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Rosen, Stanley 1929-2014

Works: 61 works in 454 publications in 7 languages and 17,294 library holdings
Genres: History  Introductions  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Dedicator
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Most widely held works about Stanley Rosen
Most widely held works by Stanley Rosen
Plato's Republic : a study by Stanley Rosen( )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 2,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Treating the Republic as a unity and focusing on the dramatic form as the presentation of the argument, Stanley Rosen contends that one can understand the Republic neither as a straightforward proposal for the best city nor as a cryptic repudiation of the principles upon which Socrates constructs that city. Rosen shows in detail that the Socratic principles, despite their theoretical attractiveness, could not be enacted in actual political associations, and that the attempt to do so leads sooner or later to the replacement of philosophy by ideology and justice by tyranny. There is not resolution of the split between theory and practice, even in theory. Rosen takes up in detail the technical doctrines proposed by Socrates in the Republic and shows how they are calibrated to sustain the demonstration of the instability of politics."--Jacket
Metaphysics in ordinary language by Stanley Rosen( )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of philosophical writings, Stanley Rosen addresses a wide range of topics - from eros, poetry, and freedom to problems like negation and the epistemological status of sense perception. Though diverse in subject, Rosen's essays share two unifying principles: there can be no legitimate separation of textual hermeneutics from philosophical analysis, and philosophical investigation must be oriented in terms of everyday language and experience, although it cannot simply remain within these confines. Ordinary experience provides a minimal criterion for the assessment of extraordinary discourses, Rosen argues, and without such a criterion we would have no basis for evaluating conflicting discourses: philosophy would give way to poetry
The elusiveness of the ordinary : studies in the possibility of philosophy by Stanley Rosen( )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The concept of the ordinary, along with such cognates as everyday life, ordinary language, and ordinary experience, has come into special prominence in late modern philosophy. Thinkers have employed two opposing yet related responses to the notion of the ordinary: scientific and phenomenological approaches on the one hand, and on the other, more informal or even anti-scientific procedures. Eminent philosopher Stanley Rosen here presents the first comprehensive study of the main approaches to theoretical mastery of ordinary experience. He evaluates the responses of a wide range of modern and contemporary thinkers and grapples with the peculiar problem of the ordinary - how to define it in its own terms without transforming it into a technical (and so, extraordinary) artifact."--Jacket
Plato's Symposium by Stanley Rosen( Book )

38 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a memoir written in the early twentieth century, tells the story of a young girl and her life in Russia, her travels to America, and her subsequent life in the United States
Hermeneutics as politics by Stanley Rosen( Book )

34 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermeneutics as Politics, perhaps the most important critique of post-modern thought ever written, is here reissued in a special fifteenth anniversary edition. In a new foreword, Robert B. Pippin argues that the book has rightfully achieved the status of a classic. Rosen illuminates the underpinnings of post-modernist thought, providing valuable insight as he pursues two arguments: first, that post-modernism, which regards itself as an attack upon the Enlightenment, is in fact merely a continuation of Enlightenment thought; and second, that the extraordinary contemporary emphasis upon hermeneutics is the latest consequence of the triumph of history over mathematics and science.“Perhaps the most original and philosophically important critical account of hermeneutics—of its philosophical status and historical development—to appear since Gadamer’s Truth and Method.”—Choice “A philosophical polemic of the highest order written in a language of unfailing verve and precision. . . . It will repay manyfold the labour of a slow and considered reading.”—J. M. Coetzee, Upstream
Nihilism: a philosophical essay by Stanley Rosen( Book )

34 editions published between 1969 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

G.W.F. Hegel; an introduction to the science of wisdom by Stanley Rosen( Book )

27 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mask of enlightenment : Nietzsche's Zarathustra by Stanley Rosen( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This landmark study is a detailed textual and thematic analysis of one of Nietzsche's most important but least understood works. Stanley Rosen argues that in Zarathustra Nietzsche lays the groundwork for philosophical and political revolution, proposing a change in humanity's condition that would be achieved by eliminating the decadent exisiting race and breeding a new race to take its place. Rosen discusses Nietzsche's systematically duplicitous rhetoric messages in Zarathustra, and he places the book in the contexts of Greek, Christian, Enlightenment, and postmodernist thought."--Jacket
The ancients and the moderns : rethinking modernity by Stanley Rosen( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2002 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The limits of analysis by Stanley Rosen( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Sophist : the drama of original and image by Stanley Rosen( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of being : a reversal of Heidegger by Stanley Rosen( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The quarrel between philosophy and poetry : studies in ancient thought by Stanley Rosen( Book )

24 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and Chinese and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now available in paperback, The Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry focuses on the theoretical and practical suppositions of the long-standing conflict between philosophy and poetry. Stanley Rosen--one of the leading Plato scholars of our day--examines philosophical activity, questioning whether technical philosophy is a species of poetry, a political program, an interpretation of human existence according to the ideas of 19th and 20th-century thinkers, or a contemplation of beings and Being
Plato's Statesman : the web of politics by Stanley Rosen( Book )

17 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book an eminent philosopher presents an analysis of the Statesman, one of Plato's most challenging works. Stanley Rosen contends that the main theme of this dialogue is defining the art of politics and the degree to which political experience is subject to the rule of sound judgment (phronesis) and to technical construction (techne)."--Jacket
The examined life : readings from Western philosophy from Plato to Kant by Stanley Rosen( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 35 excerpts from philosophers from Aristotle to Hume, arranged by discipline: social and political philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy of art and aesthetics, metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of science
The idea of Hegel's Science of logic by Stanley Rosen( Book )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Hegel considered 'Science of Logic' essential to his philosophy, it has received scant commentary compared with the other three books he published in his lifetime. Here philosopher Stanley Rosen rescues the 'Science of Logic' from obscurity, arguing that its neglect is responsible for contemporary philosophy's fracture into many different and opposed schools of thought
The philosopher's handbook : essential readings from Plato to Kant( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays by various authors that provides an overview of Western philosophy, its major theories, practices, and thinkers
Platonic production : theme and variations : the Gilson lectures by Stanley Rosen( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Platonic Production presents Prof. Stanley Rosen's Etienne Gilson Lectures, delivered at the Institut Catholique de Paris and now available in English for first time. His lectures bring Heidegger and Plato into a conversation around a basic philosophical question: Does the acquisition of truth resemble discovery or production? While Rosen undertakes a close examination of Heidegger's engagement with Plato, exposing some ways in which that engagement constitutes a misreading, the goals of his study are not exclusively critical. In arguing against the claim that Plato stands at the beginning of Western metaphysical history which culminates in late modern nihilism, Rosen also points out how close Plato is to some characteristically Heideggerean themes and formulations. Heidegger is critiqued from the standpoint of Plato, but it is equally true that Platonic themes (such as the hypothesis of the Forms) are read anew in light of the questions raised by Heidegger. In keeping with the overarching theme of the Gilson Lectures, Rosen's six talks, and the introduction by the volume's editor aim to demon-strate that metaphysics is always possible, indeed inescapable, by meditating on the two philosophers whose thinking, especially where it diverges, centers on that very point. While Platonic Production takes up some of the most contentious issues in the Heidegger-Plato relationship, issues which are addressed in the always expanding scholarly literature and in Rosen's own earlier work, it is not at all intended exclusively for specialists in Plato or Heidegger. Rather, it is hoped that this volume will appeal to all who are interested in Greek and German thought and in the foundational questions which underlie the history of philosophy as a whole, both ancient and modern"--
Essays in philosophy : ancient by Stanley Rosen( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays in philosophy : modern by Stanley Rosen( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Plato's Republic : a study
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Metaphysics in ordinary languageThe elusiveness of the ordinary : studies in the possibility of philosophyPlato's SymposiumHermeneutics as politicsNihilism: a philosophical essayG.W.F. Hegel; an introduction to the science of wisdomThe mask of enlightenment : Nietzsche's ZarathustraThe ancients and the moderns : rethinking modernity