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Burnyeat, Myles

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Most widely held works by Myles Burnyeat
The sense of the past : essays in the history of philosophy by Bernard Williams( )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 2,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of historical essays range from the 6th century BC to the 20th century AD, from Homer to Collingwood by way of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, Descartes, Hume and Nietzsche. This is the history of philosophy written philosophically. Insights into the past counteract blind acceptance of present assumptions
Explorations in ancient and modern philosophy by Myles Burnyeat( )

34 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 1-2. "M.F. Burnyeat taught for 14 years in the Philosophy Department of University College London, then for 18 years in the Classics Faculty at Cambridge, 12 of them as the Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy, before migrating to Oxford in 1996 to become a Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at All Souls College. The studies, articles and reviews collected in these two volumes of Explorations in Ancient and Modern Philosophy were all written, and all but two published, before that decisive change. Whether designed for a scholarly audience or for a wider public, they range from the Presocratics to Augustine, from Descartes and Bishop Berkeley to Wittgenstein and G.E. Moore. Their subject-matter falls under four main headings: Part I on Logic and Dialectic, Part II on Scepticism Ancient and Modern, Part III on Knowledge, Part IV on Philosophy and the Good Life. The title 'Explorations' well expresses Burnyeat's ability to discover new aspects of familiar texts, new ways of solving old problems. In his hands the history of philosophy becomes itself a philosophical activity."--Publisher's description
From Protagoras to Aristotle : essays in ancient moral philosophy by Heda Segvic( )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about Protagoras' political art, Homer in Plato's Protagoras. The meaning of Socratic intellectualism, Aristotle's Metaphysics of action, deliberation and choice in Aristotle and translation of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
Aristotle's divine intellect by Myles Burnyeat( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doubt and dogmatism : studies in Hellenistic epistemology( Book )

24 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socratic studies by Gregory Vlastos( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the companion volume to Gregory Vlastos' highly acclaimed work Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher. Four ground-breaking papers which laid the basis for his understanding of Socrates are collected here, in revised form: they examine Socrates' elenctic method of investigative argument, his disavowal of knowledge, his concern for definition, and the complications of his relationship with the Athenian democracy. The fifth chapter is a new and provocative discussion of Socrates' arguments in the Protagoras and Laches. The epilogue 'Socrates and Vietnam' suggests that Socrates was not, as Plato claimed, the most just man of his time. The papers have been prepared for publication by Professor Myles Burnyeat with the minimum of editorial intervention
Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, and Crito by Rachana Kamtekar( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Euthyrphro, Apology, andCrito portray Socrates' words and deeds during his trial for disbelieving in the Gods of Athens and corrupting the Athenian youth, and constitute a defense of the man Socrates and of his way of life, the philosophic life. The twelve essays in the volume, written by leading classical philosophers, investigate various aspects of these works of Plato, including the significance of Plato's characters, Socrates's revolutionary religious ideas, and the relationship between historical events and Plato's texts
The Skeptical tradition( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Theaetetus of Plato by Myles Burnyeat( Book )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and French and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

M.J. Levett's elegant translation of Plato's Theaetetus, first published in 1928, is here revised by Myles Burnyeat to reflect contemporary standards of accuracy while retaining the style, imagery, and idiomatic speech for which the Levett translation is unparalleled. Bernard William's concise introduction, aimed at undergraduate students, illuminates the powerful argument of this complex dialogue, and illustrates its connections to contemporary metaphysical and epistemological concerns
The original sceptics : a controversy( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maieusis : essays in ancient philosophy in honour of Myles Burnyeat( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maieusis pays tribute to the highly influential work of Myles Burnyeat, whose contributions to the study of ancient philosophy have done much to enhance the profile of the subject a round the world. What is distinctive about this work is his is his capacity to deepen our understanding of the relation between ancient and modern thought, and to combine the best of contemporary philosophy - its insights as well as its rigour - with a deep sensitivity to classical texts." "Nineteen of the world's leading experts in the field examine a wide range of topics in ancient philosophy, the different aspects of eros in the Symposium, Republic, and Phaedrus, the Phaedo's arguments for immortality, wars and warriors in Plato, and the cave allegory in the Republic."--Jacket
Theaetetus by Plato( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Theaetetus Plato made a pioneering contribution to one of the central problems of Western philosophy
The pseudo-platonic seventh letter by Myles Burnyeat( Book )

13 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the authenticity of the Platonic Seventh Letter, showing how its philosophical content conflicts with what we find in the Platonic dialogues
Bryan Magee talks to Myles Burnyeat about Plato( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyzes the dialogues of Plato. Seeing Plato's ideas initially as extentions of those of his teacher Socrates, Burnyeat explains the development and content of Plato's original doctrines of knowledge as virtue, the immortality and tripartite division of the soul, and the theory of forms (ideas)
A map of Metaphysics zeta by Myles Burnyeat( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great philosophers( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bryan Magee presents a stimulating and accessible history of Western philosophy through the ages, beginning with Plato and Aristotle, and following the story through the centuries, via Descartes, Kant and Nietzsche, to recent figures such as Bertrand Russell and Wittgenstein. Magee interviews internationally renowned contemporary philosophers, such as Martha Nussbaum, Bernard Williams and and John Searle, all of whom offer lively and clear discussions of difficult philosophical concepts, providing not only an introduction to the philosophers of the past, but also a valuable insight into the view and personalities of some of the most influential philosophers of the late 20th Century
The Great philosophers : a history of western philosophy by Bryan Magee( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Bryan Magee talks to scholars and philosophers from all over the world to explore the vast canvas of Western philosophy, from Plato to Wittgenstein
Seventh platonic letter : a seminar by Myles Burnyeat( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Seventh Platonic Letter describes Plato's attempts to turn the ruler of Sicily, Dionysius II, into a philosopher ruler along the lines of the Republic. It explains why Plato turned from politics to philosophy in his youth and how he then tried to apply his ideas to actual politics later on. It also sets out his views about language, writing and philosophy. As such, it represents a potentially crucial source of information about Plato, who tells us almost nothingabout himself in his dialogues. But is it genuine? Scholars have debated the issue for centuries, although recent opinion has move
Conflicting appearances by Myles Burnyeat( Book )

7 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explorations in ancient and modern philosophy by Myles Burnyeat( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The sense of the past : essays in the history of philosophy
Explorations in ancient and modern philosophyFrom Protagoras to Aristotle : essays in ancient moral philosophyAristotle's divine intellectDoubt and dogmatism : studies in Hellenistic epistemologySocratic studiesThe Theaetetus of PlatoThe original sceptics : a controversyMaieusis : essays in ancient philosophy in honour of Myles Burnyeat
Alternative Names
Burnyeat, M.F.

Burnyeat, M.F. 1939-

Burnyeat, M. F. (Myles Frederic)

Burnyeat, Miles 1939-

Burnyeat, Myles F.

Burnyeat, Myles F. 1939-

Burnyeat, Myles Frederic.

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Burnyeat, Myles Fredric 1939-

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