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Smith, Nicholas D. 1949-

Overview
Works: 72 works in 281 publications in 1 language and 10,622 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Trial and arbitral proceedings  Introductions  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: B317, 183.2
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nicholas D Smith
Plato's Socrates by Thomas C Brickhouse( )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates, as he is portrayed in Plato's early dialogues, remains one of the most controversial figures in the history of philosophy. Plato's Socrates covers six of the most vexing and often discussed features of Plato's portrayal: Socrates' methodology, epistemology, psychology, ethics, politics, and religion. Brickhouse and Smith cast new light on Plato's early dialogues by providing novel analyses of many of the doctrines and practices for which Socrates is best known. Included are discussions of Socrates' moral method, his profession of ignorance, his denial of akrasia, as well as his views about the relationship between virtue and happiness, the authority of the State, and the epistemic status of his daimonion. By revealing the many interconnections among Socrates' views on a wide variety of topics, the authors demonstrate both the richness and the remarkable coherence of the philosophy of Plato's Socrates. The book will be of key interest to classicists, philosophers, intellectual historians, political scientists, and historians of religion
Reason and religion in Socratic philosophy by Nicholas D Smith( )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume brings together studies by prominent historians, classicists, and philosophers on the roles and effects of religion in Socratic philosophy and on the trial of Socrates. This collection of important studies by many of the leading scholars in the field will appeal to historians, religious scholars, classicists, philosophers, and political theorists interested in Socrates and Plato, as well as to readers interested in conflicts between reason and religion."--Jacket
Socratic moral psychology by Thomas C Brickhouse( )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Socrates' moral psychology is widely thought to be 'intellectualist' in the sense that, for Socrates, every ethical failure to do what is best is exclusively the result of some cognitive failure to apprehend what is best. Until fairly recently, the view that, for Socrates, emotions and desires have no role to play in causing such failure went unchallenged. This book argues against the orthodox view of Socratic intellectualism and offers in its place a comprehensive alternative account that explains why Socrates believed that emotions, desires and appetites can influence human motivation and lead to error. Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith defend the study of Socrates' philosophy and offer a new interpretation of Socratic moral psychology. Their novel account of Socrates' conception of virtue and how it is acquired shows that Socratic moral psychology is considerably more sophisticated than scholars have supposed"--
Socrates on trial by Thomas C Brickhouse( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Brickhouse and Nicholas Smith offer a comprehensive historical and philosophical interpretation of, and commentary on, one of Plato's most widely read works, the Apology of Socrates. Virtually every modern interpretation characterizes some part of what Socrates says in the Apology as purposefully irrelevant or even antithetical to convincing the jury to acquit him at his trial. This book, by contrast, argues persuasively that Socrates offers a sincere and well-reasoned defense against the charges he faces. First, the authors establish a consensus of ancient reports about Socrates' moral and religious principles and show that these prohibit him from needlessly risking the condemnation of the jury. Second, they consider each specific claim made by Socrates in the Apology and show how each can be construed as an honest effort to inform the jurors of the truth and to convince them of his blamelessness. The arguments of this book are informed by a critical review of the scholarly literature and careful attention to the philosophy expressed in Plato's other early dialogues
The trial and execution of Socrates : sources and controversies by Thomas C Brickhouse( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates is one of the most important yet enigmatic philosophers of all time; his fame has endured for centuries despite the fact that he never actually wrote anything. In 399 B.C.E., he was tried on the charge of impiety by the citizens of Athens, convicted by a jury, and sentenced to death (ordered to drink poison derived from hemlock). About these facts there is no disagreement. However, as the sources collected in this book and the scholarly essays that follow them show, several of even the most basic facts about these events were controversial in antiquity, and the questions persist today: How and why was Socrates brought to trial? Why did the jurors, members of the world's first democracy, find him guilty? When he was given an opportunity to escape execution, why did he refuse to do so and instead accept the punishment that he and his friends agreed was unjustly assigned to him? How exactly did Socrates die? Differences of opinion on these and other issues continue to arouse our curiosity and to challenge new generations of students and scholars. The Trial and Execution of Socrates: Sources and Controversies is the first work to collect in one place all of the major ancient sources on Socrates' death--those of both his critics and his defenders--as well as recent scholarly views. Part I includes new translations of Plato's Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and the death scene from Phaedo, as well as other ancient sources that shed light on Socrates' trial and execution. Part II features some of the most influential recent scholarship on this historically momentous event with work by M.F. Burnyeat, Robert Parker, Mark L. McPherran, Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith, Richard Kraut, Christopher Gill, and Enid Bloch (whose essay is published here for the first time). Ideal for undergraduate surveys of ancient Greek philosophy and upper-level courses on Socrates and Socratic philosophy, this unique collection provides an unprecedented look into the many perplexing questions surrounding the trial and execution of this remarkable man
Women and utopia : critical interpretations( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophy of Socrates by Thomas C Brickhouse( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This text provides an introduction to Socrates - both the charismatic, controversial historical figure and the essential Socratic philosophy. Written at a beginner level but incorporating recent scholarship, The Philosophy of Socrates offers numerous translations of pertinent passages. As they present these passages, Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith demonstrate why these passages are problematic, survey the interpretive and philosophical options, and conclude with brief defenses of their own proposed solutions. Throughout, the authors rely on standard translations to parallel accompanying assigned primary source readers. Each chapter concludes with an annotated bibliography of suggested readings."--Jacket
Philosophers look at science fiction( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Routledge philosophy guidebook to Plato and the trial of Socrates by Thomas C Brickhouse( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates is one of the most influential philosophers in western civilisation, and Plato his most famous pupil. The Euthyphro, Apology of Socrates, Crito and the death scene from the Phaedo are Plato's account of Socrates' trial and execution, and together they provide the most important depiction of Socrates' ideas. In this GuideBook, Brickhouse and Smith provide clear explanations of these texts for students coming to them for the first time. Situating the works in their historical context, the authors carefully go through each text, exploring the philosophical issues raised in an accessible way. Plato and the Trial of Socrates is the ideal introduction to both the ideas of Socrates and the work of Plato
Knowledge by Ian Evans( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductions to the theory of knowledge are plentiful, but none introduce students to the most recent debates that exercise contemporary philosophers. Ian Evans and Nicholas D. Smith aim to change that. Their book guides the reader through the standard theories of knowledge while simultaneously using these as a springboard to introduce current debates. Each chapter concludes with a "Current Trends" section pointing the reader to the best literature dominating current philosophical discussion. These include: the puzzle of reasonable disagreement; the so-called "problem of easy knowledge"; the intellectual virtues; and new theories in the philosophy of language relating to knowledge. -- Publisher description
Thought probes : philosophy through science fiction by Fred D Miller( Book )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1989 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bloomsbury companion to Socrates by John Bussanich( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Socrates, the largely enigmatic Greek thinker, is universally considered to have laid the foundations of western philosophy. His philosophy, available to us through the early dialogues of Plato and the writings of his contemporaries, has had a remarkably enduring influence on virtually every area of philosophical enterprise .This comprehensive and accessible guide to Socrates life and death, character and philosophical concerns, features thirteen specially commissioned sections, written by a team of leading experts in the field of ancient philosophy, covering every aspect of Socratic thought. The Companion presents a comprehensive overview of the various features, themes and topics apparent in Socrates' thought, including Socratic irony, metaphysics, epistemology, happiness, virtue, moral psychology, philosophy of love, political philosophy, and religious belief. It concludes with a thoroughly comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources. This is an essential reference tool for anyone working in the field of ancient philosophy
Ancient philosophy : essential readings with commentary( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focuses on the key philosophers and their texts, from Pre-Socratic thinkers through to the Neo-Platonists. Brings together the key primary writings of Thales, Xenophanes, Parmenides, Anaxagoras, Gorgias, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Lucretius, Seneca, Sextus Empiricus, Plotinus, and many others. Is broken down into eight chronological sections for easy comprehension and comparison. The readings are accompanied by expert commentary from the editors." --Publisher
Knowledge, teaching, and wisdom by Keith Lehrer( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a collective study of knowledge, teaching and wisdom resulting from a summer institute sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is the work of philosophers and educators working to produce a historical and analytical understanding of the relationship between theory and practice, knowledge and wisdom, philosophy and education. The authors and editors are professional educators in various fields, most prominently, philosophy and education. They have written articles from diverse philosophical and educational perspectives to provide new answers to the basic questions of philosophy and education. What is knowledge? What is wisdom? What is education? How can education result in the acquisition of knowledge and wisdom? The readers, who should include philosophers, educators and all those interested in these questions, will find novel and unique answers to these questions from the study of this volume."--Jacket
Plato : critical assessments by Plato( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Utopian studies II( Book )

4 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SUMMONING KNOWLEDGE IN PLATO'S REPUBLIC by Nicholas D Smith( )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicholas D. Smith presents an original interpretation of the Republic, considering it to be a book about knowledge and education. Over the course of Summoning Knowledge in Plato's Republic, he argues for four main theses. Firstly, the Republic is not just a work that has a lot to say about education; it is a book that depicts Socrates as attempting to engage his interlocutors in such a way as to help to educate them and also engages us, the readers, in a way that helps to educate us. Secondly, Plato does not suppose that education, properly understood, should have as its primary aim putting knowledge into souls that do not already have it. Instead, the education Plato discusses, represents occurring between Socrates and his interlocutors, and hopes to achieve in his readers is one that aims to arouse the power of knowledge in us and then to begin to train that power always to engage with what is more real, rather than what is less real. Thirdly, Plato's conception of knowledge is not the one typically presented in contemporary epistemology. It is, rather, the power of conceptualization by the use of exemplars. And finally, Plato engages this power of knowledge in the Republic in a way he represents as only a kind of second-best way to engage knowledge - and not as the best way, which would be dialectic. Instead, Plato uses images that summon the power of knowledge to begin the process by which the power may become fully realized
Knowledge in ancient philosophy by Nicholas D Smith( )

5 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Philosophy of Knowledge: A History presents the history of one of Western philosophy's greatest challenges: understanding the nature of knowledge. Divided chronologically into four volumes, it follows conceptions of knowledge that have been proposed, defended, replaced, and proposed anew by ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary philosophers. This volume covers the Presocratics, Sophists, and treatments of knowledge offered by Socrates and Plato. With original insights into the vast sweep of ways in which philosophers have sought to understand knowledge, The Philosophy of Knowledge: A History embraces what is vital and evolving within contemporary epistemology. Overseen by an international team of leading philosophers and featuring 50 specially-commissioned chapters, this is a major collection on one of philosophy's defining topics"--
The philosophy of knowledge : a history( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Philosophy of Knowledge: A History presents the history of one of Western philosophy's greatest challenges: understanding the nature of knowledge. Divided chronologically into four volumes, it follows conceptions of knowledge that have been proposed, defended, replaced, and proposed anew by ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary philosophers. Each volume centers around three key questions: what conceptions of knowledge have been offered? Which have shaped epistemology in particular and philosophy in general? How is knowledge conceived by philosophers now? Together these volumes trace the historical development of knowledge for the first time, covering: - Presocratics, Sophists and treatments of knowledge offered by Socrates and Plato; - The influence of Aristotle and Augustine during the Middle Ages; - Questions of science and religion in the 17th, 18th and 19th century and the work of Descartes, Hobbes, Kant and Leibniz; - Contemporary discussions about scientific, social and self-knowledge and attempts to understand knowledge naturalistically, contextually and normatively. With original insights into the vast sweep of ways in which philosophers have sought to understand knowledge, The Philosophy of Knowledge: A History embraces what is vital and evolving within contemporary epistemology. Overseen by an international team of leading philosophers and featuring 50 specially-commissioned chapters, this is a major collection on one of philosophy's defining topics
Socrates by Thomas C Brickhouse( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though he left no written works, Socrates was the first great philosopher of the West. His conversations and dramatic death in ancient Athens were recorded by a number of writers; they show that Socrates was deeply interested in self-knowledge and virtue. Socrates also believed in the rule of law, even refusing to flee when he was condemned to death
 
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Plato's Socrates
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Reason and religion in Socratic philosophySocratic moral psychologySocrates on trialThe trial and execution of Socrates : sources and controversiesThe philosophy of SocratesRoutledge philosophy guidebook to Plato and the trial of SocratesAncient philosophy : essential readings with commentaryKnowledge, teaching, and wisdomSocrates
Alternative Names
Dabney Smith, Nicholas 1949-

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Smith, Nicholas D.

Smith, Nicholas Dabney 1949-

Languages
English (182)