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    Reading Ancient Texts. Volume I: Presocratics and Plato: Essays in Honour of Denis O'brien.Suzanne Stern-Gillet & Kevin Corrigan (eds.) - 2007 - Brill.
    The contributors to this volume offer, in the light of specialised knowledge of leading philosophers of the ancient world, answers to the question: how are we to read and understand the surviving texts of Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus and Augustine?
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  2. Reading Ancient Texts. Volume Ii: Aristotle and Neoplatonism: Essays in Honour of Denis O'brien.Suzanne Stern-Gillet & Kevin Corrigan (eds.) - 2007 - Brill.
    The contributors to this volume offer, in the light of specialised knowledge of leading philosophers of the ancient world, answers to the question: how are we to read and understand the surviving texts of Parmenides, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus and Augustine?
     
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    Anaximander and Dr Dicks.Denis O'Brien - 1970 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 90:198-199.
    I am sorry to have annoyed Dr Dicks by criticising two articles of his in one of my footnotes. I limit myself to the four specific points raised, in the hope that Dr Dicks may one day be kind enough to substantiate his more general criticisms.Pseudo-GalenFive separate doxographical sources attribute to Anaxagoras the statement that the sun is larger, or many times larger, than the Peloponnese. Galen, or pseudo-Galen, notes that Anaxagoras' sun is larger than the earth. I suggested that (...)
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    Empedocles' Theories of Seeing and Breathing: The Effect of a Simile.Denis O'Brien - 1970 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 90:140-179.
    A curious irony hangs over the two similes of the lantern and the clepsydra which Empedocles used to describe his theories of seeing and breathing. Similes were a feature of Empedocles' style, and it is clear that on these two in particular he has lavished considerable care. They have been preserved in their entirety, as almost the longest continuous quotations which Aristotle makes from any author. Despite such auspicious beginnings, these two similes have proved peculiarly resistant to modern attempts at (...)
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  5. Agonistes: Essays in Honour of Denis o’Brien.John Dillon & Monique Dixsaut - 2005 - Routledge.
    "Agonistes comprises a collection of essays presented by his friends and colleagues to Denis O'Brien, former Directeur de recherché at the Centre Nationale de Recherché Scientifique, representing the full range of his scholarly interests in the field of ancient philosophy, from the Presocratics, through Plato, Aristotle and Hellenistic philosophy, to Plotinus and later Neoplatonism. The honorand himself leads off with a stimulating Apologia, sketching the development of his scholarly interests and dwelling on the issues that have chiefly concerned him. (...)
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  6. Reading Ancient Texts, Vol. I: Presocratics and Plato. Essays in Honour of Denis O'Brien, Edited by Suzanne Stern-Gillet and Kevin Corrigan. [REVIEW]Agnieszka Kijewska - 2008 - Roczniki Filozoficzne:505-510.
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    Porphyry's Life of Plotinus Luc Brisson, Marie-Odile Goulet-Cazé, Richard Goulet, Denis O'Brien. Preface de Jean Pépin: Porphyre, Vie de Plotin, I: Travaux Préliminaires Et Index Grec Complet. (Histoire des Doctrines de 1'Antiquité Classique, 6.) Pp. 436; 1 Plate, 2 Maps. Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 1982. Paper, 330 Frs. [REVIEW]A. H. Armstrong - 1984 - The Classical Review 34 (01):57-59.
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    Le Non-Etre: Deux Etudes Sur le Sophiste de Platon, by Denis O'Brien. [REVIEW]Peter Lautner - 1998 - Ancient Philosophy 18 (2):480-484.
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    Essays O'Brien - Stern-Gillet, Corrigan Reading Ancient Texts. Volume I: Presocratics and Plato. Essays in Honour of Denis O'Brien. Pp. Xxvi + 226, Colour Pl. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2007. Cased, €90, US$117. ISBN: 978-90-04-16509-0. [REVIEW]Richard Mckirahan - 2010 - The Classical Review 60 (1):34-36.
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    "Théodicée Plotinienne, Théodicée Gnostique", by Denis O'Brien. [REVIEW]Lloyd P. Gerson - 1994 - Ancient Philosophy 14 (2):478.
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    Études sur Parménide. Publiées sous la direction de Pierre Aubenque. Tome I: Le poème de Parménide. Texte, traduction, essai critique par Denis O'Brien en collaboration avec Jean Frère pour la traduction française. Avant-propos de Pierre Aubenque** Tome II: Problèmes d'interprétation. [REVIEW]Pierre Destrée - 1991 - Revue Philosophique De Louvain 89 (82):328-333.
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  12. Theories of Weight in the Ancient World: Four Essays on Democritus, Plato and Aristotle. A Study in the Development of Ideas. 2. Plato: Weight and Sensation. The Two Theories of the 'Timaeus'. [REVIEW]Denis O'Brien - 1984 - Brill.
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    Hermann Diels on the Presocratics: Empedocles' Double Destruction of the Cosmos ("Aetius" II 4.8).Denis O'Brien - 2000 - Phronesis 45 (1):1 - 18.
    Stobaeus records a placitum where Empedocles says that the world is destroyed by the domination in turn of Love and of Strife. The placitum makes perfectly good sense in the context of Empedocles' belief that Love and Strife produce, in turn, a non-cosmic state of total unity (Love) and of total separation (Strife). But for over two hundred years scholars have been unable to hear that simple message. Sturz (1805) emended the text so as to make it fit the non-cyclical (...)
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    Empedocles' Cosmic Cycle.Denis O'Brien - 1967 - Classical Quarterly 17 (01):29-.
    Hitherto reconstructions of Empedocles' cosmic cycle have usually been offered as part of a larger work, a complete history of Presocratic thought, or a complete study of Empedocles. Consequently there has perhaps been a lack of thoroughness in collecting and sifting evidence that relates exclusively to the main features of the cosmic cycle.
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    The Relation of Anaxagoras and Empedocles.Denis O'Brien - 1968 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 88:93-113.
  16. Socrates and Protagoras on Virtue.''.Denis O'Brien - 2003 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 24:59-131.
  17. Aristotle's Theory of Movement.Denis O’Brien - 1995 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 11:47-86.
     
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    La matière chez Plotin: son origine, sa nature.Denis O'Brien - 1999 - Phronesis 44 (1):45-71.
    The origin of matter is one of the last and greatest unsolved mysteries bedevilling modern attempts at understanding the philosophy of the "Enneads." There are two stages in the production of Intellect and of soul. The One or Intellect produces an undifferentiated other, which becomes Intellect or soul by itself turning towards and looking towards the prior principle, with no possibility of the One's "turning towards" or "seeing" itself. But where does matter come from? To arrive at his conception of (...)
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    Empedocles' Cosmic Cycle: A Reconstruction From the Fragments and Secondary Sources.Denis O'Brien - 1969 - London: Cambridge University Press.
    The cosmic cycle described in the surviving fragments of Empedocles' poem is the alternation, in endless succession, of Love and Strife. Dr O'Brien's book is primarily an analysis of this elaborate system. It seeks to determine the positions which Love and Strife occupy in the world at different times.
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  20. Democritus, Weight and Size: An Exercise in the Reconstruction of Early Greek Philosophy.Denis O'Brien - 1981 - Brill.
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    Plotinus on the Making of Matter Part I: The Identity of Darkness.Denis O’Brien - 2011 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 5 (1):6-57.
    Does the matter of the sensible world, for Plotinus as for Plato and Aristotle, exist without a cause of its existence? Long divided on the answer to that question, scholarly opinion now veers in favour of a derivation of matter from principles prior to matter, with disagreement limited to the details of the theory. What exactly is implied by the various passages of the Enneads where Plotinus writes of soul or physis in relation to `darkness' and `non-being', matter and form? (...)
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  22. Socrates and Protagoras on Virtue.Denis O'Brien - 2003 - In David Sedley (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume Xxiv: Summer 2003. Oxford University Press.
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  23. Perception et intelligence dans le Timée de Platon.Denis O'Brien - 1997 - In T. Calvo & L. Brisson (eds.), Interpreting the Timaeus – Critias. Proceedings of the IV Symposium Platonicum. Selected papers. pp. 291--305.
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  24. Pour Interpréter Empédocle.Denis O'Brien - 1981 - Brill.
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    Derived Light and Eclipses in the Fifth Century.Denis O'Brien - 1968 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 88:114-127.
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    Plotinus on the Making of Matter Part III: The Essential Background.Denis O’Brien - 2012 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 6 (1):27-80.
    Abstract Plotinus did not set out to be obscure. Difficulties of interpretation arise partly from his style of writing, compressed, elliptical, allusive. The allusions, easily enough recognisable by those he was writing for, are often not recognised at all by the modern reader who no longer has at his fingertips the texts of Plato and Aristotle that Plotinus undoubtedly alludes to, but whose authors he has no need to name. So it is pre-eminently with his subtle use of earlier ideas (...)
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    Métaphysique Et Théodicée Chez Plotin. Remarques Sur les Travaux de Denis O'Brien. [REVIEW]Georges Leroux - 1996 - Dialogue 35 (2):293-306.
    Les rapports de la philologie et de l'herméneutique ont toujours constitué un problème d'une redoutable complexité. Ce sont en effet les mêmes textes qui ont engendré à la période moderne le développement de la pensée de l'interprétation et les méthodes de la critique. L'espoir de parvenir à la formulation satisfaisante et définitive du sens d'un texte se trouve constamment différé par la production incessante d'interprétations nouvelles, qui utilisent souvent les ressources de la philologie pour se constituer et qui entrent en (...)
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  28. Empedocles' "Mountain Path''.Denis O'Brien - 2012 - Elenchos 33 (2):301-334.
    Empedocles' fr. 24 is known only from its quotation by Plutarch. The words as quoted leave themselves open to divergent interpretations. The context in Plutarch nonetheless holds out some hope of being able to decide which of the divergent interpretations would have matched the use that Empedocles himself made of the two verses in his poem.
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    Why is Socrates Absurd Question Absurd? (Plato, Symposium 199 C 6-D 7).Denis O’Brien - 2010 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 4 (1):4-26.
    The form of beauty is the ultimate correlate of love in Socrates' account of Diotima's teaching in the Symposium . To arrive at this insight, Socrates aims to show the `absurdity' of adopting any more specific correlate as a definition of the very nature of love. Were love defined as love `for a father or a mother', we could never love anyone who was not our father or our mother. An obvious absurdity.
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    ΣΟΦΙΗΣ ΜΑΙΗΤΟΡΕΣ «Chercheurs de Sagesse». Hommage À Jean PépinMarie-Odile Goulet-Cazé, Goulven Madec Et Denis O'Brien, Directeurs de la Publication Collection des «Études Augustiniennes» Paris, Institut d'Études Augustiniennes, 1992, Xxxiv, 718 P. [REVIEW]Jean-Marc Narbonne - 1994 - Dialogue 33 (2):349.
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    « Immortel » Et « Impérissable » Dans le Phédon de Platon.Denis O'Brien - 2007 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 1 (2):109-262.
    To unravel the intricacies of the last argument of the Phaedo for the immortality of the soul, the reader has to peel away successive presuppositions, his own, Plato's and not least the presupposition that Plato very skilfully portrays as being shared by Socrates and his friends.A first presupposition is the reader's own. According to our modern ways of thinking, a soul that is immortal, if there is such a thing, is a soul that lives forever. That presupposition is not shared (...)
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    One Man’s Parmenides. [REVIEW]Denis O’Brien - 2013 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 7 (1):108-119.
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    Empedocles Revisited.Denis O’Brien - 1995 - Ancient Philosophy 15 (2):403-470.
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    Plotinus on the Making of Matter Part II: ‘A Corpse Adorned’.Denis O’Brien - 2011 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 5 (2):209-261.
    Soul springs from Intellect, Intellect springs from the One. But quite how does the sensible world arise? A pair of almost successive treatises points to the answer. A lower manifestation of soul `makes' or `gives birth to' what is variously described as `non-being', `utterly indefinite' and `utterly dark', before covering what she has made with form, specifically the form of `body', and before `entering rejoicing' into the object that, by its reception of form, has been made ready to receive her (...)
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    Heavy and Light in Democritus and Aristotle: Two Conceptions of Change and Identity.Denis O'Brien - 1977 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 97:64-74.
    Aristotle and Theophrastus are the two major sources for our knowledge of the atomist theory of weight.In theDe generatione et corruptioneAristotle argues that one atom may be hotter than another and that therefore the atoms cannot be impassible, since an atom which is only slightly hot could not fail to be acted upon by an atom that was very much hotter. The premiss to the argument Aristotle derives in part from a comparison with weight. It would be ridiculous, he claims, (...)
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    Letter to the Editor.Denis O’Brien - 2004 - Ancient Philosophy 24 (2):448-448.
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    Plato the Pythagorean

    A Critical Study of Kenneth Sayre, Plato's Late Ontology, A Riddle Resolved.
    Denis O'Brien - 2009 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 3 (1):58-77.
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    Why the Classics?Denis O'Brien - 1965 - New Blackfriars 46 (537):340-349.
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  39. Théodicée Plotinienne, Théodicée Gnostique.Denis O'Brien - 1993 - Brill.
    Plotinus : a detailed study of Plotinus' theories on matter and the soul , in relation to select passages from his treatise Against the Gnostics.
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    Two Readings of St Augustine.Denis O'Brien - 1969 - New Blackfriars 50 (592):642-649.
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    The Paradox of Change in Plato's Theaetetus. Part I. An Emendation of the Text (155b1-2) and the Origin of Error.Denis O'Brien - 2013 - Elenchos 34 (1):33-58.
    The text of Theaetetus 155b1-2 as recorded in the manuscripts and printed in current editions of the dialogue is marked by a syntactical anomaly and a logical non sequitur. Attempts at emendation by Proclus, Stephanus and Campbell have all been unsuccessful. To find the way back to Plato's original text, the reader will have to fight his way through a logical tangle and abandon the modish, but erroneous, belief that there is no difference in ancient Greek between ``complete'' and ``incomplete'' (...)
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    Ancient Philosophy, Mystery, and Magic: Empedocles and Pythagorean Tradition. Peter Kingsley.Denis O'Brien - 1998 - Isis 89 (1):122-124.
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    Colloquium 2.Denis O'brien - 1995 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 11 (1):47-86.
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    Hermann Diels on the Presocratics: Empedocles' Double Destruction of the Cosmos (Aetius Ii 4.8).Denis O'Brien - 2000 - Phronesis 45 (1):1-18.
    Stobaeus records a placitum where Empedocles says that the world is destroyed by the domination in turn of Love and of Strife. The placitum makes perfectly good sense in the context of Empedocles' belief that Love and Strife produce, in turn, a non-cosmic state of total unity (Love) and of total separation (Strife). But for over two hundred years scholars have been unable to hear that simple message. Sturz (1805) emended the text so as to make it fit the non-cyclical (...)
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  45. Brill Online Books and Journals.Denis O'Brien - 2000 - Phronesis 45 (1).
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    Empedocles on the Identity of the Elements.Denis O’Brien - 2016 - Elenchos 37 (1-2):5-32.
    Empedocles’ repeated description of his four “roots” or elements by the repetition of three seemingly simple words has constantly defied explanation. If the verb is given a copulative function, the result appears to be a pointless tautology. If it is given an existential value, the result is puzzlingly abstruse. Translators therefore commonly opt for a loose paraphrase, where one word out of three is not translated at all and an adverb is added, seemingly from nowhere. The solution to the puzzle (...)
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    The Paradox of Change in Plato's Theaetetus. Part II. Intricacies of Syntax and Meaning.Denis O'Brien - 2013 - Elenchos 34 (2):259-298.
    Plato's paradox of relative change in size and number cannot be understood unless the text is emended and unless full weight is given to shifts of mood and tense and to the play of particles. The critical reader will also need to adapt to a non-Fregean concept of equality and to a definition of change different from Geach's definition of "Cambridge change''. Only so will the structure of the paradox explain young Theaetetus' bewilderment, while also showing that the author of (...)
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    Empedocles’ Mountain Path : The Perils of a Metaphor.Denis O’Brien - 2017 - Elenchos 38 (1-2):1-22.
    Recent attempts at giving meaning to Empedocles’ enigmatic metaphor of a ‘pathway’ and ‘summits’ suffer from weaknesses logical no less than philological. Contrary theses do not have to be contradictory. Does Empedocles express a preference for ‘summits’ as opposed to a ‘pathway’, or for a ‘pathway’ as opposed to ‘summits’? Very possibly neither. The context in which the two verses are quoted points rather to a graceful peroration. However many ‘summits’ there may have been on the way, the traveller has (...)
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    Empedocles Revisited.Denis O’Brien - 1995 - Ancient Philosophy 15 (2):403-470.
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    Reading Ancient Texts, vol. II: Aristotle and Neoplatonism. Essays in Honour of Denis O’Brien. [REVIEW]Maciej Tański - 2008 - Roczniki Filozoficzne 56 (2):510-517.
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