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    Christopher Stead
    Studia Patristica 53 (1): 17-30. 2013.
    Professor Christopher Stead was Ely Professor of Divinity from 1971 until his retirement in 1980 and one of the great contributors to the Oxford Patristic Conferences for many years. In this paper I reflect on his work in Patristics, and I attempt to understand how his interests diverged from the other major contributors in the same period, and how they were formed by his philosophical milieu and the spirit of the age. As a case study to illustrate and diagnose his approach, I shall focus on a d…Read more
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    L'A. étudie l'oeuvre d'Hippolyte de Rome qui présente, moins qu'un véritable intérêt philosophique, l'avantage d'une certaine connaissance de l'histoire de la philosophie, sur laquelle il fonde sa défense de la doctrine chrétienne. Le débat s'articule autour de l'originalité de l'interprétation de la philosophie grecque, des Présocratiques en particulier, par Hippolyte. Il s'agit, par comparaison avec Plotin, de délimiter les sources philosophiques de son oeuvre empreinte d'un moyen platonisme t…Read more
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    Perceiving white and sweet (again) : Aristotle, De Anima 3.7, 431a20-b1
    Classical Quarterly 48 (2): 433-446. 1998.
    In chapter 7 of the third book of De anima Aristotle is concerned with the activity of the intellect, which, here as elsewhere in the work, he explores by developing parallels with his account of sense-perception. In this chapter his principal interest appears to be the notion of judgement, and in particular intellectual judgements about the value of some item on a scale of good and bad. In this paper I shall argue, firstly that there is in fact a coherent structure and focus to this chapter, wh…Read more
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    Indices Chrysostomici, II: De Sacerdotio (review)
    The Classical Review 40 (2): 482-483. 1990.
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    On Calling the Gods by the Right Names
    Rhizomata 1 (2): 168-193. 2013.
    Do you need to know the name of the god you're praying to? If you get the name wrong what happens to the prayer? What if the god has more than one name? Who gets to decide whether the name works (you or the god or neither)? What are names anyway? Are the names of the gods any different in how they work from any other names? Is there a way of fixing the reference without using the name so as to avoid the problems of optional names? There is a type of formula used in prayer in ancient Greece whic…Read more
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    Eros Unveiled: Plato and the God of Love
    Oxford University Press. 1994.
    This unique book challenges the traditional distinction between eros, the love found in Greek thought, and agape, the love characteristic of Christianity. Focusing on a number of classic texts, including Plato's Symposium and Lysis, Aristotle's Ethics and Metaphysics,, and famous passages in Gregory of Nyssa, Origen, Dionysius the Areopagite, Plotinus, Augustine, and Thomas Aquinas, the author shows that Plato's account of eros is not founded on self-interest. In this way, she restores the place…Read more
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    On Aristotle's "Physics 1.1-3"
    with John Philoponus
    Cornell University Press. 2006.
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    Aristotle on the Fantastic Abilities of Animals in De Anima 3. 3'
    Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 19 253-85. 2000.
    A discussion of De anima 3.3 designed to show that phantasia serves to prevent a dualism of different objects for perception and thought, and ensures that attention is directed to real objects in the world, for both animals and humans. when they perceive and when they think about things in their absence. There is a continuity between animal and human behaviour, based on the common use of perceptual attention as the basis of mental attention. The objects of thought are not any more propositional …Read more
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    Selves and Other Selves in Aristotle’s Eudemian Ethics vii 12
    Ancient Philosophy 29 (2): 349-371. 2009.
    Osborne argues against the idea that Aristotle thinks that friends are useful for assisting us towards self-knowledge, and defends instead the idea that friends provide an extension of the self which enables one to obtain a richer view of the shared world that we view together. She then examines similar questions about why the good person would gain from encountering fictional characters in literature, and what kinds of literature would be beneficial to the good life.
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    Relativism in Plato's Protagoras
    In Verity Harte & Melissa Lane (eds.), Politeia in Greek and Roman Philosophy, Cambridge University Press. pp. 191-211. 2013.
    The character Protagoras in Plato's Protagoras holds similar views to the one in the Theaetetus, and faces similar problems. The dialogue considers issues in epistemology and moral epistemology, as a central theme. The Protagorean position is immune from Socrates' attacks, and Socrates needs Protagorean methods to make any impact.
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    This is a review of the book by Kirk, Raven and Schofield.
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    Three Studies On Anaximander (review)
    The Classical Review 54 (2): 288-289. 2004.