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    Aristotle on Nature and Living Things: Philosophical and Historical Studies. Presented to David M. Balme on His Seventieth Birthday.William Wians - 1990 - Philosophy of Science 57 (4):724-725.
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    Aristotle, Demonstration, and Teaching.William Wians - 1989 - Ancient Philosophy 9 (2):245-253.
  3. Virtue, Practice, and Perplexity in Plato's Meno.William Wians - 2013 - Plato Journal (Plato 12 (2012)).
    Plato's Meno presents a deceptively simple surface. Plato begins by having his character Meno ask Socrates how virtue is acquired. Instead of having Socrates respond directly, Plato has him divert the conversation to the question of what virtue is. But Plato's Meno isn't accustomed to the rigors of Socratic inquiry, and so Plato allows him to force the discussion back toward a version of his original question. After a series of false starts and frustrations, Plato ends his dialogue with (…) (...)
     
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    Aristotle, Demonstration, and Teaching.William Wians - 1989 - Ancient Philosophy 9 (2):245-253.
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    Virtue, Practice, and Perplexity in Plato’s Meno.William Wians - 2012 - Plato Journal 12.
  6. Logos and Muthos: Philosophical Essays in Greek Literature.William Wians (ed.) - 2010 - State University of New York Press.
    _Explores the philosophical dimensions present in the works of ancient Greek poets and playwrights._.
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    The Concept of Presocratic Philosophy: Its Origin, Development, and Significance, by André Laks; and The Beginnings of Philosophy in Greece, by Maria Michela Sassi.William Wians - 2020 - Ancient Philosophy 40 (2):469-475.
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    Aristotle on the Uses of Contemplation by Matthew D. Walker.William Wians - 2019 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 57 (3):551-552.
    Matthew Walker’s book argues that contemplation is not useless as “traditionally” claimed, but serves the crucial function of guiding what Walker frequently refers to as human life activities, most importantly the self-maintenance of the human organism. By this phrase, he includes the full range of psychic functions essential to a perishable organism, extending down to nourishment and reproduction. As such, contemplation not only becomes the central organizing principle of Aristotle’s ethics, but also must be understood in connection with Aristotle’s natural (...)
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    Logos and Muthos: Philosophical Essays in Greek Literature.William Wians (ed.) - 2009 - State University of New York Press.
    These essays reveal a dynamic range of interactions, reactions, tensions, and ambiguities, showing how Greek literary creations impacted and provided the ...
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  10. 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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  11. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy: Volume Xxvii.Gary M. Gurtler & William Wians (eds.) - 2012 - Brill.
    This volume, the twenty-seventh year of published proceedings, contains papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2010-11. The papers treat thinkers ranging from Philolaus, Plato and Aristotle, to Plotinus.
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  12. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy: Volume Xxviii.Gary M. Gurtler & William Wians (eds.) - 2013 - Brill.
    This volume, the twenty-eighth year of published proceedings, contains papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2011-12. The papers treat thinkers ranging from early Greek cosmology, to several on Plato and one each on Aristotle and Plotinus.
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  13. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy: Volume Xxxiii.Gary Gurtler & William Wians (eds.) - 2018 - Brill.
    Volume 33 contains papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2015-16. Works: Parmenides’ _Poem, Posterior Analytics_ and _Poetics_, Gorgias. Topics: liar’s paradox, syllogism and nature, authorial freedom, _ousia_ and the true and good.
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  14. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy: Volume Xxv.Gary Gurtler & William Wians (eds.) - 2010 - Brill.
    This volume, the twenty-fifth year of published proceedings, contains papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2008-9. The papers treat thinkers ranging from Heraclitus and Anaxagoras, to Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, and to Chyrsippus and Proclus.
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  15. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy: Volume Xxvi.Gary Gurtler & William Wians (eds.) - 2011 - Brill.
    This volume, the twenty-sixth year of published proceedings, contains papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2009-10. The papers treat thinkers ranging from Parmenides, Plato and Aristotle, to Themistius.
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  16. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy: Volume Xxix.Gary Gurtler & William Wians (eds.) - 2012 - Brill.
    Volume XXIX contains papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2012-13. The papers feature Plato's Republic and Timaeus , examine Aristotle on generation, analogy and method, and analyze Proclus on first principles.
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  17. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy: Volume Xxx.Gary M. Gurtler & William Wians (eds.) - 2012 - Brill.
    Volume XXX contains papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2013-14. They feature: Philebus , Republic , Theaetetus and Alcibiades I , Sophist , and Symposium , Apology and Phaedo , on pleasure, knowledge, the city, and the philosopher.
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  18. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy.Gary M. Gurtler S. J. & William Wians (eds.) - 2014 - Brill.
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  19. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy: Volume Xxxi.William Wians & Gary Gurtler (eds.) - 2012 - Brill.
    Volume 31 contains papers and commentaries presented to the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy during academic year 2014-15. Works: _Symposium_, _Republic_, _Euthyphro_, Proclus’s _De malorum_, _Sophist_, _Statesman_; topics: eros, tripartite soul, what the gods love, evil, Homeric motifs.
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  20. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy: Volume Xxxii.William Wians & Gary Gurtler (eds.) - 2017 - Brill.
    The volume contains papers and commentaries presented to the _Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy_ during the academic year 2015-16. Works: Phaedrus, Republic, Apology, Laws, Seventh Letter, Stoic texts. Topics: Stoic blending, reciprocal eros, perception in tripartite soul, Stoic identity, Plato’s politics and events.
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    Reading Aristotle: Argument and Exposition.William Wians & Ronald M. Polansky (eds.) - 2017 - Brill.
    _Reading Aristotle: Argument and Exposition_ demonstrates that Aristotle’s treatises rely crucially on expository principles—questions of proper sequence, pedagogical method, and distinctions between different sciences.
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  22. The Agamemnon and Human Knowledge.William Wians - 2009 - In William Robert Wians (ed.), Logos and Muthos: Philosophical Essays in Greek Literature. State University of New York Press.
     
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    Aristotle’s Two Systems. [REVIEW]William Wians - 1992 - Ancient Philosophy 12 (1):210.
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    Happy Lives and the Highest Good: An Essay on Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. [REVIEW]William Wians - 2005 - Teaching Philosophy 28 (1):88-91.
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    Aristotle and the Problem of Human Knowledge.William Wians - 2008 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 2 (1):41-64.
    I shall argue that, according to Aristotle, the knowledge we may attain is profoundly qualified by our status as human knowers. Throughout the corpus, Aristotle maintains a separation of knowledge at the broadest level into two kinds, human and divine. The separation is not complete—human knowers may enjoy temporarily what god or the gods enjoy on a continuous basis; but the division expresses a fact about humanity's place in the cosmos, one that imposes strict conditions on what we may know, (...)
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    One and Many in Aristotle’s Metaphysics: Books Alpha-Delta. [REVIEW]William Wians - 2010 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 4 (1):75-78.
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    Shakespeare’s Tragic Skepticism.William Wians - 2004 - Teaching Philosophy 27 (3):294-296.
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    Principles and Proofs: Aristotle’s Theory of Demonstrative Science.William Wians - 1995 - Ancient Philosophy 15 (1):222-228.
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    Review Essay.William Wians - 1993 - Synthese 96 (1):161-165.
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    Theophrastus of Eresus.William Wians - 1996 - Ancient Philosophy 16 (2):524-525.
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    His Psychological, Doxographical, and Scientific Writings. Theophrastus, William W. Fortenbaugh, Dimitri Gutas.William Wians - 1994 - Isis 85 (1):145-145.
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    His Psychological, Doxographical, and Scientific Writings by Theophrastus; William W. Fortenbaugh; Dimitri Gutas. [REVIEW]William Wians - 1994 - Isis 85:145-145.
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    The Philosopher’s Knowledge of Non-Contradiction.William Wians - 2006 - Ancient Philosophy 26 (2):333-353.
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    Aristotelian Necessities: Commentary on Bolton.William Wians - 1997 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 13 (1):139-145.
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    Natural Knowledge in Preclassical Antiquity by Mott T. Greene. [REVIEW]William Wians - 1994 - Isis 85:304-305.
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    The Beginnings of Western Science: The European Scientific Tradition in Philosophical, Religious, and Institutional Context, 600 B.C. To A.D. 1450. [REVIEW]William Wians - 1995 - Teaching Philosophy 18 (1):93-96.
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    Aristotle on Nature and Living Things Philosophical and Historical Studies : Presented to David M. Balme on His Seventieth Birthday.William Wians - 1985
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    Aristotle's Philosophical Development: Problems and Prospects.William Robert Wians - 1995 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    A collection of 16 essays which assess the revival of development studies in relation to Aristotle.
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    The Beginnings of Western Science.William Wians - 1995 - Teaching Philosophy 18 (1):93-96.
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    Preliminary Material.William Wians & Gary M. Gurtler - 2013 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 28 (1):i-vii.
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    Shakespeare’s Tragic Skepticism. [REVIEW]William Wians - 2004 - Teaching Philosophy 27 (3):294-296.
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    One and Many in Aristotle's Metaphysics: The Central Books.William Wians - 2008 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 2 (2):212-215.
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    Colloquium 10.William Wians - 1990 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 6 (1):402-412.
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    Theophrastus of Eresus: Sources for His Life, Writings, Thought and Influence; Commentary, Volume 5: Sources on Biology. [REVIEW]William Wians - 1996 - Ancient Philosophy 16 (2):524-525.
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    Aristotle’s Two Systems. [REVIEW]William Wians - 1992 - Ancient Philosophy 12 (1):210-217.
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    The Philosopher’s Knowledge of Non-Contradiction.William Wians - 2006 - Ancient Philosophy 26 (2):333-353.
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    Colloquium 7.William Wians - 1992 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 8 (1):268-279.
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    Commentary on Lennox.William Wians - 1995 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 11 (1):241-247.
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    Natural Knowledge in Preclassical Antiquity. Mott T. Greene.William Wians - 1994 - Isis 85 (2):304-305.
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    Commentary on Kirkland.William Wians - 2014 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 29 (1):214-223.
    In his fine paper on the aims of Aristotle’s methods, Sean Kirkland suggests that Aristotle practiced a proto-phenomenological approach to truth. In doing so, Kirkland reminds us of the lived dimension of Aristotle’s philosophizing, an active and ongoing response to the world that begins long before the emergence of philosophical concepts and systems. I am in sympathy with much of what Kirkland argues. However, I think more needs to be said about the relationship between dialectic and demonstration, and about the (...)
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