Plato's Phaedo: Forms, Death, and the Philosophical Life 

Cambridge University Press, 2023 

Introduction and Table of Contents pdf

The Cambridge Companion to Plato, Second Edition 

co-edited with Richard Kraut, Cambridge University Press, 2022

Table of Contents pdf

“Introduction to the Study of Plato” (co-authored with Richard Kraut) publisher's site pdf

Theory and Practice in Aristotle's Natural Science 

Cambridge University Press, 2015

Table of Contents pdf

Introduction pdf

Published or Forthcoming Papers

If you have institutional access, please download directly from the publisher. 

This helps cover costs, including copy editing and typesetting.

"The Phaedo as an Alternative to Tragedy"

Classical Philology 118 (2023) publisher's site pdf

“The Unfolding Account of Forms in the Phaedo”

The Cambridge Companion to Plato 2nd ed. (ed Ebrey and Kraut)

(Cambridge University Press, 2022) publisher's site pdf

"The Phaedo's Final Argument and the Soul's Kinship with the Divine"

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 61 (2021) publisher's site pdf

Aristotle on the Matter for Birth, Life, and the Elements” 

The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman Science (ed. Liba Taub) 

(Cambridge University Press, 2020)  publisher's site pdf 

"Identity and Explanation in the Euthyphro"  

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 52 (2017) publisher's site pdf 

The Asceticism of the Phaedo: Pleasure, Purification, and the Soul’s Proper Activity”  

Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 99 (2017) publisher's site  pdf 

Socrates on Why We Should Inquire” 

Ancient Philosophy 37 (2017) publisher's site pdf

"The Value of Rule in Plato’s Dialogues: A Reply to Melissa Lane

Plato Journal 16 (2016) publisher's site pdf

Blood, Matter, and Necessity” 

Theory and Practice in Aristotle’s Natural Science (Cambridge University Press, 2015) publisher's site pdf

Why Are There No Conditionals in Aristotle’s Logic?” 

Journal of the History of Philosophy 43 (2015) publisher's site pdf

Meno’s Paradox in Context,” 

British Journal of the History of Philosophy 22 (2014) publisher's site pdf

Making Room for Matter: Material Causes in the Phaedo and the Physics,” 

Apeiron 47 (2014) publisher's site pdf

A New Philosophical Tool in the Meno: 86e-87c,” 

Ancient Philosophy 33 (2013) publisher's site pdf

Book Reviews & Annotated Bibliography

Review of A. G. Long's Death and Immortality in Ancient Philosophy

Mind 2022 pdf

 Annotated Bibliography on Plato's Phaedo 

Oxford Bibliographies 2017, pdf [available offline]

Review of Gail Fine's The Possibility of Inquiry: Meno's Paradox from Socrates to Sextus 

Journal of the History of Philosophy 55, 2017, 537-538 pdf

Review of Hugh Benson's Clitophon's Challenge: Dialectic in Plato's Meno, Phaedo, and Republic  

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2016.11.21

Review of Iakovos Vasiliou's Aiming at Virtue in Plato 

Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2009.08.21


Aristotle's Motivation for Matter, UCLA PhD pdf.

For my most up to date thoughts on the central idea of my dissertation, 

see “Aristotle on the Matter for Birth, Life, and the Elements,” above. 

I also have an unpublished work in progress (available on request): 

"The Defining Feature of Matter in Physics I"