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  1. Aristotle on Meaning and Essence.Travis Butler - 2002 - Philosophical Review 111 (2):302.
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    Empeiria in Aristotle.Travis Butler - 2003 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 41 (3):329-350.
  3. A Riveting Argument in Favor of Asceticism in the Phaedo.Travis Butler - 2012 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 29 (2).
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    Socrates and Philosophical Practice.Travis Butler - 2015 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (5):821-842.
    Interpreters of the Phaedo often cite the Pythagorean context of the dialogue as a source of influence on the demanding conception of philosophy defended therein. Sandra Peterson offers a striking account of that influence: the Pythagorean sympathies of Socrates's interlocutors lead him to defend a conception of philosophy that captures their commitments, but that he himself rejects. Call this the Strong Influence Thesis. Peterson defends SIT by attempting to demonstrate a mismatch between the conception of philosophy espoused by Socrates in (...)
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    On Today’s Two-Worlds Interpretation: Knowledge and True Belief in Plato.Travis Butler - 2007 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 45 (1):31-56.
    This paper presents arguments against two crucial elements of recent versions of the Two-Worlds interpretation of Plato. I argue first that in addition to knowledge of the forms, Plato allows beliefs about them as well. Then I argue that Plato sees knowledge as a state in which the subject is conscious of information about the forms. Thus, the infallibility of knowledge must be understood in a way that is consistent with its being informational. Finally, I argue that my conclusions about (...)
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    Bodily Desire and Imprisonment in the Phaedo.Travis Butler - 2017 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 20 (1):82-102.
    The ethics and moral psychology of the Phaedo crucially depend on claims made uniquely about bodily desire. This paper offers an analysis and defense of the account of bodily desire in the dialogue, arguing that bodily desires – desires with their source in processes or conditions of the body – are characterized by three features: motivational pull, assertoric force, and intensity. Desires with these features target the soul’s rational functions with distinctive forms of imprisonment. They target the soul’s capacity to (...)
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    Virtue Intellectualism and Socratic Forms.Travis Butler & Nolan Pithan - 2021 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 29 (6):971-990.
    Aristotle famously claims that Plato, unlike Socrates, separated the forms. Some argue that Plato's dialogues provide a record of this disagreement, with the Socratic and Platonic theories presente...
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    Aristotle on Nous of Simples.Travis Butler & Eric Rubenstein - 2004 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 34 (3):327 - 353.
    In so many of his epistemological writings, Aristotle defends a sensible flavor of gradualism about our cognitive capacities: we start with the partial grasps afforded by what is better known to us, and if things go well, we end up with understandings of those objects better known by nature. The picture is of a step-wise process, rather than a transforming moment of illumination.
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    Function and Structure in Aristotle.Travis Butler - 2007 - Dialogue 46 (1):69-90.
    ABSTRACT: Aristotle is sometimes committed to a pattern of inference that moves from complexity of functioning to complexity in the entity’s metaphysical structure. This article argues that Aristotle rejects this inference in the case of the basic essence, the ultimate differentia that determines the kind to which the entity belongs. Specifically, the functional difference between active and passive reasoning in humans is not matched in the structure of the basic human essence. The basic essence is an immediate unity in the (...)
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    Refining Motivational Intellectualism: Plato’s Protagoras and Phaedo.Travis Butler - 2019 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 101 (2):153-176.
    Refined intellectualism holds that although an agent’s actions always follow his rationally-produced choices of what is best, those choices can be influenced by non-rational motivational states. Through a contrast with the Protagoras, I argue that RI is not only clearly endorsed in the Phaedo but also central to the philosophical ethic defended in that dialogue. This result raises problems for prevailing developmentalist interpretations of Plato’s moral psychology.
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    Explaining an Eclipse: Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics 2.1-10.Travis Butler & Owen Goldin - 1998 - Philosophical Review 107 (1):149.
    In Explaining an Eclipse, Owen Goldin provides a book-length treatment of the first ten chapters of book 2 of the Posterior Analytics. Goldin’s aim is to answer one question: how can an Aristotelian demonstration show anything of scientific interest if all the premises are definitions? To this question Goldin gives his undivided attention.
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    Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato.Travis Butler - 2003 - Philosophical Review 114 (1):115-117.
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  13. Mi-Kyoung Lee, Epistemology After Protagoras Reviewed By.Travis Butler - 2006 - Philosophy in Review 26 (1):44-46.
  14. Mi-Kyoung Lee, Epistemology After Protagoras. [REVIEW]Travis Butler - 2006 - Philosophy in Review 26:44-46.
     
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    Intellectualism in the Phaedo: Comments on Socratic Moral Psychology.Travis Butler - 2012 - Analytic Philosophy 53 (2):208-215.
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    Knowing Persons: A Study in Plato.Travis Butler - 2005 - Philosophical Review 114 (1):115-117.
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    Identity and Infallibility in Plato's Epistemology.Travis Butler - 2006 - Apeiron 39 (1):1 - 25.
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    On David Charles's Account of Aristotle's Semantics for Simple Names.Travis Butler - 1997 - Phronesis 42 (1):21-31.
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    Review of Knowing Persons. [REVIEW]Travis Butler - 2005 - Philosophical Review 114 (1):115-117.
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    How Simple Are Plato’s Forms?Travis Butler & Eric M. Rubenstein - 2002 - Ancient Philosophy 22 (2):277-288.
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    Pursuits of Wisdom: Six Ways of Life in Ancient Philosophy From Socrates to Plotinus. By John M. Cooper. [REVIEW]Travis Butler - 2014 - Ancient Philosophy 34 (1):224-228.
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    Comprehensive Moral Thinking and the Demandingness Objection.Travis Butler - 2020 - Business and Society Review 125 (1):143-158.
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    David P. Hunt.Travis Butler - 1997 - Phronesis 42 (1).