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Annas, Julia

Works: 106 works in 480 publications in 7 languages and 16,656 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Commentator, Other, Translator, Contributor
Classifications: JC71, 184
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Most widely held works by Julia Annas
An introduction to Plato's Republic by Julia Annas( Book )

42 editions published between 1981 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 1,347 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 )

46 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 1,009 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
Ancient philosophy : a very short introduction by Julia Annas( Book )

25 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 947 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 885 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
Plato : a very short introduction by Julia Annas( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 858 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
Philosophers, ancient and modern by Royal Institute of Philosophy( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Opstellen over het werk van een aantal filosofen, van Plato tot Sartre
The modes of scepticism : ancient texts and modern interpretations by Julia Annas( Book )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platonic ethics, old and new by Julia Annas( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's Metaphysics : Books [mu] and [nu] by Aristotle( Book )

40 editions published between 1976 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenistic philosophy of mind by Julia Annas( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intelligent virtue by Julia Annas( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 533 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 )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 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 )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 415 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 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 310 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 )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 149 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
Plato by Julia Annas( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Julia Annas provides an incisive exploration of the many-sided and elusive genius whose wide-ranging, bold, and influential ideas continue to challenge, provoke, and inspire us today"--Page 4 of cover
Oxford studies in ancient philosophy( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 71 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

Analytische Philosophie der Liebe by Dieter Thom( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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An introduction to Plato's Republic
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Annas, Julia Elizabeth

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Аннас, Джулия

アナス, J.

アナス, ジュリア

The morality of happinessAncient philosophy : a very short introductionOutlines of scepticismPlato : a very short introductionThe modes of scepticism : ancient texts and modern interpretationsPlatonic ethics, old and newAristotle's Metaphysics : Books [mu] and [nu]Hellenistic philosophy of mind