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Cornford, Francis Macdonald 1874-1943

Works: 254 works in 1,833 publications in 11 languages and 23,088 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Utopian fiction  Sources  Commentaries  Bibliography  Bibliographies  Humor  Anecdotes  Lectures 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Commentator, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, wpr, wat, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: JC71, 180
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Most widely held works by Francis Macdonald Cornford
The Republic of Plato by Platón( Book )

132 editions published between 1866 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A model for the ideal state includes discussion of the nature and application of justice, the role of the philosopher in society, the goals of education, and the effects of art upon character
Before and after Socrates by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

138 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four lectures contained in this book were delivered at Cambridge in August,1932
From religion to philosophy : a study in the origins of western speculation by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

68 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conford traces the remarkable burst of abstract speculation among pre-Socratic thinkers of the sixth century B.C. from the religious thought of the preceding era in Greece. Combining deep classical scholarship with anthropological and sociological insights, he examines the mythic precursors of enduring metaphysical concepts such as destiny, God, the soul, substance, nature, and immortality. His original and engaging explorations profile the rise of a new spirit of rational inquiry from traditional beliefs, demonstrating that philosophy's modes of clear definition and explicit statement were already implicit in the unreasoned intuitions of mythology
Plato's theory of knowledge; the Theaetetus and the Sophist of Plato by Plato( Book )

165 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated by the noted classical scholar Francis M. Cornford, this edition of two masterpieces of Plato's later period features extensive ongoing commentaries by Cornford that provide helpful background information and valuable insights. Both works pose eternal questions that keep these dialogs ever-relevant not only for students of philosophy but also for every reader and thinker. The Theatetus offers a systematic treatment of the question, What is knowledge? Most of the dialog takes place between Socrates and the student Theatetus. Among the answers they explore: knowledge as perception; knowledge as true belief; knowledge as true belief plus an account (i.e., a justified true belief); as well as variations on each of these answers. Like most Socratic dialogs, the Theatetus ends without a definitive answer leaving the subject open for the reader's further consideration. In the Sophist, a related dialog, Plato redefines the term sophist, which hitherto had connoted one who gives sophia (wisdom) to his disciples. Plato depreciated the term, and ever since, in philosophy, sophistry indicates the deceptive exploitation of linguistic ambiguities. The dialog follows Socrates' cross-examination of a self-proclaimed true philosopher, The Stranger, on the distinction between philosophers, statesmen, and sophists
Plato's cosmology; the Timaeus of Plato by Plato( Book )

133 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physics by Aristotle( Book )

92 editions published between 1929 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 B.C., was a son of a medical doctor Nicomachus and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there 367-347; spent three years at the court of a former pupil Hermeias in Asia Minor and married Pythias a relation of his; after some time at Mitylene, in 343-2 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander, and had other students. After Philip's death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own school (of Peripatetics), the Lyceum at Athens. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander's death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. Nearly all the works he prepared for publication are lost, the priceless ones extant being lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). I Practical. Nicomachean Ethics; Great Ethics (Magna Moralia); Eudemian Ethics; Politics; Economics (on the good of the family); On Virtues and Vices. II Logical: Categories; Analytics (Prior and Posterior); Interpretation; Refutations used by Sophists; Topica. III Physical: Twenty-six works (some suspect) including astronomy, generation and destruction, the senses, memory, sleep, dreams, life, facts about animals, etc. IV Metaphysics: on being as being. V Art: Rhetoric and Poetics. VI Other works including the Constitution of Athens; more works also of doubtful authorship. VII Fragments of various works such as dialogues on philosophy and literature; and of treatises on rhetoric, politics and metaphysics."--Jacket
Plato and Parmenides. Parmenides' Way of truth and Plato's Parmenides by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

127 editions published between 1939 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The origin of Attic comedy by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

75 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Origin of Attic Comedy was originally published in 1934. Its author, Francis Macdonald Cornford (1874-1943), was Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy and a fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. Beginning with Aristotle's observation that from the earliest stage Attic Comedy had 'certain definite forms', Cornford shows that these forms are clearly observable in the plays of Aristophanes and that they derived from a ritual drama common to both tragedy and comedy. Cornford was surprised by his own conclusions and his enquiries led him far from his original view that Aristophanic Comedy was composed of loosely connected and foreign sources. Combining a close examination of the eleven extant plays of Aristophanes and a broad treatment of the relationship between tragedy and comedy, this book will continue to merit review as a robust study of the origins of ancient Greek comedy
Thucydides Mythistoricus by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

80 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thucydides (/?ju?sddi?z/; Ancient Greek:??????????, Thoukydídēs; c. 460? c. 395 BC) was a Greek historian and Athenian general. His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 BC. Thucydides has been dubbed the father of "scientific history", because of his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis in terms of cause and effect without reference to intervention by the gods, as outlined in his introduction to his work."--Wikipedia
Principium sapientiae : the origins of Greek philosophical thought by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

59 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greek religious thought from Homer to the age of Alexander by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

56 editions published between 992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1960s left us with some striking images of American universities: Berkeley activists orating about free speech atop a surrounded police car; Harvard SDSers waylaying then-Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara; Columbia student radicals occupying campus buildings; and black militant Cornell students brandishing rifles, to name just a few. Tellingly, the most powerful and notorious image of campus protest is that of a teenage runaway, arms outstretched in anguish, kneeling beside the bloodied corpse of Jeff Miller at Kent State University. While much attention has been paid to the role of the elite schools in fomenting student radicalism, it was actually at state institutions, such as Kent State, Michigan State, SUNY, and Penn State, where anti-Vietnam War protest blossomed. Kenneth Heineman has pored over dozens of student newspapers, government documents, and personal archives, interviewed scores of activists, and attended activist reunions in an effort to recreate the origins of this historic movement. In Campus Wars, he presents his findings, examining the involvement of state universities in military research - and the attitudes of students, faculty, clergy, and administrators thereto - and the manner in which the campus peace campaign took hold and spread to become a national movement. Recreating watershed moments in dramatic narrative fashion, this engaging book is both a revisionist history and an important addition to the chronicle of the Vietnam War era
The unwritten philosophy and other essays by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

38 editions published between 1950 and 1990 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microcosmographia academica; being a guide for the young academic politician by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

78 editions published between 1908 and 2000 in English and Latin and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Background to modern science; ten lectures at Cambridge arranged by the History of science committee, 1936 by Joseph Needham( Book )

25 editions published between 1938 and 1945 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Themis : a study of the social origins of Greek religion by Jane Ellen Harrison( Book )

42 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1912 volume examines the social aspects of ancient Greek religion, with a look at the origin of the Olympic Games
Plato's Sophist by Plato( Book )

24 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Object was to make accessible to students of Philospy who cannot easily read the Greek test, two masterpieces of Plato's later period, concerned with questions that still hold a living interest. Dialogues may have a fresh interpretation not unwelcome
Plato and Parmenides; Parmenides' Way of truth and Plato's Parmenides translated by Parmenides( Book )

10 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Timaeus by Plato( Book )

10 editions published between 1957 and 1987 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The laws of motion in ancient thought, an inaugural lecture by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

24 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected papers of F.M. Cornford by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

9 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The Republic of Plato
Before and after SocratesFrom religion to philosophy : a study in the origins of western speculationPlato's theory of knowledge; the Theaetetus and the Sophist of PlatoPlato's cosmology; the Timaeus of PlatoPhysicsPlato and Parmenides. Parmenides' Way of truth and Plato's ParmenidesThe origin of Attic comedyThucydides Mythistoricus
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Cornford, F. M.

Cornford, F. M. 1874-1943

Cornford, F. M. (Francis Macdonald), 1874-1943

Cornford, Frances Macdonald

Cornford, Francis 1874-1943

Cornford, Francis M.

Cornford, Francis M. 1874-1943

Cornford, Francis M. (Francis Macdonald), 1874-1943

Cornford, Francis Macdonald

Francis Macdonald Cornford

Francis Macdonald Cornford Brits filoloog (1874-1943)

Francis Macdonald Cornford englischer Altphilologe

Francis Macdonald Cornford storico della filosofia, filologo e poeta inglese

Macdonald Cornford, Francis 1874-1943

Корнфорд, Фрэнсис Макдональд

Френсіс Макдональд Корнфорд

컨퍼드 1874-1943

컨퍼드, 프란시스 맥도널드 1874-1943

컨퍼드, 프랜시스 맥도널드 1874-1943

콘퍼드, F. M. 1874-1943

콘퍼드, 프란시스 M. 1874-1943

콘퍼드, 프란시스 맥도널드 1874-1943

콘포드 1874-1943

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