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  1. Events, processes, and states.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1978 - Linguistics and Philosophy 2 (3):415 - 434.
    The familiar Vendler-Kenny scheme of verb-types, viz., performances (further differentiated by Vedler into accomplishments and achievements), activities, and states, is too narrow in two important respects. First, it is narrow linguistically. It fails to take into account the phenomenon of verb aspect. The trichotomy is not one of verbs as lexical types but of predications. Second, the trichotomy is narrow ontologically. It is a specification in the context of human agency of the more fundamental, topic-neutral trichotomy, event-process-state.The central component in (...)
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    The route of Parmenides.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1970 - New Haven,: Yale University Press.
    Analyzes the poem "On Nature" by Parmenides, arguing that is actually a philosophical argument disguised as Homer-like mythological journey. Original.
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    The Pre-Socratics.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos (ed.) - 1974 - Garden City, N.Y.,: Anchor Press.
    A lavishly decorated handbook of medicine was conceived for the lay public on topics such as human health, healing, medicine, and household management.
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  4. Aristotle’s kinêsis / energeia Distinction.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1993 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (3):385-388.
    I am grateful to the editors of the Canadian Journal of Philosophy for inviting me to write a comment on Kathleen Gill’s ‘On the Metaphysical Distinction Between Processes and Events’. I readily concede that she is right in the central criticism she makes of my 1978 paper: that a properly metaphysical or ontological distinction between processes and events, if it is to be made at all, cannot be sustained on the basis of the informal linguistic criteria I offered in ‘Events, (...)
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    The cloud-astrophysics of Xenophanes and Ionian material monism.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2008 - In Patricia Curd & Daniel W. Graham (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    This article discusses Xenophanes' “cloud astro-physics”. It analyses and explains all heavenly and meteorological phenomena in terms of clouds. It provides a view of this newer Xenophanes, who is now being recognized as an important philosopher-scientist in his own right and a crucial figure in the development of critical thought about human knowledge and its objects in the next generation of Presocratic thinkers. Xenophanes' account has been preserved in Aëtius, the doxographic compendium reconstructed by Hermann Diels late in the nineteenth (...)
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    Some Alternatives in Interpreting Parmenides.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1979 - The Monist 62 (1):3-14.
    In the work of interpreting Parmenides we have witnessed in the ’sixties and ’seventies, in English language scholarship, that rarest of phenomena in the study of ancient philosophy, the emergence of a consensus. Four interpretive theses now seem quite widely shared: Parmenides deliberately suppresses the subject of esti, “is,” or einai, “to be,” in his statement of the two “routes” in B2, his intention being to allow the subject to become gradually specified as the argument unfolds. The negative route, ouk (...)
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    The pre-Socratics: a collection of critical essays.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos (ed.) - 1974 - Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.
    This collection introduces readers to some of the most respected Pre-Socratic scholarship of the twentieth century. It includes translations of important works from European scholars that were previously unavailable in English and incorporates the major topics and approaches of contemporary scholarship. Here is an essential book for students and scholars alike. "Students of the Pre-Socratics must be grateful to Mourelatos and his publishers for making these essays available to a wider public."--T. H. Irwin, American Journal of Philology "Mourelatos is a (...)
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  8. Gorgias on the Function of Language.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1987 - Philosophical Topics 15 (2):135-170.
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    Gorgias on the Function of Language.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1987 - Philosophical Topics 15 (2):135-170.
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  10. Heraclitus, Parmenides, and the Naive Metaphysics of Things.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1973 - Phronesis 18:16.
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    Aristotle's Rationalist A ccount of Qualitative Interaction.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1984 - Phronesis 29 (1):1-16.
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    The Unity of Mankind in Greek Thought.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos & H. C. Baldry - 1967 - American Journal of Philology 88 (4):488.
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    Aristotle's Rationalist A ccount of Qualitative Interaction.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1984 - Phronesis 29 (1):1 - 16.
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    Astronomy and Kinematics in Plato's Project of Rationalist Explanation.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1981 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 12 (1):1.
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    Chapter Six.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1986 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 2 (1):127-194.
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    Heraclitus, FR. 114.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1965 - American Journal of Philology 86 (3):258.
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  17. Exegesis and Argument Studies in Greek Philosophy Presented to Gregory Vlastos.Gregory Vlastos, Alexander P. D. Mourelatos & Richard Rorty - 1973 - Van Gorcum.
     
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  18. Intrinsic and relational properties of Atoms in the Democritean ontology.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2005 - In Ricardo Salles (ed.), Metaphysics, Soul, and Ethics in Ancient Thought: Themes From the Work of Richard Sorabji. Clarendon Press.
     
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    Determinacy and Indeterminacy, Being and Non-Being in the Fragments of Parmenides.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1976 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 6 (sup1):45-60.
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    The Route of Parmenides: A New Revised Edition with a New Introduction, Three Additional Essays and a Previously Unpublished Paper by Gregory Vlastos.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2008 - Parmenides Publishing.
    Mourelatos’ study of the fragments of Parmenides’ poem combines traditional philological reconstruction with the approaches of literary criticism and philosophical analysis in order to reveal the thought structure and expressive unity of the best preserved and most important, influential, and coherent text of Greek philosophy before Plato. Through philosophical, philological, and literary analysis, Mourelatos examines the morphology of images and metaphors in Parmenides’ text with the aim of articulating and interpreting the poem’s key concepts and component arguments. Relevant antecedents and (...)
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    The Gregory Vlastos Archive at the Harry Ransom Center of The University of Texas at Austin.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2016 - Philosophical Inquiry 40 (1-2):113-125.
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    Gregory Vlastos and the Study and Teaching of Ancient Greek Philosophy.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2015 - Philosophical Inquiry 39 (3-4):2-7.
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    Exegesis and Argument. Studies in Greek Philosophy presented to Gregory Vlastos. Phronesis Suppl Vol.Edward N. Lee, Alexander P. D. Mourelatos & Richard Rorty (eds.) - 1973 - Assen: Van Gorcum.
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    Determinacy and Indeterminacy, Being and Non-Being in the Fragments of Parmenides.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1976 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 2:45-60.
    The main argument in Parmenides’ didactic poem begins with these remarks by the unnamed goddess who delivers the revelation (B2 in Diels-KranzDie Fragmente der Vorsokratiker):Come now and I shall tell you, and you listen to the account and carry it forth, which routes of inquiry (ơδοί…διζησιος, B2.2) alone are for knowing: the one (μέν, B2.3), that (…) is and that it is not possible (for …) not to be ὅπως ἔστιν τε ϰαὶ ὼς οὐϰ ἔστι μὴ είναι, B2.3) is the (...)
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    Parmenides: A Text with Translation, Commentary, and Critical Essays.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos & Leonardo Taran - 1967 - Philosophical Review 76 (4):526.
  26. Xenophanes' Contribution to the Explanation of the Moon's Light.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - unknown
     
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    XI—Parmenides of Elea and Xenophanes of Colophon: The Conceptually Deeper Connections.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2022 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 122 (3):239-268.
    According to the influential Plato-Aristotle account, Parmenides advocates holistic monism (‘all things are one’), and Xenophanes anticipated him by advocating some version of monotheism. Over the last half-century or so, Parmenides studies have disputed this vulgate by arguing that Parmenides’ focus is on the nature of ‘what is’ (to eon), rather than on ‘the One’. Correspondingly, there has developed a tendency to minimize the philosophical importance of Xenophanes, by viewing him primarily as a reformer of Greek religious beliefs and as (...)
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    The Concept of the Universal in Some Later Pre‐Platonic Cosmologists.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2018 - In Sean D. Kirkland & Eric Sanday (eds.), A Companion to Ancient Philosophy. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press. pp. 56–76.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Criteria Used for the Concept of the Universal Some Conceptual Barriers to Early Grasp of the Universal Empedocles: Formulae for Compounds; Biological Forms; Type‐Identities across Cycles Philolaus: Genus, Species, and the Relation to Particulars Democritus: An Infinity of Atomic Types, Atomic Tokens Comments by Democritus on the Universal Democritus and Aristotle: Origins of the Type–Token Distinction Democritus and Plato Bibliography.
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    Two Annotated Bibliographies on the Presocratics.Sylvia Berryman, Alexander P. D. Mourelatos & Ravi K. Sharma - 1995 - Ancient Philosophy 15 (2):471-494.
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    The Pre-Socratics; A Collection of Critical Essays.T. H. Irwin & Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1975 - American Journal of Philology 96 (4):447.
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    Commentary On Graham.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2013 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 28 (1):64-73.
    The comment endorses and reinforces Daniel W. Graham’s highly original and attractive proposal that early Greek cosmology develops in two stages. In what Graham calls the “meteorological stage” of the sixth century BCE, celestial objects are explained as formations either from fire or from watery exhalations in a roughly planar model of the cosmos. In the “lithic stage” of the mid- and late fifth century introduced by Anaxagoras, the model is that of a central earth around which solid stone-like celestial (...)
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    Comments on "The Thesis of Parmenides".Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (4):735 - 744.
    As indicated by Kahn's use of the pronoun "whatever," the thesis has the force of universality. Let me condense the formulation into a single proposition.
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    Discourse as Talk and Discourse as Logos.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2019 - Philosophical Inquiry 43 (1):211-224.
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    “Limitless” and “Limit” in Xenophanes’ Cosmology and in His Doctrine of Epistemic “Construction”.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2016 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 19 (1):16-37.
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    New Essays on Plato and Aristotle.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1968 - Philosophical Review 77 (4):512.
  36. Parmenides, astronomy, and scientific realism.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2013 - In Joe McCoy & Charles H. Kahn (eds.), Early Greek philosophy: the Presocratics and the emergence of reason. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.
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    Presocratic philosophy: essays in honour of Alexander Mourelatos.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos, Victor Miles Caston & Daniel W. Graham (eds.) - 2002 - Aldershot, Hants, England: Ashgate.
    This book presents some of the most recent trends and developments in Presocratic scholarship. A wide range of topics are covered - from the metaphysical to the moral to the methodological - as well as a broad a range of authors: from recognized figures such as Heraclitus and Parmenides to Sophistic thinkers whose place has traditionally been marginalized, such as Gorgias and the author of the Dissoi Logoi. Several of the pieces are concerned with the later reception and influence of (...)
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    Parmenides zum Verhaltnis von Sprache und Wirklichkeit.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos & Jorg Jantzen - 1979 - American Journal of Philology 100 (2):342.
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    Rethinking Early Greek Philosophy: Hippolytus of Rome and the Presocratics.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1989 - Ancient Philosophy 9 (1):111-117.
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    Saving the presocratics.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1981 - Philosophical Books 22 (2):65-77.
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    14. The Deceptive Words of Parmenides' "Doxa".Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1974 - In The pre-Socratics: a collection of critical essays. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 312-350.
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  42. The Early Greek Cosmologists.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1990 - Philosophische Rundschau 37:80.
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    Two Neo-Analytic Approaches to Parmenides’ Metaphysical-Cosmological Poem.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2016 - Rhizomata 4 (2):257-268.
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    The Real, Appearances and Human Error in Early Greek Philosophy.Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1965 - Review of Metaphysics 19 (2):346 - 365.
    In saying that sensible things exist "by convention" he does not, of course, mean that the sensible world is something we will or make up. He no doubt was aware of the fact that "sweet, bitter, hot, cold, and color" are given to us, that we do not establish them or enact them the way we establish an institution or enact a law. It is in the logic of his thesis that sensible things are appearances of atoms in configuration. They (...)
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    An introduction to early greek philosophy: The chief fragments and ancient testimony, with connecting commentary. [REVIEW]Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1969 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 7 (4):459-462.
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    All the Texts for Xenophanes of Colophon: Critical Discussion of Benedikt Strobel & Georg Wöhrle (Elvira Wakelnig & Christian Vassallo, Collaborators), Xenophanes von Kolophon, Traditio Praesocratica 3 (Berlin/boston: De Gruyter, 2018). [REVIEW]Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 2020 - Rhizomata 8 (1):132-147.
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    John Mansley Robinson, "An Introduction to Early Greek Philosophy: The Chief Fragments and Ancient Testimony, with Connecting Commentary". [REVIEW]Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1969 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 7 (4):459.
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    Rethinking Early Greek Philosophy. [REVIEW]Alexander P. D. Mourelatos - 1989 - Ancient Philosophy 9 (1):111-117.