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Ahbel-Rappe, Sara 1960-

Works: 8 works in 107 publications in 1 language and 5,094 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Translator
Classifications: B317, 183.2
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sara Ahbel-Rappe
Socrates : a guide for the perplexed by Sara Ahbel-Rappe( )

12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on the various competing sources for Socrates that are available, this book guides the reader through the main themes and ideas of Socrates' thought
Damascius' problems and solutions concerning first principles by Damaskios( )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Damascius was head of the Neoplatonist academy in Athens when the Emperor Justinian shut its doors forever in 529. His work, Problems and Solutions Concerning First Principles, is the last surviving independent philosophical treatise from the Late Academy. Its survey of Neoplatonist metaphysics, discussion of transcendence, and compendium of late antique theologies, make it unique among all extant works of late antique philosophy. It has never before been translated into English. The Problems and Solutions exhibits a thorough?going critique of Proclean metaphysics, starting with the principle that all that exists proceeds from a single cause, proceeding to critique the Proclean triadic view of procession and reversion, and severely undermining the status of intellectual reversion in establishing being as the intelligible object. Damascius investigates the internal contradictions lurking within the theory of descent as a whole, showing that similarity of cause and effect is vitiated in the case of processions where one order (e.g. intellect) gives rise to an entirely different order (e.g. soul). Neoplatonism as a speculative metaphysics posits the One as the exotic or extopic explanans for plurality, conceived as immediate, present to hand, and therefore requiring explanation. Damascius shifts the perspective of his metaphysics: he struggles to create a metaphysical discourse that accommodates, insofar as language is sufficient, the ultimate principle of reality. After all, how coherent is a metaphysical system that bases itself on the Ineffable as a first principle? Instead of creating an objective ontology, Damascius writes ever mindful of the limitations of dialectic, and of the pitfalls and snares inherent in the very structure of metaphysical discourse."--
A companion to Socrates by Sara Ahbel-Rappe( )

45 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by an outstanding international team of scholars, this Companion explores the profound influence of Socrates on the history of Western philosophy. Discusses the life of Socrates and key philosophical doctrines associated with him Covers the whole range of Socratic studies from the ancient world to contemporary European philosophy Examines Socrates' place in the larger philosophical traditions of the Hellenistic world, the Roman Empire, the Arabic world, the Renaissance, and contemporary Europe Addresses interdisciplinary subjects such as Socrates and Nietzsche, Socrates and psychoanalysis, and representations of Socrates in art Helps readers to understand the meaning and significance of Socrates across the ages."--Publisher's website
Reading neoplatonism : non-discursive thinking in the texts of Plotinus, Proclus, and Damascius by Sara Ahbel-Rappe( Book )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sara Rappe's study analyzes Neoplatonic texts by using contemporary philosophy of language. The book covers the whole tradition of Neoplatonic writing, from Plotinus through Proclus to Damascius. Addressing the strain of mysticism in these works from a fresh perspective, Rappe shows how these texts reflect actual meditational practices, methods of concentrating the mind, and the other mental disciplines that informed the tradition." "As the broadest available survey of Neoplatonic writing, this book will appeal to classicists and philosophers, as well as to students of religious studies."--Jacket
Socratic ignorance and Platonic knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato by Sara Ahbel-Rappe( Book )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this highly original and provocative book, Sara Ahbel-Rappe argues that the Platonic dialogues contain an esoteric Socrates who signifies a profound commitment to self-knowledge and whose appearances in the dialogues are meant to foster the practice of self-inquiry. According to Ahbel-Rappe, the elenchus, or inner examination, and the thesis that virtue is knowledge, are tools for a contemplative practice that teaches us how to investigate the mind and its objects directly. In other words, the Socratic persona of the dialogues represents wisdom, which is distinct from and serves as the larger space in which Platonic knowledge--ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics--is constructed. Ahbel-Rappe offers complete readings of the Apology, Charmides, Alcibiades I, Euthyphro, Lysis, Phaedrus, Theaetetus, and Parmenides, as well as parts of the Republic. Her interpretation challenges two common approaches to the figure of Socrates: the thesis that the dialogues represent an "early" Plato who later disavows his reliance on Socratic wisdom, and the thesis that Socratic ethics can best be expressed by the construct of eudaimonism or egoism--back cover
Ancient models of mind : studies in human and divine rationality by Andrea Wilson Nightingale( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 7 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."--Back cover
A companion to Socrates( )

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

Socrates: A Guide for the Perplexed (Guides for the perplexed) by Sara Ahbel-Rappe( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Damascius' problems and solutions concerning first principles
Damascius' problems and solutions concerning first principlesA companion to SocratesReading neoplatonism : non-discursive thinking in the texts of Plotinus, Proclus, and DamasciusA companion to Socrates
Alternative Names
Ahbel-Rappe, Sara

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Ahbel-Rappe, Sara L., 1960-

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Rappe Sara Ahbel-

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