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    Metaphysics as Rhetoric: Alfarabi's Summary of Plato's "Laws".Joshua Parens - 1995 - State University of New York Press.
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    An Islamic Philosophy of Virtuous Religions: Introducing Alfarabi. [REVIEW]Joshua Parens - 2008 - Speculum 83 (1):231-232.
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    Leo Strauss and the Recovery of Medieval Political Philosophy.Joshua Parens - 2016 - Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press.
    Leo Strauss is known primarily for reviving classical political philosophy. Strauss recovered that great tradition of thought largely lost to the West by beginning his study of classical thought with its teaching on politics rather than its metaphysics. What brought Strauss to this way of reading the classics, however, was a discovery he made as a young political scientist studying the obscure texts of Islamic and Jewish medieval political thought. In this volume, Joshua Parens examines Strauss's investigations of medieval political (...)
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  4. Metaphysics as Rhetoric. Alfarabi's 'Summary of Plato's Laws. [REVIEW]Joshua Parens - 1997 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 59 (4):730-731.
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    Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.) - 2011 - Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press.
    A new edition of the classic anthology of Christian, Muslin, and Jewish political philosophy in the Middle Ages.
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  6. William of Ockham, The Dialogue.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  7. Alfarabi, The Attainment of Happiness ; Alfarabi, Plato's Laws ; Avicenna, On the Divisions of the Rational Sciences.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  8. Abravanel, Commentary on the Bible.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
     
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  9. Alfarabi, The Enumeration of the Sciences ; Alfarabi, The Book of Religion ; Alfarabi, The Political Regime.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  10. Ibn Bajja, The Governance of the Solitary.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  11. The Companionship of Books: Essays in Honor of Laurence Berns.John E. Alvis, George Anastaplo, Paul A. Cantor, Jerrold R. Caplan, Michael Davis, Robert Goldberg, Kenneth Hart Green, Harry V. Jaffa, Antonio Marino-López, Joshua Parens, Sharon Portnoff, Robert D. Sacks, Owen J. Sadlier & Martin D. Yaffe (eds.) - 2011 - Lexington Books.
    This volume is a collection of essays by various contributors in honor of the late Laurence Berns, Richard Hammond Elliot Tutor Emeritus at St. John's College, Annapolis. The essays address the literary, political, theological, and philosophical themes of his life's work as a scholar, teacher, and constant companion of the "great books.".
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  12. Averroes, The Decisive Treatise.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  13. Alfarabi, The Political Writings: "Selected Aphorisms" and Other Texts.Joshua S. Parens & Charles E. Butterworth - 2003 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 123 (1):244.
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  14. Boethius of Dacia, On the Supreme Good.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  15. Condemnation of 219 Propositions.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  16. Concepts of Nature: Ancient and Modern Ed. By R. J. Sneel and Steven F. McGuire.Joshua Parens - 2019 - Review of Metaphysics 73 (2):381-383.
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  17. Dante Alighieri, Monarchy.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  18. Giles of Rome, On Ecclesiastical Power.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  19. Ibn Tufayl, Hayy the Son of Yaqzan.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
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    Maimonides and Spinoza: Their Conflicting Views of Human Nature.Joshua Parens - 2012 - University of Chicago Press.
    Desire (shahwa) and spiritedness (ghaḍab) vs. conatus -- Veneration vs. equality -- Forms vs. laws of nature -- Freedom vs. determinism -- Teleology vs. imagined ideal -- Prudence vs. imagination -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Richard Kennington's Spinoza and esotericism in Spinoza's thought.
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  21. Maimonides, Eight Chapters.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  22. Marsilius of Padua, The Defender of the Peace.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  23. Maimonides, The Guide of the Perplexed.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
     
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  24. Ptolemy of Lucca, On the Government of Rulers.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
     
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  25. Roger Bacon, Opus Maius: Moral Philosophy.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
     
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  26. Saadya Gaon, The Book of Doctrines and Beliefs.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  27. Strauss on Maimonides's Secretive Political Science.Joshua Parens - 2013 - In Rafael Major (ed.), Leo Strauss's Defense of the Philosophic Life: Reading "What is Political Philosophy?". University of Chicago Press.
  28. Thomas Aquinas and Peter of Auvergne, Commentary on the Politics.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  29. Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
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    The Middle Class: Philosophical, Political, and Historical Perspectives.Philipp W. Rosemann, Joshua S. Parens & José Espericueta (eds.) - 2020 - San José, Costa Rica: Editorial Universidad Costa Rica.
    In the summer of 2016, the University of Dallas and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México organized a conference to discuss the topic of the middle class and its continued decline—recognizing that, despite some historical, political and cultural differences, healthy democracies throughout the hemisphere depend upon a strong and prosperous middle class. This volume brings together contributions by nine scholars from both institutions. The chapters reflect diverse disciplinary perspectives that are historical, political, economic, anthropological, and philosophical. Despite this diversity, the (...)
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  31. Alghazali, The Deliverer From Error.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  32. Isaac Polgar, The Support of Religion.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  33. Judah Halevi, The Book of Refutation and Proof on Behalf of the Despised Religion, or, The Kuzari.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  34. Maimonides, Logic.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
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    Leaving the Garden: Maimonides and Spinoza on the Imagination and Practical Intellect Revisited.Joshua Parens - 2006 - Philosophy and Theology 18 (2):219-246.
    A whirl surrounds Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed 1.2. He seems to argue, there, that good and evil are merely concerns of the imagination. In the prophetology, Guide 2.32–48, Maimonides never refers to practical intellect or prudence. Recent interpreters have inferred that the imagination takes the place of practical intellect in Maimonides’ practical teaching. This paper seeks to show that, in keeping with earlier works such as Eight Chapters, Maimonides continues to rely on practical intellect throughout the Guide as an (...)
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    Maimonidean Ethics Revisited: Development and Asceticism in Maimonides?Joshua Parens - 2003 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 12 (3):33-62.
    Most recent interpreters of Maimonides argue that his ethical views develop from support of the mean in Eight Chapters to support of asceticism in "Laws Concerning Character Traits" and the Guide. This article challenges that interpretation: first, through a reconsideration of Aristotle's views on the mean and the relation of the ethically virtuous life to the contemplative life, and, second, through a reconsideration of Maimonides' texts. One riddle recommends we not jump to conclusions about Maimonides' views: In Eight Chapters he (...)
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    Metaphysics as an Aristotelian Science.Joshua Parens - 2007 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (1):139-142.
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    Metaphysics as an Aristotelian Science. [REVIEW]Joshua Parens - 2007 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 81 (1):139-142.
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    Leaving the Garden: Maimonides and Spinoza on the Imagination and Practical Intellect Revisited.Joshua Parens - 2006 - Philosophy and Theology 18 (2):219-246.
    A whirl surrounds Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed 1.2. He seems to argue, there, that good and evil are merely concerns of the imagination. In the prophetology, Guide 2.32–48, Maimonides never refers to practical intellect or prudence. Recent interpreters have inferred that the imagination takes the place of practical intellect in Maimonides’ practical teaching. This paper seeks to show that, in keeping with earlier works such as Eight Chapters, Maimonides continues to rely on practical intellect throughout the Guide as an (...)
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    Spinoza’s Book of Life: Freedom and Redemption in the Ethics.Joshua Parens - 2004 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (4):683-687.
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    Law, Reason, and Morality in Medieval Jewish Philosophy: Saadia Gaon, Bahya Ibn Pakuda, and Moses Maimonides, by Jonathan Jacobs.Joshua Parens - 2013 - Mind 122 (488):1108-1112.
  42. Avicenna, Healing: Metaphysics.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
  43. Maimonides, Letter on Astrology.Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland - 2011 - In Joshua Parens & Joseph C. Macfarland (eds.), Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook. Cornell University Press.
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    Spinoza’s Book of Life: Freedom and Redemption in the Ethics. [REVIEW]Joshua Parens - 2004 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (4):683-687.
  45. Al‐Farabi.Joshua Parens - 2013 - In Hugh LaFollette (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell.
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    Islamic Humanism.Joshua Parens - 2004 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 78 (3):503-507.
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    Socrates: Sisyphean or Overflowing?Joshua Parens - 2019 - In Paul J. Diduch & Michael P. Harding (eds.), Socrates in the Cave: On the Philosopher’s Motive in Plato. Springer Verlag. pp. 185-203.
    Based on the ostensible fact that truly Socratic dialogue entails a considerable inequality between participants, Parens explores Socrates’s reasons for conversing dialectically with those who are manifestly his philosophic inferiors. Contrary to many Plato scholars who emphasize Socrates’s self-reported ignorance and, hence, the “Sisyphean” character of his philosophic activity, Parens intends to show—with the help of Maimonides—that Socrates is an “overflowing” philosopher, who cannot help but share his wisdom with others.
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    Alfarabi: The Political Writings: “Selected Aphorisms” and Other Texts. [REVIEW]Joshua Parens - 2003 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 123 (1):244.
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