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    The Powers of Aristotle's Soul.Thomas Kjeller Johansen - 2012 - Oxford, GB: Oxford University Press.
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    Plato's Natural Philosophy: A Study of the Timaeus-Critias.Thomas Kjeller Johansen - 2004 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Plato's dialogue the Timaeus-Critias presents two connected accounts, that of the story of Atlantis and its defeat by ancient Athens and that of the creation of the cosmos by a divine craftsman. This book offers a unified reading of the dialogue. It tackles a wide range of interpretative and philosophical issues. Topics discussed include the function of the famous Atlantis story, the notion of cosmology as 'myth' and as 'likely', and the role of God in Platonic cosmology. Other areas commented (...)
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    Aristotle on the Logos of the Craftsman.Thomas Kjeller Johansen - 2017 - Phronesis 62 (2):97-135.
    Aristotle thinks that an account, alogos, of some sort is characteristic of craft,technē. Some scholars think that thelogoselement oftechnēis tagged onto experience as a theoretical element not directly engaged in successful production: I argue instead that thelogosgrounds the productive ability of craft, and also that is practically orientated in a way that distinguishes it from thelogosof theoretical science. Understanding thelogosof craft thus helps us explain how the craftsman differs both from the merely experienced practitioner and from the theoretical scientist.
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    Why the Cosmos Needs a Craftsman: Plato, Timaeus 27d5-29b1.Thomas Kjeller Johansen - 2014 - Phronesis 59 (4):297-320.
    In his opening speech, Timaeus argues that the cosmos must be the product of a craftsman looking to an eternal paradigm. Yet his premises seem at best to justify only that the world could have been made by such a craftsman. This paper seeks to clarify Timaeus’ justification for his stronger conclusion. It is argued that Timaeus sees a necessary role for craftsmanship as a cause that makes becoming like being.
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  5. In defense of inner sense: Aristotle on perceiving that one sees.Thomas K. Johansen - 2005 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 21:235-276.
  6. Capacity and Potentiality: Aristotle’s Metaphysics Θ.6–7 from the Perspective of the De Anima.Thomas K. Johansen - 2012 - Topoi 31 (2):209-220.
    The notion of a capacity in the sense of a power to bring about or undergo change plays a key role in Aristotle’s theories about the natural world. However, in Metaphysics Θ Aristotle also extends ‘ capacity ’, and the corresponding concept of ‘activity’, to cases where we want to say that something is in capacity, or in activity, such and such but not, or not directly, in virtue of being capable of initiating or undergoing change. This paper seeks to (...)
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    Productive Knowledge in Ancient Philosophy: The Concept of Technê.Thomas Kjeller Johansen (ed.) - 2020 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This work investigates how ancient philosophers understood productive knowledge or technê and used it to explain ethics, rhetoric, politics and cosmology. In eleven chapters leading scholars set out the ancient debates about technê from the Presocratic and Hippocratic writers, through Plato and Aristotle and the Hellenistic age, ending in the Neoplatonism of Plotinus and Proclus. Amongst the many themes that come into focus are: the model status of ancient medicine in defining the political art, the similarities between the Platonic and (...)
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    From Plato's timaeus to Aristotle's de caelo: The case of the missing world soul.Thomas K. Johansen - 2009 - In A. C. Bowen & C. Wildberg (eds.), New Perspectives on Aristotle’s de Caelo. Brill. pp. 1--9.
  9. The Separation of the Soul from Body in Plato’s Phaedo.Thomas Kjeller Johansen - 2017 - Philosophical Inquiry 41 (2-3):17-28.
    The view that the soul can exist separately from the body is commonly associated with dualism. Since Plato’s Phaedo (Phd.) argues that the soul is immortal and survives the death of the body, there seems to be reason to call Plato, in that dialogue at least, a ‘dualist’. Yet, as we know, there are many kinds of dualism, so we have thereby not said very much. Let me therefore start with some distinctions. First of all, we can distinguish between two (...)
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    A cosmos before the cosmos? Aristotle's criticism of the pre‑cosmic traces in the Timaeus.Thomas Kjeller Johansen - 2022 - Chôra 20:55-70.
    Dans De Caelo III.2 Aristote affirme, en guise de critique, que la description platonicienne des traces dans la chôra implique nécessairement l’existence préalable d’un cosmos avant le cosmos. Dans cet article je me penche sur le passage visé par Aristote (Timée 52d2‑53b5), afin de montrer comment celui‑ci peut être défendu contre l’objection d’Aristote. J’argumente que les traces sont des formes géométriques qui assurent les matériaux au démiurge. Dans ce sens, elles peuvent être considerées comme constitutives potentiellement des quatre corps, et (...)
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    Monism in Aristotle’s Metaphysics I.3–5.Thomas Kjeller Johansen - unknown
    Scholars have often seen Parmenides as entirely opposed to earlier materialistic philosophy. In this paper I argue that what is more striking in Aristotle’s Metaphysics Book I is the degree of continuity that he sees between Parmenides and the material monists. I explore this coupling of Parmenides with the material monists to understand better what he takes to be distinctive and problematic with Parmenides’ monism.
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    Parts in Aristotle’s Definition of Soul: De Anima Books I and II.Thomas K. Johansen - 2014 - In Dominik Perler & Klaus Corcilius (eds.), Partitioning the Soul: Debates From Plato to Leibniz. De Gruyter. pp. 39-62.
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    Teknokrati og demokrati.Thomas Kjeller Johansen - 2018 - Agora Journal for metafysisk spekulasjon 36 (2-3):179-198.
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    The Principle that ‘Like Perceives Like’ in Theophrastus’De sensibus.Thomas Kjeller Johansen - 2020 - Rhizomata 7 (2):226-248.
    This paper considers Theophrastus’ use in the De sensibus of the principles that like perceives like and that unlike perceives unlike to criticise his predecessors. It is argued that the aporiai that arise from either position serve to motivate the view of perception articulated by Aristotle in the De anima.
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    Review of Andrew Gregory: Plato’s Philosophy of Science[REVIEW]Thomas Kjeller Johansen - 2003 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 54 (4):617-621.
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    Review. [REVIEW]Thomas Kjeller Johansen - 2003 - British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 54 (4):617-621.
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