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Wardy, Robert

Overview
Works: 15 works in 108 publications in 3 languages and 3,663 library holdings
Genres: History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PA4279.G7, 170
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Most widely held works by Robert Wardy
Aristotle in China : language, categories, and translation by Robert Wardy( )

26 editions published between 2000 and 2019 in English and Chinese and held by 2,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his latest book, Robert Wardy, a philosopher and classicist, turns his attention to the relation between language and thought. He explores this huge topic in an analysis of linguistic relativism, with specific reference to a reading of the ming li t'an (The Investigation of the Theory of Names), a seventeenth-century Chinese translation of Aristotle's Categories. Throughout his investigation, Wardy addresses important questions. Do the basic structures of language shape the major thought-patterns of its native speakers? Could philosophy be guided and constrained by the language in which it is done? What factors, from grammar and logic to cultural and religious expectations, influence translation? And does Aristotle survive rendition into Chinese intact? His answers will fascinate philosophers, Sinologists, classicists, linguists and anthropologists."--Jacket
The birth of rhetoric : Gorgias, Plato, and their successors by Robert Wardy( Book )

34 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is rhetoric?Is it the capacity to persuade? Or is it 'mere' rhetoric: the ability to get others to do what the speaker wants, regardless of what they want? This is the rhetoric of ideological manipulation and political seduction. Rhetoric is for some a distinctive mode of communication; for others, whenever someone speaks, rhetoric is present. This book is devoted to helping readers understand these rival accounts, by showing how it has happened that there are so many conceptions of rhetoric. Any such approach must be rooted in classical antiquity, since our ideas of rhetoric are the product of a complicated historical process starting in ancient Greece. Greek rhetoric was born in bitter controversy. The figure of Gorgias is at the centre of that debate and of this book: he invites us to confront the terrifying, exhilarating possibility that persuasion is just power
The chain of change : a study of Aristotle's Physics VII by Robert Wardy( Book )

20 editions published between 1900 and 2007 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doing Greek philosophy by Robert Wardy( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This lively and original guidebook offers an invitation to the study of Greek philosophy and signposts to lead the student deeper. The reader is drawn in to the questions the philosophers posed. Doing Greek Philosophy conveys a vital sense of the dynamism and continuity in the Greek philosophical tradition, and shows how interaction between the philosophers creates and sustains that tradition. It concentrates on a set of interrelated concepts and problems contradiction, relativism, refutation and consistency which appear in the tradition, and show how philosophers dealt with them. The author considers not just what the philosophers were doing, but also what they thought they were doing. The goal is not simply to inform readers about Greek philosophy, but also to equip them with an intellectual toolkit, and to encourage them to use it. The reader will come away from this book with a set of good questions and the means to probe them further. Accessibly written, the book will appeal to philosophers at every level, and its concision will make it the ideal starting point for the beginner in philosophy." -- Publisher's website
Authors and authorities in ancient philosophy( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy is often characterised in terms of competitive individuals debating orally with one another in public arenas. But it also developed over its long history a sense in which philosophers might acknowledge some other particular philosopher or group of philosophers as an authority and offer to that authority explicit intellectual allegiance. This is most obvious in the development after the classical period of the philosophical 'schools' with agreed founders and, most importantly, canonical founding texts. There also developed a tradition of commentary, interpretation, and discussion of texts which itself became a mode of philosophical debate. As time went on, the weight of a growing tradition of reading and appealing to a certain corpus of foundational texts began to shape how later antiquity viewed its philosophical past and also how philosophical debate and inquiry was conducted. In this book leading scholars explore aspects of these important developments
Birth Of Rhetoric by Robert Wardy( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is rhetoric? Is it the capacity to persuade? Or is it 'mere' rhetoric: the ability to get others to do what the speaker wants, regardless of what they want? Robert Wardy uses Gorgias at the centre of this book and the debate
Authors and authorities in ancient philosophy by Jenny Bryan( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xiu ci zhu de dan sheng : gao er ji ya . bo la tu ji qi chuan ren by Wo di( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu jiang tong guo zhan shi zhong duo xiu ci shu guan nian de xing cheng guo cheng,Lai bang zhu du zhe li jie xue jie dui xiu ci shu guan nian de ge zhi yi ci
Aristotle in China by Robert Wardy( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle in China by Robert Wardy( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Xiu ci shu de dan sheng : gao er ji ya, bo la tu ji qi chuan ren by Robert Wardy( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Chinese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Aristotle on the metaphysical status of mathematical entities by Vangelis Pappas( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Does philosophy have a gender? by Robert Wardy( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The mysterious Aristotelian olive by Robert Wardy( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Happiness and why do Greek philosophy?( Recording )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

You're happy: you've got everything you want and you don't want anything you can't get. But is that really happiness? And even if it is, what about freedom, the search for truth, real challenge, danger, reading Shakespearean tragedy, love? All these things can bring pain and frustration, as well as great joy, and this week The Philosopher's Zone looks at whether it's worth doing without them if that's the price of happiness. We're also asking the question: why do Greek philosophy today?
 
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Birth Of Rhetoric
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The birth of rhetoric : Gorgias, Plato, and their successorsThe chain of change : a study of Aristotle's Physics VIIDoing Greek philosophyBirth Of RhetoricAristotle in China
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Robert Wardy American classical scholar

Robert Wardy espertu n'estudios clásicos estauxunidense

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