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Sedley, D. N.

Overview
Works: 114 works in 597 publications in 9 languages and 17,940 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings  Periodicals  Biography  Book reviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Translator, 956
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Most widely held works by D. N Sedley
Oxford studies in ancient philosophy by David Sedley( )

29 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 2,754 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. --
Lucretius and the transformation of Greek wisdom by David Sedley( )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 2,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book studies the structure and origins of De Rerum Natura (On the nature of things), the great first-century BC poem by Lucretius. By showing how he worked from the literary model set by the Greek poet Empedocles but under the philosophical inspiration of the Greek philosopher Epicurus, the book seeks to characterize Lucretius' unique poetic achievement. It is addressed to those interested both in Latin poetry and in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy
Creationism and its critics in antiquity by David N Sedley( )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world is configured in ways that seem systematically hospitable to life forms, especially the human race. Is this the outcome of divine planning or simply of the laws of physics? Ancient Greeks and Romans famously disagreed on whether the cosmos was the product of design or accident. In this book, David Sedley examines this question and illuminates new historical perspectives on the pantheon of thinkers who laid the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Versions of what we call the "creationist" option were widely favored by the major thinkers of classical antiquity, including Plato, whose ideas on the subject prepared the ground for Aristotle's celebrated teleology. But Aristotle aligned himself with the anti-creationist lobby, whose most militant members--the atomists--sought to show how a world just like ours would form inevitably by sheer accident, given only the infinity of space and matter. This stimulating study explores seven major thinkers and philosophical movements enmeshed in the debate: Anaxagoras, Empedocles, Socrates, Plato, the atomists, Aristotle, and the Stoics
Plato's Cratylus by David N Sedley( )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plato's Cratylus is a brilliant but enigmatic dialogue. It bears on a topic, the relation of language to knowledge, which has never ceased to be of central philosophical importance, but tackles it in ways which at times look alien to us. In this radical reappraisal of the dialogue, Professor sedley argues that the etymologies which take up well over half of it are not an embarrassing lapse or semi-private joke on Plato's part. On the contrary, if taken seriously as they should be, they are the key to understanding both the dialogue itself and Plato's linguistic philosophy more broadly. The book's main argument is so formulated as to be intelligible to readers with no knowledge of Greek, and will have a significant impact both on the study of Plato and on the history of linguistic thought."--Jacket
Oxford studies in ancient philosophy by D. N Sedley( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,315 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. --! From publisher's description
The Cambridge companion to Greek and Roman philosophy by David Sedley( Book )

42 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Japanese and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy is a wide-ranging introduction to the study of philosophy in the ancient world. A team of leading specialists surveys the developments of the period and evaluates a comprehensive series of major thinkers, ranging from Pythagoras to Epicurus. There are also separate chapters on how philosophy in the ancient world interacted with religion, literature and science, and a final chapter traces the seminal influence of Greek and Roman philosophy down to the seventeenth century. Practical elements such as tables, illustrations, a glossary, and extensive advice on further reading make it an ideal book to accompany survey courses on the history of ancient philosophy. It will be an invaluable guide for all who are interested in the philosophical thought of this rich and formative period."--Jacket
The Hellenistic philosophers by A. A Long( Book )

49 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Study of the Stoic, Epicurean and sceptical schools of philosophy has been hampered by the inaccessibility and difficulty of the surviving evidence. To help students and scholars, Anthony Long and David Sedley have compiled a comprehensive sourcebook, which makes the principal texts available to the widest audience since classical antiquity. The material is organised by schools, and within each school topics are treated thematically, thus providing the reader with immediate access to all the central concepts and the controversies they aroused in their historical context. In volume 1 the authors presented the texts in their own new translations accompanied by a philosophical and historical commentary designed for use by all readers, including those with no background in the classical world. With its glossary and set of indexes, volume 1 can stand alone as an independent tool of study . No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required. Volume 2 converts the collection into a handbook for specialists. It provides the Greek and Latin originals of the passages translated in volume 1, sometimes in longer excerpts, and includes some additional passages. The texts are accompanied by critical apparatus, information on context, and detailed notes. There is also a large annotated bibliography. The volume should be an excellent scholarly resource for classicists and specialists in ancient philosophy"--Unedited summary from volume 2 cover
Oxford studies in ancient philosophy( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pyrrhonian skepticism in Diogenes Laertius by Diogenes Laertius( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers the first bilingual edition of a major text in the history of epistemology, Diogenes Laertius's report on Pyrrho and Timon in his Lives of Eminent Philosophers. Leading experts contribute a philosophical introduction, translation, commentary, and scholarly essays on the nature of Diogenes's report as well as core questions in recent research on skepticism
The midwife of Platonism : text and subtext in Plato's Theaetetus by David N Sedley( Book )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counter Plato's Theaetetus is an acknowledged masterpiece, and among the most influential texts in the history of epistemology. Since antiquity it has been debated whether this dialogue was written by Plato to support his familiar metaphysical doctrines, or represents a self-distancing from these. David Sedley's book offers a via media, founded on a radical separation of the author, Plato, from his main speaker, Socrates. The dialogue, it is argued, is addressed to readers familiar with Plato's mature doctrines, and sets out to show how these doctrines, far from being an abandonment of his Socratic heritage, are its natural outcome. The Socrates portrayed here is the same Socrates as already portrayed in Plato's early dialogues. While not a Platonist, he is exhibited - to put it in terms of an image made famous by this dialogue - as having been Platonism's midwife. In a comprehensive rereading of the text, Sedley tracks the ways in which Socrates is shown unwittingly preparing the ground for Plato's mature doctrines, and reinterprets the dialogue's individual arguments from this perspective. The book is addressed to all readers interested in Plato, and does not require knowledge of Greek
Oxford studies in ancient philosophy by David Sedley( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy XXXII : Summer 2007 by D. N Sedley( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Meno ; and, Phaedo by Plato( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Plato's Meno and Phaedo are two of the most important works of ancient western philosophy and continue to be studied around the world. The Meno is a seminal work of epistemology. The Phaedo is a key source for Platonic metaphysics and for Plato's conception of the human soul. Together they illustrate the birth of Platonic philosophy from Plato's reflections on Socrates' life and doctrines. This edition offers new and accessible translations of both works, together with a thorough introduction that explains the arguments of the two dialogues and their place in Plato's thought"--
Ancient models of mind : studies in human and divine rationality by Andrea Wilson Nightingale( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How does god think? How, ideally, does a human mind function? Must a gap remain between these two paradigms of rationality? Such questions exercised the greatest ancient philosophers, including those featured in this book: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics and Plotinus. This volume encompasses a series of studies by leading scholars, revisiting key moments of ancient philosophy and highlighting the theme of human and divine rationality in both moral and cognitive psychology. It is a tribute to Professor A.A. Long, and reflects multiple themes of his own work"--
The philosophy of Antiochus( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is not The Cambridge Companion to Antiochus. Although the distribution of chapter topics attempts to cover all the major aspects of Antiochus' work and significance, their content does not represent an attempt to set out in orderly fashion what we know or reasonably believe about these questions and to present even-handedly whatever issues remain controversial. Authors have been given free rein to defend their own preferred viewpoint on controversial issues, and they will certainly not all be found singing from the same hymn sheet. This, the first book in English ever devoted entirely to the study of Antiochus, is above all an attempt to take debate forward. Nevertheless, anyone seeking to know the state of the art on Antiochean issues, and to find guidance on navigating the ancient testimonia and modern scholarly literature, will find the book an appropriate place to start.1 The book is born of a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, entitled 'Greco-Roman philosophy in the first century BC' (see Acknowledgements, p. 00). Constructed around a weekly research seminar and two major international workshops, the project sought to advance our understanding of a significant watershed in the history of philosophy. The first century BCE is the period in which philosophy loosened its historic moorings in the great philosophical schools of Athens and entered the Roman world, often attaching itself to such cultural centres as Alexandria and Rome.2"--
The Hellenistic philosophers by Anthony A Long( Book )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive sourcebook makes available in the original Latin and Greek the principal extant texts required for the study of the Stoic, Epicurean and sceptical schools of philosophy. The material is organised by schools, and within each school topics are treated thematically. The volume presents the same texts (with some additional passages) as are translated in The Hellenistic Philosophers, Volume 1. The authors provide their own critical apparatus, and also supply detailed notes on the more difficult texts. This volume is equipped with a large annotated bibliography
Les philosophes hellénistiques by A. A Long( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'étude des grandes philosophies de l'époque hellénistique - le scepticisme, l'épicurisme, le stoïcisme - a longtemps été entravée par la difficulté d'accéder aux textes fondateurs et d'en mesurer toute la portée. Anthony Long et David Sedley ont magistralement remédié à cette situation en regroupant les principales sources qui nous sont parvenues et en donnant au néophyte comme au spécialiste les instruments nécessaires à la compréhension des principaux concepts et des controverses qu'ils ont suscitées. Les textes sont regroupés par écoles et, au sein de chacune d'entre elles, par thèmes. Un riche commentaire historique et philosophique les accompagne. -- 4ème de couverture
Pyrrhonists, patricians, platonizers : hellenistic philosophy in the period 155-86 BC : tenth Symposium Hellenisticum by Symposium Hellenisticum( Book )

9 editions published in 2007 in English and Italian and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hellenistic philosophy; Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics by A. A Long( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in German and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The purpose of this book is to trace the main developments in Greek philosophy during the period which runs from the death of Alexander the Great in 323 B.C. to the end of the Roman Republic (31 B.C.)."--Preface
Oxford studies in ancient philosophy by D. N Sedley( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 10 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. From 2000, OSAP is being published not once but twice yearly, to keep up with the abundance of good material submitted; and it is being made available in paperback as well as hardback, in response to demand from scholars wishing to purchase it. This volume, the first of; 2000, features contributors from Britain, America, Europe, and Japan contributing pieces on Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicureanism, Pyrrhonism, and the recently discovered papyrus text of Empedocles
 
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Creationism and its critics in antiquity
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Lucretius and the transformation of Greek wisdomCreationism and its critics in antiquityPlato's CratylusOxford studies in ancient philosophyThe Cambridge companion to Greek and Roman philosophyThe Hellenistic philosophersOxford studies in ancient philosophyThe midwife of Platonism : text and subtext in Plato's Theaetetus
Alternative Names
David Sedley englischer Klassik-Gelehrter

David Sedley English classical philosopher

Sedley D.N.

Sedley, D. N. 1947-

Sedley David

Sedley, David 1947-

Sedley, David (David N.)

Sedley David Neil

Sedley, David Neil 1947-

セドレー, デイヴィッド

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