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    Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy From Socrates to Plotinus.John M. Cooper - 2012 - Princeton University Press.
    In "Pursuits of Wisdom," John Cooper brings this crucial question back to life. This marvelous book will shape the way we think about and engage with ancient philosophical traditions.
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    The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy.John M. Cooper - 1988 - Philosophical Review 97 (4):543.
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  3. Reason and Human Good in Aristotle.John M. Cooper - 1975 - Harvard University Press.
    I Deliberation, Practical Syllogisms , and Intuition. Introduction Aristotle's views on moral reasoning are a difficult and much disputed subject. ...
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  4. Aristotle on Natural Teleology.John M. Cooper - 1982 - In M. Schofield & M. C. Nussbaum (eds.), Language and Logos. Cambridge University Press. pp. 197--222.
     
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    Reason and Emotion: Essays on Ancient Moral Psychology and Ethical Theory.John M. Cooper - 1998 - Princeton University Press.
    This book brings together twenty-three distinctive and influential essays on ancient moral philosophy--including several published here for the first time--by the distinguished philosopher and classical scholar John Cooper.
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  6. Aristotle on the Forms of Friendship.John M. Cooper - 1977 - Review of Metaphysics 30 (4):619 - 648.
    NEITHER in the scholarly nor in the philosophical literature on Aristotle does his account of friendship occupy a very prominent place. I suppose this is partly, though certainly not wholly, to be explained by the fact that the modern ethical theories with which Aristotle’s might demand comparison hardly make room for the discussion of any parallel phenomenon. Whatever else friendship is, it is, at least typically, a personal relationship freely, even spontaneously, entered into, and ethics, as modern theorists tend to (...)
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    Knowledge, Nature, and the Good: Essays on Ancient Philosophy.John M. Cooper - 2004 - Princeton University Press.
    Knowledge, Nature, and the Good brings together some of John Cooper's most important works on ancient philosophy. In thirteen chapters that represent an ideal companion to the author's influential Reason and Emotion, Cooper addresses a wide range of topics and periods--from Hippocratic medical theory and Plato's epistemology and moral philosophy, to Aristotle's physics and metaphysics, academic scepticism, and the cosmology, moral psychology, and ethical theory of the ancient Stoics.Almost half of the pieces appear here for the first time or are (...)
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  8. Plato's Theory of Human Motivation.John M. Cooper - 1984 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 1 (1):3 - 21.
    I discuss the division of the soul in plato's "republic". i concentrate on the arguments and illustrative examples given in book iv, but i treat the descriptions of different types of person in viii-ix and elsewhere as further constituents of a single, coherent theory. on my interpretation plato distinguishes three basic kinds of motivation which he claims all human beings regularly experience in some degree. reason is itself the immediate source of certain desires. in addition, there are appetitive and also--quite (...)
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  9. The Psychology of Justice in Plato.John M. Cooper - 1977 - American Philosophical Quarterly 14 (2):151 - 157.
  10. Friendship and the Good in Aristotle.John M. Cooper - 1977 - Philosophical Review 86 (3):290-315.
  11. Aristode on Friendship.John Cooper - 1980 - In Amélie Oksenberg Rorty (ed.), Essays on Aristotle's Ethics. University of California Press. pp. 301--340.
     
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  12. Plato on Sense-Perception and Knowled Ge (Theaetetus 184-186).John M. Cooper - 1970 - Phronesis 15:123.
  13. The Unity of Virtue.John M. Cooper - 1998 - Social Philosophy and Policy 15 (1):233-274.
    Philosophers have recently revived the study of the ancient Greek topics of virtue and the virtues—justice, honesty, temperance, friendship, courage, and so on as qualities of mind and character belonging to individual people. But one issue at the center of Greek moral theory seems to have dropped out of consideration. This is the question of the unity of virtue, the unity of the virtues. Must anyone who has one of these qualities have others of them as well, indeed all of (...)
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  14. Aristotle on the Goods of Fortune.John M. Cooper - 1985 - Philosophical Review 94 (2):173-196.
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    Aristotelian Responsibility.John M. Cooper - 2013 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 45:265.
  16. Contemplation and Happiness: A Reconsideration.John M. Cooper - 1987 - Synthese 72 (2):187 - 216.
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  17. Reason, Moral Virtue, and Moral Value'.John Cooper - 1996 - In Michael Frede & Gisela Striker (eds.), Rationality in Greek Thought. Oxford University Press. pp. 81--114.
     
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  18. Stoic Autonomy.John M. Cooper - 2003 - Social Philosophy and Policy 20 (2):1-29.
    As it is currently understood, the notion of autonomy, both as something that belongs to human beings and human nature, as such, and also as the source or basis of morality , is bound up inextricably with the philosophy of Kant. The term “autonomy” itself derives from classical Greek, where it was applied primarily or even exclusively in a political context, to civic communities possessing independent legislative and self-governing authority. The term was taken up again in Renaissance and early modern (...)
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  19. Nicomachean Ethics VII. 1-2 : Introduction, Method, Puzzles.John M. Cooper - 2009 - In Carlo Natali (ed.), Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics. Oxford University Press.
     
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  20. Aristotle's Ethics: Critical Essays.J. L. Ackrill, Julia Annas, M. F. Burnyeat, John M. Cooper, Marcia L. Homiak, Rosalind Hursthouse, T. H. Irwin, L. A. Kosman, Richard Kraut, John McDowell, Alfred R. Mele & Martha C. Nussbaum - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The ethics of Aristotle , and virtue ethics in general, have enjoyed a resurgence of interest over the past few decades. Aristotelian themes, with such issues as the importance of friendship and emotions in a good life, the role of moral perception in wise choice, the nature of happiness and its constitution, moral education and habituation, are finding an important place in contemporary moral debates. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide a close analysis of central arguments in Aristotle's (...)
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    Index.John M. Cooper - 2012 - In Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy From Socrates to Plotinus. Princeton University Press. pp. 431-442.
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  22. The Emotional Life of the Wise.John M. Cooper - 2005 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 43 (S1):176-218.
    The ancient Stoics notoriously argued, with thoroughness and force, that all ordinary “emotions” (passions, mental affections: in Greek, pãyh) are thoroughly bad states of mind, not to be indulged in by anyone, under any circumstances: anger, resentment, gloating; pity, sympathy, grief; delight, glee, pleasure; impassioned love (i.e. ¶rvw), agitated desires of any kind, fear; disappointment, regret, all sorts of sorrow; hatred, contempt, schadenfreude. Early on in the history of Stoicism, however, apparently in order to avoid the objection that human nature (...)
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    Plato: Theaetetus.John M. Cooper - 1975 - Philosophical Review 84 (4):555-560.
  24. Plato's Republic: Critical Essays.Richard Kraut, Julia Annas, John M. Cooper, Jonathan Lear, Iris Murdoch, C. D. C. Reeve, David Sachs, Arlene W. Saxonhouse, C. C. W. Taylor, James O. Urmson, Gregory Vlastos & Bernard Williams - 1997 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Bringing between two covers the most influential and accessible articles on Plato's Republic, this collection illuminates what is widely held to be the most important work of Western philosophy and political theory. It will be valuable not only to philosophers, but to political theorists, historians, classicists, literary scholars, and interested general readers.
     
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    The Unity of Virtue*: JOHN M. COOPER.John M. Cooper - 1998 - Social Philosophy and Policy 15 (1):233-274.
    Philosophers have recently revived the study of the ancient Greek topics of virtue and the virtues—justice, honesty, temperance, friendship, courage, and so on as qualities of mind and character belonging to individual people. But one issue at the center of Greek moral theory seems to have dropped out of consideration. This is the question of the unity of virtue, the unity of the virtues. Must anyone who has one of these qualities have others of them as well, indeed all of (...)
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  26. Body, Soul, and Life Everlasting.John W. Cooper - 1994 - International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 35 (1):57-59.
  27. Pleasure and Desire in Epicurus.John Cooper - 1998 - In Reason and Emotion: Essays on Ancient Moral Psychology and Ethical Theory. Princeton University Press. pp. 485–514.
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    Some Remarks on Aristotle’s Moral Psychology.John M. Cooper - 1989 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 27 (S1):25-42.
  29. Arcesilaus: Socratic and Sceptic.John Cooper - 2006 - In Lindsay Judson & Vassilis Karasmanis (eds.), Remembering Socrates: Philosophical Essays. Oxford University Press.
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    Eudaimonism and the Appeal to Nature in the Morality of Happiness: Comments on Julia Annas, The Morality of Happiness.John M. Cooper - 1995 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (3):587-598.
    Recent scholarship has steadily been opening up for philosophical study an increasingly wide range of the philosophical literature of antiquity. We no longer think only of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, and their pre-Socratic forebears, when someone refers to the views of the ancient philosophers. Julia Annas has been one of the philosophers most closely engaged in the renewed study of Hellenistic philosophy over the past fifteen years, enabling herself and other scholars to acquire the necessary ground-level knowledge of the widely-dispersed (...)
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    Two Theories of Justice.John M. Cooper - 2000 - Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 74 (2):3 - 27.
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    Plato's Theory of Human Good in the Philebus.John M. Cooper - 1977 - Journal of Philosophy 74 (11):714-730.
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    Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind.John M. Cooper & Julia Annas - 1994 - Philosophical Review 103 (1):182.
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    Plato: Gorgias.John M. Cooper - 1982 - Philosophical Review 91 (3):435.
  35. Created for Everlasting Life: Can Theistic Evolution Provide an Adequate Christian Account of Human Nature?John W. Cooper - 2013 - Zygon 48 (2):478-495.
    Christians who affirm standard science and the biblical doctrine of creation often endorse theistic evolution as the best approach to human origins. But theistic evolution is ambiguous. Some versions are naturalistic (NTE)—God created humans entirely by evolution—and some are supernaturalistic (STE)—God supernaturally augmented evolution. This article claims that NTE is inadequate as an account of human origins because its theological naturalism and emergent physicalist ontology of the soul or person conflict with the Christian doctrine that God created humans for everlasting (...)
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  36. Aristotle's Politics: Critical Essays.Jonathan Barnes, John M. Cooper, Dorothea Frede, Stephen Taylor Holmes, David Keyt, Fred D. Miller, Josiah Ober, Stephen G. Salkever, Malcolm Schofield & Jeremy Waldron - 2005 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Aristotle's Politics is widely recognized as one of the classics of the history of political philosophy, and like every other such masterpiece, it is a work about which there is deep division.
     
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    Exaggerated Rumors of Dualism’s Demise: A Review Essay on Body, Soul, and Human Life.John W. Cooper - 2009 - Philosophia Christi 11 (2):453-464.
    Green’s book outlines a wholistic vision of human nature, the Christian life, and life after death using “neuro-hermeneutics,” his approach to biblical interpretation integrated with neuroscience and psychology. He argues that a comprehensive vision of Christianity implies body-soul monism and undermines dualism. I respond that these sciences are consistent with dualist as well as monist anthropologies. I examine his exegetical arguments for anthropological monism from the eschatological texts of Luke–Acts and the Corinthian epistles, find them wanting, and show why they (...)
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    The Aristotelian Ethics.John M. Cooper - 1981 - Noûs 15 (3):381-392.
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    The Anatomy of the Soul.John M. Cooper - 1975 - Journal of Philosophy 72 (20):765-769.
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    4. Stoicism as a Way of Life.John M. Cooper - 2012 - In Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy From Socrates to Plotinus. Princeton University Press. pp. 144-225.
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    CHAPTER 6. Hypothetical Necessity.John M. Cooper - 2009 - In Knowledge, Nature, and the Good: Essays on Ancient Philosophy. Princeton University Press. pp. 130-147.
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    Ethical-Political Theory in Aristotle's Rhetoric.John M. Cooper - 1994 - In Alexander Nehamas & David J. Furley (eds.), Aristotle's "Rhetoric": Philosophical Essays. Princeton University Press. pp. 193-210.
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    The Bible and Dualism Once Again.John W. Cooper - 2007 - Philosophia Christi 9 (2):459-469.
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    Justice and Rights in Aristotle's Politics.John M. Cooper - 1996 - Review of Metaphysics 49 (4):859 - 872.
    If now we turn to the recent translation of the Politics by Carnes Lord we see that the language of "rights" is completely avoided. Lord prefers to speak sometimes in terms of what a person or group of persons is "entitled to" under the laws, or of what is "open" or "permitted" to them; and he usually or always sticks to "justice" or a related term to translate δίκαιον and its derivatives--whether this is justice as established by the laws of (...)
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  45. Essays on Plato's Psychology.Richard Bett, Christopher Bobonich, David Bostock, Eric A. Brown, John M. Cooper, Dorothea Frede, David Gallop, Jonathan Lear, Nicholas D. Smith, Thomas M. Robinson, Christopher Shields, C. C. W. Taylor, Cass Weller & Bernard Williams - 2001 - Lexington Books.
    The last several decades have witnessed an explosion of research in Platonic philosophy. A central focus of his philosophical effort, Plato's psychology is of interest both in its own right and as fundamental to his metaphysical and moral theories. This anthology offers, for the first time, a collection of the best classic and recent essays on cenral topics of Plato's psychological theory, including essays on the nature of the soul, studies of the tripartite soul for which Plato argues in the (...)
     
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  46. Plato's Theaetetus.John M. Cooper - 1990 - Garland.
    Originally published in 1990. This book discusses in a philosophically responsible and illuminating way the progress of the dialogue and its separate sections to improve our understanding of Plato’s work on Theaetetus. An early coverage of this dialogue, this investigation predated a surge in study of Plato’s piece which examined Socratic and pre-Socratic thought. The author’s argument is that the Theaetetus engages in re-evaluation of earlier doctrines of middle-period Platonism as well as reaffirming theories about knowledge. An important work in (...)
     
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  47. Islam and Modernity: Muslim Intellectuals Respond.Ronald L. Nettler, Mohamed Mahmoud & John Cooper (eds.) - 2000 - I. B. Tauris.
    This book brings together the ideas of a number of contemporary modernist and liberal Muslim thinkers, exposing an important intellectual current in Islamic thought which will be new to many Western readers. Responding to the challenges brought by colonialism and modernization, the contributors propose new conceptions and interpretations of Islam consonant with the age. Although their specific concerns and emphases vary, they all reconsider the relation between religion and politics and the incorporation of modern Western ideas.
     
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    The Gorgias and Irwin's Socrates.John Cooper - 1982 - Review of Metaphysics 35 (3):577 - 587.
    TERENCE Irwin's Socrates will be a familiar figure to many readers of his new translation and philosophical commentary on the Gorgias. In his widely read Plato's Moral Theory: The Early and Middle Dialogues, Irwin presented a comprehensive interpretation of the moral theory underlying Socrates' examination of his various interlocutors in Plato's early dialogues. Central to this interpretation is Irwin's conception of what Socrates is committed to by the reliance on the analogy between virtues and crafts that is so prominent a (...)
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    The Basic Philosophical and Theological Notions of Saint Augustine.John C. Cooper - 1984 - Augustinian Studies 15:93-113.
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    La rhétorique, la dialectique, et Les passions.John M. Cooper & Pascale Farag - 1993 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 183 (2):413 - 440.
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