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Sharples, R. W.

Works: 91 works in 503 publications in 4 languages and 12,936 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Collector, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: B535.A63, 185
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Most widely held works by R. W Sharples
Ethical problems by Alexander( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 515 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
Quaestiones by Alexander( Book )

51 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 453 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
Supplement to "On the soul" by Alexander( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 364 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
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 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This title was first published in 2001. A collection of the papers and some of the formal responses from a colloquium on the ancient philosopher Aristotle, with one additional paper. The contributors explore Aristotle and how he is perceived and interpreted in different traditions, and by different people."--Provided by publisher
Nemesii Emeseni De natura hominis by Nemesius( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 208 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."--Publisher description
Philosophy and the sciences in antiquity( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern thinkers and ancient thinkers : the Stanley Victor Keeling memorial lectures at University College London, 1981-1991( Book )

15 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 156 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 )

15 editions published in 2008 in Greek, Ancient and English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R. W. Sharples provides a new edition, with introduction and commentary in English, of the Greek text. The Mantissa is a collection of short discussions, transmitted as a supplement to the treatise On the Soul by the Aristotelian commentator Alexander of Aphrodisias (c.200 AD). The collection includes discussion of a range of topics, among them the nature of soul and intellect, theories of how seeing takes place, issues in ethics, and the nature of fate
Aspasius : the earliest extant commentary on Aristotles's ethics( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 151 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
Theophrastus of Eresus by William W Fortenbaugh( Book )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 19 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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Supplement to "On the soul"
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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

Supplement to "On the soul"Whose Aristotle? Whose Aristotelianism?Nemesii Emeseni De natura hominisPhilosophy and the sciences in antiquityParticulars in Greek philosophy : the seventh S.V. Keeling Colloquium in Ancient PhilosophyAlexander Aphrodisiensis, De anima libri mantissa : a new edition of the Greek textAspasius : the earliest extant commentary on Aristotles's ethicsTheophrastus of Eresus