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Nickolas Pappas
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  1. Plato and the Republic.Nickolas Pappas - 1999 - Mind 108 (431):601-606.
     
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    Fancy Justice: Martha Nussbaum on the Political Value of the Novel.Nickolas Pappas - 1997 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 78 (3):278–296.
    Martha Nussbaum's Poetic Justice undertakes a defense of the novel by showing it to develop the sympathetic imagination. Three parts of her argument come in for criticism, with implications for other such political defenses. Nussbaum sometimes interprets the imagination practically, sometimes theoretically; the two forms have different effects on deliberation. Nussbaum credits the novelistic tradition with fostering the imagination; her example of Hard Times interferes with establishing this general point. Nussbaum suggests an aesthetic element in literature that produces its effect, (...)
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    Plato’s Menexenus as a History That Falls Into Patterns.Nickolas Pappas & Mark Zelcer - 2013 - Ancient Philosophy 33 (1):19-31.
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    Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Republic.Nickolas Pappas - 1995 - Routledge.
    Plato's _Republic _is perhaps the most significant and important work of philosophy and is Plato's most famous work. No other work has made such an impact on the history of western thought. In this second edition of the highly successful Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Plato and the _Republic_, Nickolas Pappas extends his exploration of the text to include substantial revisions and new material. In addition to the existing text, the chapters on Plato's ethics and politics have been revised and enlarged (...)
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    Socrates' Charitable Treatment of Poetry.Nickolas Pappas - 1989 - Philosophy and Literature 13 (2):248-261.
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    Plato on Justice and Power: Reading Book I of Plato's Republic.Nickolas Pappas & Kimon Lycos - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (3):515.
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    Plato's Ion: The Problem of the Author: Nickolas Pappas.Nickolas Pappas - 1989 - Philosophy 64 (249):381-389.
    Today Plato's Ion, thought one of his weaker works, gets little attention. But in the past it has had its admirers–in 1821, for example, Percy Bysshe Shelley translated it into English. Shelley, like other Romantic readers of Plato, was drawn to the Ion's account of divine inspiration in poetry. He recommended the dialogue to Thomas Love Peacock as a reply to the latter's Four Ages of Poetry: Shelley thought the Ion would refute Peacock's charge that poetry is useless in a (...)
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    Mimêsis in Aristophanes and Plato.Nickolas Pappas - 1999 - Philosophical Inquiry 21 (3-4):61-78.
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    Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Republic.Nickolas Pappas - 1995 - Routledge.
    In this second edition of the highly successfulRoutledge Philosophy GuideBook to Plato and theRepublic, Nickolas Pappas extends his exploration of the text to ...
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  10. A Nietzschean Bestiary: Becoming Animal Beyond Docile and Brutal.Babette Babbich, Debra Bergoffen, Thomas H. Brobjer, Daniel Conway, Brian Crowley, Brian Domino, Peter Groff, Jennifer Ham, Lawrence Hatab, Kathleen Marie Higgins, Vanessa Lemm, Paul S. Loeb, Nickolas Pappas, Richard Perkins, Gerd Schank, Alan D. Schrift, Gary Shapiro, Tracey Stark, Charles S. Taylor, Jami Weinstein & Martha Kendal Woodruff - 2003 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Nietzsche's use of metaphor has been widely noted but rarely focused to explore specific images in great detail. A Nietzschean Bestiary gathers essays devoted to the most notorious and celebrated beasts in Nietzsche's work. The essays illustrate Nietzsche's ample use of animal imagery, and link it to the dual philosophical purposes of recovering and revivifying human animality, which plays a significant role in his call for de-deifying nature.
     
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    Hippocrates at Phaedrus 270c.Elizabeth Jelinek & Nickolas Pappas - 2020 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 101 (3):409-430.
    At Plato’s Phaedrus 270c, Socrates asks whether one can know souls without knowing ‘the whole.’ Phaedrus answers that ‘according to Hippocrates’ the same demand on knowing the whole applies to bodies. What parallel is intended between soul-knowledge and body-knowledge and which medical passages illustrate the analogy have been much debated. Three dominant interpretations read ‘the whole’ as respectively (1) environment, (2) kosmos, and (3) individual soul or body; and adduce supporting Hippocratic passages. But none of these interpretations accounts for the (...)
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    Beautiful City: The Dialectical Character of Plato's Republic (Review).Nickolas Pappas - 2004 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (2):218-219.
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    Knowing and Saying That I Know.Nickolas Pappas - 1991 - Philosophy 66 (258):487 - 502.
    Of course there's every difference in the world between my merely saying something and its being so. My claim that I have a toothache is a far cry from the toothache itself. Words are not things: I neither sit in the word ‘chair’ nor eat the word ‘food.’.
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    The Nick of Time: Politics, Evolution, and the Untimely (Review).Nickolas Pappas - 2006 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 31 (1):69-71.
  15. Aristotle.Nickolas Pappas - 2001 - In Berys Nigel Gaut & Dominic Lopes (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Aesthetics. Routledge.
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    Authorship and Authority.Nickolas Pappas - 1989 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 47 (4):325-332.
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    Autochthony in Plato's Menexenus.Nickolas Pappas - 2011 - Philosophical Inquiry 34 (1-2):66-80.
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    Blindness and Reorientation. Problems in Plato’s Republic, by C.D.C. Reeve.Nickolas Pappas - 2014 - Ancient Philosophy 34 (2):419-424.
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    Benitez, Rick, and Keping Wang . Reflections on Plato's Poetics: Essays From Beijing. Academic Printing & Publishing, 2016, IX + 245 Pp., $45.00 Cloth. [REVIEW]Nickolas Pappas - 2018 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 76 (3):368-371.
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    Commentary on Frede.Nickolas Pappas - 1996 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 12 (1):277-284.
  21. Fashion Seen as Something Imitative and Foreign.Nickolas Pappas - 2008 - British Journal of Aesthetics 48 (1):1-19.
    Philosophers have recently begun to write about fashion in dress. They acknowledge that philosophy traditionally ignored the subject altogether or else disparaged fashion. They do not observe that those past philosophers who slighted fashion characterized it as mass imitativeness; but in fact that one-sided characterization is what permitted commentators to overlook innovativeness in fashion. Indeed the figure of the foreigner that recurs in philosophical remarks about fashion only makes sense given a reading of fashion as imitative uniformity. The foreigner becomes (...)
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    Greek and Roman Aesthetics.Nickolas Pappas - 2011 - Philosophical Inquiry 34 (1-2):111-114.
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    Morality Gags.Nickolas Pappas - 2005 - The Monist 88 (1):52-71.
    It was in the year of Nietzsche’s death that Bergson published Laughter, but he had been thinking about the subject while Nietzsche was alive and active. In 1884 he delivered a lecture, “Le rire: de quoi rit-on? Pourquoi rit-on?”; the book Le Rire grew from that lecture and enlarged its inquiry into what one laughs at and why, even if the book still does not probe deeply enough into who that “one” is who’s laughing.
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    Nietzsche's Apollo.Nickolas Pappas - 2014 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 45 (1):43-53.
    Two great evaluative questions about The Birth of Tragedy ask how accurate the book is about Greece’s “tragic age,” and how nostalgic it is for that age. Wilamowitz raised the question of accuracy as soon as the book was published, and the issue has never gone away. As for nostalgia, even without accepting extreme versions of the charge, you can still worry that BT portrays Socrates as such a calamity—a monstrosity, and therefore a freakish birth, something that did not have (...)
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    Philhellenism and Greek Philosophy.Nickolas Pappas - 2001 - Philosophical Forum 32 (2):165-173.
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    Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus: Education and Rhetoric, Myth and History.Nickolas Pappas & Mark Zelcer - 2015 - New York, USA: Routledge.
  27. Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus.Nickolas Pappas - 2014 - Acumen Publishing.
    _Menexenus_ is one of the least studied among Plato's works, mostly because of the puzzling nature of the text, which has led many scholars either to reject the dialogue as spurious or to consider it as a mocking parody of Athenian funeral rhetoric. In this book, Pappas and Zelcer provide a persuasive alternative reading of the text, one that contributes in many ways to our understanding of Plato, and specifically to our understanding of his political thought. The book is organized (...)
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  28. Psychoanalysis and the Philosophy of Film.Nickolas Pappas - 2019 - In Noël Carroll, Laura T. Di Summa & Shawn Loht (eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures. Springer. pp. 923-945.
    Psychoanalytic treatments of film encounter difficulties resembling those that Plato faced when he criticized tragedy: uncertainty over which persons are the objects of theoretical scrutiny; the call for the theorist’s anhedonia; and confusion between unperceived cognitive processes and those that are unconscious because disavowed. The uncertainty over objects lets us sort psychoanalyses of film according to whether they assess a film’s maker, its characters, the work, or its audience. Each approach shows promise but also comes with problems. Each approach also (...)
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  29. Plato and the Republic.Nickolas Pappas & Andreas Schubert - 1996 - Zeitschrift für Philosophische Forschung 50 (3):520-521.
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    Plato’s Invisible Cities: Discourse and Power in the ’Republic’.Nickolas Pappas - 1993 - Ancient Philosophy 13 (2):427 - 430.
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    Plato’s Invisible Cities: Discourse and Power in the ’Republic’. [REVIEW]Nickolas Pappas - 1993 - Ancient Philosophy 13 (2):427-430.
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    Plato's Ion: The Problem of The.Nickolas Pappas - 1989 - Philosophy 64:381.
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    Plato's Myths.Nickolas Pappas - 2011 - Philosophical Inquiry 34 (1-2):101-106.
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    Daniel Russell, Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life. [REVIEW]Nickolas Pappas - 2008 - Ancient Philosophy 28 (1):227-232.
  35. Plato on Poetry: Imitation or Inspiration?Nickolas Pappas - 2012 - Philosophy Compass 7 (10):669-678.
    A passage in Plato’s Laws offers a fresh look at Plato’s theory of poetry and art. Only here does Plato call poetry both mimêsis “imitation, representation,” and the product of enthousiasmos “inspiration, possession.” The Republic and Sophist examine poetic imitation; the Ion and Phaedrus develop a theory of artistic inspiration; but Plato does not confront the two descriptions together outside this paragraph. After all, mimêsis fuels an attack on poetry, while enthousiasmos is sometimes used to attack it, sometimes to praise (...)
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  36. Plato's Thoughts and Literature.Nickolas Pappas - 1987 - Dissertation, Harvard University
    This dissertation brings Plato's critique of poetry to bear on the issue of how to read his dialogues. Since antiquity commentators on Plato have debated the extent to which he actually meant the philosophical doctrines in his works; since the early nineteenth century this debate has been complicated by the claim that the dialogues count as literature. To treat them as literature is to hold, in a subtler sense, that Plato does not himself assert what their characters say. ;I therefore (...)
     
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    Review: Myles Burnyeat and Michael Frede, The Pseudo‐Platonic Seventh Letter, Ed. Dominic Scott. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015. 224 + Xv Pages; $50.00/Hardcover. [REVIEW]Nickolas Pappas - 2016 - Philosophical Forum 47 (1):39-45.
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    Review of Pierre Destre, Nicholas D. Smith (Eds.), Socrates' Divine Sign: Religion, Practice and Value in Socratic Philosophy[REVIEW]Nickolas Pappas - 2005 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (10).
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    Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Republic.Nickolas Pappas - 1995 - Routledge.
    Plato is one of the most important figures in Western thought; the _Republic_ is his most important, and most widely studied, work. This GuideBook will steer the reader clearly through this work. _Plato and the Republic_ will introduce and assess: * Plato's life and the background to the _Republic_ * The text and ideas of the _Republic_ * Plato's continuing importance to Western thought Ideal for students coming to Plato for the first time, this GuideBook will be vital for all (...)
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  40. Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Republic.Nickolas Pappas - 1995 - Routledge.
    First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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  41. Replies to Mass and Golumbia.Nickolas Pappas - 1999 - In Emanuela Bianchi (ed.), Is Feminist Philosophy Philosophy? Northwestern University Press. pp. 212.
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    Socratic Fallacies? L.S. Pangle Virtue is Knowledge. The Moral Foundations of Socratic Political Philosophy. Pp. X + 276. Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2014. Cased, £24.50, Us$35. Isbn: 978-0-226-13654-7. [REVIEW]Nickolas Pappas - 2015 - The Classical Review 65 (1):47-49.
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    The Despair That is Ignorant of Being Despair.Nickolas Pappas - 1991 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 73 (3):281-296.
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    Telling Good Love From Bad in Plato’s Phaedrus.Nickolas Pappas - 2017 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 32 (1):41-58.
    When the Phaedrus produces an account of eros that goes beyond earlier oversimplifying terms, it rests its analysis on a distinction between human and divine. The dialogue’s attempts to articulate this distinction repeatedly fail. In part they rest on the difference between right and left, but in ways that problematize that difference as well. In the end this difficulty in definition casts a shadow over the prospect of the effective reciprocation of love, because the loved one will not be able (...)
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    The Impiety of the Republic's Imitator.Nickolas Pappas - 2013 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (2):219-232.
    The Republic rarely speaks of piety; yet religious concerns inform more of its treatment of poetry than readers acknowledge. A pair of tripartite rankings in Book 10 has puzzled interpreters: first the triad Form-couch-painting, then the ostensibly equivalent triad of a flute’s or bridle’s user-maker-imitator. The tripartitions work better together if one recognizes the divinity at work behind Athena’s gifts the flute and bridle. This mythic reading reveals the imitator to stand, yet again, in opposition to the gods; but it (...)
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    Two Myths of Philosophy’s Beginnings.Nickolas Pappas - 2016 - Philosophical Inquiry 40 (3-4):6-22.
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  47. The Nietzsche Disappointment: Reckoning with Nietzsche's Unkept Promises on Origins and Outcomes.Nickolas Pappas - 2005 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The Nietzsche Disappointment confronts Nietzsche's recurrent, symptomatic struggles with causal accounts. His explanations of past and future raise high hopes; when they fail they are responsible for profound disappointment.
     
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    The Origins of Aesthetic Thought in Ancient Greece: Matter, Sensation, and Experience by Porter,L James I.Nickolas Pappas - 2012 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 70 (3):323-326.
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    The Poetics' Argument Against Plato.Nickolas Pappas - 1992 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (1):83-100.
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    The Poetics’ Argument Against Plato.Nickolas Pappas - 1992 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (1):83-100.
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