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Reeve, C. D. C. 1948-

Works: 37 works in 267 publications in 1 language and 12,651 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Sources  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Utopian fiction  History  Commentaries  Art  Software  Fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Annotator, Commentator for written text
Classifications: JC71, 321.07
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Most widely held works by C. D. C Reeve
The republic by Plato( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the greatest works of philosophy, political theory, and literature ever produced, Plato's Republic has shaped Western thought for thousands of years and remains as relevant today as when it was written during the fourth century B.C. Republic begins by posing a central question: "What is justice, and why should we be just, especially when the wicked often seem happier and more successful?" For Plato, the answer lies with the ways people, groups, and institutions organize and behave. A brilliant inquiry into the problems of constructing the perfect state and the roles education, the arts, family, and religion should play in our lives, Republic employs picturesque settings, sharply outlined characters, and conversational dialogue to drive home the philosopher's provocative arguments. Book jacket."--Jacket
Philosopher-kings : the argument of Plato's Republic by C. D. C Reeve( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reeve's classic work provides an interpretation of Republic that makes a case for the coherence of Plato's argument
Socrates in the Apology : an essay on Plato's Apology of Socrates by C. D. C Reeve( Book )

11 editions published between 1498 and 1990 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practices of reason : Aristotle's Nicomachean ethics by C. D. C Reeve( Book )

29 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practices of Reason is an exploration of the epistemological, metaphysical, and psychological foundations of the Nicomachean Ethics. In a striking reversal of current orthodoxy, Professor Reeve argues that scientific-knowledge (episteme) is possible in ethics, that dialectic and understanding (nous) play essentially the same role in ethics as in an Aristotelian science, and that the distinctive role of practical wisdom (phronesis) is to use the knowledge of universals provided by science, dialectic, and understanding so as to best promote happiness (eudaimomia) in particular circumstances and to ensure a happy life. Turning to happiness itself, the author develops a new account of Aristotle's views on ends and functions, exposing their twofold nature. He argues that the activation of theoretical wisdom is primary happiness, and that the activation of practical wisdom - when it is for the sake of primary happiness - is happiness of a secondary kind. He concludes with an account of the virtues of character, external goods, and friends, and their place in the happy life. The book will be of interest to all those who have unanswered questions about the central arguments, concepts, and presuppositions of the Nicomachean Ethics
Readings in ancient Greek philosophy : from Thales to Aristotle by S. Marc Cohen( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Fourth Edition features a completely revamped and expanded unit on the Presocratics and Sophists that draws on the wealth of new scholarship published on these fascinating thinkers over the past decade or more. At the core of this unit, as ever, are the fragments themselves - but now in thoroughly revised and, in some cases, new translations by Richard McKirahan and Patricia Curd, among them those of the recently published Derveni Papyrus. --from back cover
Action, contemplation, and happiness : an essay on Aristotle by C. D. C Reeve( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The notion of practical wisdom is one of Aristotle's greatest inventions. It has inspired philosophers as diverse as Martin Heidegger, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Elizabeth Anscombe, Michael Thompson, and John McDowell. Now a leading scholar of ancient philosophy offers a challenge to received accounts of practical wisdom by situating it in the larger context of Aristotle's views on knowledge and reality. That happiness is the end pursued by practical wisdom is commonly agreed. What is disputed is whether happiness is to be found in the practical life of political action, in which we exhibit courage, temperance, and other virtues of character, or in the contemplative life, where theoretical wisdom is the essential virtue. C.D.C. Reeve argues that the dichotomy is bogus, that these lives are in fact parts of a single life, which is the best human one. In support of this view, he develops innovative accounts of many of the central notions in Aristotle's metaphysics, epistemology, and psychology, including matter and form, scientific knowledge, dialectic, educatedness, perception, understanding, political science, practical truth, deliberation, and deliberate choice. These accounts are based directly on freshly translated passages from many of Aristotle's writings. Action, Contemplation, and Happiness is an accessible essay not just on practical wisdom but on Aristotle's philosophy as a whole."--Jacket
Love's confusions by C. D. C Reeve( Book )

18 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looking at love in light of the classical world and Christianity, and in its complex relationship with pornography, violence, sadomasochism, fantasy, sentimentality, and jealousy, Reeve invites us to think more broadly about love, and to find the confusions that inevitably result to be creative rather than disturbing."--Jacket
Aristotle on practical wisdom : Nicomachean ethics VI by Aristotle( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics by Aristotle( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other English-language translation comes close to the standard of accuracy and readability set here by Reeve. This volume provides the reader with more of the resources needed to understand Aristotle's argument than any other edition. An introductory essay by Reeve situates Politics in Aristotle's overall thought and offers an engaging critical introduction to its central argument. A detailed glossary, footnotes, bibliography, and indexes provide historical background, analytical assistance with particular passages, and a guide both to Aristotle's philosophy and to scholarship on it. --Publisher
Substantial knowledge : Aristotle's metaphysics by C. D. C Reeve( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aristotle's theory of substance is commonly viewed nowadays as an inconsistent amalgam of different accounts, developed at different times." "In a clear and engaging style, C.D.C. Reeve's groundbreaking new book challenges this received view. Through careful analysis of passages drawn from dozens of works, it shows how Aristotle's metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and theology work together to constitute a unified solution to a single fundamental, and hitherto inadequately appreciated, problem about substance."--Jacket
The trials of Socrates : six classic texts by Plato( Book )

9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lampooned in 406 B.C.E. in a blistering Aristophanic satire, Socrates was tried in 399 B.C.E. on a charge of corrupting the youth, convicted by a jury of about five hundred of his peers, and condemned to death. Glimpsed today through the extant writings of his contemporaries and near-contemporaries, he remains for us as compelling, enigmatic, and elusive a figure as Jesus or Buddha. Although present-day (like ancient Greek) opinion on "the real Socrates" diverges widely, six classic texts that any informed judgment of him must take into account appear together, for the first time, in this volume
Plato on love : Lysis, Symposium, Phaedrus, Alcibiades, with selections from Republic, Laws by Plato( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection features Plato's writings on sex and love in the preeminent translations of Stanley Lombardo, Paul Woodruff and Alexander Nehamas, D.S. Hutchinson, and C.D.C. Reeve. Reeve's Introduction provides a wealth of historical information about Plato and Socrates, and the sexual norms of classical Athens. His introductory essay looks closely at the dialogues themselves and includes the following sections: Socrates and the Art of Love; Socrates and Athenian Paiderastia; Loving Socrates; Love and the Ascent to the Beautiful; The Art and Psychology of Love Explained; and Writing about Love."--Jacket
Women in the academy : dialogues on themes from Plato's Republic by C. D. C Reeve( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reeves (philosophy, U. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) wrote and presented these dialogues as part of a humanities course at Reed College in Portland, Oregon. The dialogues, which touch on many of the philosophical themes of Plato's Republic, take place between the two women students reputed to be members of Plato's Academy and Plato, their fellow students, and Aristotle
Blindness and reorientation : problems in Plato's Republic by C. D. C Reeve( Book )

14 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

C.D.C. Reeve develops a powerful new account of the age-old argument over whether the just are happier than the unjust drawing from a new understanding of Plato's conception of philosophy
Cratylus by Plato( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLATO, the great philosopher of Athens, son of Ariston, was born in 427 B.C. In early manhood admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time after Socrates' execution is probable; that later he went to Cyrene, Egypt, and Sicily is possible; that he was wealthy is likely; that he was critical of 'advanced' democracy is obvious. He lived to be 80 years old. Linguistic tests including those of computer science still try to establish the order of his extant philosophical dialogues, written in splendid prose and revealing Socrates' mind fused with Plato's thought. In Laches, Charmides, and Lysis, Socrates and others discuss separate ethical conceptions. Protagoras, Io, and Meno discuss whether righteousness can be taught. In Gorias, Socrates is estranged from his city's thought, and his fate is impending. The Apology (not a dialogue), Crito, Euthyphro, and the unforgettable Phaedo relate to the trial and death of Socrates and propound the immortality of the soul. In the famous Symposium and Phaedrus, written when Socrates was still alive, we find the origin and meaning of love. Cratylus discusses the nature of language and the great masterpiece in 10 books, the Republic, concerns righteousness (and involves education, equality of the sexes, socialism, communism, and even abolition of slavery). Of the 6 so called 'dialectical" dialogues Euthydemus deals with philosophy; meta-physical Parmenides about general concepts and absolute being; Theaetetus reasons about the theory of knowledge; of its sequels, Sophist deals with not-being; Politicus with good and bad statesmanship and governments; Philebus with what is good. The Timaeus seeks the origin of the visible universe out of abstract geometrical elements. The unfinished Critias treats of lost Atlantis. Unfinished also is Plato's last work of the 12 books Laws (Socrates is absent from it), a critical discussion of principles of law which Plato thought the Greeks might accept. Of a dozen other extant dialogues and also some letters a few may be genuine. Six other extant dialogues have been rejected as spurious since ancient times
A Plato reader : eight essential dialogues by Plato( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Plato Reader offers eight of Plato's best-known works-- Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo, Symposium, Phaedrus, and Republic --unabridged, expertly introduced and annotated, and in widely admired translations by C.D.C. Reeve, G.M.A. Grube, Alexander Nehamas, and Paul Woodruff
Nicomachean ethics by Aristotle( Book )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An excellent new translation and commentary. It will serve newcomers as an informative, accessible introduction to the Nicomachean Ethics and to many issues in Aristotle s philosophy, but also has much to offer advanced scholars. The commentary is noteworthy for its frequent citations of relevant passages from other works in Aristotle s corpus, which often shed new light on the texts. Reeve s translation is meticulous: it hits the virtuous mean--accurate and technical, yet readable--between translation s vicious extremes of faithlessness and indigestibility.--Jessica Moss, New York University
Introductory readings in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy by C. D. C Reeve( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This concise anthology of primary sources designed for use in an ancient philosophy survey ranges from the Presocratics to Plato, Aristotle, the Hellenistic philosophers, and the Neoplatonists." "The second edition features an amplified selection of Presocratic fragments in newly revised translations by Richard D. McKirahan." "Also included is an expansion of the Hellenistic unit, feature new selections from Lucretius and Sextus Empiricus as well as a new translation, by Peter J. Anderson, of most of Seneca's De Providentia. The selections from Plotinus have also been expanded."--Back cover
De anima = On the soul by Aristotle( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly annotated, scrupulously accurate, and consistent translation of Aristotle's De Anima fits seamlessly with other volumes in the series. Sequentially numbered endnotes provide the information most needed at each juncture, while a detailed Index of Terms indicates places where focused discussion of key notions occurs. An illuminating general Introduction describes the book that lies ahead, explaining what sort of work it is and what sorts of evidence it relies on. --
Metaphysics by Aristotle( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's formulation of an ultimate science argues that the reality of things lies in their concrete forms, which laid the foundation for one of the cardinal branches of Western philosophy
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Socrates in the Apology : an essay on Plato's Apology of Socrates
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Philosopher-kings : the argument of Plato's RepublicSocrates in the Apology : an essay on Plato's Apology of SocratesPractices of reason : Aristotle's Nicomachean ethicsReadings in ancient Greek philosophy : from Thales to AristotleLove's confusionsThe politicsSubstantial knowledge : Aristotle's metaphysicsThe trials of Socrates : six classic texts