• Hylomorphic Explanation and the Scientific Status of the De Anima
    In Caleb M. Cohoe (ed.), Aristotle's on the Soul: A Critical Guide, Cambridge University Press. pp. 14-31. 2021.
    I examine the status of Aristotle’s science of soul and argue that it is trans-generic in the way that Aristotle's universal mathematics is. For just as the branches of the latter differ considerably, so too do the sciences of life: botany, zoology, psychology, and (in Aristotle’s view) astronomy and theology. Discovering the correct definition of soul, which is their starting point or first principle, as with other scientific starting points, involves both induction and dialectic. Induction use…Read more
  • Aristotelian Immortality
    In Pierre Destrée & Marco Antônio Zingano (eds.), Theoria: Studies on the Status and Meaning of Contemplation in Aristotle's Ethics, Peeters Press. 2014.
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    In his much-explored argument for the tripartition of the soul in book IV of the Republic, Socrates makes use of two principles, which I shall call the principle of opposition and the principle of qualification. The aim of the present paper is to explain, in particular, the second of these principles, so as to reveal its role in that argument and in the conception of an appetite and of the appetitive part that is central to the larger argument of the Republic as a whole. Section 1 briefly introd…Read more
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    This new translation of _On Coming to Be and Passing Away _and_ Meteorology 1 and 4_ fits seamlessly with the other volumes in the New Hackett Aristotle Series, enabling Anglophone readers to study these works in a way previously not possible. The Introduction describes the book that lies ahead, explaining what it is about, what it is trying to do, how it goes about doing it, and what sort of audience it presupposes. Sequentially numbered, cross-referenced endnotes provide the information most n…Read more
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    Aristotle on Practical Wisdom is the first full-scale commentary on Nicomachean Ethics VI to be issued in a century, and the most illuminating ever. A meticulous translation with facing-page analysis enables readers to engage directly with Aristotle's account, while the lucid introduction locates it in the context of his—and later—ethical thought.
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    Aristotle: a quick immersion
    Tibidabo Publishing. 2019.
    This book shows you what it is like to think along with Aristotle and helps you to see the universe and our place in it as he thought they had to be seen to be scientifically intelligible. As a portrait is composed of colors and shapes that collectively represent someone, so Aristotles works are composed of arguments that collectively represent the causal structure of the universe, from the stones, plants, and animals around us to the starry heavens above and the god beyond them. The aim of this…Read more
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    Plato on Eros and Friendship
    In Hugh H. Benson (ed.), A Companion to Plato, Wiley-blackwell. 2006.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Socrates and the Art of Love Socrates and Athenian Paiderastia Loving Socrates Love and the Ascent to the Beautiful The Art and Psychology of Love Explained Writing about Love.
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    The Socratic Movement
    In Randall Curren (ed.), A Companion to the Philosophy of Education, Wiley-blackwell. 2003.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Education in Classical Athens Socrates (470/69–399 bce) Plato (428–347/8 bce) Aristotle (384–322 bce) Conclusion.
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    The Naturalness of the Polis in Aristotle
    In Georgios Anagnostopoulos (ed.), A Companion to Aristotle, Wiley-blackwell. 2008.
    This chapter contains sections titled: Natural Beings The Polis as a Natural Phenomenon Correct and Deviant Constitutions The Naturalness of the Best Constitution Bibliography.
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    10 Plato on Begetting in Beauty (209e5–212c3)
    In Christoph Horn (ed.), Platon: Symposion, Akademie Verlag. pp. 159-189. 2012.
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    Hupolêpsis, Doxa, and Epistêmê in Aristotle
    Ancient Philosophy Today 3 (2): 172-199. 2021.
    In Aristotle's views on cognition a series of terms – hupolêpsis, doxa, and epistêmê – play key roles. But it has not been noticed that each of these comes in two kinds – one unqualified and the other qualified. When these and their interrelations are properly explored, a deeply systematic picture of cognition emerges, in which doxa is best understood as ‘belief’, hupolêpsis as ‘supposition’, and epistêmê as a sort of belief, so that – contrary to orthodoxy – we can have belief and knowledge of …Read more
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    This book provides an exploration of the epistemological, metaphysical, and psychological foundations of the Nicomachean Ethics. Rejecting current orthodoxy, this book argues that scientific-knowledge (episteme) is possible in ethics, that dialectic and understanding (nous) play essentially the same role in ethics as in an Aristotelian science, and that the distinctive role of practical wisdom (phronēsis) is to use the knowledge of universals provided by science, dialectic, and understanding so …Read more
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    Socrates on Trial T. C. Brickhouse and N. D, Smith (Review)
    Philosophical Review 101 (3): 626. 1992.
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    Philosopher-Kings: The Argument of Plato's Republic
    Philosophical Review 101 (2): 362. 1992.
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    Recent Translations of the Republic
    Teaching Philosophy 30 453. 2007.
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    The role of experts in policy
    with D. Collingridge
    In Nico Stehr & Reiner Grundmann (eds.), Knowledge: critical concepts, Routledge. pp. 4--122. 2005.