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Annas, Julia

Overview
Works: 72 works in 438 publications in 10 languages and 16,324 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Translator, Contributor, Commentator
Classifications: B434.A5, 110
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Most widely held works by Julia Annas
An introduction to Plato's Republic by Julia Annas( Book )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stressing Plato's desire to stimulate philosophical thinking in his readers, Julia Annas here demonstrates the coherence of his main moral argument on the nature of justice, and expounds related concepts of education, human motivation, knowledge and understanding. In a clear systematic fashion, this book shows that modern moral philosophy still has much to learn from Plato's attempt to move the focus from questions of what acts the just person ought to perform to the more profound questions of what sort of person the just person ought to be"--Pub. website
The morality of happiness by Julia Annas( Book )

50 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient ethical theories, based on the notions of virtue and happiness, have struck many as an attractive alternative to modern theories. But we cannot find out whether this is true until we understand ancient ethics - and to do this we need to examine the basic structure of ancient ethical theory, not just the details of one or two theories. In this book, Julia Annas brings together the results of a wide-ranging study of ancient ethical philosophy and presents it in a way that is easily accessible to anyone with an interest in ancient or modern ethics. She examines the fundamental notions of happiness and virtue, the role of nature in ethical justification, and the relation between concern for self and concern for others. Her careful examination of the ancient debates and arguments shows that many widespread assumptions about ancient ethics are mistaken. Ancient ethical theories are not egoistic, and do not depend for their acceptance on metaphysical theories of a teleological kind. Most centrally, they are recognizably theories of morality, and the ancient disputes about the place of virtue in happiness can be seen as akin to modern disputes about the demands of morality. Accessible to nonspecialists and the only comprehensive treatment of ancient ethical theory, The Morality of Happiness will appeal to classicists, ancient philosophers, philosophers in moral and political philosophy, and all those interested in the history of ideas
Plato : a very short introduction by Julia Annas( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This introduction to Plato focuses on the philosophy and argument of his writings, drawing the reader into Plato's way of doing philosophy, and the general themes of his thinking. It includes a brief account of Plato's life
Ancient philosophy : a very short introduction by Julia Annas( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: The tradition of ancient philosophy is a long, rich and varied one, in which the notes of discussion and argument constantly resound. This book aims to introduce readers to some ancient debates and to get them to engage with the ancient developments of some themes. Getting away from the presentation of ancient philosophy as a succession of Great Thinkers, the book aims to give readers a sense of the freshness and liveliness of ancient philosophy, and of its wide variety of themes and styles
Outlines of scepticism by Sextus( Book )

30 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of Scepticism, by the Greek philosopher Sextus Empiricus, is a work of major importance for the history of Greek philosophy. Its first part contains an elaborate exposition of the Pyrrhonian variety of Scepticism; its second and third parts are critical and destructive, arguing against 'dogmatism' in logic, epistemology, science and ethics. The Outlines is the fullest extant account of ancient Scepticism, and it is also one of our most copious sources of information about the other Hellenistic philosophies. Moreover, the rediscovery of Sextus in the sixteenth century brought about a revolution in philosophy. Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes provide an accurate and readable English translation, with a short introduction and brief annotation. Anyone interested in the history of philosophy will gain from an acquaintance with Sextus; and for students of Hellenistic philosophy his writings are indispensable
Philosophers, ancient and modern( Book )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume had its origins in a series of lectures delivered at the Royal Institute of Philosophy in London. These have now been collected to form a textbook ... It consists of essays which have been written by leading present-day philosophers about some of the major figures in the history of western philosophical thought ..."--Page 4 of cover
Platonic ethics, old and new by Julia Annas( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julia Annas here offers a fundamental reexamination of Plato's ethical thought by investigating the Middle Platonist perspective, which emerged at the end of Plato's own school, the Academy. She highlights the differences between ancient and modern assumptions about Plato's ethics - and stresses the need to be more critical about our own. One of these modern assumptions is the notion that the dialogues record the development of Plato's thought. Annas shows how the Middle Platonists, by contrast, viewed the dialogues as multiple presentations of a single Platonic ethical philosophy, differing in form and purpose but ultimately coherent. They also read Plato's ethics as consistently defending the view that virtue is sufficient for happiness, and see it as converging in its main points with the ethics of the Stoics."--BOOK JACKET
Metaphysics by Aristotle( Book )

48 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE, was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367-347); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor and at this time married Pythias, one of Hermeias's relations. After some time at Mitylene, in 343-2 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander. After Philip's death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own school (of 'Peripatetics'), the Lyceum at Athens. Because of anti-Macedonian feeling there after Alexander's death in 323, he withdrew to Chalcis in Euboea, where he died in 322. Nearly all the works Aristotle prepared for publication are lost; the priceless ones extant are lecture-materials, notes, and memoranda (some are spurious). They can be categorized as follows: I Practical: Nicomachean Ethics; Great Ethics (Magna Moralia); Eudemian Ethics; Politics; Economics (on the good of the family); On Virtues and Vices. II Logical: Categories; Analytics (Prior and Posterior); Interpretation; Refutations used by Sophists; Topica. III Physical: Twenty-six works (some suspect) including astronomy, generation and destruction, the senses, memory, sleep, dreams, life, facts about animals, etc. IV Metaphysics: on being as being. V Art: Rhetoric and Poetics. VI Other works including the Constitution of Athens; more works also of doubtful authorship. VII Fragments of various works such as dialogues on philosophy and literature; and of treatises on rhetoric, politics and metaphysics."--Publisher description
Intelligent virtue by Julia Annas( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Intelligent Virtue presents a distinctive new account of virtue and happiness as central ethical ideas. Annas argues that exercising a virtue involves practical reasoning of a kind which can illuminatingly be compared to the kind of reasoning we find in someone exercising a practical skill. Rather than asking at the start how virtues relate to rules, principles, maximizing, or a final end, we should look at the way in which the acquisition and exercise of virtue can be seen to be in many ways like the acquisition and exercise of more mundane activities, such as farming, building or playing the piano. This helps us to see virtue as part of an agent's happiness or flourishing, and as constituting (wholly, or in part) that happiness. We are offered a better understanding of the relation between virtue as an ideal and virtue in everyday life, and the relation between being virtuous and doing the right thing"--Back cover
Statesman by Plato( Book )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Statesman is Plato's neglected political work, but it is crucial for an understanding of the development of his political thinking. In some respects it continues themes from the Republic, particularly the importance of knowledge as entitlement to rule. But there are also changes: Plato has dropped the ambitious metaphysical synthesis of the Republic, changed his view of the moral psychology of the citizen, and revised his position on the role of law and institutions
On moral ends by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new translation makes one of the most important texts in ancient philosophy freshly available to modern readers. Cicero is increasingly being appreciated as an intelligent and well-educated amateur philosopher, and in this work he presents the major ethical theories of his time in a way designed to get the reader philosophically engaged in the important debates. Raphael Woolf's translation does justice to Cicero's argumentative vigour as well as to the philosophical ideas involved, while Julia Annas's introduction and notes provide a clear and accessible explanation of the philosophical context of the work. This edition will appeal to all readers interested in this central text in ancient philosophy and the history of ethics
New perspectives on Plato, modern and ancient( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices of ancient philosophy : an introductory reader by Julia Annas( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This topically organized collection is intended as an introduction to the many varied voices of ancient philosophy that involves the reader directly in the issues. Rather than proceeding chronologically, the student engages with a variety of contributions to issues of continuing relevance
Virtue and happiness : essays in honour of Julia Annas( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. The articles may be of substantial length, and include critical notices of major books. OSAP is now published twice yearly, in both hardback and paperback. 'The serial Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (OSAP) is fairly regarded as the leading venue for publication in ancient philosophy. It is where one looks to find the state-of-the-art. That the serial, which presents itself more as an anthology than as a journal, has traditionally allowed space for lengthier studies, has tended only to add to its prestige; it is as if OSAP thus declares that, since it allows as much space as the merits of the subject require, it can be more entirely devoted to the best and most serious scholarship.' Michael Pakaluk, Bryn Mawr Classical Review This special volume of Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy presents sixteen specially written essays on virtue and happiness, and the treatment of these topics by thinkers from the fifth century BC to the third century AD. It is published in honour of Julia Annas (University of Arizona)-one of the leading scholars in the field
Cicero's De finibus : philosophical approaches( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cicero is increasingly recognised as a highly intelligent contributor to the ongoing ethical debates between Epicureans, Stoics and other schools. In this work on the fundamentals of ethics his learning as a scholar, his skill as a lawyer and his own passion for the truth result in a work which dazzles us in its presentation of the debates and at the same time exhibits the detachment of the ancient sceptic. Many kinds of reader will find themselves engaged with Cicero as well as with the ethical theories he presents. This collection takes the reader further into the debates, opening up new avenues for exploring this fascinating work"--
Developing the virtues : integrating perspectives( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethicists and psychologists have become increasingly interested in the development of virtue in recent years, approaching the topic from the perspectives of virtue ethics and developmental psychology respectively. Such interest in virtue development has spread beyond academia, as teachers and parents have increasingly striven to cultivate virtue as part of education and child-rearing. Looking at these parallel trends in the study and practice of virtue development, the essays in this volume explore such questions as: How can philosophical work on virtue development inform psychological work on it, and vice versa? How should we understand virtue as a dimension of human personality? What is the developmental foundation of virtue? What are the evolutionary aspects of virtue and its development? How is virtue fostered?
Oxford studies in ancient philosophy( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is an annual publication which includes original articles, which may be of substantial length, on a wide range of topics in ancient philosophy, and review articles of major books. This volume presents the published version of the Nellie Wallace Lectures in Ancient Philosophy, delivered at the University of Oxford by Professor Gisela Striker. Together, these lectures make up a connected account of Stoic ethics
Analytische Philosophie der Liebe by Dieter Thomä( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Frühe Hochkulturen und europäische Antike : mit Beitr. von Julia Annas ...]( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in German and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenistic philosophy of mind by Julia Annas( Book )

2 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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An introduction to Plato's Republic
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Annas, Julia E.

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Annas Julia Elizabeth

Enasa, Džūlija

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Julia Annas filósofa británica

Julia Annas filosofa e storica della filosofia statunitense

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Аннас, Джулия

アナス, J.

アナス, ジュリア

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The morality of happinessPlato : a very short introductionAncient philosophy : a very short introductionOutlines of scepticismPlatonic ethics, old and newMetaphysicsIntelligent virtueStatesman