in Aristotle and the Virtues
March 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 13330 words.
Aristotle evaluates friendships in two ways. First, although decision-making in a friendship may be the legitimate prerogative of one person, several people (according to their differing...
in Episteme, etc.
December 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 9548 words.
This chapter argues that Aristotle's very conception of the political sphere as political (and not the domain of a despot) is what dictates that citizens should have powers of deliberation...
in Law, Reason, and the Cosmic City
April 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 25015 words.
It is argued that the two dominant ways of reconstructing the Stoic conception of law—as a set of rules (rules‐interpretation) or as identified with the perfect decision‐making of the sage...
in Determinism and Freedom in Stoic Philosophy
November 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy. 47435 words.
Central passages: Gellius Attic Nights 7.2; Cicero On Fate 8 11, 39–45; Plutarch On Stoic Self‐Contradictions 1055f –1056d.
There are only three sources that attest undoubtedly...
in From Natural Character to Moral Virtue in Aristotle
September 2017; p ublished online July 2017 .
Chapter. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy; Philosophy. 18205 words.
Chapter 6 addresses Aristotle’s exclusion of women from full virtue by explaining their moral deficiencies in light of their presumed biological imperfections. Although formally identical...
March 2015; p ublished online April 2015 .
Book. Subjects: Ancient Philosophy; History of Western Philosophy. 242 pages.
This book compares the Republic and Nicomachean Ethics from a methodological perspective. The first half argues that the Republic distinguishes between two levels of argument in the defence...