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Mayhew, Robert

Works: 48 works in 152 publications in 2 languages and 5,582 library holdings
Genres: Miscellanea  Drama 
Roles: Editor, Translator, Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ1233, 305.4
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Most widely held works by Robert Mayhew
The female in Aristotle's biology reason or rationalization by Robert Mayhew( file )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,285 libraries worldwide
While Aristotle's writings on biology are considered to be among his best, the comments he makes about females in these works are widely regarded as the nadir of his philosophical oeuvre. Among many claims, Aristotle is said to have declared that females contribute nothing substantial to generation; that they have fewer teeth than males; that they are less spirited than males; and that woman are analogous to eunuchs. In The Female in Aristotle's Biology, Robert Mayhew aims not to defend Aristotle's ideas about females but to defend Aristotle against the common charge that his writings on fema
Aristotle's criticism of Plato's Republic by Robert Mayhew( Book )
9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 508 libraries worldwide
"The first five chapters of the second book of Aristotle's Politics contain a series of criticisms leveled against Plato's Republic. ... Mayhoew demonstrates that within this criticism Aristotle presents his views on an extremely fundamental issue: the unity of the city and the proper relationship between the individual and the city."--Cover
The art of nonfiction : a guide for writers and readers by Ayn Rand( Book )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
"Takes readers step by step through the writing process, providing insightful observations and invaluable techniques."--cover
Problems by Aristotle( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Problems, the third-longest work in the Aristotelian corpus, contains thirty-eight books covering more than 900 problems about living things, meteorology, ethical and intellectual virtues, parts of the human body, and miscellaneous questions. Although Problems is an accretion of multiple authorship over several centuries, it offers a fascinating technical view of Peripatetic method and thought. Rhetoric to Alexander, which provides practical advice to orators, was likely composed during the period of Aristotleʹs tutorship of Alexander, perhaps by Anaximenes, another of Alexanderʹs tutors. Both Problems and Rhetoric to Alexander replace the earlier Loeb edition by Hett and Rackham, with texts and translations incorporating the latest scholarship. -- Book jacket
Laws 10 by Plato( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
"The Laws is Plato's last and longest dialogue. Although it has been neglected (compared to such works as the Republic and Symposium); it is beginning to receive a great deal of scholarly attention. Book 10 of the Laws contains Plato's fullest defence of the existence of the gods, and his last word on their nature, as well as a presentation and defence of laws against impiety (e.g. atheism). Plato's primary aim is to defend the idea that the gods exist and that they are good - this latter meaning that they do not neglect human beings and cannot be swayed by prayers and sacrifices to overlook injustice. As such, the Laws is an important text for anyone interested in ancient Greek religion, philosophy, and politics generally, and the later thought of Plato in particular." "Robert Mayhew presents a new translation, with commentary, of Book 10 of the Laws. His primary aim in the translation is fidelity to the Greek. His commentary focuses on philosophical issues (broadly understood to include religion and politics), and deals with philological matters only when doing so serves to better explain those issues. Knowledge of Greek is not assumed, and the Greek that does appear has been transliterated. It is the first commentary in English of any kind on Laws 10 for nearly 140 years."--BOOK JACKET
Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas shrugged by MAYHEW ROBERT (ED)( Book )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 350 libraries worldwide
This is the first scholarly study of Atlas Shrugged, covering in detail the historical, literary, and philosophical aspects of Ayn Rand's magnum opus. Topics explored in depth include the history behind the novel's creation, publication, and reception; its nature as a romantic novel; and its presentation of a radical new philosophy
Essays on Ayn Rand's "We the living" by Robert Mayhew( Book )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 341 libraries worldwide
This is the second edition of the study of Ayn Rand's first novel, We the Living, which is set in Soviet Russia, and was written in 1936, ten years after she left the U.S.S.R. Topics explored include: the fascinating history behind the novel's creation; its autobiographical nature; its reception during America's "Red Decade"; its connection to Victor Hugo (Rand's favorite novelist); and, the philosophy of freedom and the sanctity of life which it portrays and defends
Ayn Rand and Song of Russia : Communism and anti-Communism in 1940s Hollywood by Robert Mayhew( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
"This book is ideal for anyone interested in the life and thought of Ayn Rand, the history of Hollywood communism, or American film."--BOOK JACKET
Essays on Ayn Rand's The fountainhead by Robert Mayhew( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
In this unique study of The Fountainhead, Dr. Robert Mayhew brings together historical, literary, and philosophical essays that analyze the novel's style, its use of humor, and its virtues of productivity, independence, and integrity. The essays make extensive use of previously unpublished material from the Ayn Rand Archives, offering a new collection of material to explore and consider
Essays on Ayn Rand's Anthem by Robert Mayhew( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
"This is the first book-length study to explore the historical, literary, and philosophical themes of Ayn Rand's anti-utopia novella Anthem. Written in 1937 in opposition to the totalitarianism of the Soviet Union (and Nazi Germany), published in 1938 in Britain, and subsequently in a revised form in the United States in 1946, Anthem investigates the importance of the ego and freedom and explores the struggles of the individual against the state. Editor Robert Mayhew has collected a variety of essays dealing with such topics as the history behind the novella's creation, publication, and reception; its connection to other anti-utopian novels; and the significance of ego and freedom, which it portrays and defends."--BOOK JACKET
Ayn Rand answers : the best of her Q & A by Ayn Rand( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Assembly of women = Ecclesiazusae by Aristophanes( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
The women of Athens concoct a dating scheme: to infiltrate the male-dominated Assembly disguised as men and to vote themselves into power, after which they will overturn the old laws and inaugurate a new society where all are equal and where property - sex, too! - is shared. This new translation by Robert Mayhew of one of playwright Aristophanes' last surviving plays recaptures the spirit, the bawdiness, and the brilliance of this rollicking farce which is at the same time a profound critique of contemporary Greek customs and manners. A full introduction and explanatory notes provide important background material on communistic ideas current in fifth- and fourth-century B.C.E. Greek thought as well as on historical and other details relevant to the text
The art of nonfiction a guide for writers and readers by Ayn Rand( file )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
In 1958 and again in 1969 Ayn Rand gathered a small group of her friends and acquaintances and gave an informal course on writing. At once a fascinating philosophical discourse on the art of creation and an invaluable guide for the aspiring writer, these edited transcripts are a treasure that will challenge, edify and illuminate the way to more powerful writing
Prodicus the sophist : texts, translations, and commentary by Robert Mayhew( Book )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
In the past 50 years ancient Greek philosophy has flourished, but the sophists remain neglected. Robert Mayhew redresses the balance in a new translation and commentary on Prodicus of Ceos. He presents the definitive resource for the study of this intriguing philosopher, and reassesses Prodicus' life and thought on language, religion, and ethics
Ayn Rand answers the best of her Q & A by Ayn Rand( file )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
This is Ayn Rand on: ethics, Ernest Hemingway, modern art, Vietnam, Libertarians, Jane Fonda, religious conservatives, Hollywood Communists, atheism, Don Quixote, abortion, gun control, love and marriage, Ronald Reagan, pollution, the Middle East, racism and feminism, crime and punishment, capitalism, prostitution, homosexuality, reason and rationality, literature, drug use, freedom of the press, Richard Nixon, New Left militants, HUAC, chess, comedy, suicide, masculinity, Mark Twain, improper questions, and more
Prodicus the sophist : text, translation, and commentary by Robert Mayhew( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
"The past fifty years have witnessed the flourishing of scholarship in virtually every area of ancient Greek philosophy, but the sophists have for the most part been neglected. This is certainly true of Prodicus of Ceos: of the four most well-known sophists--Protagoras, Gorgias, Prodicus, and Antiphon--he has received the least attention. Robert Mayhew provides a reassessment of his life and thought, and especially his views on language, religion, and ethics. This volume consists of ninety texts with facing translations--far more than have appeared in any previous edition--and provides the first commentary on the extant evidence for Prodicus' life and thought. The texts are drawn from the best available editions; the translations are new, and faithful to the original. Mayhew's commentary is designed to serve the needs of a wide range of readers: both scholars of ancient philosophy, and advanced students curious about this intriguing figure who appears in over a dozen Platonic dialogues."--Publisher's website
Ayn Rand's marginalia : her critical comments on the writings of over 20 authors by Ayn Rand( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Problems : books 1-19 by Aristotle( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Problems : books 20-38 by Aristotle( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Problems. Rhetoric to Alexander by Aristotle( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in Greek, Ancient [to 1453] and English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
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