Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Areas of Interest
Metaphysics
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    Maieusis: Essays in Ancient Philosophy in Honour of Myles Burnyeat (edited book)
    with Myles Burnyeat
    Oxford University Press. 2007.
    Maieusis pays tribute to the highly influential work of Myles Burnyeat, whose contributions to the study of ancient philosophy have done much to enhance the ...
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    Questions about learning and discovery have fascinated philosophers from Plato onwards. Does the mind bring innate resources of its own to the process of learning or does it rely wholly upon experience? Plato was the first philosopher to give an innatist response to this question and in doing so was to provoke the other major philosophers of ancient Greece to give their own rival explanations of learning. This book examines these theories of learning in relation to each other. It presents an ent…Read more
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    Aristotle on well-being and intellectual contemplation: Dominic Scott
    Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 73 (1). 1999.
    [David Charles] Aristotle, it appears, sometimes identifies well-being (eudaimonia) with one activity (intellectual contemplation), sometimes with several, including ethical virtue. I argue that this appearance is misleading. In the Nicomachean Ethics, intellectual contemplation is the central case of human well-being, but is not identical with it. Ethically virtuous activity is included in human well-being because it is an analogue of intellectual contemplation. This structure allows Aristotle …Read more
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    Getting down to business
    The Philosophers' Magazine 49 (49): 71-74. 2010.
    Some people have objected that the very idea of philosophy in business is an oxymoron. But why? Does philosophy have to be, by its very nature, other-worldly? If so, how could there be such a thing as political philosophy? Perhaps some would say that philosophers who become involved in business are engaging in a kind of intellectual prostitution. But studying business is different from being paid by business
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    Plato's Meno
    Cambridge University Press. 2006.
    Given its brevity, Plato's Meno covers an astonishingly wide array of topics: politics, education, virtue, definition, philosophical method, mathematics, the nature and acquisition of knowledge and immortality. Its treatment of these, though profound, is tantalisingly short, leaving the reader with many unresolved questions. This book confronts the dialogue's many enigmas and attempts to solve them in a way that is both lucid and sympathetic to Plato's philosophy. Reading the dialogue as a whole…Read more
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    The subject of this paper is poetic creativity as it features in various Platonic works: the nature and source of creativity, as well as the way in which it differs from the activity of philosophy. I shall argue that Plato gives us at least three quite different models of poetic creativity. One can be extracted from the Ion and the Meno, another from the Symposiim and a third from the Gorgias and Republic VI. The main focus of this paper will be on the model given in the Symposium where Diotima …Read more
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    Aristotle On Well-Being And Intellectual Contemplation: Dominic Scott
    Supplement to the Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 73 (1): 225-242. 1999.
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    Plato (review)
    Phronesis 58 (2): 176-194. 2013.
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    Socrates and Plato
    Phronesis 62 (3): 363-375. 2017.
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    II–Dominic Scott: Primary and SecondaryEudaimonia
    Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 73 (1): 225-242. 1999.
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    Plato (review)
    Phronesis 60 (3): 339-350. 2015.
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    XIII- From Painters to Poets: Plato's Methods in Republic X
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 116 (3): 289-309. 2016.
    Throughout much of the critique of poetry in Republic X, Socrates exploits a parallel between painting and poetry. I argue there are two distinct methods at work here, the ‘similarity’ and ‘heuristic’ methods. The first uses painting to discover the general definition of mimesis, which is then swiftly applied to poetry. The second describes certain features of painting before using independent arguments to show that these also apply to poetry. That Socrates sometimes uses the parallel in this he…Read more
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    The Humanities World Report 2015
    with Poul Holm and Arne Jarrick
    This book is open access under a CC BY license. The first of its kind, this 'Report' gives an overview of the humanities worldwide. Published as an Open Access title and based on an extensive literature review and enlightening interviews conducted with 90 humanities scholars across 40 countries, the book offers a first step in attempting to assess the state of the humanities globally. Its topics include the nature and value of the humanities, the challenge of globalisation, the opportunities off…Read more
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    Aristotle on Well-Being and Intellectual Contemplation
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 73 205-242. 1999.
    [David Charles] Aristotle, it appears, sometimes identifies well-being with one activity, sometimes with several, including ethical virtue. I argue that this appearance is misleading. In the Nicomachean Ethics, intellectual contemplation is the central case of human well-being, but is not identical with it. Ethically virtuous activity is included in human well-being because it is an analogue of intellectual contemplation. This structure allows Aristotle to hold that while ethically virtuous acti…Read more
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    Plato (review)
    Phronesis 59 (2): 170-180. 2014.
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    Good life
    In Frisbee Sheffield & James Warren (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy, Routledge. pp. 347. 2013.
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    Getting down to business
    The Philosophers' Magazine 49 71-74. 2010.
    Some people have objected that the very idea of philosophy in business is an oxymoron. But why? Does philosophy have to be, by its very nature, other-worldly? If so, how could there be such a thing as political philosophy? Perhaps some would say that philosophers who become involved in business are engaging in a kind of intellectual prostitution. But studying business is different from being paid by business.
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    Socratic Optimism and Platonic Pessimism
    Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 17 15-36. 1999.
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    Mid to far-infrared properties of star-forming galaxies and active galactic nuclei
    with G. E. Magdis, D. Rigopoulou, G. Helou, Farrah D., P. Hurley, A. Alonso-Herrero, J. Bock, D. Burgarella, S. Chapman, V. Charmandaris, A. Cooray, Sophia Dai Y., Dale D., D. Elbaz, A. Feltre, E. Hatziminaoglou, J. S. Huang, G. Morrison, S. Oliver, M. Page, and Y. Shi
    We study the mid- to far-IR properties of a 24?m-selected flux-limited sample of 154 intermediate redshift, infrared luminous galaxies, drawn from the 5 Milli-Jansky Unbiased Spitzer Extragalactic Survey. By combining existing mid-IR spectroscopy and new Herschel SPIRE submm photometry from the Herschel Multi-tiered Extragalactic Survey, we derived robust total infrared luminosity and dust mass estimates and infered the relative contribution of the AGN to the infrared energy budget of the source…Read more
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    The Pseudo-Platonic Seventh Letter (edited book)
    Oxford University Press. 2015.
    This volume presents essays and seminars by Myles Burnyeat and Michael Frede, two of the most eminent scholars of ancient philosophy in recent decades, on the fascinating and much-debated Seventh Platonic Letter. They question the authenticity of the letter by showing how its philosophical content conflicts with the Platonic dialogues.
  • Dominic Scott compares the Republic and Nicomachean Ethics from a methodological perspective. He argues that Plato and Aristotle distinguish similar levels of argument in the defence of justice, and that they both follow the same approach: Plato because he thinks it will suffice, Aristotle because he thinks there is no need to go beyond it.