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  1. Plato and the Socratic Dialogue: The Philosophical Use of a Literary Form.Charles H. Kahn - 1996 - 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 (...)
  2. Plato and the Socratic Dialogue: The Philosophical Use of a Literary Form.Charles H. Kahn - 1996 - 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. Essays on Being.Charles H. Kahn - 2009 - 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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  4. Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans.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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  5. Plato and the Post-Socratic Dialogue: The Return to the Philosophy of Nature.Charles H. Kahn - 2013 - 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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  6. The Art and Thought of Heraclitus.Charles H. Kahn - 1982 - Mind 91 (361):121-124.
     
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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. The Meaning of 'Justice' and the Theory of Forms.Charles H. Kahn - 1972 - Journal of Philosophy 69 (18):567.
  9. Drama and Dialectic in Plato's Gorgias.Charles H. Kahn - 1983 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 1:75-121.
  10. The Art and Thought of Heraclitus: An Edition of the Fragments with Translation and Commentary.Charles H. Kahn - 1979 - 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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    Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology.Charles H. Kahn - 1960 - 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.
  12. Sensation and Consciousness in Aristotle’s Psychology.Charles H. Kahn - 1966 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 48 (1-3):43-81.
  13. Aristotle on Thinking.Charles H. Kahn - 1992 - In Martha C. Nussbaum & Amelie Oksenberg Rorty (eds.), Essays on Aristotle’s de Anima. Clarendon Press. pp. 359-80.
  14. Aristotle and Altruism.Charles H. Kahn - 1981 - Mind 90 (357):20-40.
  15. 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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  16. A New Interpretation of Plato’s Socratic Dialogues.Charles H. Kahn - 1995 - The Harvard Review of Philosophy 5 (1):26-35.
  17. 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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  18. Language and Ontology in the "Cratylus".Charles H. Kahn - 1973 - Phronesis 18:152.
     
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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.
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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.
  21. 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. Academia Verlag.
     
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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    Democritus and the Origins of Moral Psychology.Charles H. Kahn - 1985 - American Journal of Philology 106 (1).
  26. The Beautiful and the Genuine.''.Charles H. Kahn - 1985 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 3:261-87.
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    An Introduction to Early Greek Philosophy.Charles H. Kahn - 1970 - Journal of Philosophy 67 (2):49-52.
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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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    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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    Religion and Natural Philosophy in Empedocles' Doctrine of the Soul.Charles H. Kahn - 1960 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 42 (1):3-35.
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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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    6 Pythagorean Philosophy Before Plato.Charles H. Kahn - 1994 - In Alexander P. D. Mourelatos (ed.), The Pre-Socratics: A Collection of Critical Essays. Princeton University Press. pp. 161-186.
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    Philosophos: Plato's Missing Dialogue, by Mary Louise Gill.Charles H. Kahn - 2014 - Mind 123 (492):1191-1195.
  34. Language and Ontology in the Cratylus.Charles H. Kahn - 1973 - In Gregory Vlastos, Edward N. Lee, Alexander P. D. Mourelatos & Richard Rorty (eds.), Phronesis. Assen, van Gorcum. pp. 152--176.
     
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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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    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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  37. 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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    3 Anaximander's Fragment: The Universe Governed by Law.Charles H. Kahn - 1994 - In Alexander P. D. Mourelatos (ed.), The Pre-Socratics: A Collection of Critical Essays. Princeton University Press. pp. 99-117.
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  39. On the Relative Date of the Gorgias and the Protagoras'.Charles H. Kahn - 1988 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 6:69-102.
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    Response to Griswold.Charles H. Kahn - 2000 - Ancient Philosophy 20 (1):189-193.
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    A New Look at Heraclitus.Charles H. Kahn - 1964 - American Philosophical Quarterly 1 (3):189 - 203.
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  42. Plato's Methodology in the Laches.Charles H. Kahn - 1986 - Revue Internationale de Philosophie 40 (1):7.
     
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  43. Plato's Funeral Oration the Motive of the Menexenus.Charles H. Kahn - 1963
     
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    Problems in the Argument of Plato's Crito.Charles H. Kahn - 1989 - Apeiron 22 (4):29.
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    On Early Greek Astronomy.Charles H. Kahn - 1970 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 90:99-116.
  46. On the Philosophical Autonomy of a Platonic Dialogue: The Case of Recollection.Charles H. Kahn - 2003 - In Ann N. Michelini (ed.), Plato as Author: The Rhetoric of Philosophy. Brill.
     
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    Greek and Chinese Science G. Lloyd, N. Sivin: The Way and the Word. Science and Medicine in Early China and Greece . Pp. Xx + 348. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002. Cased, £25. ISBN: 0-300-09297-. [REVIEW]Charles H. Kahn - 2005 - The Classical Review 55 (01):183-.
  48. Anaximander and the Origins of Greek Cosmology.Charles H. Kahn - 1962 - Science and Society 26 (1):120-122.
     
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    Plato on What is Good.Charles H. Kahn - 2004 - Veritas – Revista de Filosofia da Pucrs 49 (4):627.
    Este artigo analisa o conceito de bem na filosofia de Platão. Este é, claramente, um tema fundamental da filosofia política.
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    Plato's Progress. [REVIEW]Charles H. Kahn - 1968 - Journal of Philosophy 65 (12):364-375.
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