The Philosophers of Greece. State University of New York Press.
    Illustrations include a reconstruction of the first map.
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  2. 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 (...)
  3. John Herman Randall (1970). Plato: Dramatist of the Life of Reason. New York,Columbia University Press.
  4. 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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  5. R. G. Mulgan (1977). Aristotle's Political Theory: An Introduction for Students of Political Theory. Clarendon Press.
    This book aims to provide an introduction to Aristotle's Politics, highlighting the major themes and arguments offered in the scholar's work. It begins with a discussion on what Aristotle perceives as human good, which he had described as the ethical purpose of political science, and how he views the political community, or the polis, as a community of persons formed with a view to some good purpose and a supreme entity in the sense that it is not just one aspect (...)
  6. 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 (...)
  7. Samuel Sambursky (ed.) (1974/1975). Physical Thought From the Presocratics to the Quantum Physicists: An Anthology. Distributed by Universe Books.
  8. Rosamond Kent Sprague (1976). Plato's Philosopher-King: A Study of the Theoretical Background. University of South Carolina Press.
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. Antony Flew (1989). An Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ideas and Argument From Plato to Popper. Thames and Hudson.
  12. 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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  13. 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.
  14. 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 (...)
  15. E. F. Carritt (1931/1976). Philosophies of Beauty From Socrates to Robert Bridges: Being the Sources of Aesthetic Theory. Greenwood Press.
  16. Robin Waterfield (1989). Before "Eureka": The Presocratics and Their Science. St. Martin's Press.
  17. 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’ (...)
  18. 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, (...)
  19. David Bolotin (1979). Plato's Dialogue on Friendship: An Interpretation of the Lysis, with a New Translation. Cornell University Press.
  20. 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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  21. Nicholas F. Jones (2008). Politics and Society in Ancient Greece. Praeger.
  22. 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.
  23. Anthony Kenny (1992). Aristotle on the Perfect Life. Oxford University Press.
  24. 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 ...
  25. Plato (1961). The Collected Dialogues of Plato, Including the Letters. New York]Pantheon Books.
  26. Plato (1987). The Roots of Political Philosophy: Ten Forgotten Socratic Dialogues : Translated,with Interpretive Dialogues. Ithaca : Cornell University Press.
    Opening an entirely new dimension of Platonic studies, this volume addresses major themes: the nature of law, property, and acquisitiveness; Socrates' famous "demonic voice"; the poetic claim to inspiration; and the psychology of the ...
  27. William Jordan (1990). Ancient Concepts of Philosophy. Routledge.
    INTRODUCTION: PHILOSOPHY ANCIENT AND MODERN This book constitutes an examination of the many different answers offered by ancient philosophers to the ...
  28. Sandrine Berges (2009). Plato on Virtue and the Law. Continuum.
  29. 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 (...)
  30. 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 (...)
  31. G. S. Kirk (1957). The Presocratic Philosophers. Cambridge [Eng.]University Press.
  32. 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 (...)
  33. 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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  34. Kevin K. J. Durand (2004). Virtue: Essays in Ancient Philosophy. Upa.
    Virtue is an examination of central topics in ancient Greek explorations of "virtue," particularly the elusive notion of "Sophrosune," alternatively translated as "moderation" or "temperance". The book investigates central works of Plato and Aristotle to develop an understanding of the role this virtue plays in the broader ethical commitments of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.
  35. John F. Wilson (1984). The Politics of Moderation: An Interpretation of Plato's Republic. University Press of America.
  36. 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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  37. 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 ...
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Michael C. Stokes (1986). Plato's Socratic Conversations: Drama and Dialectic in Three Dialogues. Johns Hopkins University Press.
  41. 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 (...)
  42. Verity Harte (2002). Plato on Parts and Wholes: The Metaphysics of Structure. Oxford University Press.
    What is the relation between a whole and its parts? The metaphysics of structure and composition is much discussed in modern philosophy; now Verity Harte provides the first sustained examination of Plato's rich but neglected discussion of the topic, and shows how it can illuminate current debates. This book is an invaluable resource both for scholars of Plato and for modern metaphysicians.
  43. Daniel Kolak (ed.) (1994). From Plato to Wittgenstein: The Historical Foundations of Mind. Wadsworth Pub. Co..
  44. 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 ...
  45. Bernard E. Rollin (ed.) (2006). Harley-Davidson and Philosophy: Full-Throttle Aristotle. Open Court.
    It’s no wonder descriptions of riding often resemble the words of Asian mystics and Jedi knights: The ride causes your senses to open completely. You experience only the present, the now. Readers who prefer revving a Harley to meditating in a Zen garden know that biking is just as contemplative as chanting in the lotus position. Here, philosopher-bikers explore this seeming dichotomy, expounding on intriguing questions such as: Why are the motorcycles the real stars of Easy Rider? What would Marx (...)
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  46. Plato (1945/1972). Plato's Philebus. London,Cambridge University Press.
  47. Alan C. Bowen (2012). Simplicius on the Planets and Their Motions: In Defense of a Heresy. Brill.
    The book contends that the digression ending Simplicius’ In de caelo 2.12 is not a proper history of early Greek planetary theory, but a creative atempt to show that to accept Ptolemy’s planetary hypotheses one need not repudiate Aristotle’s argument that the cosmos is eternal.
  48. 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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  49. Plato (1986). Plato's Theaetetus: Part I of The Being of the Beautiful. University of Chicago Press.
    He was the author or translator of many books, most recently The Argument of the Action, Plato's "Laws," and Plato's "Symposium," all published by the University of Chicago Press.
  50. 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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