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    Logic and Metaphysics in Plato's "Sophist"
    Giornale di Metafisica 32 (n/a): 555-570. 1977.
    In part one of this essay i defend the thesis that the "greatest genera" of the "sophist" are not the metaphysical ideas of the earlier dialogues, and that the "participation" of these genera in each other is to be understood from a linguistic or logical, rather than metaphysical, perspective. the genera are like concepts, not essences. in part two i argue that the stranger's doctrine of the genera means that they cannot be unified, self-predicative, separable, and stable; the doctrine deteriora…Read more
  •  9
    Adam Smith on Virtue and Self-interest
    Journal of Philosophy 86 (11): 681-682. 1989.
  •  21
    Ancient Forgiveness: Classical, Judaic, and Christian (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2011.
    In this book, eminent scholars of classical antiquity and ancient and medieval Judaism and Christianity explore the nature and place of forgiveness in the pre-modern Western world. They discuss whether the concept of forgiveness, as it is often understood today, was absent, or at all events more restricted in scope than has been commonly supposed, and what related ideas may have taken the place of forgiveness. An introductory chapter reviews the conceptual territory of forgiveness and illuminate…Read more
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    Soul, Form, and Indeterminacy in Plato’s Philebus and Phaedrus
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 55 (n/a): 184-194. 1981.
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    Platonic Writings/Platonic Readings (edited book)
    Pennsylvania State University Press. 1988.
    Originally published by Routledge in 1988, this pioneering collection of essays now features a new preface and updated bibliography by the editor, reflecting the most significant developments in Plato scholarship during the past decade
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    Interpreting Plato (review)
    Review of Metaphysics 37 (1): 151-153. 1983.
    This book, which is dedicated by the late Eugene Tigerstedt to Harold Cherniss, has not received the attention it deserves. It is a comprehensive survey of the history of the interpretation of Plato, or more accurately, of the history of the various frameworks assumed in interpretations of Plato. The book is concerned not so much with interpretations of particular passages as with the basic presuppositions which inevitably guide and shape interpretations. The subject of the book is not only time…Read more
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    Obituary for John R. Silber
    Kant Studien 104 (4): 419-420. 2013.
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    Reflections on ‘Dialectic’ in Plato and Hegel
    International Philosophical Quarterly 22 (3): 115-130. 1982.
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    Adam Smith on virtue and self-interest
    Journal of Philosophy 86 (11): 681-682. 1989.
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    Science and the Sciences in Plato (review)
    Review of Metaphysics 36 (2): 441-442. 1982.
    Almost everyone believes that the sciences have progressed tremendously since antiquity. It thus seems that only devout classicists would bother with the study of ancient science, not to mention with the study of ancient science as transfigured by characters in a Platonic dialogue. However, this transfiguration already mitigates the charge of irrelevance. For what may be true of empirical science is not necessarily true of the philosophy of science. Many of the same problems which preoccupy cont…Read more
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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith are giants of eighteenth century thought. The heated controversy provoked by their competing visions of human nature and society still resonates today. Smith himself reviewed Rousseau's Discourse on Inequality, and his perceptive remarks raise an intriguing question: what would a conversation between these two great thinkers look like? In this outstanding book Charles Griswold analyses, compares and evaluates some of the key ways in which Rousseau and Smith a…Read more
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    Relying on Your Own Voice
    Review of Metaphysics 53 (2): 283-307. 1999.
    PLATO’S Protagoras is composed of three distinct frames. The outer frame consists in Socrates’ brief discussion with an unnamed companion. The remainder of the Protagoras is willingly narrated by Socrates to the companion, from memory of course, and apparently right after the main action. The inner frame consists in Socrates’ dialogue with Hippocrates. Roused before dawn by the impetuous young man, Socrates leads Hippocrates to reflect on the wisdom of his enthusiastic desire to study with Prota…Read more
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    Soul, Form, and Indeterminacy in Plato’s Philebus and Phaedrus
    Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 55 (n/a): 184-194. 1981.
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    E Pluribus Unum? On the Platonic ‘Corpus’
    Ancient Philosophy 19 (2): 361-397. 1999.
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  • Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment
    Philosophy 75 (291): 135-137. 2000.
  • Adam Smith and the Virtues of Enlightenment
    Mind 109 (436): 916-923. 2000.
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    Self-Knowledge in Plato's Phaedrus
    Pennsylvania State University Press. 1986.
    In this award-winning study of the _Phaedrus_, Charles Griswold focuses on the theme of "self-knowledge." Relying on the principle that form and content are equally important to the dialogue's meaning, Griswold shows how the concept of self-knowledge unifies the profusion of issues set forth by Plato. Included are a new preface and an updated comprehensive bibliography of works on the _Phaedrus_
  • Commentary on Sayre's 'Why Plato Never Had a Theory of Forms.'”
    Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 9 200-12. 1993.
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    Book in Review
    Political Theory 27 (2): 274-281. 1999.
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    Books in Review
    Political Theory 19 (3): 465-470. 1991.