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    Aristotle's Many Multitudes And Their Powers
    Journal of Ancient Philosophy 11 (1): 110-143. 2017.
    Politics 3.11 appears to show Aristotle at his most democratic, for in this chapter he defends the right of ordinary people to participate in government and he might even make a multitude of ordinary people authoritative in the polis. Contrary to the dominant interpretation, I argue, however, that this chapter concerns different multitudes at different points and that the first multitude forms a polity and the second is used as a moderating force and does not necessarily form a democracy — Arist…Read more
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    Death scene from phaedo
    with Ryan Pack
    Translation of the death scene from Phaedo by Plato.
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    Review of Susan D. Collins's "Aristotle and the Rediscovery of Citizenship"
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    Complete translations of Plato's Euthyphro, Socrates' Defense (aka Apology) and Crito, along with the death scene from Phaedo.
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    with Ryan Pack
    Complete translation of Crito by Plato.
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    with Ryan Pack
    Complete translation of Plato's Euthyphro.
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    The Apology and Related Dialogues (edited book)
    with Ryan Pack and Andrew R. Bailey
    Broadview Press. 2016.
    Socrates, one of the first of the great philosophers, left no written works. What survives of his thought are second-hand descriptions of his teachings and conversations—including, most famously, the accounts of his trial and execution composed by his friend, student, and philosophical successor, Plato. In _Euthyphro_, Socrates examines the concept of piety and displays his propensity for questioning Athenian authorities. Such audacity is not without consequence, and in the _Apology_ we find Soc…Read more
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    Understanding the language of rejections and objections is an important part of the analysis and practice of argument. In order to strengthen this understanding, we might turn to diagramming, as it has been shown to have the virtue of improving critical thinking skills. This paper discusses what reliable meaning can be taken from words and phrases related to rejections and objections, and then how to diagram them.
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    Diagramming Objections To Independent Premises
    Informal Logic 31 (2): 139-151. 2011.
    Arguments with what are called "independent" or "convergent" premises are typically diagrammed by using an arrow between each premise and the conclusion. This makes diagramming objections to the reasoning difficult. It also obscures differences in argument structure. I suggest that a single arrow should be used for such arguments and that this is so even in the extreme form of independent premises when the argument is entirely unstructured. I then discuss the diagramming of objections
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    Socrates' defense
    with Ryan Pack
    Complete translation of Socrates' Defense (aka Apology) by Plato.
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    The Last Temptation of the Philosopher-Rulers
    Journal of Ancient Philosophy 3 (1). 2009.