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  1. Epicureanism.Thomas A. Blackson - forthcoming - In Tom Angier (ed.), The History of Evil in Antiquity: 2000 Bce to 450 Ce. Routledge.
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    An Invalid Argument for Contextualism.Thomas A. Blackson - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (2):344–345.
    Keith DeRose gives an invalid argument for contextualism in “Assertion, Knowledge, and Context.” In section 2.4, entitled “The Argument for Contextualism,” DeRose makes the following remarks. “The knowledge account of assertion provides a powerful argument for contextualism: If the standards for when one is in a position to warrantedly assert that P are the same as those that comprise a truth-condition for ‘I know P,’ then if the former vary with context, so do the latter. In short: The knowledge account (...)
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    On Williamson’s Argument for in His Anti-Luminosity Argument.Thomas A. Blackson - 2007 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 74 (2):397-405.
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  4. Plato (Ca. 427 - Ca. 347 BC E ): Apology of Socrates.Thomas A. Blackson - forthcoming - In AUTOBIOGRAPHY/AUTOFICTION. An International and Interdisciplinary Handbook. Volume III: Exemplary autobiographical/autofictional texts. Edited by Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf. De Gruyter, Berlin.
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    Extrinsic Attitudinal Pleasure.Thomas A. Blackson - 2012 - Philosophical Studies 159 (2):277-291.
    I argue for an alternative interpretation of some of the examples Fred Feldman uses to establish his theory of happiness. According to Feldman, the examples show that certain utterances of the form S is pleased/glad that P and S is displeased/sad that P should be interpreted as expressions of extrinsic attitudinal pleasure and displeasure and hence must be excluded from the aggregative sum of attitudinal pleasure and displeasure that constitutes happiness. I develop a new interpretation of Feldman’s examples. My interpretation (...)
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    An Invalid Argument for Contextualism.Thomas A. Blackson - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (2):344-345.
    Keith DeRose gives an invalid argument for contextualism in “Assertion, Knowledge, and Context.” In section 2.4, entitled “The Argument for Contextualism,” DeRose makes the following remarks. “The knowledge account of assertion provides a powerful argument for contextualism: If the standards for when one is in a position to warrantedly assert that P are the same as those that comprise a truth-condition for ‘I know P,’ then if the former vary with context, so do the latter. In short: The knowledge account (...)
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    The Parmenides and Plato’s Late Philosophy.Thomas A. Blackson - 1998 - Ancient Philosophy 18 (2):484.
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    Studies in Plato’s Two-Level Model.Thomas A. Blackson - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (2):480-482.
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    Reading Plato’s Theaetetus, by Timothy Chappell. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2007 - Ancient Philosophy 27 (2):418-423.
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    Ion, Hippias Minor, Laches, Protagoras: The Dialogues of Plato, Volume 3. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 52 (3):659-660.
    Few recent events in the world of Platonic scholarship have caused more excitement than the publication of the initial volumes of R. E. Allen’s The Dialogues of Plato. Allen is on track to become the first scholar since Benjamin Jowett in the nineteenth century to produce a translation, with commentary, of all of Plato’s works. This feat is all the more impressive because Allen’s translations and comments thus far have been superb.
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    Causes in Thephaedo.Gareth B. Matthews & Thomas A. Blackson - 1989 - Synthese 79 (3):581 - 591.
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    Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (4):919-919.
    In Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy, Professor Bobzien accomplishes what she describes as her “primary goal”; namely, “to establish-as far as that is possible—what the Stoic positions were, and to make them comprehensible to modern readers”. To this end, she demonstrates a scholarly command of the ancient texts and the contemporary secondary literature that places her as one of the most knowledgeable philosophers working in the history of ancient philosophy today. Moreover, as Myles Burnyeat says in his remarks on (...)
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    A Companion to Ancient Philosophy. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2009 - Ancient Philosophy 29 (1):229-232.
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    Plato and the Socratic Dialogue: The Philosophical Use of a Literary Form. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (1):172-172.
    Professor Kahn says that Plato and the Socratic Dialogue “presents a new paradigm for the interpretation of Plato’s early and middle dialogues as a unified literary project, displaying an artistic plan for the expression of a unified world view”. To this end, Kahn argues that “[w]hat we can trace in these dialogues is not the development of Plato’s thought,” as Aristotle and others seem to have thought, “but the gradual unfolding of a literary plan for presenting his philosophical views to (...)
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    The Stuff of Conventionalism.Thomas A. Blackson - 1992 - Philosophical Studies 68 (1):65 - 81.
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    Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, Volume XIII, 1997. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (3):686-687.
    This volume contains the papers and commentaries that were originally given during the 1996/97 academic year at the meetings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy. The speakers give their papers at colloquia that occur at Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Clark University, College of the Holy Cross, Harvard University, and Wellesley College. There is a commentator for each paper.
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    Plato’s Parmenides.Thomas A. Blackson - 2005 - Ancient Philosophy 25 (1):185.
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    Pyrrhonian Inquiry.Thomas A. Blackson - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (2):510-513.
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    Plato and the Senses of Words.Thomas A. Blackson - 1991 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 29 (2):169-182.
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    Topics in Stoic Philosophy. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (2):438-438.
    This volume contains eight articles on various topics in Stoic philosophy, an introduction devoted primarily to the history of the scholarly study of Stoic philosophy, and a select bibliography devoted to recent work on Stoic philosophy not found in either Spindel Conference 1984: Recovering the Stoics, R. H. Epp or The Hellenistic Philosophers, A. A. Long and D. N. Sedley. The first six articles appeared previously in translation in the Greek philosophical journal Deukalion. Professor Ierodiakonou commissioned these articles as “an (...)
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  21. Inquiry, Forms, and Substances a Study in Plato's Metaphysics and Epistemology.Thomas A. Blackson - 1995
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    Beversluis, John. Cross-Examining Socrates. A Defense of the Interlocutors in Platos Early Dialogues. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (3):644-645.
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    The Philosophy of Forms. An Analytical and Historical Commentary on Plato's Parmenides. With a New English Translation, by A.H. Coxon. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2000 - Ancient Philosophy 20 (2):463-467.
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    Induction and Experience In Metaphysics 1.1.Thomas A. Blackson - 2006 - Review of Metaphysics 59 (3):541 - 552.
    IN POSTERIOR ANALYTICS 2.19 AND METAPHYSICS 1.1, Aristotle describes the natural process by which man acquires reason and the knowledge that belongs to reason. He says that from perception comes memory, from memory comes experience, and from experience comes reason and the knowledge that belongs to reason. This is the sequence in induction, and it is common to the description in both passages. In the Metaphysics, however, unlike in the Posterior Analytics, Aristotle goes on to explain how the expertise gained (...)
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    Cause and Definition in Plato's Hippias Major.Thomas A. Blackson - 1992 - Philosophical Inquiry 14 (3-4):1-11.
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    Cleary, John J., and Gary M. Gurtler. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, Volume XIII, 1997. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (3):686-687.
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    Two Interpretations of Socratic Intellectualism.Thomas A. Blackson - 2015 - Ancient Philosophy 35 (1):23-39.
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    Plato’s Parmenides. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2005 - Ancient Philosophy 25 (1):185-189.
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    Kahn, Charles H. Plato and the Socratic Dialogue: The Philosophical Use of a Literary Form.Thomas A. Blackson - 1999 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (1):172-173.
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    Reason and Emotion: Essays on Ancient Moral Psychology and Ethical Theory.Thomas A. Blackson - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (1):135-136.
    This book is a collection of twenty-three of Professor Cooper’s essays on ancient moral philosophy and ethical theory. Two essays are published here for the first time. Three essays are “somewhat revised” versions of essays first prepared for other collections that were in press during the time in which Cooper wrote the preface. Three essays are “reworkings” of previously published review essays, and the remaining fifteen essays are reprints with editorial alterations of essays Cooper first published between 1973 and 1996. (...)
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    Ierodiakonou, Katerina, Ed. Topics in Stoic Philosophy.Thomas A. Blackson - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (2):438-439.
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    Coming-to-Be Is for the Sake of Being.Thomas A. Blackson - 1991 - Modern Schoolman 69 (1):1-15.
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    Against Weatherson on How to Frame a Decision Problem in Advance.Thomas A. Blackson - forthcoming - Journal of Philosophical Research.
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    The Philosophy of Forms.Thomas A. Blackson - 2000 - Ancient Philosophy 20 (2):463-467.
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    Bobzien, Susanne. Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy.Thomas A. Blackson - 2000 - Review of Metaphysics 53 (4):919-920.
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    Cleary, John J., Ed. Traditions of Platonism: Essays in Honour of John Dillon.Thomas A. Blackson - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (3):647-648.
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    Philo of Larissa: The Last of the Academic Sceptics.Thomas A. Blackson - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (3):738-740.
    This book may well become the definitive work on Philo of Larissa. It is comprehensive, and the knowledge of the texts and their historical contexts is impressive. My only concern is with the philosophical exposition. Philo is an important figure in the history of epistemology, and it seems to me that his contribution should have been specified more clearly. This of course is a tall order. Ancient epistemology is a difficult subject, and my desire for a clearer exposition is more (...)
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    Plato’s Parmenides. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2005 - Ancient Philosophy 25 (1):185-189.
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    Pyrrhonian Inquiry, by Marta Anna Wlodarczyk.Thomas A. Blackson - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (2):510-513.
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    Studies in Plato’s Two-Level Model. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (2):480-482.
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  41. AUTOBIOGRAPHY/AUTOFICTION. An International and Interdisciplinary Handbook. Volume III: Exemplary Autobiographical/Autofictional Texts. Edited by Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf. De Gruyter, Berlin.Thomas A. Blackson - forthcoming
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  42. Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics Through the Hellenistic Philosophers.Thomas A. Blackson - 2011 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  43. Ancient Greek Philosophy: From the Presocratics to the Hellenistic Philosophers.Thomas A. Blackson - 2011 - Wiley-Blackwell.
  44. Cross-Examining Socrates. A Defense of the Interlocutors in Platos Early Dialogues. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (3):644-644.
    Professor Beversluis says that this book is a re-reading of Platos early dialogues from the point of view of the characters with whom Socrates engages in debate. He says that unlike existing studies, which are thoroughly dismissive of the interlocutors and reduce them to the status of mere mouthpieces, this book takes them seriously and treats them as genuine intellectual opponents whose views are often more defensible than commentators have standardly thought. Beversluis says his purpose is not to summarize their (...)
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  45. Traditions of Platonism: Essays in Honour of John Dillon. [REVIEW]Thomas A. Blackson - 2001 - Review of Metaphysics 54 (3):647-647.
    This work is a Festschrift to celebrate the philosophical and scholarly achievements of John Dillon on the occasion of his sixtieth birthday on 15 September 1999. Such celebrations too often have little or no academic interest, but the editor is aware of this problem and has taken steps to prevent it from plaguing Traditions of Platonism. In order to avoid academic provincialism and to create a truly cosmopolitan collection of papers, contributed by some of the leading international experts within the (...)
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