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Raphael Woolf
King's College London
  1. Aristotle: Eudemian Ethics.Brad Inwood & Raphael Woolf (eds.) - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Aristotle's Eudemian Ethics has been unjustly neglected in comparison with its more famous counterpart the Nicomachean Ethics. This is in large part due to the fact that until recently no complete translation of the work has been available. But the Eudemian Ethics is a masterpiece in its own right, offering valuable insights into Aristotle's ideas on virtue, happiness and the good life. This volume offers a translation by Brad Inwood and Raphael Woolf that is both fluent and exact, and an (...)
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  2. Cicero: The Philosophy of a Roman Sceptic.Raphael Woolf - 2014 - Routledge.
    Cicero's philosophical works introduced Latin audiences to the ideas of the Stoics, Epicureans and other schools and figures of the post-Aristotelian period, thus influencing the transmission of those ideas through later history. While Cicero's value as documentary evidence for the Hellenistic schools is unquestioned, Cicero: The Philosophy of a Roman Sceptic explores his writings as works of philosophy that do more than simply synthesize the thought of others, but instead offer a unique viewpoint of their own. In this volume Raphael (...)
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  3. The Practice of a Philosopher.Raphael Woolf - 2004 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 26:97-129.
  4. Callicles and Socrates: Psychic (Dis) Harmony in the Gorgias.Raphael Woolf - 2000 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 18:1-40.
  5. Truth as a Value in Plato's Republic.Raphael Woolf - 2009 - Phronesis 54 (1):9-39.
    To what extent is possession of truth considered a good thing in the Republic? Certain passages of the dialogue appear to regard truth as a universal good, but others are more circumspect about its value, recommending that truth be withheld on occasion and falsehood disseminated. I seek to resolve this tension by distinguishing two kinds of truths, which I label 'philosophical' and 'non-philosophical'. Philosophical truths, I argue, are considered unqualifiedly good to possess, whereas non-philosophical truths are regarded as worth possessing (...)
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    Plato and the Hero: Courage, Manliness and the Impersonal Good.Raphael Woolf & Angela Hobbs - 2002 - Philosophical Review 111 (1):95.
    The main title of this work is a little misleading. Hobbs does not begin to consider in any detail Plato’s relation to traditional Greek models of the hero until chapter 6, nearly two-thirds of the way through the book. In fact, Hobbs’s treatment of Plato’s re-working of the hero-figure is embedded in a nexus of themes revolving round the Greek virtue of andreia and its psychological basis in that part of the soul that Plato in the Republic calls the thumos. (...)
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    Plato’s Epistemology: Being and Seeming.Raphael Woolf - 2022 - Philosophical Review 131 (1):99-103.
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    Socratic Authority.Raphael Woolf - 2008 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 90 (1):1-38.
    This paper offers a critical examination of the notion of epistemic authority in Plato. In the Apology, Socrates claims a certain epistemic superiority over others, and it is easy to suppose that this might be explained in terms of third-person authority: Socrates knows the minds of others better than they know their own. Yet Socrates, as the text makes clear, is not the only one capable of getting the minds of others right. His epistemic edge is rather a matter of (...)
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    Pleasure and Desire.Raphael Woolf - 2009 - In James Warren (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Epicureanism. Cambridge University Press. pp. 158.
  10. Particularism, Promises, and Persons in Cicero's De Officiis.Raphael Woolf - 2007 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 33:317-346.
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    Why Is Rhetoric Not a Skill?Raphael Woolf - 2004 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 21 (2):119 - 130.
  12. Knowing How to Ask: A Discussion of Gail Fine, The Possibility of Inquiry.Raphael Woolf - 2015 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 49:363-391.
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    A Shaggy Soul Story: How Not to Read the Wax Tablet Model in Plato’s Theaetetus.Raphael Woolf - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 69 (3):573–604.
    This paper sets out to re-examine the famous Wax Tablet model in Plato's Theaetetus, in particular the section of it which appeals to the quality of individual souls' wax as an explanation of why some are more liable to make mistakes than others (194c-195a). This section has often been regarded as an ornamental flourish or a humorous appendage to the model's main explanatory business. Yet in their own appropriations both Aristotle and Locke treat the notion of variable wax quality as (...)
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  14. Cicero: On Moral Ends.Julia Annas & Raphael Woolf (eds.) - 2001 - Cambridge University Press.
    This 2001 translation makes one of the most important texts in ancient philosophy available to modern readers. Cicero is increasingly being appreciated as an intelligent and well-educated amateur philosopher, and in this work he presents the major ethical theories of his time in a way designed to get the reader philosophically engaged in the important debates. Raphael Woolf's translation does justice to Cicero's argumentative vigour as well as to the philosophical ideas involved, while Julia Annas's introduction and notes provide a (...)
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    The Written Word in Plato’s Protagoras.Raphael Woolf - 1999 - Ancient Philosophy 19 (1):21-30.
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    The Self in Plato's "Ion".Raphael Woolf - 1997 - Apeiron 30 (3):189 - 210.
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    The Coloration of Aristotelian Eye-Jelly: A Note on On Dreams 459b-460a.Raphael Woolf - 1999 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 37 (3):385-391.
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    Nightingale Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy. Theoria in its Cultural Context. Pp. X + 311. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. Cased, £45, US$75. ISBN: 0-521-83825-8. [REVIEW]Raphael Woolf - 2006 - The Classical Review 56 (1):49-51.
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    The School of Doubt: Skepticism, History and Politics in Cicero’s, Written by Orazio Cappello.Raphael Woolf - 2020 - International Journal for the Study of Skepticism 10 (2):167-171.
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    Colloquium 1: Misology and Truth.Raphael Woolf - 2008 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 23 (1):1-24.
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    Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy. Theoria in its Cultural Context. [REVIEW]Raphael Woolf - 2006 - The Classical Review 56 (1):49-51.
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    Commentary on Kelsey.Raphael Woolf - 2000 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 16 (1):122-133.
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    Rereading Ancient Philosophy: Old Chestnuts and Sacred Cows.Verity Harte & Raphael Woolf (eds.) - 2017 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book revisits, and sheds fresh light on, some key texts and debates in ancient philosophy. Its twin targets are 'Old Chestnuts' – well-known passages in the works of ancient philosophers about which one might have thought everything there is to say has already been said – and 'Sacred Cows' – views about what ancient philosophers thought, on issues of philosophical importance, that have attained the status of near-unquestioned orthodoxy. Thirteen leading scholars respond to these challenges by offering new perspectives (...)
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    Strategies of Polemics in Greek and Roman Philosophy_ _, Edited by S. Weisser and N. Thaler.Raphael Woolf - 2018 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 12 (1):65-68.
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    R. J. Hankinson, Cause and Explanation in Ancient Greek Thought. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998, Cloth £48.00. ISBN: 0 19 823745 6.Raphael Woolf - 2000 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 51 (3):545-547.
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    (M.-K.) Lee Epistemology After Protagoras. Responses to Relativism in Plato, Aristotle, and Democritus. Oxford UP, 2005. Pp. X + 291. £45. 0199262225. [REVIEW]Raphael Woolf - 2006 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 126:211-212.
  27. David Roochnik, Of Art and Wisdom. [REVIEW]Raphael Woolf - 1998 - Philosophy in Review 18:224-225.
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    Plato and the Hero: Courage, Manliness and the Impersonal Good.Raphael Woolf - 2000 - Philosophical Review 111 (1):95-97.
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    Review: John M. Cooper, Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy From Socrates to Plotinus. [REVIEW]Raphael Woolf - forthcoming - Philosophical Explorations 124 (2):397-402,.
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    Cooper, John M. Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy From Socrates to Plotinus.Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012. Pp. 456. $35.00. [REVIEW]Raphael Woolf - 2014 - Ethics 124 (2):397-402.
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    Review of George Rudebusch, Socrates[REVIEW]Raphael Woolf - 2010 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2010 (4).
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    Cicero and Gyges.Raphael Woolf - 2013 - Classical Quarterly 63 (2):801-812.
    The tale of Gyges' ring narrated by Cicero at De officiis 3.38 is of course originally found, and acknowledged as such by Cicero, in Plato . I would like in this paper to address two questions about Cicero's handling of the tale – one historical, one philosophical. The purpose of the historical question is to evaluate, with respect to the Gyges narration, Cicero's quality as a reader of Plato. How well does Cicero understand the role of the story in its (...)
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    Review of Dominic Scott, Plato's Meno[REVIEW]Raphael Woolf - 2006 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006 (10).