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  1. Hylomorphism in Aristotle’s Physics.Sean Kelsey - 2010 - Ancient Philosophy 30 (1):107-24.
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    The Argument of Metaphysics VI 3.Sean Kelsey - 2004 - Ancient Philosophy 24 (1):119-34.
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    The Argument of Metaphysics VI.Sean Kelsey - 2004 - Ancient Philosophy 24 (1):119-134.
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    Aristotle "Physics" I 8.Sean Kelsey - 2006 - Phronesis 51 (4):330 - 361.
    Aristotle's thesis in "Physics" I 8 is that a certain old and familiar problem about coming to be can only be solved with the help of the new account of the "principles" he has developed in "Physics" I 7. This is a strong thesis and the literature on the chapter does not quite do it justice; specifically, as things now stand we are left wondering why Aristotle should have found this problem so compelling in the first place. In this paper (...)
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  5. Recollection in the Phaedo.Sean Kelsey - 2000 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 16:91-121.
  6. Aristotle's Definition of Nature.Sean Kelsey - 2003 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 25:59-87.
     
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    The Place of I 7 in the Argument of Physics I.Sean Kelsey - 2008 - Phronesis 53 (2):180-208.
    Aristotle introduces Physics I as an inquiry into principles; in this paper I ask where he argues for the position he reaches in I 7. Many hold that his definitive argument is found in the first half of I 7 itself; I argue that this view is mistaken: the considerations raised there do not form the basis of any self-standing argument for Aristotle's doctrine of principles, but rather play a subordinate role in a larger argument begun in earnest in I (...)
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    Causation in the Phaedo.Sean Kelsey - 2004 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 85 (1):21–43.
    In the _Phaedo Socrates says that as a young man he thought it a great thing to know the causes of things; but finding existing accounts unsatisfying, he fell back on a method of his own, hypothesizing that Forms are causes. I argue that part of what this hypothesis says is that certain phenomena--the ones for which it postulates Forms as causes--are the result of processes whose object was to produce them. I then use this conclusion to explain how Socrates' (...)
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    Truth and Value in Plato's Republic.Sean Kelsey - 2013 - Philosophy 88 (2):197-218.
    This paper is a reaction to a recent article by Raphael Woolf, the drift of which is that, according to the Republic , truth as such is not important. I am not persuaded and in what follows I try to get clear about why.
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    The Place of I 7 in the Argument of "Physics" I.Sean Kelsey - 2008 - Phronesis 53 (2):180 - 208.
    Aristotle introduces Physics I as an inquiry into principles; in this paper I ask where he argues for the position he reaches in I 7. Many hold that his definitive argument is found in the first half of I 7 itself; I argue that this view is mistaken: the considerations raised there do not form the basis of any self-standing argument for Aristotle's doctrine of principles, but rather play a subordinate role in a larger argument begun in earnest in I (...)
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    Hylomorphism in Aristotle’s Physics.Sean Kelsey - 2010 - Ancient Philosophy 30 (1):107-124.
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    Physics 199a8-12.Sean Kelsey - 2011 - Apeiron 44 (1):1-12.
    This paper concerns an argument for natural teleology that is often taken to rest on an analogy between nature and art; I present an alternative reading. This reading can be found in some older commentaries; I hope to add to their discussions by making the case explicitly, as well as by clarifying some points of detail.
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    Commentary on Shaw.Sean Kelsey - 2014 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 29 (1):107-110.
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    Colloquium 4.Sean Kelsey - 2000 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 16 (1):91-121.
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    Aristotle_ Physics _I 8.Sean Kelsey - 2006 - Phronesis 51 (4):330-361.
    Aristotle's thesis in Physics I 8 is that a certain old and familiar problem about coming to be can only be solved with the help of the new account of the "principles" he has developed in Physics I 7. This is a strong thesis and the literature on the chapter does not quite do it justice; specifically, as things now stand we are left wondering why Aristotle should have found this problem so compelling in the first place. In this paper (...)
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  16. Causation in The.Sean Kelsey - 2004 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 85 (1):21-43.
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  17. Empty Words.Sean Kelsey - 2015 - In David Ebrey (ed.), Theory and Practice in Aristotle's Natural Science. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 199-216.
  18. The Argument of Metaphysics Vi 3.Sean Kelsey - 2004 - Ancient Philosophy 24 (1):119-134.
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