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    Colloquium 1: Misology and Truth
    Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 23 (1): 1-24. 2008.
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    Socratic authority
    Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 90 (1): 1-38. 2008.
    This paper offers a critical examination of the notion of epistemic authority in Plato. In the Apology, Socrates claims a certain epistemic superiority over others, and it is easy to suppose that this might be explained in terms of third-person authority: Socrates knows the minds of others better than they know their own. Yet Socrates, as the text makes clear, is not the only one capable of getting the minds of others right. His epistemic edge is rather a matter of first-person authority: while …Read more
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    Pleasure and desire
    In James Warren (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Epicureanism, Cambridge University Press. pp. 158. 2009.
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    Cicero and gyges
    Classical Quarterly 63 (2): 801-812. 2013.
    The tale of Gyges' ring narrated by Cicero at De officiis 3.38 is of course originally found, and acknowledged as such by Cicero, in Plato . I would like in this paper to address two questions about Cicero's handling of the tale – one historical, one philosophical. The purpose of the historical question is to evaluate, with respect to the Gyges narration, Cicero's quality as a reader of Plato. How well does Cicero understand the role of the story in its original Platonic context? The motivation …Read more
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    The Coloration of Aristotelian Eye-Jelly: A Note on On Dreams 459b-460a
    Journal of the History of Philosophy 37 (3): 385-391. 1999.