• Creativity through Lateral Thinking Techniques
    with Konstantine Alexopoulos
    Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 68 11-17. 2018.
    Creativity is an emerging field of research for philosophy. A diachronic cultural value and fundamental human ability, creativity poses a host of questions that challenge us both on a theoretical and practical level. In this paper we explore creativity through the use of problem-solving lateral thinking techniques, as part of the C2Learn European Community research program. Lateral thinking is defined and then classified into three distinct kinds: conceptual, diagrammatic and emotive. Each kind …Read more
  • Arguments and their Linguistic Realization
    with Stasinos Konstantopoulos
    Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 38 19-32. 2018.
    The aim of this report is to explore, collect and classify the surface characteristics of texts which contain arguments, and in particular arguments pertaining to policy. Our interest is in the automated identification of publically presented arguments, rather than in their success or failure as arguments. We are therefore not dwelling on their validity or their soundness, but on the way they are typically expressed. Of special interest to us are the policy arguments which give reasons for and a…Read more
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    Wellbeing in Aristotle
    Politeia 1 (2): 45-56. 2019.
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    BrainMining for our Wellbeing
    Politeia 1 (1): 17-29. 2019.
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    The Skeptical Tradition
    Philosophical Quarterly 38 (150): 130-131. 1988.
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    In Republic V, Plato makes the astonishing claim that knowledge is a different and independent power from belief, in the way, for example, that sight differs from hearing. I will argue that this is a fundamentally different conception of knowledge than the, also Platonic, conception of knowledge as 'true belief with an account'. I examine the reasons why Plato holds this position, and the ontology and epistemology which sustain its claims.
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    Unity, Identity, and Explanation in Aristotle's Metaphysics
    with D. Charles and M. L. Gill
    Philosophical Quarterly 48 (191): 255-258. 1998.
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    In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle begins his investigation by exploring the nature of the end of all action. In the very first sentence of the work he says: "Every art and every enquiry and similarly every action and pursuit is thought to aim at some good and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim". It is easy, says Aristotle, to find verbal agreement between people regarding that good because they all consider it to be happiness. Aristotle says: …Read more
  • Sharing a property
    In Lindsay Judson & Vassilis Karasmanis (eds.), Remembering Socrates: Philosophical Essays, Oxford University Press. 2006.
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    The Theme A substance is a composite particular. If it is composed of further particulars, will the substance itself be one or many? ...
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    Mixing the Elements
    In Georgios Anagnostopoulos (ed.), A Companion to Aristotle, Wiley-blackwell. pp. 242-259. 2009.
    Forthcoming in the Blackwell Companion to Aristotle, 2008.
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    Fairness in Socratic Justice: "Republic" I
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 93 (1): 247-262. 1992.
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    In search of socrates
    Philosophical Books 34 (3): 129-137. 1993.
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    Reciprocal Justice in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
    Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 77 (3): 248-262. 1995.
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    Parallel Governing
    Journal of Applied Philosophy 7 (2): 153-158. 1990.
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    Weakness of Will in Aristotle’s Ethics
    Southern Journal of Philosophy 24 (3): 375-382. 1986.
    I argue that in "en", Aristotle allows not only for weak akrasia but also for "strong akrasia". In weak akrasia, The agent makes only a "nominal" choice according to the right principle, While in strong akrasia he/she makes a "real" choice, But still acts against it. I show that, Although aristotle does not give a detailed account of strong akrasia, Such an account can be reconstructed on the basis of the analyses and examples of choice and akratic behaviour provided by him in "en" and "de motu"
  • Brill Online Books and Journals
    with M. F. Burnyeat, Daniel W. Graham, G. E. R. Lloyd, Jonathan Lear, and Charles H. Kahn
    Phronesis 37 (2). 1992.
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    In this paper i offer a detailed analysis of the dilemma of participation (parmenides, 130e-131e), in which plato considers the consequences of participation in the whole, and in a part of, a form. This analysis explains, in contrast to existing interpretations of the argument, plato's claim that participation in parts of a form is incompatible with the uniqueness of the form, and his modal claim that becoming equal by possessing part of the equal is absurd. In the second part of the paper, i gi…Read more
  • Substance and Universals in Aristotle's Metaphysics
    Philosophical Quarterly 47 (189): 536-539. 1997.
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    In Republic V, Plato distinguishes two different cognitive powers, knowledge and belief, which operate differently on different types of object. I argue that in Republic VI Plato modifies this account, and claims that there is a single cognitive power, which under different circumstances behaves either as knowledge or as belief. I show that the circumstances which turn true belief into knowledge are the provision of an individuation account of the object of belief, which reveals the ontological …Read more
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    The uniqueness of particulars
    Philosophia 14 (3-4): 273-297. 1984.
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    Commentary on Gotthelf
    Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 4 (1): 140-147. 1988.