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Barnes, Jonathan 1942-

Works: 61 works in 500 publications in 7 languages and 11,983 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Introductions  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Translator, Contributor, Author of introduction
Classifications: B485, 185
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Most widely held works by Jonathan Barnes
The Cambridge companion to Aristotle by Jonathan Barnes( Book )
34 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Aristotle is one of the very greatest thinkers in the Western tradition, but also one of the most difficult. The contributors to this volume do not attempt to disguise the nature of that difficulty, but at the same time they offer a clear exposition of the central philosophical concerns in his work. Approaches and methods vary and the volume editor has not imposed any single interpretation, but has rather allowed legitimate differences of interpretation to stand. An introductory chapter provides an account of Aristotle's life, and then guides the reader through the complex subject of what Aristotle actually wrote as a basis for characterising his philosophical development. Subsequent chapters cover Aristotle's writings on logic, metaphysics, science, psychology, ethics, politics, rhetoric, and poetics. It is a basic assumption of the Companion that its readers will not know Greek
The Presocratic philosophers by Jonathan Barnes( Book )
70 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Presocratics were the founders of the Western philosophical tradition and the first masters of rational thought. Provided in this volume is a precise examination of their arguments and an assessment of their contribution to philosophy
Early Greek philosophy by Jonathan Barnes( Book )
18 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Zeno's extraordinary and disturbing paradoxes, the atomic theories of Democritus that so strikingly anticipate contemporary physics, the enigmatic and haunting epigrams of Heraclitus-these are just some of the riches to be found in this collection of the writings of the early Greek philosophers
L'œuvre de David l'Invincible et la transmission de la pensée grecque dans la tradition arménienne et syriaque ( )
12 editions published in 2009 in French and English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Articles on Aristotle by Jonathan Barnes( Book )
28 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines of scepticism by Sextus( Book )
29 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outlines of Scepticism, by the Greek philosopher Sextus Empiricus, is a work of major importance for the history of Greek philosophy. Its first part contains an elaborate exposition of the Pyrrhonian variety of Scepticism; its second and third parts are critical and destructive, arguing against 'dogmatism' in logic, epistemology, science and ethics. The Outlines is the fullest extant account of ancient Scepticism, and it is also one of our most copious sources of information about the other Hellenistic philosophies. Moreover, the rediscovery of Sextus in the sixteenth century brought about a revolution in philosophy. Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes provide an accurate and readable English translation, with a short introduction and brief annotation. Anyone interested in the history of philosophy will gain from an acquaintance with Sextus; and for students of Hellenistic philosophy his writings are indispensable
Doubt and dogmatism : studies in Hellenistic epistemology ( Book )
18 editions published between 1979 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The modes of scepticism : ancient texts and modern interpretations by Julia Annas( Book )
21 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The toils of scepticism by Jonathan Barnes( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The ontological argument by Jonathan Barnes( Book )
8 editions published between 1972 and 2007 in English and Persian and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophia togata : essays on philosophy and Roman society by Miriam T Griffin( Book )
20 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science and speculation : studies in Hellenistic theory and practice by J. Brunschwig Barnes( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philosophia togata. Plato and Aristotle at Rome ( Book )
26 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Italian and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume explores the role of Platonism and Aristotelianism in Roman intellectual, cultural and political life from the 2nd century B.C. to the 3rd century A.D
Porphyry Introduction by Porphyry( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Introduction to philosophy, written by Porphyry at the end of the second century AD is the most successful work of its kind ever to have been published. Porphyry's aim was modest: he intended to explain the meaning of five terms, 'genus', 'species', 'difference', 'property', and 'accident' - terms that he took to be important to Aristotelian logic and metaphysics, and hence to philosophy in general. Thus in principle the Introduction is simple and elementary. In face, there are sometimes difficulties and doubts on the surface of the text - and beneath the surface there are occasional profundities. For the work raises, directly or indirectly, a number of perennial philosophical questions; and indeed, the Introduction became, in Boethius's Latin translation, the point of reference for one of the longest-lasting of philosophical disputes - the dispute over the status of 'universals'." "This book contains a new English translation of the Introduction, preceded by a study of the life and works of Porphyry, the purpose and nature of the Introduction, and the history of the text. It is accompanied by a discursive commentary, the primary aim of which is to analyse and assess the philosophical theses and arguments that the Introduction puts forward."--Jacket
Episteme, etc. : essays in honour of Jonathan Barnes ( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The sixteen essays written in honour of Jonathan Barnes for this volume reflect the impressive scope of his contributions to philosophy. Six are on knowledge, five on logic and metaphysics, five on ethics. The volume ranges widely over ancient philosophy, while also finding room for for two contemporary papers on truth and vagueness. Aristotle is prominent in eight of the essays; Plato, Sextus Empiricus, the Stoics, the Epicureans, and ancient Greek medical writers are also discussed. The contributors include some of the most distinguished scholars of our time."--Publisher's website
Method and metaphysics by Jonathan Barnes( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Method and Metaphysics presents twenty-six essays in ancient philosophy by Jonathan Barnes, one of the most admired and influential scholars of his generation. The essays span four decades of his career, and are drawn from a wide variety of sources: many of them will be relatively unknown even to specialists in ancient philosophy. Several essays are now translated from the original French and made available in English for the first time; others have been substantiallyrevised for republication here. The volume opens with eight essays about the interpretation of ancient philosophical texts, and
Logical matters by Jonathan Barnes( Book )
13 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The second volume of Jonathan Barnes' papers on ancient philosophy contains twenty-seven pieces under the broad heading of Logic. The essays were written over a period of some forty years. Some of them were published in obscure places (and two or three of them in a foreign language). The French essays have been done into English; and all the essays have been retouched, and a few of them substantially revised. The first three essays in the volume are of a general nature, being concerned with ancient views on the status of logic--and with the distinction between formal and material inferences. Th
Coffee with Aristotle by Jonathan Barnes( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a fictionalized interview with Aristotle, where the Greek philosopher discusses his life, his ideas, and his times
Philosophie grecque ( Book )
6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in French and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les thèses et les arguments des auteurs anciens ainsi que l'histoire des traditions philosophiques qui traversent l'Antiquité depuis les penseurs présocratiques jusqu'aux Byzantins du XVe siècle y sont exposés, analysés et parfois soumis à la critique
Proof, knowledge, and scepticism by Jonathan Barnes( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the third volume of Jonathan Barnes' papers on ancient philosophy. It contains twenty-two pieces which turn about epistemological matters. The papers have all been brushed down, and some of them have been revised. One or two of them appear for the first time in English. The first three pieces form a prologue (and link this volume to its predecessor): they deal with certain ancient views about the relation between logic on the one hand and knowledge and science on the other. After that, the book divides into two unequal parts. The first part is concerned with proof, five of its ten chapters discussing Aristotle and three. The second is chiefly occupied with scepticism-more particularly, with the Pyrrhonian version of ancient scepticism. A final piece says something about the Book of Ecclesiastes. The essays in this volume, some of which are less familiar than others, are written with brio: anyone with an interest in ancient philosophy will find them amusing
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Alternative Names
Barnes, J. Jonathan
バーンズ, ジョナサン
English (346)
French (16)
Italian (3)
German (2)
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