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    Of Art and Wisdom: Plato’s Understanding of Technê.David Roochnik - 1996 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    A comprehensive discussion of Plato's treatment of techne, which shows that the final goal of Platonic philosophy is nontechnical wisdom. The Greek word "techne," typically translated as "art," but also as "craft," "skill," "expertise," "technical knowledge," and even "science," has been decisive in shaping our "technological" culture. Here David Roochnik comprehensively analyzes Plato's treatment of this crucial word. Roochnik maintains that Plato's understanding of both the goodness of techne, as well as its severe limitations and consequent need to be supplemented (...)
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  2. Socrates's use of the techne-analogy.David Roochnik - 1986 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 24 (3):295-310.
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    Retrieving Aristotle in an Age of Crisis.David Roochnik - 2013 - State University of New York Press.
    An urgent, contemporary defense of Aristotle.
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    Beautiful city: the dialectical character of Plato's "Republic".David Roochnik - 2003 - Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
    The arithmetical -- Tripartite city, tripartite soul -- The one, the two, and the three -- The arithmetical character of Kallipolis -- Eros -- Intimations of Eros -- The three waves -- Kallipolis v. The republic -- Democracy, psychology, poetry -- Democracy -- Narrative psychology -- Psychological narrative -- Appendix -- The meaning of "dialectical" -- The technical meaning of "dialectic" -- The non-technical of "dialectic" -- Dialectic in The republic.
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    Play and sport.David L. Roochnik - 1975 - Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 2 (1):36-44.
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    The Erotics of Philosophical Discourse.David L. Roochnik - 1987 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 4 (2):117 - 129.
  7. Beautiful City. The Dialectical Character of Plato's Republic.David Roochnik - 2004 - Utopian Studies 15 (2):284-289.
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    The Riddle of the Cleitophon.David L. Roochnik - 1984 - Ancient Philosophy 4 (2):132-145.
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    The tragedy of reason: towards a platonic conception of logos.David Roochnik - 1990 - New York: Routledge.
    This work makes a case for the Platonic idea of logos as an option for interpreting the role of reason in our lives, as opposed to the roles assigned to reason by Descartes and the Cartesians.
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    Aristotle's Account of the Vicious: A Forgivable Inconsistency.David Roochnik - 2007 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 24 (3):207 - 220.
  11. Retrieving the Ancients: An Introduction to Greek Philosophy.David Roochnik - 2004 - Malden, MA, USA: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Two Reasons to Study Ancient Greek Philosophy Ancient Greek philosophy began with Thales, who correctly predicted an eclipse that occurred in 585 BCE, and culminated in the monumental works of Aristotle, who died in 322.1 (Unless otherwise noted, all dates in this book are BCE.) The simple fact that these thinkers lived over 2,000 years ago should provoke a question: in the age of the microchip and the engineered gene, why bother with them? One good answer immediately springs to mind: (...)
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    The Impossibility of Philosophical Dialogue.David L. Roochnik - 1986 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 19 (3):147 - 165.
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    Stanley fish and the old quarrel between rhetoric and philosophy.David Roochnik - 1991 - Critical Review: A Journal of Politics and Society 5 (2):225-246.
    In Doing What Comes Naturally, Stanley Fish argues on behalf of rhetoric and against philosophy. The latter assumes an independent reality that can be perceived without distortion and then reported in a transparent verbal medium. The former insists that this is impossible. As Fish acknowledges, this debate is a version of the?old quarrel? that has raged since the dialogues of Plato and the orations of the sophists. The present paper first examines how the Greek sophist Isocrates actually formulated the terms (...)
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    Socrates’ Pedagogical Flexibility.David Roochnik - 2001 - Teaching Philosophy 24 (1):29-44.
    Good teaching requires not only an acute sensitivity to one’s students but also a kind of flexibility enabling one to respond appropriately in concrete situations. This paper analyzes the pedagogical strategy that Socrates employs with Callicles and Theaetetus, arguing that Socrates exhibits the kind of flexibility required of a good teacher. In articulating the pedagogical flexibility that Socrates's exhibits, the paper also provides an overview of the divided line, the mathematical curriculum that Socrates proposes in the “Republic,” and a discussion (...)
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    The Tragic Philosopher.David L. Roochnik - 1988 - Ancient Philosophy 8 (2):285-295.
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    Responsibility.Roger T. Ames, Thomas M. Chappell, M. David Eckel, Anna Lännström, Margaret R. Miles, Andrea Nightingale, Bhikhu Parekh, Steven C. Rockefeller, David Roochnik, Alfred I. Tauber & Michael Zank - 2007 - Lexington Books.
    In this book philosophers, scholars of religion, and activists address the theme of responsibility. Barbara Darling-Smith brings together an enlightening collection of essays that analyze the ethics of responsibility, its relational nature, and its global struggle.
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  17. Plato's Cleitophon: On Socrates and the Modern Mind.Jan Blits, Clifford Orwin & David Roochnik - 2004 - Lexington Books.
    The Cleitophon has recently been discovered to be Plato's dialogue introducingThe Republic. In this volume of essays, Editor, Translator, and Author Mark Kremer introduces seminal work that understands The Cleitophon as an ancient discussion of what scholars today refer to as posthumanism and postmodernism. Thoroughly original, this volume is an invaluable resource to all disciplines that attempt to come to terms with our emerging global society.
     
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  18. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy: Volume Xiii.Monique Dixsaut, Klaus Brinkmann, Christopher R. Matthews, Martin Andic, John Cooper, Phillip Mitsis, Robert Bolton, William Wians, Dana Miller, Nicholas Smith, David Roochnik, Malcolm Schofield, Rachana Kamteker, Julius Moravcsik, Luc Brisson & David Konstan - 1999 - Brill.
    This latest volume of BACAP Proceedings contains some innovative research by international scholars on Plato, Aristotle, and Sophocles. It covers such themes as Plato on the philosopher ruler, and Aristotle on essence and necessity in science. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
     
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    Aristotle and Law: The Politics of Nomos by George Duke.David Roochnik - 2021 - Review of Metaphysics 74 (4):626-627.
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  20. Aristotle's commonsensical cosmology.David Roochnik - 2006 - In Stanley Rosen & Nalin Ranasinghe (eds.), Logos and Eros: Essays Honoring Stanley Rosen. St. Augustine's Press.
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    Aristotle’s Defense of the Theoretical Life.David Roochnik - 2008 - Review of Metaphysics 61 (4):711-735.
  22. An Introduction to Greek Philosophy.David Roochnik - 2002 - Teaching Co..
    lecture 1. A dialectical approach to Greek philosophy -- lecture 2. From myth to philosophy, Hesiod and Thales -- lecture 3. The Milesians and the quest for being -- lecture 4. The great intrusion, Heraclitus -- lecture 5. Parmenides, the champion of being -- lecture 6. Reconciling Heraclitus and Parmenides -- lecture 7. The Sophists, Protagoras, the first "humanist" -- lecture 8. Socrates -- lecture 9. An introduction to Plato's Dialogues -- lecture 10. Plato versus the Sophists, I -- lecture (...)
     
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  23. Aristotle's topological politics : Michael Sandel's civic republicanism.David Roochnik - 2016 - In Geoffrey C. Kellow & Neven Leddy (eds.), On Civic Republicanism: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics. University of Toronto Press.
  24. Counting on number: Plato on the goodness of Arithmos.David Roochnik - 1994 - American Journal of Philology 115 (4):543-563.
     
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    Commentary on Scott.David Roochnik - 2000 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 16 (1):21-27.
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    Can the Relativist Avoid Refuting Herself?David L. Roochnik - 1990 - Philosophy and Literature 14 (1):92-98.
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    Irony and Accessibility.David Roochnik - 1997 - Political Theory 25 (6):869-885.
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    Images as Images: Commentary on Smith.David Roochnik - 1997 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 13 (1):205-212.
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    In Defense of Plato: A Short Polemic.David Roochnik - 1991 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 24 (2):153 - 158.
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    Plato's Critique of Postmodernism.David L. Roochnik - 1987 - Philosophy and Literature 11 (2):282-291.
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    Plato’s Lysis and the Erotics of Philia.David Roochnik - 2023 - Archai: Revista de Estudos Sobre as Origens Do Pensamento Ocidental 32:e-03242.
    This paper argues that the account of friendship (philia) present in Plato's dialogue the Lysis is rife with the disruptive and maddening force of eros. By its end it is no longer clear whether the familiar sorts of personal relationships that we typically count as friendships, and which Aristotle discusses with great sensitivity and appreciation in the Nicomachean Ethics, can be meaningfully sustained. To support this thesis, the paper analyzes each of the seven, relatively self-contained arguments Socrates offers. In addition, (...)
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    Residual Ambiguity in Plato's Statesman.David Roochnik - 2005 - Plato Journal 5.
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    Ronna Burger’s Talmudic Reading of the Nicomachean Ethics.David Roochnik - 2010 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 15 (1):61-79.
    Ronna Burger’s Aristotle’s Dialogue with Socrates argues that the Nicomachean Ethics is a unified whole. Her reading runs against the tide of most contemporary scholarship. In particular, Book X.7–8, Aristotle’s valorization and near apotheosis of the “contemplative life,” has been taken to be a Platonic intrusion in a work otherwise characterized by a resolute “anthropocentrism,” as Nussbaum puts it. To account for such an apparent fracture commentators have attributed both chronological development and later editorship to the corpus. Burger, by contrast, (...)
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    Substantial City: Reflections On Aristotle’s Politics.David Roochnik - 2010 - Polis 27 (2):274-291.
    Minimally, Aristotle's account of the 'city' is isomorphic with his metaphysical doctrine of substance and teleological conception of nature. Maximally, his political theory depends on it. Part I explains what this means. Part II discusses the significant consequences the notion of a 'substantial city' has for Aristotle's political theory. Part III suggests how this notion can be deployed to address the notorious question of whether the Politics forms a unified whole, or whether Books 4, 5 and 6 -- the 'realist' (...)
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    Substantial City: Reflections On Aristotle’s Politics.David Roochnik - 2010 - Polis 27 (2):275-291.
    Minimally, Aristotle’s account of the ‘city’ is isomorphic with his metaphysical doctrine of substance and teleological conception of nature. Maximally, his political theory depends on it. Part I explains what this means. Part II discusses the significant consequences the notion of a ‘substantial city’ has for Aristotle’s political theory. Part III suggests how this notion can be deployed to address the notorious question of whether the Politics forms a unified whole, or whether Books 4, 5 and 6 — the ‘realist’ (...)
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    Teaching Aristotle in advance.David Roochnik - forthcoming - Teaching Philosophy.
  37. 'Techne' and Praxis in the Platonic Dialogues.David L. Roochnik - 1981 - Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University
    Techne and praxis are the most useful and appropriate terms with which one can approach the larger question of theory and praxis in the Platonic dialogues, and it is this question which is the principal theme of this dissertation. Since the issue of theory, praxis, and, it must be added, production is made most explicit as a philosophical issue by Aristotle, Chapter II attempts to delineate exactly how he understands and divides these three terms. Particularly, how and why he divides (...)
     
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    The Cambridge companion to Plato.David Roochnik - 1994 - History of European Ideas 18 (6):961-962.
    Plato stands as the fount of our philosophical tradition, being the first Western thinker to produce a body of writing that touches upon a wide range of topics still discussed by philosophers today. In a sense he invented philosophy as a distinct subject, for although many of these topics were discussed by his intellectual predecessors and contemporaries, he was the first to bring them together by giving them a unitary treatment. This volume contains fourteen essays discussing Plato's views about knowledge, (...)
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    Thinking philosophically: an introduction to the great debates.David Roochnik - 2016 - Malden, MA: Wiley.
    Thinking Philosophically: An Introduction to the Great Debates presents a highly accessible introduction to five of the most fundamental debates in world philosophy. Introduces five fundamental philosophical debates in a highly engaging and accessible manner that invites readers to enter the discussion themselves Features chapters that each consider a central philosophical question dialectically by exploring the conflicting approaches of different philosophers Argues that the work of philosophers like Plato and Rousseau is just as relevant today as it was in their (...)
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    Thinking philosophically: an invitation to join the great debates.David Roochnik - 2016 - Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Thinking Philosophically: An Introduction to the Great Debates presents a highly accessible introduction to five of the most fundamental debates in world philosophy. Introduces five fundamental philosophical debates in a highly engaging and accessible manner that invites readers to enter the discussion themselves Features chapters that each consider a central philosophical question dialectically by exploring the conflicting approaches of different philosophers Argues that the work of philosophers like Plato and Rousseau is just as relevant today as it was in their (...)
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  41. The political drama of Plato's Republic.David Roochnik - 2009 - In Stephen Salkever (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Political Thought. Cambridge University Press.
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    The problems of a political animal: Community, justice, and conflict in Aristotelian political thought.David Roochnik - 1995 - History of European Ideas 21 (3):475-476.
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    The Questions of Drew Hyland.David Roochnik - 2019 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 23 (2):487-497.
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  44. The Serious Play of Plato's Euthydemus.David Roochnik - 1991 - Interpretation 18 (2):211-232.
     
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    The Tragic Philosopher.David L. Roochnik - 1988 - Ancient Philosophy 8 (2):285-295.
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    WAYS OF STUDYING PRACTICAL REASON - (J.) Ober The Greeks and the Rational. The Discovery of Practical Reason. (Sather Classical Lectures 76.) Pp. xxvi + 434, figs. Oakland, CA: University of California Press, 2022. Cased, £30, US$34.95. ISBN: 978-0-520-38016-5. [REVIEW]David Roochnik - 2023 - The Classical Review 73 (2):675-677.
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    Who Speaks for Plato? Studies in Platonic Anonymity. [REVIEW]David Roochnik - 2001 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 39 (4):581-582.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Journal of the History of Philosophy 39.4 (2001) 581-582 [Access article in PDF] Gerald A. Press, editor. Who Speaks for Plato? Studies in Platonic Anonymity. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield Publisher, Inc., 2000. Pp. vi + 245. Cloth, $63.00. Who Speaks for Plato? contains sixteen essays, each apparently composed specifically for this volume, which challenge what its editor, Gerald Press, identifies as the basic assumption implicit in the "modern" (1) (...)
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    From Plato to Platonism. [REVIEW]David Roochnik - 2015 - Review of Metaphysics 69 (2):386-387.
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    Martha C. Nussbaum, "The Fragility of Goodness: Luck and Ethics in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy". [REVIEW]David Roochnik - 1988 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 26 (2):309.
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    Plato’s Critique of Impure Reason. [REVIEW]David Roochnik - 2010 - Ancient Philosophy 30 (1):180-182.
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