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Cornford, Francis Macdonald 1874-1943

Overview
Works: 184 works in 1,457 publications in 11 languages and 22,090 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Commentaries  Bibliography  Humor  Anecdotes  Bibliography‡vCatalogs  Juvenile works  Handbooks, manuals, etc 
Roles: Author, Translator, Commentator, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Other, Compiler, tra
Classifications: JC71, 180
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Most widely held works by Francis Macdonald Cornford
The Republic by Plato( Book )

117 editions published between 1866 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,567 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
Plato's theory of knowledge by Plato( Book )

143 editions published between 1935 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,008 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
Before and after Socrates by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

109 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,980 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 4 languages and held by 1,889 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 cosmology; the Timaeus of Plato by Plato( Book )

108 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Physics by Aristotle( Book )

93 editions published between 1929 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's foundational work systematically explores the principles and causes of movement and change
Plato and Parmenides. Parmenides' Way of truth and Plato's Parmenides by Plato( Book )

107 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,355 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 )

64 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,320 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 )

54 editions published between 1952 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,088 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thucydides Mythistoricus by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

68 editions published between 1907 and 2014 in 4 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 )

51 editions published between 1923 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1950 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

66 editions published between 1908 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1938 and 1940 in English and German and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

36 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Timaeus by Plato( Book )

11 editions published between 1949 and 1993 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato and Parmenides; Parmenides' Way of truth and Plato's Parmenides translated by Plato( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Theaetetus by David Bostock( Book )

9 editions published between 1934 and 1985 in English and held by 212 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
The laws of motion in ancient thought, an inaugural lecture by Francis Macdonald Cornford( Book )

22 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
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

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Macdonald Cornford, Francis 1874-1943

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Plato's theory of knowledgeBefore and after SocratesFrom religion to philosophy : a study in the origins of western speculationPlato's cosmology; the Timaeus of PlatoPhysicsPlato and Parmenides. Parmenides' Way of truth and Plato's ParmenidesThe origin of Attic comedyThucydides Mythistoricus