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  1. Facing Death: Epicurus and His Critics.James Warren - 2004 - Clarendon Press.
    The ancient philosophical school of Epicureanism tried to argue that death is "nothing to us." Were they right? James Warren provides a comprehensive study and articulation of the interlocking arguments against the fear of death found not only in the writings of Epicurus himself, but also in Lucretius' poem De rerum natura and in Philodemus' work De morte. These arguments are central to the Epicurean project of providing ataraxia (freedom from anxiety) and therefore central to an understanding of Epicureanism as (...)
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    The Pleasures of Reason in Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic Hedonists.James Warren - 2014 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Human lives are full of pleasures and pains. And humans are creatures that are able to think: to learn, understand, remember and recall, plan and anticipate. Ancient philosophers were interested in both of these facts and, what is more, were interested in how these two facts are related to one another. There appear to be, after all, pleasures and pains associated with learning and inquiring, recollecting and anticipating. We enjoy finding something out. We are pained to discover that a belief (...)
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  3. Epicurus and Democritean Ethics: An Archaeology of Ataraxia.James Warren - 2002 - Cambridge University Press.
    The Epicurean philosophical system has enjoyed much recent scrutiny, but the question of its philosophical ancestry remains largely neglected. It has often been thought that Epicurus owed only his physical theory of atomism to the fifth-century BC philosopher Democritus, but this study finds that there is much in his ethical thought which can be traced to Democritus. It also finds important influences on Epicurus in Democritus' fourth-century followers such as Anaxarchus and Pyrrho, and in Epicurus' disagreements with his own Democritean (...)
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  4. Facing Death, Epicurus and His Critics.James Warren - 2006 - Philosophical Quarterly 56 (223):294-297.
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    Presocratics: Natural Philosophers Before Socrates.James Warren & Steven Gerrard - 2007 - University of California Press.
    The earliest phase of philosophy in Europe saw the beginnings of cosmology and rational theology, metaphysics, epistemology, and ethical and political theory. It also saw the development of a wide range of radical and challenging ideas, from Thales' claim that magnets have souls and Parmenides' account of one unchanging existence to the development of an atomist theory of the physical world. This general account of the Presocratics introduces the major Greek philosophical thinkers from the sixth to the middle of the (...)
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    The Cambridge Companion to Epicureanism.James Warren (ed.) - 2009 - Cambridge University Press.
    This Companion presents both an introduction to the history of the ancient philosophical school of Epicureanism and also a critical account of the major areas of its philosophical interest. Chapters span the school's history from the early Hellenistic Garden to the Roman Empire and its later reception in the Early Modern period, introducing the reader to the Epicureans' contributions in physics, metaphysics, epistemology, psychology, ethics and politics. The international team of contributors includes scholars who have produced innovative and original research (...)
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    Socrates And The Patients: Republic IX, 583c-585a.James Warren - 2011 - Phronesis 56 (2):113-137.
    Republic IX 583c-585a presents something surprisingly unusual in ancient accounts of pleasure and pain: an argument in favour of the view that there are three relevant hedonic states: pleasure, pain, and an intermediate. The argument turns on the proposal that a person's evaluation of their current state may be misled by a comparison with a prior or subsequent state. The argument also refers to `pure' and anticipated pleasures. The brief remarks in the Republic may appear cursory or clumsy in comparison (...)
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    Anaxagoras on Perception, Pleasure, and Pain.James Warren - 2007 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 33:19-54.
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    Socratic suicide.James Warren - 2001 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 121:91-106.
    When is it rational to commit suicide? More specifically, when is it rational for a Platonist to commit suicide, and more worryingly, is it ever not rational for a Platonist to commit suicide? If the Phaedo wants us to learn that the soul is immortal, and that philosophy is a preparation for a state better than incarnation, then why does it begin with a discussion defending the prohibition of suicide? In the course of that discussion, Socrates offers (but does not (...)
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  10. Epicurean immortality.James Warren - 2000 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 18:231-61.
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    Lucretian Palingenesis Recycled.James Warren - 2001 - Classical Quarterly 51 (2):499-508.
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    Epicureans and the Present Past.James Warren - 2006 - Phronesis 51 (4):362-387.
    This essay offers a reading of a difficult passage in the first book of Lucretius' "De Rerum Natura" in which the poet first explains the Epicurean account of time and then responds to a worry about the status of the past (1.459-82). It identifies two possible readings of the passage, one of which is compatible with the claim that the Epicureans were presentists about the past. Other evidence, particularly from Cicero "De Fato", suggests that the Epicureans maintained that all true (...)
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  13. Aristotle on Speusippus on Eudoxus on pleasure.James Warren - 2009 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 36:249-81.
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    The Bloom of Youth.James Warren - 2015 - Apeiron 48 (3):327-345.
    Journal Name: Apeiron Issue: Ahead of print.
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    Plato on the pleasures and pains of knowing.James Warren - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 39.
  16. Lucretius and Greek philosophy.James Warren - 2007 - In Stuart Gillespie & Philip R. Hardie (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius. Cambridge University Press. pp. 19--33.
     
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    Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy.James Warren - 2022 - Phronesis 67 (3):371-382.
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  18. Epicurus and the Pleasures of the Future.James Warren - 2001 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 21:135-79.
  19. Aristotle on Speusippus on Eudoxus on Pleasure.James Warren - 2009 - In Brad Inwood (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume Xxxvi. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Ancient atomists on the plurality of worlds.James Warren - 2004 - Classical Quarterly 54 (02):354-365.
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    Lee Epistemology after Protagoras: Responses to Relativism in Plato, Aristotle, and Democritus. Pp. xii + 291. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2005. Cased, £45. ISBN: 0-19-926222-5. [REVIEW]James Warren - 2006 - The Classical Review 56 (1):59-61.
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    Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy.James Warren - 2021 - Phronesis 66 (2):215-225.
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    C. Horn: Antike Lebenskunst: Glück und Moral von Sokrates bis zu den Neuplatonikern. Pp. 271. Munich: C. H. Beck, 1998. Paper, DM 24. ISBN: 3-406-42071-0. [REVIEW]James Warren - 2000 - The Classical Review 50 (1):334-334.
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    On defending Socrates.James Warren - 2008 - Think 6 (17-18):99-101.
    James Warren responds to Sandis's preceding article.
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    Comment peut-on être dieu? La Secte d'Épicure. [REVIEW]James Warren - 2007 - The Classical Review 57 (2):338-339.
  26. Introduction.James Warren - 2009 - In The Cambridge Companion to Epicureanism. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1-8.
  27. Psychic disharmony: Philoponus and epicurus on Plato's phaedo.James Warren - 2006 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 30:235-259.
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    Ancient wisdom.James Warren - 2004 - The Philosophers' Magazine 28 (28):90-90.
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    Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy.Jenny Bryan, Robert Wardy & James Warren (eds.) - 2018 - Cambridge University Press.
    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 (...)
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  30. Introduction: authorship and authority in ancient philosophy.Jenny Bryan, Robert Wardy & James Warren - 2018 - In Jenny Bryan, Robert Wardy & James Warren (eds.), Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Body and Soul in Hellenistic Philosophy.Brad Inwood & James Warren (eds.) - 2020 - New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.
    Philosophers and doctors from the period immediately after Aristotle down to the second century CE were particularly focussed on the close relationships of soul and body; such relationships are particularly intimate when the soul is understood to be a material entity, as it was by Epicureans and Stoics; but even Aristotelians and Platonists shared the conviction that body and soul interact in ways that affect the well-being of the living human being. These philosophers were interested in the nature of the (...)
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  32. Christian Humanism and the Reformation : Selected Writings of Eramus, edited by John C. Olin. New York ; Fordham University Press, Revised Edition 1975, 202 pages. [REVIEW]James P. Warren - 1977 - Moreana 14 (2):101-103.
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  33. Demetrius of Laconia on Epicurus on the telos (US. 68).James Warren - 2018 - In Jenny Bryan, Robert Wardy & James Warren (eds.), Authors and Authorities in Ancient Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
  34. Editorial Letter.James P. Warren - 1978 - Moreana 15 (2):1-4.
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  35. pt. 1. Antiquity. Lucretius and Greek philosophy.James Warren - 2007 - In Stuart Gillespie & Philip R. Hardie (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius. Cambridge University Press.
     
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  36. Poetry and Prophecy : Reflections on the Word, by Mario A. Di Cesare, published for the Friends of the Amherst College Library, 1977. [REVIEW]James P. Warren - 1978 - Moreana 15 (1):24-24.
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  37. Plato on the Pleasures and Pains of Knowing.James Warren - 2010 - In Brad Inwood (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Volume 39. Oxford University Press.
     
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  38. Regret. A study in Ancient Moral Psychology.James Warren - 2021 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    This book provides a study of regret (metameleia) in the moral psychology of Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics. It was important for all these philosophers to insist that regret is a characteristic of neither fully virtuous nor wholly irredeemable characters. Rather, they took regret to be something that affects people who retrospectively feel pain at realising an earlier mistaken action. Regret sets out in full the accounts of the nature of this emotion found in the works of these philosophers, viewing (...)
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  39. Revue des Revues.James P. Warren - 1978 - Moreana 15 (1):101-104.
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  40. Revue des Revues.James P. Warren - 1977 - Moreana 14 (2):104-110.
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  41. Revue des Revues.James P. Warren - 1977 - Moreana 14 (Number 55-14 (3):141-142.
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  42. Review: Le jardin romain. Epicurisme et poesie a Rome. Melanges offerts a Mayotte Bollack. [REVIEW]James Warren - 2005 - The Classical Review 55 (1):116-118.
     
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  43. Review of Reviews[REVIEW]James Perrin Warren - 1978 - Moreana 16 (2):173-174.
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  44. Socratic Scepticism in Plutarch's Adversus Colotem.James Warren - 2002 - Elenchos 23 (2).
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  45. Simon Willem Bijl, Erasmus in het Nederlands tot 1617, Nieuwkoop, B. de Graaf, 1978. 441 pages, 21 illustrations, 85 florins. [REVIEW]James Perrin Warren - 1978 - Moreana 17 (1-2):141-143.
  46. The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy.Frisbee Sheffield & James Warren (eds.) - 2013 - Routledge.
    The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy is a collection of new essays on the philosophy and philosophers of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. Written by a cast of international scholars, it covers the full range of ancient philosophy from the sixth century BC to the sixth century AD and beyond. There are dedicated discussions of the major areas of the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle together with accounts of their predecessors and successors. The contributors also address various problems of (...)
     
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    Lucretius and Philodemus. [REVIEW]James Warren - 2005 - The Classical Review 55 (1):116-118.
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    Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy.James Warren - 2019 - Phronesis 64 (4):515-525.
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    Walking the talk.James Warren - 2003 - The Philosophers' Magazine 21 (21):58-58.
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    O'Keefe Epicurus on Freedom. Pp. x + 175. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Cased, £45, US$70. ISBN: 0-521-84696-X. [REVIEW]James Warren - 2006 - The Classical Review 56 (2):313-315.
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