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KNOWLEDGE AND FATE 1 Part IB Paper 8 Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy : Knowledge and Fate Dr Robert Wardy 2010-11 General Bibliography Very reliable English translations of the relevant texts can be found in A. A. Long, D. N. Sedley, The Hellenistic Philosophers, 2 vols., Cambridge: CUP, 1987. [L&S] [Definitely the fundamental tool for our study. Vol. 1 contains the translations, with valuable comments, and useful indexes of sources and philosophers; vol. 2 contains the Greek and Latin origi
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  Part IB Paper 8 Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy : Knowledge and Fate Dr RobertWardy 2010-11 General BibliographyVery reliable English translations of the relevant texts can be found inA. A. Long, D. N. Sedley, The Hellenistic Philosophers, 2 vols., Cambridge: CUP, 1987.[L&S][Definitely the fundamental tool for our study. Vol. 1 contains the translations, with valuablecomments, and useful indexes of sources and philosophers; vol. 2 contains the Greek and Latinsrcinals and extensive bibliography. The bibliography is updated to 2000 in the third volume of the French translation Les philosophes hellénistiques, 3 vols., Paris: Flammarion, 1997-2001]B. Inwood, L. P. Gerson, Hellenistic Philosophy: Introductory Readings, 2nd edition,Indianapolis: Hackett, 1997. [I&G][No commentary; the texts are usually presented in longer chunks than in Long&Sedley;more material on Pyrrhonism and useful glossary]The best introductions to Hellenistic Philosophy areA. A. Long, Hellenistic Philosophy: Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics, 2nd edition, London:Duckworth,1986.R. W. Sharples, Stoics, Epicureans and Sceptics: An introduction to Hellenistic Philosophy,London and New York: Routledge, 1996.Helpful short introductory readings are also the relevant entries (e.g. Hellenistic Philosophy,Epicurus, Epicureanism, Stoicism, Arcesilaus, Carneades, Ancient Skepticism, Pyrrhonism) in E.Craig (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 10 vols., London: Routledge, 1998. [Alsoonline at http://www.rep.routledge.com]E. N. Zalta (ed.), Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy [Online at http://plato.stanford.edu/contents.html]Much more comprehensive studies areK. Algra, J. Barnes, J. Mansfeld, M. Schofield (eds.), The Cambridge History of HellenisticPhilosophy, Cambridge: CUP, 1999. [CHHP] [Monumental state of the art account of HellenisticPhilosophy by the major specialists; it does not deal with Neopyrrhonism, though, on which youcan see Hankinson 1995]R. J. Hankinson, The Sceptics, London and New York: Routledge, 1995. [Solid overview of all the brands of ancient scepticism] KNOWLEDGE AND FATE 1  B. Inwood (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics, Cambridge: CUP, 2003. [State of the art presentation of Stoicism by the major specialists]For Epicureanism we have no comprehensive monograph comparable with Hankinson 1995and Inwood 2003. Most of the topics of lectures 2 and 3 are covered, however, byE. Asmis, Epicurus’ Scientific Method, Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1984.[Focused onEpicurean epistemology, contains extensive treatment of the fundamentals of Epicurean physics too]Various seminal studies on topics relevant to this course can be found inM. Schofield, M. Burnyeat, J. Barnes (eds.), Doubt and Dogmatism: Studies in HellenisticEpistemology, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980.J. Barnes, J. Brunschwig, M. Burnyeat, M. Schofield (eds.), Science and Speculation: Studiesin Hellenistic Theory and Practice, Cambridge: CUP, 1982.J. Barnes, M. Mignucci (eds.), Matter and Metaphysics, Napoli: Bibliopolis, 1988.J. Brunschwig, M. C. Nussbaum (eds.), Passions and Perceptions: Studies in HellenisticPhilosophy of Mind, Cambridge: CUP, 1993.B. Inwood, J. Mansfeld (eds.), Assent and Argument: Studies in Cicero’s Academic Books,Leiden: Brill, 1997.J. Annas, Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind, Berkeley, Los Angeles and Oxford: University of California Press, 1992.J. Brunschwig, Papers in Hellenistic Philosophy, Cambridge: CUP, 1994.G. Striker, Essays on Hellenistic Epistemology and Ethics, Cambridge: CUP, 1996.A. A. Long, Stoic Studies, Cambridge: CUP, 1996.M. Frede, Essays in Ancient Philosophy, Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 1987.M. Burnyeat (ed.), The Skeptical Tradition, Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1983.M. Burnyeat, M. Frede (eds.), The Original Sceptics: A Controversy, Indianapolis: Hackett,1997.Stoic Determinism:R. W. Sharples, Cicero: On Fate. Boethius: The Consolation of Philosophy, Warminster,Aris&Phillips, 1991. [Reliable translation and commentary, with helpful introduction, to our fundamental source on the topic]S. Bobzien, Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998.[The ultimate bible on the topic: a luminous example of what scholarship should be] KNOWLEDGE AND FATE 2  T. Brennan, The Stoic Life: Emotions, Duties & Fate, Oxford: Oxford University Press,2005, 235-305. [Clear and enjoyable, with some insightful criticism to Chrysippus’compatibilism]M. Frede, ‘The Original Notion of Cause’, in M. Schofield, M. Burnyeat, J. Barnes (eds.),Doubt and Dogmatism: Studies in Hellenistic Epistemology, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980,217-249. [The fundamental study on the Stoic theory of causation]A. A. Long, ‘Freedom and Determinism in the Stoic Theory of Human Action’, in A. A. Long(ed.), Problems in Stoicism, 1971, London: Athlone Press, 173-199. [Groundbreaking andadmirably clear study on the subject]D. Sedley, ‘Chrysippus on Psychophysical Causality’, J. Brunschwig, M. C. Nussbaum(eds.), Passions and Perceptions: Studies in Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind, Cambridge: CUP,1993, 313-331. [Discusses how our characters and their development are themselves fully predetermined from a Stoic perspective]EpicureansD. Sedley, ‘Epicurus’ Refutation of Determinism’, in Suzetesis: Studi sull’epicureismo grecoe romano offerti a Marcello Gigante, Napoli: Bibliopolis, 1983, 11-51. [A most interestingdiscussion of Epicurus’ arguments against determinism and revisionist interpretation of the roleof the swerve; swerves are caused by our ‘emergent’ free volitions]S. Bobzien, ‘Did Epicurus Discover the Free Will Problem?’, Oxford Studies in AncientPhilosophy, 19 (2000), 287-337. [A fundamental study on the subject; the swerve is not supposedto guarantee freedom to do otherwise]J. Annas, ‘Epicurus on Agency’, in J. Brunschwig, M. C. Nussbaum (eds.), Passions andPerceptions: Studies in Hellenistic Philosophy of Mind, Cambridge: CUP, 1993. 53-71.W. G. Englert, Epicurus on the Swerve and Voluntary Action, Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1987,119-151.T. O’Keefe, Epicurus on Freedom, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. [A recentscholarly book on the topic] KNOWLEDGE AND FATE 3
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