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  1. After the Ascent: Plato on Becoming Like God.John M. Armstrong - 2004 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 26:171-183.
    Plato is associated with the idea that the body holds us back from knowing ultimate reality and so we should try to distance ourselves from its influence. This sentiment appears is several of his dialogues including Theaetetus where the flight from the physical world is compared to becoming like God. In some major dialogues of Plato's later career such as Philebus and Laws, however, the idea of becoming like God takes a different turn. God is an intelligent force that tries (...)
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    Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity.John A. Armstrong & Liah Greenfeld - 1994 - History and Theory 33 (1):79.
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    Plato: Laws. Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought. Edited by Malcolm Schofield; Translation by Tom Griffith. Cambridge University Press, 2016. [REVIEW]John M. Armstrong - 2018 - Ancient Philosophy 38 (2):455–460.
    For students and the general reader, this is the best English translation of the entire 'Laws' available. I give several examples of important lines that are translated well in this edition, but I take issue with the translation of some other lines and with part of Schofield's introduction on grounds that these parts do not reveal Plato's political and cosmic holism as clearly as they could have.
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    Nicomachean Ethics. Aristotle & John M. Armstrong - manuscript
    A new English translation of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. This ongoing project aims to translate accurately the meaning of Aristotle's terse Greek into readable American English for students and the general reader.
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  5. Epicurean Justice.John Armstrong - 1997 - Phronesis 42 (3):324-334.
    Epicurus is one of the first social contract theorists, holding that justice is an agreement neither to harm nor be harmed. He also says that living justly is necessary and sufficient for living pleasantly, which is the Epicurean goal. Some say that there are two accounts of justice in Epicurus -- one as a personal virtue, the other as a virtue of institutions. I argue that the personal virtue derives from compliance with just social institutions, and so we need to (...)
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  6. Conditions of Love: The Philosophy of Intimacy.John Armstrong - 2002 - W.W. Norton & Co..
  7. The Secret Power of Beauty.John Armstrong - 2004 - Allen Lane.
    A graceful and lucid study of the power of beauty and the deep significance it has in our lives In defining beauty and our response to it, we are often caught between the concrete and the sublime. We wish to categorize beauty, to clearly label its parts, and yet we wish also to celebrate its mysterious-and at times mythical-power. Armstrong's response is a discursive and graceful journey through various and complementary interpretations, leading us from Hogarth's belief that the essence of (...)
     
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  8. Review of Frisbee C. C. Sheffield, Plato’s Symposium: The Ethics of Desire (Oxford University Press, 2006). [REVIEW]John M. Armstrong - 2009 - Ancient Philosophy 29 (1):208–212.
    The purpose of Sheffield’s careful study is to increase scholarly appreciation of the Symposium as a ‘substantive work in Platonic ethics’ (3). Among the book’s highlights are a persuasive response to Vlastos’ criticism of Plato on love for individuals, an eminently reasonable assessment of the evidence for and against the presence of tripartite psychology in the Symposium, and a delightful interpretation of Alcibiades’ speech at the dialogue’s end—one that reveals elements of satyr play and corroborates rather than undermines Diotima’s account (...)
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  9. Conditions of Love.John Armstrong - 2004 - Philosophy 79 (310):628-631.
     
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    Review of Gabriel Richardson Lear, Happy Lives and the Highest Good: An Essay on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (Princeton University Press, 2004). [REVIEW]John M. Armstrong - 2006 - Ancient Philosophy 26 (1):206–209.
    I review Gabriel Richardson Lear's excellent essay on Aristotle’s conception of the human good. She solves some long-standing problems in the interpretation of Aristotle’s ethics by drawing on resources in his natural philosophy and Plato’s conception of love. Her interpretation is a compelling and, to my mind, largely true account of Aristotle’s view. In this review, I summarize the book's main argument and then explain two fundamental points on which I have concerns.
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    Artistry.John Armstrong - 1996 - British Journal of Aesthetics 36 (4):381-388.
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    Non-Depicted Content and Pictorial Ambition.John Armstrong - 1997 - British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (4):336-348.
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  13. Looking at Pictures an Introduction to the Appreciation of Art.John Armstrong - 1996
     
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  14. After the Ascent: Plato on Becoming Like God.John M. Armstrong - 2004 - In David Sedley (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Xxvi: Summer 2004. Oxford University Press.
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    Review of Stephen Everson, Ed., Ethics, Companions to Ancient Thought 4 (Cambridge University Press, 1998). [REVIEW]John M. Armstrong - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (1):237–245.
    I review this fine collection of articles on ancient ethics ranging from the Presocratics to Sextus Empiricus. Eight of the nine chapters are published here for the first time. Contributors include Charles H. Kahn on "Pre-Platonic Ethics," C. C. W. Taylor on "Platonic Ethics," Stephen Everson on "Aristotle on Nature and Value," John McDowell on "Some Issues in Aristotle's Moral Psychology," David Sedley on "The Inferential Foundations of Epicurean Ethics," T. H. Irwin on "Socratic Paradox and Stoic Theory," Julia Annas (...)
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    Depiction and the Sense of Reality.John Armstrong - 2006 - Contemporary Aesthetics 4.
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    Liah Greenfeld, "Nationalism: Five Roads to Modernity". [REVIEW]John A. Armstrong - 1994 - History and Theory 33 (1):79.
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    Gothic Matters of De-Composition: The Pastoral Dead in Contemporary American Fiction.John Armstrong - 2016 - Text Matters - a Journal of Literature, Theory and Culture 6 (1):127-143.
    In Alice Walker’s vignette “The Flowers,” a young black girl’s walk in the woods is interrupted when she treads “smack” into the skull of a lynched man. As her name predicates, Myop’s age and innocence obstruct her from seeing deeply into the full implications of the scene, while the more worldly reader is jarred and confronted with a whole history of racial violence and slavery. The skeleton, its teeth cracked and broken, is a temporal irruption, a Gothic “smack” that shatters (...)
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    Non-Depicted Content And Pictorial Ambition.John Armstrong - 1997 - British Journal of Aesthetics 37 (4):336-348.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]John Armstrong - 1998 - British Journal of Aesthetics 38 (2):399-401.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]John Armstrong - 1994 - British Journal of Aesthetics 34 (4):399-401.
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  22. Review. [REVIEW]John Armstrong - 1994 - History and Theory 33:79-95.
     
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  23. The Intimate Philosophy of Art.John Armstrong - 2000 - Allen Lane.
     
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  24. Essays on Taste From Letters Concerning Taste, Third Edition.John Gilbert Cooper, John Armstrong & Ralph Cohen - 1951 - William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California.
     
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