Publications and papers presented


  1. Epicureanism, Acumen/University of California Press, 2009. [Review in NDPR]
  2. Epicurus on Freedom, Cambridge University Press, 2005. [View abstract.]

Book Chapters and Journal Articles
  1. "Lucretius and the Philosophical Use of Literary Persuasion," in Approaches to Lucretius: traditions and innovations in reading De Rerum Natura, ed. Donncha O’Rourke. Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  2. "The Normativity of Nature in Epicurean Ethics and Politics," in State and Nature: Essays in Ancient Political Philosophy, eds. Peter Adamson and Christof Rapp. De Gruyter, forthcoming.
  3. "Anaxarchus on Indifference, Happiness, and Convention," in Early Greek Ethics, ed. by David Wolfsdorf. Oxford University Press, forthcoming. [View abstract.]
  4. "The Annicerean Cyrenaics on Friendship and Habitual Good Will," Phronesis vol. 62 no. 3 (2017), 305-318. [View abstract.]
  5. "The Stoics on Fate and Freedom," in The Routledge Companion to Free Will, eds. Kevin Timpe, Meghan Griffith, and Neil Levy. Routledge, 2017, 236-246. [View abstract.]
  6. "The Epicureans on happiness, wealth, and the deviant craft of property management," in Economics and the Virtues, eds. Jennifer Baker and Mark White. Oxford University Press, 2016, 37-52. [View abstract.]
  7. "Hedonistic Theories of Well-Being in Antiquity," in Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Well-Being, ed. Guy Fletcher. Routledge, 2015, 29-39.
  8. "The Sources and Scope of Cyrenaic Scepticism," in From the Socratics to the Socratic schools. Classical ethics, metaphysics, epistemology, ed. Ugo Zilioli. Routledge, 2015, 99-113. [View abstract.]
  9. "Epicurus' garden: Physics and Epistemology," in Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy, eds. Frisbee Sheffield and James Warren, Routledge, 2013, 455-468.
  10. "The Cyrenaics vs. the Pyrrhonists on Knowledge of Appearances," in Essays on Ancient Pyrrhonism, ed. Diego Machuca. Brill, 2011, 27-40. [View abstract.]
  11. "Action and Responsibility," Cambridge Companion to Epicureanism, ed. James Warren, 142-157. Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  12. "Socrates' Therapeutic Use of Inconsistency in the Axiochus," Phronesis, vol. 51 no. 4 (2006), 388-407. [View abstract.]
  13. "Aristotle's 'Cosmic Nose' Argument for the Uniqueness of the World," (co-authored with Harald Thorsrud) Apeiron, vol. 36 no. 4 (2003) 351-366. [View abstract.]
  14. "Lucretius on the Cycle of Life and the Fear of Death," Apeiron, vol. 36 no. 1 (2003), 43-65. [View abstract.]
  15. "The Cyrenaics on Pleasure, Happiness, and Future-Concern," Phronesis, vol. 47 no. 4 (2002), 395-416. [View abstract.]
  16. "The Reductionist and Compatibilist Argument of Epicurus' On Nature Book 25," Phronesis, vol. 47 no. 2 (2002), 153-186. [View abstract.]
  17. "Is Epicurean Friendship Altruistic?" Apeiron, vol. 34 no. 4 (2001), 269-305. [View abstract.]
  18. "Would a Community of Wise Epicureans Be Just?" Ancient Philosophy, vol. 21 no. 1 (2001), 133-146. [View abstract.]
  19. "The Ontological Status Of Sensible Qualities for Democritus and Epicurus," Ancient Philosophy, vol. 17 no. 1 (1997), 119-134. [View abstract.]
  20. "Does Epicurus Need the Swerve as an Archê of Collisions?" Phronesis, vol. 41 no. 3 (1996), 305-317. [View abstract.]

Book Reviews
  1. Review of The Birth of Hedonism: The Cyrenaic Philosophers and Pleasure as a Way of Life by Kurt Lampe, Princeton University Press. Ancient Philosophy vol. 37 no. 1 (2017), 185-192.
  2. Review of The Pleasures of Reason in Plato, Aristotle, and the Hellenistic Hedonists by James Warren, Cambridge University Press. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, July 2015.
  3. Review of The Invention and Gendering of Epicurus, by Pamela Gordon, University of Michigan Press. Phoenix vol. 67 no. 3-4 (2013), 405-407.
  4. Review of The Cyrenaics by Ugo Zilioli, Acumen . Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, April 2013.
  5. Review of Philodemus, On Death, ed. and trans. W. Benjamin Henry, Society of Biblical Literature. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, July 2011.
  6. Review of Facing death: Epicurus and his critics, by James Warren, Oxford University Press. Ancient Philosophy vol. 26 no. 2 (2006), 430-435.
  7. Review of Lucretius on Atomic Motion. A Commentary on De Rerum Natura Book Two lines 1-332, by Don Fowler, Oxford University Press. Ancient Philosophy, vol. 23 no. 2 (2003), 461-468.
  8. Review of Epicurus and Democritean Ethics: An Archaeology of Ataraxia, by James Warren, Cambridge University Press. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, May 2003.

Encyclopedia Entries and Other Reference Works
  1. "Epicurus," in Oxford Bibliographies. 104 annotated entries arranged topically. 2015.
  2. "Cyrenaics," International Encyclopedia of Ethics, ed. Hugh LaFollette, Blackwell, 2013, 1212-1214.
  3. "Epicurus," Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers, ed. by Thomas Hockey, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2007.
  4. "Anaxarchus," The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, January 2006.
  5. "Lucretius," Meet the Philosophers of Ancient Greece, ed. by Patricia O'Grady, Ashgate, 2005.
  6. "Samos," (co-authored with Patricia O'Grady), Meet the Philosophers of Ancient Greece, ed. by Patricia O'Grady, Ashgate, 2005.
  7. "Cyrenaics," The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, August 2000.
  8. "Aristippus," The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, August 2000.
  9. "Epicurus," The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, April 2000.

A few unpublished pieces
  1. "Why Aristotle Should Consider Shame a Virtue" [View abstract.]
  2. "Clitophon's Unanswered Charges Against Socrates" [View abstract.]
  3. "Why There Are No Fresh Starts in Metaphysics Epsilon or Nicomachean Ethics III 5" [View abstract.]
  4. Comments on Julia Annas's "Précis of Platonic Ethics, Old and New"