Ancient Philosophy, Free Will, Philosophy of Religion
BA Trent; B. Phil, D. Phil Oxford
In recent years my research has focused mainly on Aristotle’s thought and influence; I have written and spoken on his psychology, his biology, his astronomy, his epistemology, his logic & rhetoric, his moral theory, and his metaphysics. A softer research focus has been on the philosophy of religion, with a particular interest in questions about pluralism and secularism. An interest of mine from long ago that is now being rekindled is in the freewill problem.
I have supervised, or am supervising, doctoral theses in ancient philosophy on Epicurus, on Plato’s political theory, and on various facets of Aristotle: moral psychology, modal logic,
‘Aristotle’s Definition of Time: a modest proposal’, SAGP Newsletter,2016/17.3, 13-19
‘Aristotle on the Unity of Consciousness.’ in The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology, ed. Tom Lennon & Rob Stainton,
‘Splitting the Semantic Atom: Aristotle on compound nouns.’ Apeiron Vol. XLII, No. 2, June 2009, 153-166
‘Intelligible Matter in Aristotle’, SAGP Newsletter 2009/10.4, 15-20