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Taylor, Thomas 1758-1835

Overview
Works: 365 works in 1,354 publications in 3 languages and 10,147 library holdings
Genres: Parodies, imitations, etc  Controversial literature  Biography  Fiction  History  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Creator
Classifications: JC71, 192
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Thomas Taylor, the Platonist : selected writings by Thomas Taylor( Book )

23 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Timaeus, and the critias, or Atlanticus by Plato( Book )

19 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select works of Plotinus by Plotinus( Book )

23 editions published between 1895 and 1994 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dissertation on the Eleusinian and Bacchic mysteries by Thomas Taylor( )

25 editions published between 1790 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vindication of the rights of brutes (1792) by Thomas Taylor( Book )

11 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vindication of the rights of brutes : [One line of Latin text] by Thomas Taylor( )

26 editions published between 1792 and 2005 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iamblichus' Life of Pythagoras, or, Pythagoric life : accompanied by Fragments of the ethical writings of certain Pythagoreans in the Doric dialect and a collection of Pythagoric sentences from Stobaeus and others by Iamblichus( Book )

36 editions published between 1818 and 1986 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contrary to conventional wisdom, McCullough contends that the desire for revenge should not be likened to a "disease" or a "poison" that makes people do terrible things to each other. Instead, he argues, natural selection created our penchant for revenge because it helped our ancestors solve social dilemmas they encountered during human evolution. Revenge, according to McCullough, is a "problem" for us today because "it was a "solution" during our ancestral past. McCullough also debunks the misconception that forgiveness should be likened to an "antidote" or a "cure" for the desire for revenge. Instead, he argues, humans' capacity to forgive evolved because it helped our ancestors preserve relationships with genetic relatives and other valuable relationship partners. McCullough goes on to argue that when we encounter the social circumstances that activated the "forgiveness instinct" in the ancestral past, modern-day humans will be naturally inclined to forgive, often with less effort than we usually assume."--Book jacket
The Eleusinian and Bacchic mysteries. A dissertation by Thomas Taylor( Book )

41 editions published between 1875 and 2017 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These mysteries once represented the spiritual life of Greece, and were considered for 2,000 years the appointed means for regeneration through an interior union with the Divine Essence."
Iamblichus on the Mysteries of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and Assyrians by Iamblichus( Book )

32 editions published between 1821 and 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This translation from the Greek by Thomas Taylor (1758-1835) was first published in 1821. Taylor's early writings and translations into English influenced such romantic poets as Blake, Coleridge and Keats. Iamblichus is thought to have been born in Syria in the middle of the third century and is regarded as one of the great Neoplatonist philosophers. He founded a school in which he taught 'white magic' or 'theurgy'; he sought to uncover the invisible side of nature and to give Man the means to effect the union of the divine spark with its parent-flame within him. In this work, divided into ten sections, he gives a complete canon of pagan religious thought and belief and explains their background. The Neoplatonist Porphyry's Letter to Anebo, in which he criticises religious rituals and practices, and Iamblichus' response to this criticism, and defence of these traditions, are included
Porphyry on abstinence from animal food by Porphyry( Book )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The works of Plato, viz. his fifty-five dialogues, and twelve epistles by Plato( Book )

18 editions published between 1804 and 1979 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dissertation on the philosophy of Aristotle, in four books : in which his principal physical and metaphysical dogmas are unfolded ... by Thomas Taylor( Book )

22 editions published between 1812 and 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mystical initiations by Thomas Taylor( )

9 editions published between 1787 and 2005 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theoretic arithmetic of the Pythagoreans by Thomas Taylor( Book )

17 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Metamorphosis, or, Golden ass, and philosophical works, of Apuleius by Apuleius( Book )

13 editions published between 1822 and 1992 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Republic by Platón( Book )

18 editions published between 1888 and 2010 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is Thomas Taylor's adept translation of Plato's Republic. Plato's crowning achievement of art and philosophy. The idea that runs through the Republic is that the individual presents almost the same features and qualties as society, on a smaller scale, and in his argument Plato first considers the state and thence makes his deductions as to the individual. Besides the enduring value of the Republic as a work of art, its philosophical and ethical teaching is of particular interest in the present disordered condition of social and speculative ideas."--Publisher's blurb
An essay on the beautiful by Plotinus( Book )

15 editions published between 1792 and 2016 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iamblichus on the mysteries of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and Assyrians by Iamblichus( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Iamblichus' Life of Pythagoras, or, Pythagoric life : accompanied by Fragments of the ethical writings of certain Pythagoreans in the Doric dialect and a collection of Pythagoric sentences from Stobaeus and others
Alternative Names
Taylor, T. 1756-1835

Thomas Taylor Brits filosoof (1758-1835)

Thomas Taylor englischer populärwissenschaftlicher Schriftsteller und Übersetzer

Thomas Taylor filosofo britannico

Томас Тейлор

توماس تايلور

توماس تیلور مترجم و فیلسوف بریتانیایی

トーマス・テイラー (ネオプラトニスト)

Languages
English (442)

Spanish (3)

Dutch (1)

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Select works of PlotinusA vindication of the rights of brutes : [One line of Latin text]Iamblichus' Life of Pythagoras, or, Pythagoric life : accompanied by Fragments of the ethical writings of certain Pythagoreans in the Doric dialect and a collection of Pythagoric sentences from Stobaeus and othersThe Eleusinian and Bacchic mysteries. A dissertationIamblichus on the Mysteries of the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and AssyriansPorphyry on abstinence from animal foodThe arguments of the Emperor Julian against the Christians : translated from the Greek fragments preserved by Cyril, Bishop of Alexandria, to which are added extracts from the other works of Julian relative to the ChristiansThe theoretic arithmetic of the Pythagoreans