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    Aristotle begins the discussion of pleasure in Book X of the Nicomachean Ethics with the claim that pleasure “is thought to be most properly connected with our kind,”. In his positive account of pleasure in X 4, he suggests that we can somehow experience pleasure otherwise than “in time”. The aim of this article is to show how the claim that pleasure does not occur ‘in time’ might illuminate the claim that pleasure is most properly connected to our kind. The point, I will argue, is not only that…Read more
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    Thumos in Aristotle’s Politics VII.7
    Polis 36 (1): 57-76. 2019.
    Aristotle claims that the citizens of the best city should be both intelligent and spirited at Politics VII.7 1327b19-38. While he treats intelligence as an unqualified good, thumos is valuable but problematic. This paper has two aims: to consider the political value of spirit in Aristotle’s Politics and in particular to identify the ways in which it is both essential to political excellence and yet insufficient for securing it, and to use this analysis of the role of spirit in the political rea…Read more
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    Patriarchal power as unjust: tyranny in seventeenth-century Venice
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27 (4): 718-737. 2019.
    ABSTRACTIn the debate about the worth of women in sixteenth and seventeenth century Italy three pro-woman authors of the period, Moderata Fonte, Lucrezia Marinella, and Arcangela Tarabotti, develop...
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    Charlotte Sabourin,Marguerite Deslauriers
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    Review of Metaphysics 37 (2): 391-392. 1983.
    Aristotle is presented, in this introduction to his work, as a scientist and a philosopher of science. This view is developed through the structure of the book, which emphasizes Aristotle's methodological concerns as a scientist, and through the no-nonsense interpretation of Aristotle's thought that it offers. Barnes particularly wants to impress on the reader the range of Aristotle's interests. He stresses that it is the empirical foundation of almost all the treatises that gives unity to their…Read more
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    The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Politics (edited book)
    Cambridge University Press. 2013.
    One of the most influential works in the history of political theory, Aristotle's Politics is a treatise in practical philosophy, intended to inform legislators and to create the conditions for virtuous and self-sufficient lives for the citizens of a state. In this Companion, distinguished scholars offer new perspectives on the work and its themes. After an opening exploration of the relation between Aristotle's ethics and his politics, the central chapters follow the sequence of the eight books…Read more
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    How to Distinguish Aristotle's Virtues
    Phronesis 47 (2): 101-126. 2002.
    This paper considers the distinctions Aristotle draws (1) between the intellectual virtue of "phronêsis" and the moral virtues and (2) among the moral virtues, in light of his commitment to the reciprocity of the virtues. I argue that Aristotle takes the intellectual virtues to be numerically distinct hexeis from the moral virtues. By contrast, I argue, he treats the moral virtues as numerically one hexis, although he allows that they are many hexeis 'in being'. The paper has three parts. In the…Read more
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    Aristotle on the Virtues of Slaves and Women
    Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 25 213-31. 2003.
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    The Virtue Of God In Aristotle
    Philosophy and Theology 16 (1): 3-23. 2004.
    The aim of this paper is to show that for Aristotle god is, and is not, virtuous. I consider first the arguments of the EN to show that the gods do not have virtue---beginning with an account of the divisions of the faculties of soul, and of the virtues that belong to those divisions. These arguments suggest that nous is a divine virtue, and so in the second section I consider nous, as a faculty of soul and as a virtue, and examine the differences between nous as a human virtue, and nous as a vi…Read more
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    Sexual Difference in Aristotle's Politics and His Biology
    Classical World: A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity 102 (3): 215-231. 2009.
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    Critical Notice
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (4): 637-659. 1993.
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    The Female in Aristotle's Biology: Reason or Rationalization
    American Journal of Philology 126 (3): 458-460. 2005.
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    Marinella and her interlocutors: hot blood, hot words, hot deeds
    Philosophical Studies 174 (10): 2525-2537. 2017.
    In the treatise called La nobiltà et l’eccellenza delle donne co’ diffetti et mancamenti de gli uomini Lucrezia Marinella claims that women are superior to men. She argues that men are excessively hot, and that heat in a high degree is detrimental to the intellectual and moral capacities of a person. The aim of this paper is to set out Marinella’s views on temperature differences in the bodies of men and women and the effects of bodily constitution on the capacities necessary for political delib…Read more
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    Women and the ideal society
    Philosophy of the Social Sciences 19 (2): 211-215. 1989.
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    This work examines Aristotle's discussions of definition in his logical works and the Metaphysics, and argues for the importance of definitions of simple ...
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    The Origins of Aristotelian Science
    Canadian Journal of Philosophy 23 (4): 637-659. 1993.
  • Gerald F. Else, Plato and Aristotle on Poetry (review)
    Philosophy in Review 7 442-444. 1987.