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    Time for Aristotle: Physics IV.10-14.Ursula Coope - 2005 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    What is the relation between time and change? Does time depend on the mind? Is the present always the same or is it always different? Aristotle tackles these questions in the Physics. In the first book in English exclusively devoted to this discussion, Ursula Coope argues that Aristotle sees time as a universal order within which all changes are related to each other. This interpretation enables her to explain two striking Aristotelian claims: that the now is like a moving thing, (...)
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  2. Why does Aristotle Think that Ethical Virtue is Required for Practical Wisdom?Ursula Coope - 2012 - Phronesis 57 (2):142-163.
    Abstract In this paper, I ask why Aristotle thinks that ethical virtue (rather than mere self-control) is required for practical wisdom. I argue that a satisfactory answer will need to explain why being prone to bad appetites implies a failing of the rational part of the soul. I go on to claim that the self-controlled person does suffer from such a rational failing: a failure to take a specifically rational kind of pleasure in fine action. However, this still leaves a (...)
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    Freedom and Responsibility in Neoplatonist Thought.Ursula Coope - 2020 - New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
    Ursula Coope presents a ground-breaking study of the philosophy of the Neoplatonists. She explores their understanding of freedom and responsibility: an entity is free to the extent that it is wholly in control of itself, self-determining, self-constituting, and self-knowing - which only a non-bodily thing can be.
  4. Aristotle on action.Ursula Coope - 2007 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 81 (1):109–138.
    When I raise my arm, what makes it the case that my arm's going up is an instance of my raising my arm? In this paper, I discuss Aristotle's answer to this question. His view, I argue, is that my arm's going up counts as my raising my arm just in case it is an exercise of a certain kind of causal power of mine. I show that this view differs in an interesting way both from the Davidsonian ‘standard causal (...)
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    ‘Change and its relation to actuality and potentiality'.Ursula Coope - 2009 - In Georgios Anagnostopoulos (ed.), A Companion to Aristotle. Oxford, UK: Blackwells. pp. 277–291.
    This chapter contains sections titled: The Account of Change in Physics III.1–3 Some Problems for This Account of Change Notes Bibliography.
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    Rational Assent and Self–Reversion: A Neoplatonist Response to the Stoics.Ursula Coope - 2016 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 50:237-288.
  7. Time for Aristotle: Physics IV.10-14.Ursula Coope - 2005 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    What is the relation between time and change? Does time depend on the mind? Is the present always the same or is it always different? Aristotle tackles these questions in the Physics. In the first book in English exclusively devoted to this discussion, Ursula Coope argues that Aristotle sees time as a universal order within which all changes are related to each other. This interpretation enables her to explain two striking Aristotelian claims: that the now is like a moving thing, (...)
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    I—Ursula Coope: Aristotle on Action.Ursula Coope - 2007 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 81 (1):109-138.
    When I raise my arm, what makes it the case that my arm's going up is an instance of my raising my arm? In this paper, I discuss Aristotle's answer to this question. His view, I argue, is that my arm's going up counts as my raising my arm just in case it is an exercise of a certain kind of causal power of mine. I show that this view differs in an interesting way both from the Davidsonian ‘standard causal (...)
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  9. Aristotle on the infinite.Ursula Coope - 2012 - In Christopher Shields (ed.), Oxford Handbook of Aristotle. Oxford University Press. pp. 267.
    In Physics, Aristotle starts his positive account of the infinite by raising a problem: “[I]f one supposes it not to exist, many impossible things result, and equally if one supposes it to exist.” His views on time, extended magnitudes, and number imply that there must be some sense in which the infinite exists, for he holds that time has no beginning or end, magnitudes are infinitely divisible, and there is no highest number. In Aristotle's view, a plurality cannot escape having (...)
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    Aquinas on judgment and the active power of reason.Ursula Coope - 2013 - Philosophers' Imprint 13.
    This paper examines Aquinas’ account of a certain kind of rational control: the control one exercises in using one’s reason to make a judgment. Though this control is not itself a kind of voluntary control, it is a precondition for voluntariness. Aquinas claims that one’s voluntary actions must spring from judgments that are subject to one’s rational control and that, because of this, only rational animals can act voluntarily. This rational kind of control depends on a certain distinctive feature of (...)
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    Colloquium 5: Aristotle’s Account of Agency in Physics III 3.Ursula Coope - 2004 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 20 (1):201-227.
  13. Why Does Aristotle say that there is No Time Without Change?: Graduate Papers from the Joint Session 2000.Ursula Coope - 2001 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 101 (3):359-367.
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    Free to think? Epistemic authority and thinking for oneself.Ursula Coope - 2019 - British Academy 7.
    People generally agree that there is something valuable about thinking for oneself rather than simply accepting beliefs on authority, but it is not at all obvious why this is valuable. This paper discusses two ancient responses, both inspired by the example of Socrates. Cicero claims that thinking for yourself gives you freedom. Olympiodorus argues that thinking for yourself makes it possible to achieve understanding, and that understanding is valuable because it gives you a certain kind of independence. The paper asks (...)
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    Aristotle on Movement, Incompleteness and the Now.Ursula Coope - 2023 - Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 97 (1):1-28.
    According to Aristotle, the present is an indivisible instant, or now. Aristotle holds that present-tense movement claims are sometimes true, but he argues that nothing ‘kineitai’ (moves/is moving) in the now. He characterizes movement as something that is ‘incomplete’ while it is occurring. My paper is an attempt to understand this combination of views. I draw a contrast between Aristotle’s position and an alternative view (defended by certain modern philosophers, but also by Plotinus), on which a present-tense movement claim is (...)
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  16. ‘Aristotle on voluntariness and choice’.Ursula Coope - 2010 - In C. Sandis (ed.), Blackwell Companion to Action. Blackwell.
  17. Aristotle : time and change.Ursula Coope - 2009 - In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge.
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    Aristotle.Ursula Coope - 2010 - In Timothy O'Connor & Constantine Sandis (eds.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Action. Oxford, UK: Wiley‐Blackwell. pp. 439–446.
    This chapter contains sections titled: The Voluntary Choice (Proairesis) Conclusion References Further reading.
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    Ancient Ethics and the Natural World.Ursula Coope & Barbara M. Sattler (eds.) - 2021 - New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.
    This book explores a distinctive feature of ancient philosophy: the close relation between ancient ethics and the study of the natural world. Human beings are in some sense part of the natural world, and they live their lives within a larger cosmos, but their actions are governed by norms whose relation to the natural world is up for debate. The essays in this volume, written by leading specialists in ancient philosophy, discuss how these facts about our relation to the world (...)
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  20. ‘Aristotle’s Physics VII.3. 246a10-246b3’.Ursula Coope - 2012 - In S. Maso & C. Natali (eds.), Reading Aristotle Physics VII.3: ‘What is alteration?’.
     
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    Persuasion, education, and manipulation: Some questions from ancient greece.Ursula Coope - 2016 - Think 15 (43):9-15.
    If you kidnap or drug someone to prevent her from casting her vote, then you are responsible for her failure to cast her vote. There is nothing she can do about it. If you hypnotize a person to get her to assassinate your enemy, then you are responsible for the assassination. She cannot be blamed. Kidnapping, drugging and hypnosis are all methods of subjecting someone else to your will. But does persuading a person to do something count as a further (...)
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  22. 'Self-motion as other-motion in Aristotle's Physics'.Ursula Coope - 2015 - In Mariska Leunissen (ed.), Aristotle's Physics: a critical guide. Cambridge, UK:
     
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  23. Space, time, matter, and form: Essays on Aristotle's physics - by David Bostock.Ursula Coope - 2008 - Philosophical Books 49 (3):250-251.
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    Review of Paolo Crivelli, Aristotle on Truth[REVIEW]Ursula Coope - 2005 - Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005 (11).