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  1. Plato and the Socratic dialogue: the philosophical use of a literary form.Charles H. Kahn - 1996 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This book proposes a new paradigm for the interpretation of Plato's early and middle dialogues. Rejecting the usual assumption of a distinct 'Socratic' period in the development of Plato's thought, this view regards the earlier works as deliberate preparation for the exposition of Plato's mature philosophy. Differences between the dialogues do not represent different stages in Plato's own thinking but rather different aspects and moments in the presentation of a new and unfamiliar view of reality. Once the fictional character of (...)
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  2. Plato and the Socratic Dialogue: The Philosophical Use of a Literary Form.Charles H. Kahn - 1996 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This book proposes a new paradigm for the interpretation of Plato's early and middle dialogues. Rejecting the usual assumption of a distinct 'Socratic' period in the development of Plato's thought, this view regards the earlier works as deliberate preparation for the exposition of Plato's mature philosophy. Differences between the dialogues do not represent different stages in Plato's own thinking but rather different aspects and moments in the presentation of a new and unfamiliar view of reality. Once the fictional character of (...)
     
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  3. The Art and Thought of Heraclitus.Charles H. Kahn - 1982 - Mind 91 (361):121-124.
     
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  4. Anaximander and the origins of Greek cosmology.Charles H. Kahn - 1960 - Indianapolis: Hackett.
    Through criticism and analysis of ancient traditions, Kahn reconstructs the pattern of Anaximander’s thought using historical methods akin to the reconstructive techniques of comparative linguists.
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    Plato and the Post-Socratic Dialogue: The Return to the Philosophy of Nature.Charles H. Kahn - 2013 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Plato's late dialogues have often been neglected because they lack the literary charm of his earlier masterpieces. Charles Kahn proposes a unified view of these diverse and difficult works, from the Parmenides and Theaetetus to the Sophist and Timaeus, showing how they gradually develop the framework for Plato's late metaphysics and cosmology. The Parmenides, with its attack on the theory of Forms and its baffling series of antinomies, has generally been treated apart from the rest of Plato's late work. Kahn (...)
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    Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans: A Brief History.Charles H. Kahn - 2001 - Hackett Publishing Company.
    A fascinating portrait of the Pythagorean tradition, including a substantial account of the Neo-Pythagorean revival, and ending with Johannes Kepler on the threshold of modernism.
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  7. Plato's Theory of Desire.Charles H. Kahn - 1987 - Review of Metaphysics 41 (1):77 - 103.
    My aim here is to make sense of Plato's account of desire in the middle dialogues. To do that I need to unify or reconcile what are at first sight two quite different accounts: the doctrine of eros in the Symposium and the tripartite theory of motivation in the Republic. It may be that the two theories are after all irreconcilable, that Plato simply changed his mind on the nature of human desire after writing the Symposium and before composing the (...)
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  8. Essays on being.Charles H. Kahn - 2009 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    This volume presents a series of essays published by Charles Kahn over a period of forty years, in which he seeks to explicate the ancient Greek concept of ...
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    The art and thought of Heraclitus: an edition of the fragments with translation and commentary.Charles H. Kahn (ed.) - 1979 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Behind the superficial obscurity of what fragments we have of Heraclitus' thought, Professor Kahn claims that it is possible to detect a systematic view of human existence, a theory of language which sees ambiguity as a device for the expression of multiple meaning, and a vision of human life and death within the larger order of nature. The fragments are presented here in a readable order; translation and commentary aim to make accessible the power and originality of a systematic thinker (...)
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  10. The Thesis of Parmenides.Charles H. Kahn - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (4):700 - 724.
    The poem of Parmenides is the earliest philosophic text which is preserved with sufficient completeness and continuity to permit us to follow a sustained line of argument. It is surely one of the most interesting arguments in the history of philosophy, and we are lucky to have this early text, perhaps a whole century older than the first dialogues of Plato. But the price we must pay for our good fortune is to face up to a vipers' nest of problems, (...)
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  11. Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology.Charles H. Kahn - 1962 - Science and Society 26 (1):120-122.
     
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  12. Sensation and Consciousness in Aristotle’s Psychology.Charles H. Kahn - 1966 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 48 (1-3):43-81.
  13. Drama and dialectic in Plato's Gorgias.Charles H. Kahn - 1983 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 1:75-121.
  14. Aristotle on Thinking.Charles H. Kahn - 1995 [1992] - In Martha Craven Nussbaum & Amélie Rorty (eds.), Essays on Aristotle's De anima. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 359-80.
  15. The Greek Verb 'To Be' and the Concept of Being.Charles H. Kahn - 1966 - Foundations of Language 2 (3):245-265.
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  16. Why Existence does not Emerge as a Distinct Concept in Greek Philosophy.Charles H. Kahn - 1976 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 58 (4):323.
     
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  17. Language and Ontology in the "Cratylus".Charles H. Kahn - 1973 - Phronesis 18:152.
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    Did Plato Write Socratic Dialogues?Charles H. Kahn - 1981 - Classical Quarterly 31 (02):305-.
    My title is deliberately provocative, since I want to challenge both the chronology and the philosophical interpretation generally accepted for the dialogues called Socratic. I am not primarily interested in questions of chronology, or even in Plato's intellectual ‘development’. But the chronological issues are clear-cut, and it will be convenient to deal with them first. My aim in doing so will be to get at more interesting questions concerning philosophical content and literary design. Interpreters should perhaps think more often about (...)
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    Did Plato Write Socratic Dialogues?Charles H. Kahn - 1981 - Classical Quarterly 31 (2):305-320.
    My title is deliberately provocative, since I want to challenge both the chronology and the philosophical interpretation generally accepted for the dialogues called Socratic. I am not primarily interested in questions of chronology, or even in Plato's intellectual ‘development’. But the chronological issues are clear-cut, and it will be convenient to deal with them first. My aim in doing so will be to get at more interesting questions concerning philosophical content and literary design. Interpreters should perhaps think more often about (...)
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  20. Questions and Categories.Charles H. Kahn - 1978 - In H. Hiz & Henry Hiż (eds.), Questions. Dordrecht/Boston: Reidel. pp. 227--278.
     
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  21. Religion and natural philosophy in empedocles' doctrine of the soul.Charles H. Kahn - 1960 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 42 (1):3-35.
  22. Some Philosophical Uses of "To Be" in Plato.Charles H. Kahn - 1981 - Phronesis 26 (2):105 - 134.
  23. The Beautiful and the Genuine.''.Charles H. Kahn - 1985 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 3:261-87.
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    The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selection of Texts.Charles H. Kahn - 1959 - Journal of Philosophy 56 (11):508-510.
  25. Discovering will:From Aristotle to Augustine.Charles H. Kahn - 1988 - In John M. Dillon & A. A. Long (eds.), The Question of "Eclecticism": Studies in Later Greek Philosophy. University of California Press. pp. 235-260.
  26. Democritus and the origins of moral psychology.Charles H. Kahn - 1985 - American Journal of Philology 106 (1):1.
  27. Language and Ontology in the Cratylus.Charles H. Kahn - 1973 - In Edward N. Lee, Alexander P. D. Mourelatos & Richard Rorty (eds.), Exegesis and Argument. Studies in Greek Philosophy presented to Gregory Vlastos. Phronesis Suppl Vol. Assen: Van Gorcum. pp. 152--176.
     
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  28. A Return to the Theory of the Verb be and the Concept of Being.Charles H. Kahn - 2004 - Ancient Philosophy 24 (2):381-405.
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    Stoic Logic and Stoic Logos.Charles H. Kahn - 1969 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 51 (2):158-172.
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    Plato's Charmides and the Proleptic Reading of Socratic Dialogues.Charles H. Kahn - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (10):541-549.
  31. The place of the Statesman in Plato's later work'.Charles H. Kahn - 1995 - In C. J. Rowe (ed.), Reading the Statesman: proceedings of the III Symposium Platonicum. Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag.
     
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  32. Plato's Funeral Oration the Motive of the Menexenus.Charles H. Kahn - 1963
     
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  33. Proleptic Composition in the Republic, or Why Book 1 was Never a Separate Dialogue.Charles H. Kahn - 1993 - Classical Quarterly 43 (01):131-.
    Old scholarly myths die hard. It was K. F. Hermann, the discoverer of the ‘Socratic period’ in Plato's development, who first proposed that Book 1 of the Republic must originally have been an earlier, independent dialogue on justice, parallel to the Laches on courage, the Euthyphro on piety, and the Charmides on temperance. Hermann also introduced the separatist enterprise of analysing the rest of the Republic into three or four distinct compositional stages. Analytical proposals of this sort were then formulated (...)
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  34. Problems in the Argument of Plato's "Crito".Charles H. Kahn - 1989 - Apeiron 22 (4):29 - 43.
    The crito takes no stand on the question of whether violating the law is ever morally justified, despite modern attempts to derive a civil disobedience doctrine from it. The argument is largely ad hoc and ad hominem and resistant to generalization as political theory. The central claim is that socrates' escape would be unjust because escape would be an act whose maxim is incompatible with the principle of effective legality. A new construal of the crito's argument is offered and several (...)
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  35. Brill Online Books and Journals.M. F. Burnyeat, Daniel W. Graham, G. E. R. Lloyd, Jonathan Lear, Theodore Scaltsas & Charles H. Kahn - 1992 - Phronesis 37 (2).
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    A New Look at Heraclitus.Charles H. Kahn - 1964 - American Philosophical Quarterly 1 (3):189 - 203.
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    On early Greek astronomy.Charles H. Kahn - 1970 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 90:99-116.
    In a somewhat polemical article on ‘Solstices, Equinoxes, and the Presocratics’ D. R. Dicks has recently challenged the usual view that the Presocratics in general, and the Milesians in particular, made significant contributions to the development of scientific astronomy in Greece. According to Dicks, mathematical astronomy begins with the work of Meton and Euctemon about 430 B.C. What passes for astronomy in the earlier period ‘was still in the pre-scientific stage’ of ‘rough-and-ready observations, unsystematically recorded and imperfectly understood, of practical (...)
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    6 Pythagorean Philosophy Before Plato.Charles H. Kahn - 1974 - In Alexander P. D. Mourelatos (ed.), The pre-Socratics: a collection of critical essays. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 161-186.
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    Problems in the Argument of Plato's Crito.Charles H. Kahn - 1989 - Apeiron 22 (4):29.
  40. Plato's Methodology in the Laches.Charles H. Kahn - 1986 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 40 (1):7.
     
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  41. A New Interpretation of Plato’s Socratic Dialogues.Charles H. Kahn - 1995 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 5 (1):26-35.
  42. The Philosophical Importance of the Dialogue Form for Plato.Charles H. Kahn - 2005 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 26 (1):13-28.
    Much has been written on Plato’s use of the dialogue form, and his complete avoidance of the usual philosophical treatise or lecture format. I will summarize some familiar points before giving my own view.
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    3 Anaximander's Fragment: The Universe Governed by Law.Charles H. Kahn - 1974 - In Alexander P. D. Mourelatos (ed.), The pre-Socratics: a collection of critical essays. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press. pp. 99-117.
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  44. On the relative date of the Gorgias and the Protagoras'.Charles H. Kahn - 1988 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 6:69-102.
  45. On the terminology for copula and existence.Charles H. Kahn - 1972 - In Richard Walzer, S. M. Stern, Albert Hourani & Vivian Brown (eds.), Islamic philosophy and the classical tradition. Columbia,: University of South Carolina Press. pp. 141--158.
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    Proleptic Composition in the Republic, or Why Book 1 was Never a Separate Dialogue.Charles H. Kahn - 1993 - Classical Quarterly 43 (1):131-142.
    Old scholarly myths die hard. It was K. F. Hermann, the discoverer of the ‘Socratic period’ in Plato's development, who first proposed that Book 1 of the Republic must originally have been an earlier, independent dialogue on justice, parallel to the Laches on courage, the Euthyphro on piety, and the Charmides on temperance. Hermann also introduced the separatist enterprise of analysing the rest of the Republic into three or four distinct compositional stages. Analytical proposals of this sort were then formulated (...)
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  47. Socrates and hedonism.Charles H. Kahn - 2006 - In Lindsay Judson & Vassilis Karasmanis (eds.), Remembering Socrates: philosophical essays. New York: Oxford University Press.
  48. Philosophy and the written word.Charles H. Kahn - 1983 - In Kevin Robb (ed.), Language and thought in early Greek philosophy. La Salle, Ill.: Hegeler Institute.
     
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    Response to Griswold.Charles H. Kahn - 2000 - Ancient Philosophy 20 (1):189-193.
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    Early Greek philosophy: the Presocratics and the emergence of reason.Joe McCoy & Charles H. Kahn (eds.) - 2013 - Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press.
    The philosophy of the Presocratics still governs scholarly discussion today. This important volume grapples with a host of philosophical issues and philological and historical problems inherent in interpreting Presocratic philosophers.
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