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Sorabji, Richard

Works: 109 works in 533 publications in 2 languages and 16,126 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Author of introduction, Translator
Classifications: B485, 185
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Most widely held works about Richard Sorabji
Most widely held works by Richard Sorabji
The ethics of war shared problems in different traditions by Richard Sorabji( )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Ethics of War traces how different cultures involved in present conflicts have addressed problems over the centuries. Distinguished authors reflect how the Greco-Roman world, Byzantium, the Christian just war tradition, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and the Geneva Conventions have addressed recurrent ethical issues of war. Cutting edge essays by prominent modern theorists address vital contemporary issues including asymmetric war, preventive war, human rights and humanitarian intervention
Self ancient and modern insights about individuality, life, and death by Richard Sorabji( )
26 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over the centuries, the idea of the self has both fascinated and confounded philosophers. From the ancient Greeks, who problematized issues of identity and self-awareness, to Locke and Hume, who popularized minimalist views of the self, to the efforts of postmodernists in our time to de-center the human subject altogether, the idea that there is something called a self has latterly been in steady decline. But for Richard Sorabji, this negation of the self is dispiriting. In Self, he sets out to recover the rich variety of positive accounts of the self from Antiquity right up to the present, while offering his own inspiring view of what precisely the self might be." "Drawing on Eastern religion, classical Antiquity, and Western philosophy, Sorabji proceeds to tackle a number of thematic debates that have preoccupied philosophers over the ages, including the concept of the self, its sameness and mutability, the idea of the resurrection of the body and spirit, and the fear of death. According to Sorabji, the self is not an undetectable soul or ego, but an embodied individual whose existence is plain to see. It is also neither a linguistic creation nor a psychological fiction, but something that owns both a consciousness and a body."--Jacket
Opening doors the untold story of Cornelia Sorabji, reformer, lawyer and champion of women's rights in India by Richard Sorabji( )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Clever, attractive and ambitious, intellectually daring and physically courageous, Cornelia Sorabji was a truly remarkable woman. As India's first female lawyer, she was original and often outspoken in her views - for example, in her criticism of Gandhi and her surprising friendship with Katherine Mayo. Cornelia Sorabji resists easy classification, either as a feminist or as an imperialist. She is an Indian whose loyalty to the British Raj never wavered; a passionate advocate of women's rights whose own career was nearly compromised through her inappropriate relationship with a married man; an
Emotion and peace of mind from Stoic agitation to Christian temptation by Richard Sorabji( Book )
39 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Richard Sorabji presents a study of ancient Greek views of the emotions and their influence on subsequent theories and attitudes, pagan and Christian. The central focus of the book is the Stoics, but Sorabji draws on a vast range of texts to give a rich historical survey of how Western thinking about this central aspect of human nature developed." "Stoicism is not, Sorabji makes clear, about gritting your teeth. It can successfully banish stress by showing you how to assess your situation differently. But there were rival views, that emotional stress depends on irrational forces in the mind, or, as modern brain research explains, physical forces in the body, so that changing your assessment is only sometimes effective. The debate also concerns the different roles of philosophy, music, and the arts in calming stress." "Orthodox Stoics marginalized as mere side-effects the initial agitations which they could not treat. In Christianity we see how one culture can transform another. Sorabji shows how the Christians turned the Stoic theory of initial agitations into a theory of initial temptations and devised new techniques to combat what came to be called the seven cardinal sins." "Emotion and Peace of Mind is a magisterial work of scholarship which will be fascinating for anyone with an interest in the emotions from a historical or contemporary perspective."--Jacket
Time, creation, and the continuum : theories in antiquity and the early Middle Ages by Richard Sorabji( Book )
27 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Animal minds and human morals : the origins of the Western debate by Richard Sorabji( Book )
25 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"They don't have syntax, so we can eat them." According to Richard Sorabji, this conclusion attributed to the Stoic philosophers was based on Aristotle's argument that animals lack reason. In his fascinating, deeply learned book, Sorabji traces the roots of our thinking about animals back to Aristotelian and Stoic beliefs. Charting a recurrent theme in ancient philosophy of mind, he shows that today's controversies about animal rights represent only the most recent chapter in millennia-old debates. Sorabji surveys a vast range of Greek philosophical texts and considers how classical discussions of animals' capacities intersect with central questions, not only in ethics but in the definition of human rationality as well: the nature of concepts; how perceptions differ from beliefs; how memory, intention, and emotion relate to reason; and to what extent speech, skills, and inference can serve as proofs of reason. Focusing on the significance of ritual sacrifice and the eating of meat, he explores religious contexts of the treatment of animals in ancient Greece and in medieval Western Christendom. He also looks closely at the contemporary defenses of animal rights offered by Peter Singer, Tom Regan, and Mary Midgley. Animal Minds and Human Morals sheds new light on traditional arguments surrounding the status of animals while pointing beyond them to current moral dilemmas. It will be crucial reading for scholars and students in the fields of ancient philosophy, ethics, history of philosophy, classics, and medieval studies, and for everyone seriously concerned about our relationship with other species
Aristotle on memory by Richard Sorabji( Book )
30 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and Czech and held by 884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Articles on Aristotle by Jonathan Barnes( Book )
25 editions published between 1875 and 1979 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Necessity, cause, and blame : perspectives on Aristotle's theory by Richard Sorabji( Book )
26 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Matter, space and motion : theories in antiquity and their sequel by Richard Sorabji( Book )
16 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The nature of matter was as intriguing a question for ancient philosophers as it is for contemporary physicists, and Matter, Space, and Motion presents a fresh and illuminating account of the rich legacy of the physical theories of the Greeks from the fifth century B.C. to the late sixth century A.D
Philoponus and the rejection of Aristotelian science ( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aristotle transformed : the ancient commentators and their influence ( Book )
14 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The philosophy of the commentators, 200-600 AD : a sourcebook by Richard Sorabji( Book )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The physics of the commentators was innovative: the Neoplatonists thought that the world of space and time was causally ordered by a nonspatial, nontemporal world, and this view required orignal thinking. Of the sixth-century Neoplatonists, Simplicius considered his teacher's ideas on space and time to be unprecedented, and Philoponus revised Aristotelianism to produce a new physics built around the Christian belief in God's Creation of the world. The thinkers of the Middle Ages borrowed from Philoponus and other commentators the proofs of a finite past, the idea of degrees of latitude in change and mixture, and in dynamics the idea of impetus and the defense of motion in a vacuum. -- Back cover
Gandhi and the Stoics : modern experiments on ancient values by Richard Sorabji( Book )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Richard Sorabji presents a study of Gandhi's philosophy in comparison with Christian and Stoic thought. He shows that Gandhi was a true philosopher, who not only aimed to give a consistent self-critical rationale for his views, but also thought himself obliged to live by what he taught
Aristotle and after ( Book )
10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethics what is right? ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harvard University's Frances Kamm; Rutgers University's Larry Temkin; and Richard Sorabji, emeritus professor of philosophy at King's College London, describe the three major categories of ethics: metaethics; applied ethics; and normative ethics, including virtue theory, divine command theory, utilitarian theory, and duty theory. Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Nicomachean ethics, and Kant's Grounding for the metaphysics of morals are considered, along with the contributions of Epicurus, Hume, bentham, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Max Weber, G.E. Moore, and John Rawls
Greek and Roman philosophy 100 BC-200 AD ( Book )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aristotle by Jacqueline Barnes( Book )
20 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jonathan Barnes examines Aristotle's scientific researches, his discoveries in logic and his metaphysical theories, his work in psychology and in ethics and politics, and his ideas about art and poetry, placing his teachings in their historical context
Classical Greek philosophy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program addresses core topics in ancient philosophy such as freedom and fate, permanence and change, happiness, the nature of the cosmos, and the immortality of the soul. Concepts are presented as articulated by key figures including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, and the Milesian and Eleatic philosophers -- in combination with quotations drawn from Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Physics, and other influential sources -- make this program an excellent tool for building a solid understanding of Western philosophy
Moral conscience through the ages fifth century BCE to the present by Richard Sorabji( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.33 for Aristotle ... to 0.89 for Greek and ...)
Alternative Names
Sorabji, R. R. 1934-
Sorabji, R. R. K. 1934-
Sorabji, Richard R. 1934-
Sorabji, Richard Rustom Kharsedji 1934-
Sorabji, Richard Rustom Kharsedji 1934- Sir
Sorabji, Richard Rustom Kharsedji, Sir, 1934-
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