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Sharples, R. W.

Works: 89 works in 388 publications in 8 languages and 10,251 library holdings
Genres: Sources  Conference proceedings  History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Honoree, Other, Creator, tra, Contributor
Classifications: PA4450, 180
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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( )
27 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a comprehensive account of the principal doctrines of the Stoics, Epicureans and various sceptical traditions from the death of Alexander the Great to c.200 B.C
Particulars in Greek philosophy the seventh S.V. Keeling Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy by S.V. Keeling Colloquium in Ancient philosophy( )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ancient Greek philosophy has been criticised, for example by the late Bernard Williams, for emphasising the universal at the expense of the particular. Six leading scholars consider what the Greeks themselves, from Plato to the period of the Roman Empire, had to say on this issue in the contexts of ethics, psychology, metaphysics and cosmology. Ancient views are compared with modern ones, and the influence of the former on the latter is considered
Theophrastus of Eresus sources for his life, writings, thought and influence by Pamela M Huby( )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theophrastus of Eresus by William W Fortenbaugh( )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Supplement to "On the soul" by Alexander( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 522 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
Ethical problems by Alexander( Book )
14 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 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 )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 5 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Peripatetic philosophy, 200 BC to AD 200 : an introduction and collection of sources in translation by R. W Sharples( Book )
11 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book provides a collection of sources, many of them fragmentary and previously scattered and hard to access, for the development of Peripatetic philosophy in the later Hellenistic period and the early Roman Empire. It also supplies the background against which the first commentator on Aristotle from whom extensive material survives, Alexander of Aphrodisias (fl. c. AD 200), developed his interpretations which continue to be influential even today. Many of the passages are here translated into English for the first time, including the whole of the summary of Peripatetic ethics attributed to 'Arius Didymus'"--
Quaestiones by Alexander( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Italian and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate : text, translation, and commentary by Alexander( Book )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Supplementa problematorum a new edition of the Greek text with introduction and annotated translation by Aristotle( )
9 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 271 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 1.1-2.15 by Alexander( )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Quaestiones attributed to Alexander of Aphrodisias, the leading ancient commentator on Aristotle, are concerned with physics and metaphysics, psychology and divine providence. They exemplify the process by which Aristotle's thought came to be organised into 'Aristotelianism', and show how interpretations were influence by the doctrines of Hellenistic philosophy. Some of them, translated into Arabic and thence into Latin, played a part in the transmission of ancient Greek philosophy to the medieval world; and they are still of use today in the interpretation of Aristotle's views on such matters as the problem of universals and the relation between form and matter. The Quaestiones have been studied more and more in recent years; but the present volume and its successor offer the first translation of the whole collection into English or any other modern language."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Theophrastean studies : on natural science, physics and metaphysics, ethics, religion, and rhetoric ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theophrastus of Eresus : sources for his life, writings, thought, and influence by William W Fortenbaugh( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Arabic and held by 217 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
Whose Aristotle? Whose Aristotelianism? ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the nature of man by Nemesius( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 192 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
Aspasius : the earliest extant commentary on Aristotles's ethics by Antonina M Alberti( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 180 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
Philosophy and the sciences in antiquity ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modern thinkers and ancient thinkers : the Stanley Victor Keeling memorial lectures at University College London, 1981-1991 ( Book )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 174 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 )
8 editions published in 1991 in English and Multiple languages and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Sharples, Bob
Sharples, Bob 1949-
Sharples, R. W.
Sharples, R. W. 1949-
Sharples, Robert W.
Sharples, Robert W. 1949-
Sharples, Robert W. 1949-2010