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  1. Descartes and Augustine.Stephen Philip Menn - 1998 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This book is a systematic study of Descartes' relation to Augustine. It offers a complete reevaluation of Descartes' thought and as such will be of major importance to all historians of medieval, neo-Platonic, or early modern philosophy. Stephen Menn demonstrates that Descartes uses Augustine's central ideas as a point of departure for a critique of medieval Aristotelian physics, which he replaces with a new, mechanistic anti-Aristotelian physics. Special features of the book include a reading of the Meditations, a comprehensive historical (...)
     
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    Plato on God as Nous.Stephen Philip Menn - 1995 - Southern Illinois University.
    This book is the first sustained modern investigation of Plato’s theology. A central thesis of the book is that Plato _had _a theology—not just a mythology for the ideal city, not just the theory of forms or the theory of cosmic souls, but also, irreducible to any of these, an account of God as _Nous _, the source of rational order both to souls and the world of bodies. The understanding of God as Reason, and of the world as governed (...)
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  3. Aristotle and Plato on God as Nous and as the Good.Stephen Menn - 1992 - Review of Metaphysics 45 (3):543 - 573.
    ARISTOTLE PRESENTS HIS DOCTRINE OF GOD as the first unmoved mover as the crown of his metaphysics, and thus of his entire theoretical philosophy. He obviously considers it an important achievement. Yet the doctrine has been peculiarly resistant to interpretation. It is difficult to know where to break in to Aristotle's theology: certainly not with his proof that the first mover must be unmoved. The proof has clearly been developed for the sake of the conclusion and not vice versa. How (...)
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  4. Aristotle's Definition of Soul and the Programme of the De Anima.Stephen Menn - 2002 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 22:83-139.
  5. The Origins of Aristotle’s Concept of Ένέργεια.Stephen Menn - 1994 - Ancient Philosophy 14 (1):73-114.
  6. Plato and the Method of Analysis.Stephen Menn - 2002 - Phronesis 47 (3):193-223.
    Late ancient Platonists and Aristotelians describe the method of reasoning to first principles as "analysis." This is a metaphor from geometrical practice. How far back were philosophers taking geometric analysis as a model for philosophy, and what work did they mean this model to do? After giving a logical description of analysis in geometry, and arguing that the standard (not entirely accurate) late ancient logical description of analysis was already familiar in the time of Plato and Aristotle, I argue that (...)
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  7. Descartes and Augustine.Stephen Menn - 1998 - Revue Philosophique de la France Et de l'Etranger 192 (4):455-457.
     
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  8. The Stoic theory of categories.Stephen Menn - 1999 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 17:215-47.
  9. Aristotle's theology.Stephen Menn - 2012 - In Christopher Shields (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle. Oup Usa. pp. 422.
    When Aristotle speaks of theologikê, he means not the study of a single God, but the study of gods and divine things in general. He never uses the phrase “the unmoved mover” to pick out just one being, and that phrase would not express the essence of the beings it applies to. To see what sort of religious interest there might be in such a being, and how the words “god” and “divine” enter into Aristotle's philosophy, it is best to (...)
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    Anton Wilhelm Amo's Philosophical Dissertations on Mind and Body.Stephen Philip Menn & Justin E. H. Smith (eds.) - 2020 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    "Anton Wilhelm Amo is the first modern African philosopher to study and teach in a European university and write in the European philosophical tradition. We give an extensive historical and philosophical introduction to Amo's life and work, and provide Latin texts, with facing translations and explanatory notes, of Amo's two philosophical dissertations, On the Impassivity of the Human Mind and the Philosophical Disputation containing a Distinct Idea of those Things that Pertain either to the Mind or to our Living and (...)
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  11. Aristotle's Definition of Soul and the Programme of the De anima.Stephen Menn - 2002 - In David Sedley (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Volume Xxii: Summer 2002. Oxford University Press.
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  12. Al-fārābī's kitāb al-urūf and his analysis of the senses of being.Stephen Menn - 2008 - Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 18 (1):59-97.
    Al-Fbb al-f, is apparently the first person to maintain that existence, in one of its senses, is a second-order concept [mal th]. As he interprets Metaphysics d] has two meanings, second-order being as truth'' (including existence as well as propositional truth), and first-order being as divided into the categories.'' The paronymous form of the Arabic word mawjd] distinct from their essences: for al-Kindd of all things. Against this, al-Fburr thinks that Greek more appropriately expressed many such concepts, including being, by (...)
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    Physics as a Virtue.Stephen Menn - 1995 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 11 (1):1-34.
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  14. Metaphysics Z10-16 and the Argument-Structure of Metaphysics Z.Stephen Menn - 2001 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 21:83-134.
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    Metaphysics, Dialectic and the Categories.Stephen Menn - 1995 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 100 (3):311 - 337.
    J'examine le statut et la fonction des Catégories dans la philosophie d'Aristote.Le traité n'appartient ni à la philosophie première, ni même à la philosophie tout court, mais à la dialectique. Il ne s'agit pas d'une « discussion dialectique » de l'être, mais plutôt de dialectique en tant que tel : ce traité forme un ensemble avec les Topiques, qui a pour but d'aider le questionneur dans un débat dialectique à décider si le terme donné peut tomber sous la définition proposée (...)
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  16. The Discourse on the Method and the Tradition of Intellectual Autobiography.Stephen Menn - 2003 - In Jon Miller & Brad Inwood (eds.), Hellenistic and Early Modern Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
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    Gassendi the Atomist: Advocate of History in an Age of Science.Stephen Menn & Lynn Sumida Joy - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (2):326.
  18. On Myles Burnyeat’s Map of Metaphysics Zeta.Stephen Menn - 2011 - Ancient Philosophy 31 (1):161-202.
  19. Metaphysics Z 10-16 and the Argument Structure of Metaphysics Z.Stephen Menn - 2001 - In David Sedley (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Volume Xxi: Winter 2001. Clarendon Press.
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  20. The Greatest Stumbling Block: Descartes' Denial of Real Qualities.Stephen Menn - 1995 - In Roger Ariew & Marjorie Glicksman Grene (eds.), Descartes and His Contemporaries: Meditations, Objections, and Replies. University of Chicago Press. pp. 182--207.
     
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  21. Aporia 13 -14.Stephen Menn - 2009 - In Michel Crubellier & André Laks (eds.), Aristotle's Metaphysics Beta Symposium Aristotelicum. Oxford University Press.
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    The historical history of philosophy: a discussion with Michael Frede.Stephen Menn - 2023 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 31 (5):1036-1048.
    Michael Frede in The Historiography of Philosophy, or in the Nellie Wallace lectures that are the core of the book, addresses a great many issues about the historiography of philosophy. He has thin...
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  23. On Socrates' first objections to the physicists (Phaedo 95 E 8-97 B 7).Stephen Menn - 2010 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 38:37 - 68.
     
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    Collecting the Letters.Stephen Menn - 1998 - Phronesis 43 (4):291 - 305.
    In this paper I reexamine Plato's method of collection and division, and specifically of collection. If collection and division are simply methods for mapping out genus-species trees, then it is hard to understand why Plato is so excited about them. But a close study of Plato's examples shows that these methods are something broader, and shows why Plato would regard collection as an important tool for coming to know "elements" in any domain of inquiry. In the first section I focus (...)
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    Addenda et corrigenda to “the arithmetic of the even and the odd”.Stephen Menn & Victor Pambuccian - 2016 - Review of Symbolic Logic 9 (3):638-640.
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    Descartes and some predecessors on the divine conservation of motion.Stephen Menn - 1990 - Synthese 83 (2):215 - 238.
    Here I reexamine Duhem's question of the continuity between medieval dynamics and early modern conservation theories. I concentrate on the heavens. For Aristotle, the motions of the heavens are eternally constant (and thus mathematizable) because an eternally constant divine Reason is their mover. Duhem thought that impetus and conservation theories, by extending sublunar mechanics to the heavens, made a divine renewer of motion redundant. By contrast, I show how Descartes derives his law of conservation by extending Aristotelian celestial dynamics to (...)
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    The Editors of the Metaphysics.Stephen Menn - 1995 - Phronesis 40 (2):202 - 208.
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    Fārābī in the Reception of Avicenna’s Metaphysics: Averroes against Avicenna on Being and Unity.Stephen Menn - 2011 - In Dag Nikolaus Hasse & Amos Bertolacci (eds.), The Arabic, Hebrew and Latin Reception of Avicenna's Metaphysics. De Gruyter. pp. 51-96.
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  29. Democritus, Aristotle, and the Problemata.Stephen Menn - 2015 - In Robert Mayhew (ed.), The Aristotelian Problemata Physica : Philosophical and Scientific Investigations. Brill.
     
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    Colloquium 1.Stephen Menn - 1995 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 11 (1):1-34.
  31. Metaphysics: God and being.Stephen Menn - 2003 - In Arthur Stephen McGrade (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Philosophy. Cambridge University Press. pp. 147--170.
     
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    The Editors of the Metaphysics.Stephen Menn - 1995 - Phronesis 40 (2):202-208.
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    God and Greek Philosophy: Studies in the Early History of Natural Theology.Stephen Menn & L. P. Gerson - 1994 - Philosophical Review 103 (3):570.
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    Plotinus on the Identity of Knowledge with its Object.Stephen Menn - 2001 - Apeiron 34 (3):233 - 246.
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    On the Title of Porphyry’s Categories Commentary Πρὸς Γεδάλειον.Stephen Menn - 2017 - Phronesis 62 (3):355-362.
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    Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī and Ibrāhīm ibn ʿAdī: On whether body is a substance or a quantity. Introduction, editio princeps and translation.Stephen Menn & Robert Wisnovsky - 2017 - Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 27 (1):1-74.
    The “lost” Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī treatises recently discovered in the Tehran codex Marwī 19 include a record of a philosophical debate instigated by the Ḥamdānid prince Sayf-al-Dawla. More precisely, Marwī 19 contains Yaḥyā’s adjudication of a dispute between an unnamed Opponent and Yaḥyā’s younger relative Ibrāhīm ibn ʿAdī (who also served as al-Fārābī’s assistant), along with Ibrāhīm's response to Yaḥyā’s adjudication, and Yaḥyā’s final word. At issue was a problem of Aristotelian exegesis: should “body” be understood as falling under the (...)
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    Al-fazrazbiz's kitazb al-h* uruzf and his analysis of the senses of being.Stephen Menn - 2008 - Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 18 (1):59-97.
    Al-Fārābī, in the Kitāb al-Ḥurūf, is apparently the first person to maintain that existence, in one of its senses, is a second-order concept [ma‘qūl thānī]. As he interprets Metaphysics Δ7, ‘‘being'' [mawjūd] has two meanings, second-order ‘‘being as truth'', and first-order ‘‘being as divided into the categories.'' The paronymous form of the Arabic word ‘‘mawjūd'' suggests that things exist through some existence [wujūd] distinct from their essences: for al-Kindī, God is such a wujūd of all things. Against this, al-Fārābī argues (...)
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    Aubenque’s Metaphysics.Stephen Menn - 2022 - Les Etudes Philosophiques 141 (2):29-55.
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  39. Brill Online Books and Journals.Stephen Menn - 2002 - Phronesis 47 (3).
  40. The Origins of Aristotle's Concept of'Evépyeia:'Evépyeia and Aûvauiç.Stephen Menn - unknown
     
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  41. Aquinas on Being.Stephen Menn - 2006 - Philosophical Review 115 (3):391-395.
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    Xenophon's Socrates.Louis-André Dorion & Stephen Menn - 2005 - In Sara Ahbel‐Rappe & Rachana Kamtekar (eds.), A Companion to Socrates. Oxford, UK: Blackwell. pp. 93–109.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Xenophon and the Socratic Question The Main Differences Between SocratesX and SocratesP SocratesX and Enkrateia Reworking of Socratic Themes on the Basis of Enkrateia Akrasia Enkrateia and Autarkeia One Socrates and Many.
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    Aristotle's Philosophical Development.Stephen Menn - 1998 - Apeiron 31 (4):407-415.
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    Colloquium 1: On Plato’s ПOΛITEIA.Stephen Menn - 2006 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 21 (1):1-55.
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    Commentary on steel.Stephen Menn - 1998 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 14 (1):103-109.
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  46. Descartes, Augustine, and the Status of Faith.Stephen Menn - 1997 - In M. A. Stewart (ed.), Studies in Seventeenth-Century European Philosophy. Oxford University Press. pp. 1--31.
     
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  47. Longinus on Plotinus.Stephen Menn - 2001 - Dionysius 19:113-124.
     
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    On Dennis Des chene's.Stephen Menn - 2000 - Perspectives on Science 8 (2):119-143.
    : Dennis Des Chene's Physiologia: Natural Philosophy in Late Aristotelian and Cartesian Thought reconstructs the discourse of late scholastic natural philosophy, and assesses Descartes' agreements and disagreements. In a critical discussion, I offer a different interpretation of late scholastic theories of final causality and of God's concursus with created efficient causes. Fonseca's and Suárez' conceptions of final causality in nature depend on their claim that a single action can be the action of two agents at once--in particular, of God and (...)
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    On Dennis Des Chene's Physiologia.Stephen Menn - 2000 - Perspectives on Science 8 (2):119-143.
    Dennis Des Chene's Physiologia: Natural Philosophy in Late Aristotelian and Cartesian Thought reconstructs the discourse of late scholastic natural philosophy, and assesses Descartes' agreements and disagreements. In a critical discussion, I offer a different interpretation of late scholastic theories of final causality and of God's concursus with created efficient causes. Fonseca's and Suárez' conceptions of final causality in nature depend on their claim that a single action can be the action of two agents at once--in particular, of God and of (...)
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  50. On Socrates' First Objections to the Physicists (Phaedo 95 E 8-97 B 7)).Stephen Menn - 2010 - In Brad Inwood (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 38. Oxford University Press.
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