Professor of Philosophy
School of Arts and Humanities
Claremont Graduate University
121 East Tenth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
Spring 2014 Office Hours: By appointment.
I work mostly in ancient Greek philosophy, especially in Plato’s and Aristotle’s ethics. I’m currently completing the module on Book V of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics for Project Archelogos. When I finish that, I plant to work more on grace (see "Aristotelian Grace," below).
Some papers dealing with Aristotle on virtue and the virtues:
- "The Doctrine of the Mean,” Topoi 15 (1996), 89-99.
- “Aristotle on Temperance,” The Philosophical Review 97 (1988), 521-42.
- "Aristotle on Liberality,” Proceedings of the 1994 Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 10 (1996), 313-334. [may take a while to download]
- “Aristotle’s Justice,” in R. Kraut, ed., The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle’s Ethics, Cambridge: Blackwell, 2006, 179-197.
- "Courage," in G. Anagnostopoulos, ed., A Companion to Aristotle, Blackwell, 2009.
A few pieces I'm pleased with:
- "Aristotelian Grace," in G. Anagnostopoulos and F. Miller, Jr. eds. Reason and Analysis in Ancient Greek Philosophy: Essays in Honor of David Keyt, Springer, 2013, 309-316.
- "A Delicacy in Plato's Phaedo," Classical Quarterly 38 (1988), 251-2.
- "Plato" and "Aristotle," brief biographies in the Perseus Encyclopedia (part of a multimedia package for the study of Greek art, architecture, history, literature, and philosophy), Yale University Press, 1995.
- "Computation with Roman Numerals" (with other authors), Archive for History of Exact Science 15 (1976), 141-8.
- "Plato and Computer Dating," Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 12 (1994), 227-50.
- "Plato's Crito on the Obligation to Obey the Law," Philosophical Inquiry 27 (2006), 79-88. [may take a while to download
And a couple of waifs (click on the titles to download):
The Commentary is an edited compilation of the minutes of the West Coast Aristotelian Society's discussions over a period of years on Eudemian Ethics, Books I and II. Those working on these books might find parts of it helpful.
"Notes on Cavell" is a set of notes prepared to assist a reading group that worked through Stanley Cavell's The Claim of Reason when it first appeared in 1979. It is posted here for anyone who might find it useful.