Value, Valuing, Values

Aretē and the Formation of Greek Ethical Theory


On Goodness, Oxford University Press, 2019

Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Cambridge University Press, 2013

Trials of Reason: Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy, Oxford University Press, 2008


Early Greek Ethics, Oxford University Press, 2020


“Historical Remarks on the Category of Common Noun”

“The Semantics of ‘Work’ and ‘Ergon‘”

Hexis Before Plato”


“The Meanings of ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong'”

“Democritus’ Peri Euthumiēs: Work Toward A Partial Reconstruction”


“The Nature of Pleasure in Magna Moralia 2.7.1-27, 1204a9-1206a36,” in Aristotle’s Other Ethics, C. Bobonich, C. Gartner, M. Jimenez, eds., Oxford University Press, forthcoming

“The Dissoi Logoi,” in Public Philosophy in Classical Greece, M. Kotwick and C. Moore, eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming

“The Anonymus Iamblichi,” in Public Philosophy in Classical Greece, M. Kotwick and C. Moore, eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming

“Civic and Anti-Civic Ethics among the Sophists,” in Cambridge Companion to the Sophists, J. Billings and C. Moore, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2023, 306-33

“The Ethical Philosophy of the Historical Socrates,” in Early Greek Ethics, D. Wolfsdorf, ed., Oxford University Press, 2020, 169-94

“On the Unity of the Dissoi Logoi,” in Early Greek Ethics, D. Wolfsdorf, ed., Oxford University Press, 2020, 293-324

“Socrates, Vlastos, and Analytic Philosophy,” in Brill Companion to the Reception of Socrates, C. Moore, ed., Brill, 2019, 973-93

Sophia and Epistēmē in the Archaic and Classical Periods,” in Philosophy of Knowledge: A History, vol. 1., N. Smith, ed., Bloomsbury, 2018, 11-29

“Hesiod from Aristotle to Posidonius,” in Oxford Handbook of Hesiod, A. Loney and S. Scully, eds., Oxford University Press, 2018, 343-61

“Socrates’ Pursuit of Definitions,” in Socrates II: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, chapter 38, W. Prior, ed., Routledge, 2018 (reprint of Phronesis 48 (2003) 271-312, available below)

“Interpreting Plato’s Early Dialogues,” in Socrates II: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers, chapter 6, W. Prior, ed., Routledge, 2018 (reprint of Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 27 (2004) 15-41, available below)

“The Historical Socrates,” in Cambridge Companion to Ancient Ethics, C. Bobonich, ed, Cambridge University Press, 2017, 30-50

“Hinzen on Grammatical Reference,” Theoretical Linguistics 43 (2017) 285-96

“Comments on Danielle Macbeth’s Realizing Reason,” International Journal of Philosophical Studies 25 (2017) 131-38

“Morality and Aristotelian Character Excellence,” in Questions of Character, I. Fileva, ed., Oxford University Press, 2016, 19-32

“Kurt Lampe, The Birth of Hedonism, Princeton University Press, 2015,” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

“Plato on Pain,” in Antiquorum Philosophiae, G. Cambiano, ed., special volume on pain, 9 (2015) 11-26

“Sophistic Method and Practice,” Blackwell Companion to Ancient Education, M. Bloomer, ed., Blackwell, 2015, 63-76

“Plato on Truth-Aptness and Truth-Value,” in Methexis 27 (2014) 135-56

“Timaeus’ Explanation of Sense-Perceptual Pleasure,” Journal of Hellenic Studies 134 (2014) 120-35

“Plato’s Epistemology,” Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy, J. Warren and F. Sheffield, Routledge, 2013, 157-70

“Socratic Philosophizing,” Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates, J. Bussanich and N. Smith, eds., Bloomsbury, 2013, 34-67

“Pleasure and Truth in Republic 9,” Classical Quarterly 63 (2013) 1-29

“Plato’s Conception of Knowledge,” Classical World 105 (2011) 57-75

“Prodicus on the Correctness of Names: The Case of Terpsis, Chara, and Euphrosynē,” Journal of Hellenic Studies 131 (2011) 131-45

“Heda Segvic, From Protagoras to Aristotle: Essays in Ancient Moral Philosophy,” Ancient Philosophy 30 (2010) 420-4

“Epicurus on Euphrosynē and Energeia,” Apeiron 42 (2009) 221-57

“Empedocles and his Ancient Readers on Desire and Pleasure,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 36 (2009) 1-71

Eirōneia in Aristophanes and Plato,” Classical Quarterly 58 (2008) 666-72

“Roslyn Weiss, The Socratic Paradox and its Enemies, University of Chicago, 2006,” Classical Review 58 (2008) 72-4

“Hesiod, Prodicus, and the Socratics on Work and Pleasure,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 35 (2008) 1-18

“Rhetoric’s Inadequate Means: Gorgias 466a4-468e5,” Classical Philology 103 (2008) 109-34

“The Method eks hypotheseōs at Meno 86e1-87d8,” Phronesis 53 (2008) 35-64

Philia in Plato’s Lysis,” Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 103 (2007) 235-59

“Naomi Reshotko, Socratic Virtue, Cambridge University, 2006,” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2007

“The Irony of Socrates,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 65 (2007) 175-87

“Courage and Knowledge at Protagoras 349e1-351b2,” Classical Quarterly 56 (2006) 436-44

“The Ridiculousness of Being Overcome by Pleasure: Protagoras 352b1-358d4,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 31 (2006) 113-36

Hippias Major 301b2-c2: Plato’s Critique of a Corporeal Conception of Forms and of the Form-Participant Relation,” Apeiron 39 (2006) 77-92

“Daniel C. Russell, Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life, Oxford University Press, 2005,” Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 2006

“Desire for Good in Meno 77b2-78b6,” Classical Quarterly 56 (2006) 77-92

Dynamis in Laches,” Phoenix 59 (2005) 324-47

Aitia and Aition in Plato,” Ancient Philosophy 25 (2005) 341-9

Euthyphro 10a2-11b1: A Study in Platonic Metaphysics and its Reception since 1960,” Apeiron 38 (2005) 1-72

“The Socratic Fallacy and the Epistemological Priority of Definitional Knowledge,” Apeiron 37 (2004) 35-67

“Socrates’ Avowals of Knowledge,” Phronesis 49 (2004) 74-142

“Interpreting Plato’s Early Dialogues,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 27 (2004) 15-41

“Understanding the ‘What is F?’ Question,” Apeiron 36 (2003) 175-88

“Comments on Benson: ‘Socrates’ Method of Hypothesis in Meno,” Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 18 (2003) 127-43

“Socrates’ Pursuit of Definitions,” Phronesis 48 (2003) 271-312

Diakoisynē and Hosiotēs at Protagoras 330-1,” Apeiron 35 (2002) 181-210

“Plato and the Mouthpiece Theory,” Ancient Philosophy 19 (1999) sup. vol., 13-24

“The Historical Reader of Plato’s Protagoras,” Classical Quarterly 48 (1998) 126-33

“The Dramatic Date of Plato’s Protagoras,” Rheinisches Museum für Philologie 140 (1997) 223-30


“Central Features of Aristotle’s Fundamental Protreptic Argument in the Protrepticus

“Aristotle on Plato’s Basic Metaphysical Argument against Hedonism”

“Epicurus on the Telos of the Mind”

“Misappearing Pleasure: Philebus 41a8-42c3″

“Aristotle on Pleasure and Energeia

“Ancient and Contemporary Conceptions of Pleasure”