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Cornford, Francis Macdonald 1874-1943

Works: 241 works in 1,758 publications in 7 languages and 22,926 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Humor  Anecdotes  Commentaries  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Lectures  Juvenile works  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Commentator, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, wpr, wat, Contributor
Classifications: JC71, 180
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Most widely held works by Francis Macdonald Cornford
The Republic of Plato by Plato( Book )

135 editions published between 1866 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,522 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. Bibliogs
Before and after Socrates by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

131 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,989 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 )

69 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,854 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 )

157 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,847 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
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 1,331 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
Principium sapientiae : the origins of Greek philosophical thought by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

56 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The unwritten philosophy and other essays by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

39 editions published between 1950 and 1997 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

73 editions published between 1908 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 editions published between 1938 and 1940 in English and German and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

41 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 479 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 Timaeus by Plato( Book )

10 editions published between 1949 and 1987 in English and held by 223 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 170 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 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La teoría platónica del conocimiento : Teeteto y El Sofista traducción y comentario by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

21 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge ritualists : an annotated bibliography of the works by and about Jane Ellen Harrison, Gilbert Murray, Francis M. Cornford, and Arthur Bernard Cook by Shelley Arlen( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cornford, F. M.

Cornford, F. M. 1874-1943

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

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Cornford, Francis M. 1874-1943

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

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Francis Macdonald Cornford Brits filoloog (1874-1943)

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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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コーンフォード, F. M


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 PlatoThe origin of Attic comedyThe unwritten philosophy and other essaysPlato's Timaeus