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Schofield, Malcolm

Works: 97 works in 545 publications in 5 languages and 12,207 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, wpr, Other, Author of introduction, Translator, Opponent, Restager
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Most widely held works by Malcolm Schofield
Saving the city : philosopher-kings and other classical paradigms by Malcolm Schofield( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 2,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How are political communities cemented together? Are rights inherent in the idea of citizenship? Saving the City examines ancient political thought from Homer to Cicero. It explores the problem of exploiting the philosophical past without reading the present back into it, discussing how far we can use categories such as the heroic code, utopianism, ideology, the economy or political rights to examine the evidence. This erudite and stimulating book offers fresh resolutions of disputed issues in well known texts such as Homer's Iliad and the Politics of Aristotle, and new explorations of some less familiar material, notably Plato's Laws, Aristotle's Eudemiau Ethics, Stoic political theory and Cicero's Republic
Plato : political philosophy by Malcolm Schofield( )

18 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this general account of Plato's political thought, a leading scholar of ancient Greek philosophy explores its key themes: education, democracy and its shortcomings, the role of knowledge in government, utopia and the idea of community, money and its grip on the psyche, ideological uses of religion. Between them these define what Plato considered to be the fundamental challenges for politics. All remain live issues. On all of them Plato took radical and uncomfortable positions." "Assuming a broad range of readers - with backgrounds in varied fields (politics, philosophy, classics, history) - Malcolm Schofield articulates and analyses Plato's main lines of thought, illustrating them with a liberal use of translated excerpts, and highlighting affinities with modern theorists from Machiavelli and Mill to Rawls and Habermas. Schofield's distinctive approach to Plato's problems constitutes a lucid and accessible guide for those needing an introduction, and at the same time will provide those who know Plato well with much food for thought."--Jacket
The Cambridge history of Greek and Roman political thought by C. J Rowe( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with Homer and ending in late antiquity with Christian and pagan reflections on divine and human order, this volume is the first general and comprehensive treatment of Rome ever to be published in English. Its international team of distinguished scholars includes historians of law, politics, culture and religion, as well as philosophers. The volume will long remain an accessible and authoritative guide to Greek and Roman thinking about government and community."
The presocratic philosophers : a critical history with a selection of texts by G. S Kirk( Book )

43 editions published between 1971 and 2010 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with a long and extensively rewritten introduction surveying the predecessors of the Presocratics, this book traces the intellectual revolution initiated by Thales in the sixth century B.C. to its culmination in the metaphysics of Parmenides and the complex physical theories of Anaxagoras and the Atomists in the fifth century it is based on a selection of some six hundred texts, in Greek and a close English translation which in this edition is given more prominence. These provide the basis for a detailed critical study of the principal individual thinkers of the time. Besides serving as an essential text for undergraduate and graduate courses in Greek philosophy and in the history of science, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers with interests in philosophy, theology, the history of ideas and of the ancient world, and indeed to anyone who wants an authoritative account of the Presocratics."--Publisher description
Aristotle by Jonathan Barnes( Book )

31 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is something here for everyone with a nose for philosophy and its history...Barnes has provided a description which does justice to the grandeur and breadth of its subject." --Sarah Waterlow, Times Literary Supplement
Doubt and dogmatism : studies in Hellenistic epistemology( Book )

28 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and held by 851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norms of nature : studies in Hellenistic ethics( Book )

27 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and logos : studies in ancient Greek philosophy presented to G.E.L. Owen by Malcolm Schofield( Book )

27 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in this volume were written to celebrate the sixtieth birthday of G. E. L. Owen, who by his essays and seminars on ancient Greek philosophy has made a contribution to its study that is second to none. The authors, from both sides of the Atlantic, include not only scholars whose main research interests lie in Greek philosophy, but others best known for their work in general philosophy. All are pupils or younger colleagues of Professor Owen who are indebted to his practice of philosophical scholarship as a first-order philosophical activity. At the heart of G. E. L. Owen's work has been a preoccupation with the role of philosophical reflection on language in the metaphysics and epistemology of Plato, Aristotle and other ancient Greek thinkers. This is accordingly the general topic of the present volume, which includes five papers on Plato's critical dialogues and seven on Aristotle, prefaced by two on Heraclitus and followed by a study of the debate in Hellenistic philosophy on the sorites. This is a book for specialists in Greek philosophy and philosophers of language which will also be of interest to some linguists
The Stoic idea of the city by Malcolm Schofield( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Stoic Idea of the City offers a pioneering treatment of the political philosophy of ancient Stoicism. Classical scholar Malcolm Schofield explores the Stoics' notions of natural law and world citizenship, which - as Martha Nussbaum notes in her new foreword - constitute their most important legacy to modern political thought. But Schofield begins by excavating from scattered and underused textual evidence the Platonized conception of erotic love treated by Zeno, founder of the school, as a key principle of political unity. An epilogue specially written for this edition further enhances this text as a standard work on Stoicism."--Jacket
An essay on Anaxagoras by Malcolm Schofield( Book )

19 editions published between 1979 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Justice and generosity : studies in Hellenistic social and political philosophy : proceedings of the Sixth Symposium Hellenisticum by André Laks( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hegel's verdict on the apolitical character of philosophy in the Hellenistic age is challenged in these essays, originally presented at the sixth meeting of the Symposium Hellenisticum
Aristotle, Plato and Pythagoreanism in the first century BC : new directions for philosophy by Malcolm Schofield( Book )

16 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents an up-to-date overview of the main new directions taken by ancient philosophy in the first century BC, a period in which the dominance exercised in the Hellenistic age by Stoicism, Epicureanism and Academic Scepticism gave way to a more diverse and experimental philosophical scene. Its development has been much less well understood, but here a strong international team of leading scholars of the subject reconstruct key features of the changed environment. They examine afresh the evidence for some of the central Greek thinkers of the period, as well as illuminating Cicero's engagement with Plato both as translator and in his own philosophising. The intensity of renewed study of Aristotle's Categories and Plato's Timaeus is an especially striking outcome of their discussions. The volume will be indispensable for scholars and students interested in the history of Platonism and Aristotelianism"--
Gorgias, Menexenus, Protagoras by Plato( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presented in the popular Cambridge Texts format are three early Platonic dialogues in a new English translation by Tom Griffith that combines elegance, accuracy, freshness and fluency. Together they offer strikingly varied examples of Plato's critical encounter with the culture and politics of fifth and fourth century Athens. Nowhere does he engage more sharply and vigorously with the presuppositions of democracy. The Gorgias is a long and impassioned confrontation between Socrates and a succession of increasingly heated interlocutors about political rhetoric as an instrument of political power. The short Menexenus contains a pastiche of celebratory public oratory, illustrating its self-delusions. In the Protagoras, another important contribution to moral and political philosophy in its own right, Socrates takes on leading intellectuals (the 'sophists') of the later fifth century BC and their pretensions to knowledge. The dialogues are introduced and annotated by Malcolm Schofield, a leading authority on ancient Greek political philosophy."--Jacket
Aristotle : a selective bibliography by Jonathan Barnes( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles on Aristotle( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato : laws by Plato( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Laws is one of the most important surviving works of ancient Greek political thought. It offers sustained reflection on the enterprise of legislation, and on its role in the social and religious regulation of society in all its aspects. Many of its ideas were drawn upon by later political thinkers, from Aristotle and Cicero to Thomas More and Montesquieu. This book presents the first translation of the complete text of the Laws for thirty-five years, in Tom Griffith's readable and reliable English. Malcolm Schofield, a leading scholar of Greek philosophy, introduces the main themes and characteristics of the work, as well as supplying authoritative notes on the structure and detail of Plato's argument, together with a guide to further reading. The book will be a key resource for those interested in Greek philosophy and of the history of political thought. --
Die vorsokratischen Philosophen : Einführung, Texte und Kommentare by G. S Kirk( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in German and English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Articles on Aristotle by Jonathan Barnes( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les philosophes présocratiques une histoire critique avec un choix de textes by G. S Kirk( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les grands courants philosophiques de monde grec et leurs personnalités marquantes, de Thalès à l'époque de Socrate. [SDM]
Articles on Aristotle( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A valuable collection of essays on Aristotle's metaphysics, by J.L. Akrill, Jacob Bernays, Jonathan Barnes, Norman Gulley, W.W. Fortenbaugh, Charles H. Kahn, Malcolm Schofield and Richard Sorabji. The collection is supplemented by an annotated bibliography, general index and index of passages cited from Aristotle. Aristotle does not regard the philosophy of mind as a separate subject, but approaches it sometimes as a biologist, sometimes as a metaphysician, sometimes from his study of mankind. This variety of approach enables him to produce new insights, as his treatment of the relationship between body and soul, the distinction between the five senses and the nature and role of the emotions. Harder to understand, but comprehensively explained in this book, is his treatment of the imagination, and one aspect of his treatment of thinking. The book concludes with an examination of one of the most famous of Aristotle's works, the Poetics. Bernay's classic article on the role of the emotions in tragedy and the nature of catharsis is translated from the German for the first time. The book concludes with an examination of Aristotle's treatment of poetry and its role in educating us as a whole. Articles on Aristotle brings together in four volumes some of the most important papers on Aristotle's philosophy written in the last hundred years of philosophy. Each volume in itself is a coherent attempt to treat a particular area of philosophy and to give a new perspective to Aristotle's work in it. Together the fours volumes cover the whole range of Aristotle's thought. Many of the articles are translated for the first time from French and German. Some have not been published before. All Greek quotations have been translated into Enlgish, and each volume contains a detailed bibliographical guide."--Bloomsbury Publishing
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Saving the city : philosopher-kings and other classical paradigms
Plato : political philosophyThe Cambridge history of Greek and Roman political thoughtThe presocratic philosophers : a critical history with a selection of textsAristotleDoubt and dogmatism : studies in Hellenistic epistemologyThe Norms of nature : studies in Hellenistic ethicsLanguage and logos : studies in ancient Greek philosophy presented to G.E.L. OwenThe Stoic idea of the city
Alternative Names
Schofield, M.

Schofield, M. 1942-

Schofield, M. (Malcolm)

Schofield, M. (Malcolm), 1942-

スコフィールド, M