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    Plato's Meno.Dominic Scott - 2006 - Cambridge University Press.
    Given its brevity, Plato's Meno covers an astonishingly wide array of topics: politics, education, virtue, definition, philosophical method, mathematics, the nature and acquisition of knowledge and immortality. Its treatment of these, though profound, is tantalisingly short, leaving the reader with many unresolved questions. This book confronts the dialogue's many enigmas and attempts to solve them in a way that is both lucid and sympathetic to Plato's philosophy. Reading the dialogue as a whole, it explains how different arguments are related to (...)
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  2. Plato's Critique of the Democratic Character.Dominic Scott - 2000 - Phronesis 45 (1):19-37.
    This paper tackles some issues arising from Plato's account of the democratic man in Rep. VIII. One problem is that Plato tends to analyse him in terms of the desires that he fulfils, yet sends out conflicting signals about exactly what kind of desires are at issue. Scholars are divided over whether all of the democrat's desires are appetites. There is, however, strong evidence against seeing him as exclusively appetitive: rather he is someone who satisfies desires from all three parts (...)
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    Platonic Pessimism and Moral Education.Dominic Scott - 1999 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 17 (15-36).
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    Aristotle on Posthumous Fortune.Dominic Scott - 2000 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 18:211-29.
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    Recollection and Experience.Lesley Brown & Dominic Scott - 1997 - Philosophical Review 106 (2):270.
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  6. Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat.Myles Burnyeat & Dominic Scott (eds.) - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
    Maieusis pays tribute to the highly influential work of Myles Burnyeat, whose contributions to the study of ancient philosophy have done much to enhance the ...
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    Plato, Poetry and Creativity.Dominic Scott - unknown
    The subject of this paper is poetic creativity as it features in various Platonic works: the nature and source of creativity, as well as the way in which it differs from the activity of philosophy. I shall argue that Plato gives us at least three quite different models of poetic creativity. One can be extracted from the Ion and the Meno, another from the Symposiim and a third from the Gorgias and Republic VI. The main focus of this paper will (...)
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    Aristotle and Thrasymachus.Dominic Scott - 2000 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 19:225-52.
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    Getting Down to Business.Laura Biron & Dominic Scott - 2010 - The Philosophers' Magazine 49 (49):71-74.
    Some people have objected that the very idea of philosophy in business is an oxymoron. But why? Does philosophy have to be, by its very nature, other-worldly? If so, how could there be such a thing as political philosophy? Perhaps some would say that philosophers who become involved in business are engaging in a kind of intellectual prostitution. But studying business is different from being paid by business.
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    Metaphysics and the Defence of Justice in the Republic.Dominic Scott - 2000 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 16:1-20.
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    Aristotle on the Good Life.Dominic Scott - unknown
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    Aristotle on Well-Being and Intellectual Contemplation: Dominic Scott.Dominic Scott - 1999 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 73 (1):225–242.
    [David Charles] Aristotle, it appears, sometimes identifies well-being (eudaimonia) with one activity (intellectual contemplation), sometimes with several, including ethical virtue. I argue that this appearance is misleading. In the Nicomachean Ethics, intellectual contemplation is the central case of human well-being, but is not identical with it. Ethically virtuous activity is included in human well-being because it is an analogue of intellectual contemplation. This structure allows Aristotle to hold that while ethically virtuous activity is valuable in its own right, the best (...)
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    Eros, Philosophy, and Tyranny.Dominic Scott - 2007 - In Myles Burnyeat & Dominic Scott (eds.), Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat. Oxford University Press. pp. 136--153.
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    Philosophy and Madness in the 'Phaedrus'.Dominic Scott - unknown
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    Platonic Anamnesis Revisited.Dominic Scott - 1987 - Classical Quarterly 37 (02):346-.
    The belief in innate knowledge has a history almost as long as that of philosophy itself. In our own century it has been propounded in a linguistic context by Chomsky, who sees himself as the heir to a tradition including such philosophers as Descartes, the Cambridge Platonists and Leibniz. But the ancestor of all these is, of course, Plato's theory of recollection or anamnesis. This stands out as unique among all other innatist theses not simply because it was the first, (...)
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    Socrates and Alcibiades in the 'Symposium'.Dominic Scott - unknown
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    Innatism and the Stoa.Dominic Scott - unknown
    Our disagreements concern points of some importance. There is the question whether the soul in itself is blank like a writing tablet on which nothing has as yet been written – a tabula rasa – as Aristotle and the author of the Essay maintain, and whether everything which is inscribed there comes solely from the senses and experience; or whether the soul inherently contains the sources of various notions and doctrines which external objects merely rouse up on suitable occasions, as (...)
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    Plato.Dominic Scott - 2015 - Phronesis 60 (3):339-350.
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    Epicurean Illusions.Dominic Scott - 1989 - Classical Quarterly 39 (02):360-.
    Illusions play a central part in Epicurean philosophy. One of its fundamental assumptions is that men are the victims of a certain grand illusion and, as long as they remain so, can never aspire to a happy life. This is the illusion that pleasures can be increased in intensity without limit. It is as a result of this that men go to enormous lengths to enlarge their capacity to procure more pleasure, struggling in pursuit of goals that can rarely, if (...)
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    Reason, Recollection and the Cambridge Platonists.Dominic Scott - unknown
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    The Humanities World Report 2015.Poul Holm, Arne Jarrick & Dominic Scott - unknown
    This book is open access under a CC BY license. The first of its kind, this 'Report' gives an overview of the humanities worldwide. Published as an Open Access title and based on an extensive literature review and enlightening interviews conducted with 90 humanities scholars across 40 countries, the book offers a first step in attempting to assess the state of the humanities globally. Its topics include the nature and value of the humanities, the challenge of globalisation, the opportunities offered (...)
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    Book Notes: Plato.Dominic Scott - unknown
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    One Virtue or Many? Aristotle's Politics I.13 and the Meno.Dominic Scott - unknown
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    Plato’s Republic.Dominic Scott - unknown
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    Trade Marks as Property: A Philosophical Perspective.Dominic Scott, Alex Oliver & Miguel Ley-Pineda - unknown
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    Socrate Prend-Il au Sérieux le Paradoxe de Ménon ?Dominic Scott - 1991 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 181 (4):627 - 641.
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    Recollection and Cambridge Platonism.Dominic Scott - 1990 - Hermathena 149:73-97.
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    Plato.Dominic Scott - 2013 - Phronesis 58 (2):176-194.
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    Good Life.Dominic Scott - 2013 - In Frisbee Sheffield & James Warren (eds.), Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy. Routledge. pp. 347.
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    Colloquium 1.Dominic Scott - 2000 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 16 (1):xix-20.
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  31. Aristotle on Well-Being and Intellectual Contemplation.David Charles & Dominic Scott - 1999 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 73:205-242.
    [David Charles] Aristotle, it appears, sometimes identifies well-being with one activity, sometimes with several, including ethical virtue. I argue that this appearance is misleading. In the Nicomachean Ethics, intellectual contemplation is the central case of human well-being, but is not identical with it. Ethically virtuous activity is included in human well-being because it is an analogue of intellectual contemplation. This structure allows Aristotle to hold that while ethically virtuous activity is valuable in its own right, the best life available for (...)
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  32. Aristotle On Well-Being And Intellectual Contemplation: Dominic Scott.Dominic Scott - 1999 - Supplement to the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 73 (1):225-242.
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  33. Epicurean Illusions.Dominic Scott - 1989 - Classical Quarterly 39 (2):360-374.
    Illusions play a central part in Epicurean philosophy. One of its fundamental assumptions is that men are the victims of a certain grand illusion and, as long as they remain so, can never aspire to a happy life. This is the illusion that pleasures can be increased in intensity without limit. It is as a result of this that men go to enormous lengths to enlarge their capacity to procure more pleasure, struggling in pursuit of goals that can rarely, if (...)
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  34. II–Dominic Scott: Primary and SecondaryEudaimonia.Dominic Scott - 1999 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 73 (1):225-242.
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  35. Levels of Argument: A Comparative Study of Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.Dominic Scott - 2015 - Oxford University Press.
    Dominic Scott compares the Republic and Nicomachean Ethics from a methodological perspective. He argues that Plato and Aristotle distinguish similar levels of argument in the defence of justice, and that they both follow the same approach: Plato because he thinks it will suffice, Aristotle because he thinks there is no need to go beyond it.
     
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  36. Plato.Dominic Scott - 2014 - Phronesis 59 (2):170-180.
  37. Platonic Anamnesis Revisited.Dominic Scott - 1987 - Classical Quarterly 37 (2):346-366.
    The belief in innate knowledge has a history almost as long as that of philosophy itself. In our own century it has been propounded in a linguistic context by Chomsky, who sees himself as the heir to a tradition including such philosophers as Descartes, the Cambridge Platonists and Leibniz. But the ancestor of all these is, of course, Plato's theory of recollection or anamnesis. This stands out as unique among all other innatist theses not simply because it was the first, (...)
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  38. Platonic Recollection.Dominic Scott - 1999 - In Gail Fine (ed.), Plato 1: Metaphysics and Epistemology. Oxford University Press.
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    Recollection and Experience: Plato's Theory of Learning and its Successors.Dominic Scott - 1995 - Cambridge University Press.
    Questions about learning and discovery have fascinated philosophers from Plato onwards. Does the mind bring innate resources of its own to the process of learning or does it rely wholly upon experience? Plato was the first philosopher to give an innatist response to this question and in doing so was to provoke the other major philosophers of ancient Greece to give their own rival explanations of learning. This book examines these theories of learning in relation to each other. It presents (...)
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  40. The Pseudo-Platonic Seventh Letter.Dominic Scott (ed.) - 2015 - Oxford University Press.
    This volume presents essays and seminars by Myles Burnyeat and Michael Frede, two of the most eminent scholars of ancient philosophy in recent decades, on the fascinating and much-debated Seventh Platonic Letter. They question the authenticity of the letter by showing how its philosophical content conflicts with the Platonic dialogues.
     
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