Selected Papers

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Metaethics for Discord: Plato’s Euthythro


Skepticism as Philosophy: A Reply to Richard Bett


The Stoic Conception of Law


The Euthyphro Problem Revisited


Stoic Definitions Without Forms


Incomplete Ignorance


Rethinking the Contest Between Pleasure and Wisdom: Plato’s Philebus: 11a-14b


A Unified Notion of Cause


Love and Hatred


Plato on Hunger and Thirst


What is Hedonism?


Who You Are Is What You Eat: Food in Ancient Thought


Introduction: Skepticism and Metaphysics in Diogenes Laertius


All Sense-Perceptions are True: Epicurean Responses to Skepticism and Relativism


Imagining Good Future States: Hope and Truth in Plato’s Philebus


Ignorance and Investigation


Taking the Same Things Seriously and Not Seriously: A Stoic Proposal on Value and the Good


Plato on Madness and the Good Life


Appearances and Assent: Sceptical Belief Reconsidered


The Aims of Sceptical Investigation


Why Pleasure Gains Fifth Rank: Against the Anti-Hedonist Interpretation of the Philebus


Belief and Investigation in Plato’s Republic


Sons of the Earth: Are the Stoics Metaphysical Brutes?


Duties to Others: Demands and Limits


The Good is Benefit: On the Stoic Definition of the Good


Anger, Present Injustice, and Future Revenge in Seneca’s De Ira


Skeptische Suche und das Verstehen von Begriffen


Die frühe stoische Theorie des Werts