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Sharples, R. W.

Overview
Works: 119 works in 535 publications in 9 languages and 12,992 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Collector, Honoree, Creator
Classifications: B535.A63, 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( )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,320 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
Particulars in Greek philosophy : the seventh S.V. Keeling Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy by Robert Sharples( )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,555 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
Theophrastus of Eresus : sources for his life, writings, thought, and influence : commentary by William W Fortenbaugh( )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 1,257 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
Pseudo-Aristoteles (Pseudo-Alexander), Supplementa problematorum : a new edition of the Greek text with introduction and annotated translation by Aristoteles( )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 993 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
Theophrastus of Eresus by Théophraste( )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 965 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
Ethical problems by Alexander från Afrodisias( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 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
Supplement to "On the soul" by Alexander( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 533 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
Meno by Platón( Book )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in 6 languages and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Dialogue begins abruptly with a question of Meno, who asks, 'whether virtue can be taught.' Socrates replies that he does not as yet know what virtue is, and has never known anyone who did. 'Then he cannot have met Gorgias when he was at Athens.' Yes, Socrates had met him, but he has a bad memory, and has forgotten what Gorgias said. Will Meno tell him his own notion, which is probably not very different from that of Gorgias? 'O yes-nothing easier: there is the virtue of a man, of a woman, of an old man, and of a child; there is a virtue of every age and state of life, all of which may be easily described.'
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 379 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 )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Latin and held by 372 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
Alexander of Aphrodisias on fate : text, translation, and commentary by Alexander( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quaestiones 1.1-2.15 by Alexander( )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 281 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 )

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

Nemesii Emeseni De natura hominis by Nemesius( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 235 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
Whose Aristotle? Whose Aristotelianism? by R. W Sharples( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 233 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
Perspectives on Greek philosophy : S.V. Keeling memorial lectures in ancient philosophy, 1991-2002 by R. W Sharples( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Title first published in 2003. In commemoration of the philosophical interests of Stanley Victor Keeling, the annual lectures in his memory highlight the interest and importance of ancient philosophy for contemporary study of the subject. This volume brings together the Keeling lectures from leading international figures in ancient and modern philosophy, presented between 1992 and 2002. Including contributions from Bernard Williams and Martha Nussbaum, lectures range across topics such as 'Intrinsic Goodness', Necessity, Fate and Determinism and Quality of Life, extending from Plato through Aristotle to the Stoics. Edited and with a preface by R.W. Sharples."--Provided by publisher
Philosophy and the sciences in antiquity( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspasius : the earliest extant commentary on Aristotles's ethics( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and Italian and held by 190 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
On sweat ; On dizziness ; and, On fatigue by Theophrastus( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume contains modern editions of three physiological treatises by Theophrastus of Eresus, who was Artistotle's pupil and successor as head of the Peripatetic School." "The treatises are concerned with the human phenomena of sweat, dizziness and fatigue, and exhibit close ties to the contemporary medical literature."--Cover
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 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Stoics, Epicureans, and sceptics : an introduction to Hellenistic philosophy
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Particulars in Greek philosophy : the seventh S.V. Keeling Colloquium in Ancient PhilosophyTheophrastus of Eresus : sources for his life, writings, thought, and influence : commentaryPseudo-Aristoteles (Pseudo-Alexander), Supplementa problematorum : a new edition of the Greek text with introduction and annotated translationTheophrastus of EresusSupplement to "On the soul"MenoPeripatetic philosophy, 200 BC to AD 200 : an introduction and collection of sources in translationQuaestiones
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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