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    Saphêneia in Aristotle:'Clarity','Precision', and 'Knowledge'.J. H. Lesher - 2010 - Apeiron 43 (4):143-156.
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    The Humanizing of Knowledge in Presocratic Thought.J. H. Lesher - 2008 - In Patricia Curd & Daniel W. Graham (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
    This article explores Presocratic epistemology, arguing that divine revelation is replaced as a warrant for knowledge with naturalistic accounts of how and what we humans can know; thus replacing earlier Greek pessimism about knowledge with a more optimistic outlook that allows for human discovery of the truth. A review of the relevant fragments and testimonia shows that Xenophanes, Alcmaeon, Heraclitus, and Parmenides—even Pythagoras and Empedocles—all moved some distance away from the older “god-oriented” view of knowledge toward a more secular and (...)
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    Socrates' Disavowal of Knowledge.J. H. Lesher - 1987 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 25 (2):275-288.
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    Perceiving and Knowing in the Iliad and Odyssey.J. H. Lesher - 1981 - Phronesis 26 (1):2-24.
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  5. Some Notable Afterimages of Plato's Symposium.J. H. Lesher - 2006 - In J. H. Lesher, Debra Nails & Frisbee C. C. Sheffield (eds.), Plato's Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception. Harvard University Press.
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    Just as in Battle.J. H. Lesher - 2010 - Ancient Philosophy 30 (1):95-105.
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    Hume's Analysis of "Cause" and the 'Two-Definitions' Dispute.J. H. Lesher - 1973 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 11 (3):387-392.
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    Aristotle.J. H. Lesher - 1989 - Teaching Philosophy 12 (1):79-82.
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    Τὰ Πολλὰ Ἥσσω Νοῦ.J. H. Lesher - 2022 - Ancient Philosophy 42 (1):1-9.
    Diogenes Laertius reports that Xenophanes of Colophon said that τὰ πολλὰ ἥσσω νοῦ εἶναι— on one defensible translation: that ‘many things are weaker than mind.’ The remark has been interpreted in various ways, none of them entirely convincing. However, a review of the relevant fragments and ancient testimonia will provide the basis for a credible interpretation. Ultimately, it will emerge that the remark reflects Xenophanes’ understanding of the relationship between the divine mind and the cosmos.
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  10. The Greek Philosophers: Selected Greek Texts From the Presocratics, Plato and Aristotle.J. H. Lesher - 1998 - Bristol Classical Press.
    This study presents a collection of the influential Greek philosophical texts which provide a broad cross-section of ancient Greek thought. Full notes on the translation and the philosophical content are provided.
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    An Interdisciplinary Course on Classical Athens.J. H. Lesher - 1982 - Teaching Philosophy 5 (3):203-210.
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    Odysseás Elytis's Conversation with Heraclitus: "Of Ephesus".J. H. Lesher - 2020 - Philosophy and Literature 44 (2):226-236.
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    Borges's Love Affair with Heraclitus.J. H. Lesher - 2017 - Philosophy and Literature 41 (1A):303-314.
    In an early poem, "Year's End", Jorge Luis Borges takes the turning of the year as an occasion to consider how "something in us" endures, despite the fact that we are products of "infinite random possibilities" and "droplets in the stream of Heraclitus": It is not the emblematic detail of replacing a two with a three, nor that barren metaphor that brings together a time that dies and another coming up nor yet the rounding out of some astronomical process that (...)
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    Philosophy (C.) Robbiano Becoming Being: On Parmenides' Transformative Philosophy. (International Pre-Platonic Studies 5). Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag, 2006. Pp. 240. €54. 9783896653833. [REVIEW]J. H. Lesher - 2008 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 128:274-.
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    Verbs for Knowing in Heraclitus’ Rebuke of Hesiod.J. H. Lesher - 2016 - Ancient Philosophy 36 (1):1-12.
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    Comments on Tuominen,'Back to Posterior Analytics II 19: Aristotle on the Knowledge of Principles'.J. H. Lesher - 2010 - Apeiron 43 (2-3):145-154.
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    MacNeice the Heraclitean.J. H. Lesher - 2021 - Philosophy and Literature 45 (2):315-328.
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    On the Role of Guesswork in Science.J. H. Lesher - 1978 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 9 (1):19.
    Is there a place in scientific inquiry for guessing? Jonathan Cohen has recently argued that resorting to guesswork entails a loss of objectivity and regard for evidence which are essential to proper scientific investigation. I assess the merits of Cohen’s view first by taking as a test case Aristotle’s positive view of the role of guesswork (anchinoia) and conjecture (eustochia) in the search for the connections essential to the construction of scientific demonstrations. I then argue contra Cohen that one can (...)
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    Aristotle: The Desire to Understand. [REVIEW]J. H. Lesher - 1989 - Teaching Philosophy 12 (1):79-82.