Stanley Rosen: Published Works


Death in Egypt: (Golden Goose Press: Columbus, OH: 1952).

Plato’s Symposium (Yale University Press: 1968; 2nd rev. ed., 1987).

Nihilism: A Philosophical Essay (Yale University Press: 1969).

G.W.F. Hegel: An Introduction to the Science of Wisdom (Yale University Press: 1974).

The Limits of Analysis (Basic Books: 1980).

Plato’s Sophist: The Drama of Original and Image (Yale University Press: 1983).

Hermeneutics as Politics (Oxford University Press: 1987, 2nd Ed., Yale University Press: 2003).

The Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry: Studies in Ancient Thought (Routledge: 1988).

The Ancients and the Moderns: Rethinking Modernity (Yale University Press: 1989).

The Question of Being: A Reversal of Heidegger (Yale University Press: 1993).

Plato’s Statesman: The Web of Politics (Yale University Press: 1995).

The Mask of Enlightenment: Nietzsche’s Zarathustra (Cambridge Univ. Press: 1995; 2nd Ed., Yale University Press: 2004).

Metaphysics in Ordinary Language (Yale University Press: 1999).

The Examined Life (Ed.) (Book of the Month Club; trade edition: Random House: 2000).

The Elusiveness of the Ordinary: Studies in the Possibility of Philosophy (Yale University Press: 2002).

Plato’s Republic: A Study (Yale University Press: 2005).

La production platonicienne (Presses Universitaires de France: 2005)

Essays on Philosophy: Ancient, ed. Martin Black (St. Augustine’s Press: 2013).

Essays on Philosophy: Modern, ed. Martin Black (St. Augustine’s Press: 2013).

The Idea of Hegel's Science of Logic (University of Chicago Press: 2014).

Platonic Productions: Theme and Variations: The Gilson Lectures, ed. Andrew German (St. Augustine’s Press, 2014).

The Language of Love: An Interpretation of Plato's Phaedrus (St. Augustine's Press, forthcoming).


“Wonder, Anxiety and Eros” in Giornale di Metafisica, 6: 1957.

“Spinoza's Argument for Political Freedom” in Giornale di Metafisica, 4:1958.

“Clarity” in Giornale di Metafisica, 6:1958.

“Political Philosophy and Ontology” in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, June 1958.

“Order and History” in Review of Metaphysics, December 1958.

“Curiosity, Anxiety, and Wonder” in Giornale di Metafisica, 4:1959.

“Collingwood and Greek Aesthetics” in Phronesis, 2: 1959.

“Thought and Action” in Inquiry, 2: 1959.

“Ideas” in The Personalist, Summer 1960.

“Political Philosophy and Epistemology” in Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, June 1960.

“Philosopy and Historicity” in Review of Metaphysics, June 1960.

“Thought and Touch: a Note on Aristotle's De Anima” in Phronesis, 2: 1961.

“Thales” in Arion, 3: 1962.

“Wisdom” in Review of Metaphysics, December 1962.

“Herodotus Reconsidered” in Giornale di Metafisica, 3: 1963.

“Ideas” in Review of Metaphysics, May 1963.

“The Role of Eros in Plato's Republic” in Review of Metaphysics, March 1965.

“The Irrational Choice” in Journal of General Education, April 1965.

“Common Sense” in The Journal of General Education, July 1966.

“Heidegger's Interpretation of Plato” in Journal of Existentialism, Summer 1967.

“Philosophy and Ideology” in Social Research, Summer 1968.

“Reflections on Nihilism” in Man and World, February 1968.

“Philosophy Today” in Giornale di Metafisica, 3: 1969.

“The Non-Lover in Plato's Phaedrus” in Man and World, August 1969.

“Revolution and Nihilism” in Mitteilungen der technischen Universität Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig, 4:


“A Reply to my Critics” in Philosophy Forum, 11: 1972, pp. 97-115.

“The Absence of Structure” in Kant-Studien, 64. 2: 1973.

“Sophrosune and Selbst-Bewusstsein” in Review of Metaphysics, June 1973.

“Self-Consciousness and Self-Knoweldge in Plato and Hegel” in Hegel-Studien, 1974.

“Socrates' Dream” in Theoria, 42: 1976, pp. 161-88.

“The Return to the Origin” in International Philosophical Quarterly, 16. 2: 1976, pp. 151-78.

“Hegel and Historicism” in Clio, 7. 1, Fall 1977, pp. 33-51.

“Reflections on Nihilism” in Poetry-Nation Review (Manchester), 10. 6.2: 1979, pp. 9-17.

“Nihilism: Ten Years Later” in Poetry-Nation Review, 10. 6.3: 1979, pp. 7-12.

“Dunamis, Energeia, and the Megarians” in Philosophical Inquiry, Winter 1979, pp. 105-19.

“Philosophy and Revolution” in Independent Journal of Philosophy, 3: 1979, pp. 71-78.

"Plato's Myth of the Reversed Cosmos” in Review of Metaphysics, 33.1: 1979, pp. 59-85.

“Nietzsche's Image of Chaos” in International Philosophical Quarterly, 20.1: 1980, pp. 3-23.

“Lachterman on Descartes” in Independent Journal of Philosophy, 4: 1980, pp. 47-49.

“From Consciousness to Self-Consciousness” in Iyyun: a Hebrew Philosophical Quarterly, 29.4: 1980, pp. 239-63.

“Man's Hope” in Social Research, 48. 3, autumn 1981, pp. 614-37.

“Philosophy and Ideology” in Documentas Editera (Brazil), 1982.

“La critique aristotélicienne des Mégariques” in Etudes philosophiques, 3: 1982, pp. 309-30.

“Reply to Otto Pöggeler” in Contemporary German Philosophy March 1983, p. 228.

“Le mythe platonicienne du monde reverse” in Publications de la faculté des lettres et sciences humaines de Nice,

       No. 24, 1983, pp. 7-37.

“Nietzsches Platonismus” in Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie, 2: 1987, pp. 1-16.

“Les limites de l'analyse” in Etudes phénoménologiques (Brussels), 7: 1988.

“Freedom and Spontaneity in Fichte” in The Philosophical Forum, 19: 1988, pp. 140-55.

“Viel Lärm um nichts” in Allgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie, XVIII, 1988, pp. 1-17.

“Nietzsche” in Il cannochiale (Rome), 3: 1989.

“Transcendental Indeterminateness” in Il cannochiale, Sept-Dec. 1990, pp. 5-26.

“The Golden Apple” in Arion, Winter 1990, pp. 187-207.

“Citava Pric” in Filozofski Godisniak (Belgrade), 3: 1990, pp. 236-52.

“Le memoirs di un Iperboreo” in Il cannochiale, Jan-april 1990, pp. 39-53.

“Suspicion, Deception, and Concealment” in Arion, Spring 1991, pp. 112-27.

“Squaring the Hermeneutical Circle” in Review of Metaphysics, June 1991, pp. 707-38.

“Future Perfect” in Strategies 4/5 (1991), pp. 19-35.

“Hermeneutica hyperborean” in Argomento (Lisbon), Vol. 1, no. 2, 1991, pp. 29-54.

“Is Metaphysics Possible?” in Review of Metaphysics, Dec. 1991, pp. 235-57.

“Founding Philosophy” in Reason Papers, no. 16, 1991, pp. 3-14.

“Hiperborejska hermeneutika” in Filozofski Godisniak, 4: 1991, pp. 120-34.

“Leo Strauss e la disputa tra gli Antichi e i Moderni” in Il cannochiale, 3: 1991, pp. 3-21.

“Il pensare e spontaneo?” in Teoria (Pisa), XIII, 1992, pp. 31-58.

“La théorie excédentaire de l'être” in Philosophiques (Montreal), XX. 1,1993.

“Erotic Ascent” in Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal, Vol. 17, no. 1-2, 1994, pp. 37-57.

“The Metaphysics of Ordinary Experience” in The Harvard Review of Philosophy, Spring 1995, pp. 41-57.

“Philosophical Historicism” in History and Theory , No. 3, 1996, pp. 401-411.

“Kojève's Paris” in Parallax (Leeds University), issue 4, February 1997, pp. 1-12.

“Mind and Body in Nietzsche” in International Studies in Philosophy 31:3, 1999.

“Rethinking the Enlightenment” in Common Knowledge, Winter 1998, pp. 104-17.

“Common Sense and the Goodness of Truth” in Philosophical Explorations (Vol. 3, no. 3: 2000), pp. 244-61.

“Leo Strauss and the Possibility of Philosophy,” in Review of Metaphysics 53 (March 2000), pp. 541-564.

“The Identity of, and the Difference Between, Analytical and Continental Philosophy” in International Journal of

       Philosophical Studies (Vol. 9, No. 3: 2001), pp. 341-48.

“Is There a Quarrel Between the Ancients and the Moderns?” in Society, July/August 2002, pp. 7-16.

“La mascara de la Illustracio” in Comprendre  (Barcelona: 2003), pp. 75-95.



“The Political Philosophy of Spinoza” in A History of Political Philosophy, eds. L. Strauss and J. Cropsey (Rand      

       McNally Press, Chicago: 1963), pp. 431-450.


“Thales: The Beginning of Philosophy” in Essays in Philosophy (Penn State Press, University Park: 1963), pp. 23-



“Political Philosophy and Epistemology” in Plato, Popper, and Politics, ed. R. Bambrough (W. Heffer Press,

       Cambridge, England: 1967), pp. 171-186.


“Nihilism” in New Essays in Phenomenology, ed. J. Edie (Quadrangle Books, Chicago: 1969), pp. 151-158.


“A Central Ambiguity in Descartes” in Cartesian Studies, ed. J. Wilbur (M. Nijhoff Press, The Hague: 1969), pp. 17-



“Heidegger’s Interpretation of Plato” in Essays in Metaphysics (Penn State University Press, University Park:

       1970), pp. 51-78.


“Socrates as Concealed Lover” in Classics and the Classical Tradition (Penn State University Press, University

       Park: 1973), pp. 163-178.


“Hegel, Descartes, and Spinoza” in Spinoza’s Metaphysics, ed. J. Wilbur (Van Gorcum Press, Amsterdam: 1976), pp.



“Thinking About Nothing” in Heidegger and Modern Philosophy, ed. M. Murray (Yale University Press, New

       Haven: 1978), pp. 116-137.


“The Non-Lover in Plato’s Phaedrus” in Plato: True and Sophistic Rhetoric, ed. K. Erickson (Rodopi Press,

       Amsterdam: 1979), pp. 223-238.


“Theory and Practice in Hegel: Union or Disunion?” in Hegel’s Social and Political Thought: The Philosophy of

       Objective Spirit, ed. D. Verene (Humanities Press/Harvester Press, Atlantic Heights, NJ/Sussex: 1980), pp.



“Joachim Ritter, Metaphysik und Politik” in Contemporary German Philosophy (Penn State University Press,

       University Park: 1983), pp. 211-220.


“Platonic Hermeneutics” in Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, vol. 1, ed. J. Cleary

       (University Press of America, Washington, DC: 1985), pp. 271-288 and 296-298.


“Postmodernism and the End of Philosophy” in Critique of Modernity (Center for Advanced Study, University of

       Virginia, Working Paper No. 1, Charlottesville: 1986), pp. 27-42.


“Is There A Theory of Interpretation?” in Literature and the Question of Philosophy, ed. A. Cascardi (Johns

       Hopkins University Press, Baltimore: 1987), pp. 210-241.


“Futuro Anteriore” in Filosofia 87, ed. G. Vattimo (Laterza, Rome: 1988), pp. 63-80.


“Remarks on Nietzsche’s ‘Platonism’” in Nietzsche and the Rhetoric of Nihilism (Carleton University Press/Oxford

       University Press, Ottawa and Oxford: 1989), pp. 145-164.


“Man’s Hope” in The Public Realm: Hannah Arendt Memorial Lectures, ed. R. Schurmann (SUNY Press, Albany:

       1989), pp. 44-59.


“Un futur anterieur” in Que peut faire la philosophie de son histoire? (Editions du Seuil, Paris: 1989), pp. 39-57.


“La querelle entre la philosophie et la poesie” in La naissance de la raison en Grece, ed. J.F. Mattei (PUF,  Paris:

       1990), pp. 325-332.


“La Lebenswelt e l’auto-constituzione della natura” in Filosifia 89, ed. G. Vattimo (Laterza, Rome: 1990), pp. 29-44.


“Hegel und der Eleatische Fremde” in Hegel und die Antike Dialektik, ed. M. Riedel (Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt:

       1990), pp. 153-168.


“Leo Strauss and the Quarrel Between the Ancients and the Moderns” in Leo Strauss’s Thought, ed. A. Udoff

       (Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder and London: 1991), pp. 91-112.


“Nietzsche and the Soul” in Nietzsche und dier Antike Philosophie, ed. D. Conway and R. Rehn (Wissenschaftlicher

       Verlag, Trier: 1992), pp. 91-112.


“The Whole Story” in Myths and Fictions, ed. S. Biderman (E.J. Brill, Leiden: 1993), pp. 17-40.


“Politics or Transcendence?” in Faith and Political Philosophy: The Leo Strauss-Eric Voegelin Correspondence,

       trs. and eds. P. Emberley and B. Cooper (Penn State Press, University Park: 1993), pp. 261-266.


“Techne and the Origins of Modernity” in Technology and the Western Political Tradition (Cornell University

       Press, Ithaca: 1993), pp. 69-84.


“Gibt es ein Zeichen der Freiheit?” in Zur Philosophie des Zeichens, eds. T. Borsch and W. Stegmaier (Walter de

       Gruyter, Berlin: 1992), pp. 59-78.


“Writing and Painting: The Soul As Hermeneut” in The Language of Art History, eds. S. Kemal and I. Gaskell

       (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1991), pp. 35-50.


“Herodotus Reconsidered” in Herodotus: The Histories, eds. W. Blanco and J.T. Roberts (W.W. Norton, New York:

       1992), pp. 332-356.


“Suspicion, Deception, and Concealment” in Le miracle Grec, ed. A. Thivel (Associations des publications de la

       faculte des lettres de Nice, Nice: 1992), pp. 59-68.


“Plato’s Quarrel With the Poets” in Philosophical Imagination and Cultural Memory, ed. P. Cook (Duke University

       Press, Durham: 1993), pp. 212-225.


“Forms, Elements and Categories” in Actas del Primer Congreso Internacional de Ontologia (Publicaciones de la

       Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona: 1994), pp. 357-362.


“Du platonisme comme aristotelisme” in Contre Platon Vol. 2: Le platonisme renversée, ed. M. Dixsaut (J. Vrin,

       Paris: 1995), pp. 48-76.


“Negation and Dialectic” in Perspectives on Negation, eds. H.J. de Swart and L. Bergmans (Tilburg University

       Press, Tilburg, Netherlands: 1995), pp. 145-152.


“Is Thinking Spontaneous? in Krize i perspektive filosofije (Tersit, Belgrade: 1995), pp. 293-308.


“Paradigms of Philosophizing” in Paradigms of Philosophizing (Eidos, St. Petersburg, Russia: 1996), pp. 151-156.


“Freedom and Reason” in Inmitten der Zeit, eds. T. Grethlein and H. Leitner (Koningshausen & Neumann: 1996),

       pp. 161-178.


“Erotische Vervielfaltigung” in Antike Weisheit und Moderne Vernunft, ed. A. Regenbogen (Rasch, Osnabruck:

       1996), pp. 59-68.


“Horizontverschmelzung” in The Philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer (The Library of Living Philosophers, Open

       Court Press, Chicago: 1997), pp. 207-218.


“Die Aufklärung neu denken” in Aufklärung Heute, ed. K. Michalski (Klett-Cotta Verlag: 1997), pp. 13-35.


“Alexandre Kojève” in Blackwell Companion to Continental Philosophy, eds. S.  Critchfield OR Critchley and W.

       Schroeder (Blackwell, Oxford: 1997), pp. 237-244.


“Commentary on Long’s ‘Parmenides on Thinking Being’” in The Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy,

       vol. 12, No. 6 (University Press of America, Maryland and Oxford: 1998), pp. 52-60.