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Sharples, R. W.

Overview
Works: 76 works in 441 publications in 10 languages and 12,487 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Sources  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Software  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Collector, Honoree, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: B377.A5, 185
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Most widely held works by R. W Sharples
Stoics, Epicureans, and sceptics : an introduction to Hellenistic philosophy by R. W Sharples( Book )

32 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hellenistic philosophers and schools of philosophy are emerging from the shadow of Plato and Aristotle and are increasingly studied for their intrinsic philosophical value. They are not only interesting in their own right, but also form the intellectual background of the late Roman Republic. This study gives a comprehensive and readable account of the principal doctrines of the Stoics, Epicureans and various sceptical traditions from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. to around 200 A.D. Discussions are arranged topically in order to address underlying issues and to make clear what the different schools have in common and how they differ. At the same time the coherence of each system as a whole is emphasized
Ethical problems by Alexander( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics has been a central text in moral philosophy since the fourth century BC. The Ethical Problems attributed to Alexander of Aphrodisias - the leading ancient commentator on Aristotle - not only shows us how Aristotle's work was discussed in Alexander's own day (c. 200 AD) but offers interpretations and insights that are valuable in their own right. Topics discussed include pleasure and distress, moral virtue, the criteria for judging actions voluntary, the development of moral understanding, and the place in ethics of utility, political community and a sense of shame."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Meno by Plato( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>About G.M.A Grube's translations of Plato: ""Unmistakably superior: more lucid, more accurate, more readable. Above all, they're lucidly adorned, unpretentious, and in translating Plato that counts a good deal. The prose is, as English prose, persuasive, cogent, and as eloquent as it can be without departing from the text. --William Arrowsmith</DIV>
Supplement to "On the soul" by Alexander( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Supplement transmitted as the second book of On the Soul by Alexander of Aphrodisias (fl. c. 200 AD) is a collection of short texts on a wide range of topics from psychology, including the general hylomorphic account of soul and its faculties, and the theory of vision; questions in ethics (natural instincts, the unity of the virtues, the naturalness of justice and the insufficiency of virtue for happiness); and issues relating to responsibility, chance and fate. One of the texts in the collection, On Intellect, had a major influence on medieval Arabic and Western thought, greater than that of Alexander's On the Soul itself. The treatises may all be by Alexander himself; certainly the majority of them are closely connected with his other works. Many of them, however, consist of collections of arguments on particular issues, collections which probably incorporate material from earlier in the history of the Peripatetic school. This translation is from a new edition of the Greek text based on a collation of all known manuscripts and comparison with medieval Arabic and Latin translations."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Peripatetic philosophy, 200 BC to AD 200 : an introduction and collection of sources in translation by R. W Sharples( Book )

13 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Introduction, and the chronological table that follows it, are intended to give readers who may not be familiar with this period of Peripatetic philosophy a guide to the major trends and developments, and to introduce some of the philosophers who will be considered in the following pages. The actual ancient evidence relating to some of the identifications and dates will be found below in section 1, "People""--
Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate : text, translation, and commentary by Alexander( Book )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theophrastus of Eresus : sources for his life, writings, thought, and influence by Pamela M Huby( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and German and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes form part of the large international Theophrastus Project started by Brill in 1992 and edited by W.W. Fortenbaugh and others. Together with volumes comprising the texts and translations, the commentary volumes provide a new generation of classicists with an up-to-date collection of the fragments and testimonia relating to Theophrastus (c.370-288/5 B.C.), Aristotle's pupil and successor as head of the Lyceum
Quaestiones by Alexander( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theophrastean studies : on natural science, physics and metaphysics, ethics, religion, and rhetoric( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whose Aristotle? Whose Aristotelianism? by R. W Sharples( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nemesii Emeseni De natura hominis by Nemesius( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nemesius' treatise On the Nature of Man is an important text for historians of ancient thought, not only as a much-quarried source of evidence for earlier works now lost, but also as an indication of intellectual life in the late fourth century AD. The author was a Christian bishop; the subject is the nature of human beings and their place in the scheme of created things. The medical works of Galen and the philosophical writings of Plato, Aristotle and the Neoplatonist Porphyry are all major influences on Nemesius; so too the controversial Christian Origen. On the Nature of Man provides the first known compendium of theological anthropology with a Christian orientation and considerably influenced later Byzantine and medieval Latin philosophical theology."--Jacket
Philosophy and the sciences in antiquity( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On fate (De fato) / IV. 5-7, V / Boethius ; edited with an introduction, translations and commentaries by R.W. Sharples ; advisory editor, A.E. Douglas by Marcus Tullius Cicero( Book )

19 editions published in 1991 in 3 languages and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer version of De fato by M. Tullius Cicero
Modern thinkers and ancient thinkers : the Stanley Victor Keeling memorial lectures at University College London, 1981-1991( Book )

14 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Particulars in Greek philosophy : the seventh S.V. Keeling Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy by Bob Sharples( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moral vision and legislating for the good in Aristotle / Robert Wardy -- Particular virtues in the Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle / Carlo Natali -- What's a particular, and what makes it so? : some thoughts, mainly about Aristotle / Verity Harte -- Particulars, selves, and individuals in Stoic philosophy / Christopher Gill -- On Christopher Gill on Particulars, selves, and individuals in Stoic philosophy / Angela Hobbs -- Alexander of Aphrodisias on particulars and the Stoic criterion of identity / Marwan Rashed
Alexander Aphrodisiensis, De anima libri mantissa : a new edition of the Greek text by Alexander( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: Robert W. Sharples , University College London, UK
Aspasius : the earliest extant commentary on Aristotles's ethics( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the nature of Aspasius' commentary, his interpretation of Aristotle, and his place in the history of thought. An aid in interpreting the Ethics, and a history of commentary as a genre and a history of philosophical thought
Pseudo-Aristoteles (Pseudo-Alexander), Supplementa problematorum : a new edition of the Greek text with introduction and annotated translation by Pseudo Aristotele( Book )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Main description: This volume is a new edition of a collection of problems in natural science and medicine which has been variously attributed to Aristotle and to Alexander of Aphrodisias; the collection includes material from both the Hellenistic and Roman periods
Quaestiones 2.16-3.15 by Alexander( Book )

39 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume completes the translation in this series of Quaestiones attributed to Alexander of Aphrodisias, the leading ancient commentator on Aristotle. The Quaestiones are concerned with physics and metaphysics, psychology and divine providence. They exemplify the process whereby Aristotle's thought came to be organised into 'Aristotelianism' and show how interpretations were influenced by doctrines of Hellenistic philosophy. Some, translated into Arabic and thence into Latin, played a part in the transmission of ancient Greek philosophy to the medieval world. Those interested in Aristotle's psychological views will find this half of Quaestiones particularly valuable. Ten of the problems discussed explicitly involve issues raised in On the Soul, including the unity of apperception and the transition from first to second actuality in the act of contemplation. A further dozen concern problems in physical theory, including infinity, necessity and potentiality. Quaestio 2.21 concerns divine providence and helps supplement our knowledge of Alexander's position based on surviving Arabic fragments of his On Providence."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Theophrastus of Eresus by William W Fortenbaugh( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These volumes form part of the large international Theophrastus Project started by Brill in 1992 and edited by W.W. Fortenbaugh and others. Together with volumes comprising the texts and translations, the commentary volumes provide a new generation of classicists with an up-to-date collection of the fragments and testimonia relating to Theophrastus (c.370-288/5 B.C.), Aristotle's pupil and successor as head of the Lyceum
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Stoics, Epicureans, and sceptics : an introduction to Hellenistic philosophy
Alternative Names
Robert Sharples (classicist) Brits klassiek filoloog (1949-2010)

Robert W. Sharples britischer Klassischer Philologe

Sharples, Bob

Sharples, Bob 1949-2010

Sharples, R. W.

Sharples, R. W. 1949-

Sharples, R. W. 1949-2010

Sharples, Robert W.

Sharples, Robert W. 1949-

Sharples, Robert W. 1949-2010

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MenoSupplement to "On the soul"Peripatetic philosophy, 200 BC to AD 200 : an introduction and collection of sources in translationAlexander of Aphrodisias on fate : text, translation, and commentaryTheophrastus of Eresus : sources for his life, writings, thought, and influenceQuaestionesWhose Aristotle? Whose Aristotelianism?Nemesii Emeseni De natura hominis