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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Philosophie der Antike und Gegenwart

Forschung

Publications

Books

 

  • Plotinus’ Cosmology. A Study of Ennead II.1 (40). Text, Translation and Commentary (Oxford University Press 2006).
  • Philoponus. Against Proclus on the Eternity of the World (Books 12-18). Translation with Introduction and Notes. Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Series, R. Sorabji (ed.), (Duckworth/Cornell University Press 2006).
  • Porphyry. To Gaurus on How Embryos are Ensouled, and On What is in Our Power. Translation with Introduction and Notes. Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Series, R. Sorabji (ed.), (Bristol Classical Press, 2011).
  • (with C. Horn) (eds.) Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature (Oxford University Press, 2012).
  • Forms, Souls, and Embryos: Neoplatonists on Human Reproduction. Routledge Issues in Ancient Philosophy. (Routledge, 2016).
  • Plotinus The Enneads. L. Gerson (ed.), translated together with George Boys-Stones, John M. Dillon, R. A. H. King, and Andrew Smith. (Cambridge University Press, 2018).
  • Michael of Ephesus on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics 10. Translation with Introduction and Notes. Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Series, R. Sorabji (ed.), (Bloomsbury forthcoming 2018)

 

 

Articles and Chapters

 

  • ‘Prisoners and Puppeteers in the Cave’ Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 27 (2004), 117-139.
  • ‘Aristotle, Plotinus and Simplicius on the Relation of the Changer to the Changed’ Classical Quarterly 55.2 (2005), 447-454.
  • “‘Creeping Spatiality’ in Plotinus”Phronesis 50.4 (2005), 315-334.
  • ‘Automatic Action in Plotinus’ Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 34 (2008), 443-77.
  • ‘Porphyry and Plotinus on the Seed’ Phronesis 53.4 (2008), 406-432.
  • ‘Plato’s Two Forms of Second-Best Morality’ The Philosophical Review 118.3 (2009), 351-74.
  • ‘Embryology’ in S. Wagley (ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome(Oxford University Press 2009).
  • ‘Intelligible Kinds and Natural Kinds in Plotinus’ in Études platoniciennes VIII (2011): 53-73.
  • ‘Curbing One’s Appetites in the Republic’ in R. Barney, T. Brennan and C. Brittain (eds.) Plato and the Divided Self(Cambridge University Press, 2012): 128-149.
  • “Neoplatonists on ‘Spontaneous’ Generation” in J. Wilberding and C. Horn (eds.), Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature(Oxford University Press, 2012): 197-213.
  • ‘Introduction’ (with C. Horn), in J. Wilberding and C. Horn (eds.), Neoplatonism and the Philosophy of Nature(Oxford University Press, 2012): 1-13.
  • ‘The One’ in G.A. Press (ed.), The Continuum Companion to Plato (Continuum Press, 2012): 217-218.
  • ‘The Myth of Er and the Problem of Constitutive Luck’ in A. Sheppard (ed.), The Reception of Plato’s RepublicSupplement to the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies2013: 87-105.
  • ‘Ancient Commentators on Aristotle’ in J. Warren and F. Sheffield (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy(Routledge, 2013): 643-658.
  • ‘The Secret of Sentient Vegetative Life in Galen’ in P. Adamson, R. Hansberger and J. Wilberding (eds.), Supplement to the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, 2014: 249-268.
  • ‘Introduction’ (with P. Adamson), in P. Adamson, R. Hansberger and J. Wilberding (eds.), Supplement to the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, 2014: 1-5.
  • ‘Neoplatonism and Medicine’ in P. Remes and S. Slaveva-Griffin (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Neoplatonism (Routledge, 2014): 356-371.
  • ‘Teratology in Neoplatonism’ in British Journal of the History of Philosophy 22.5: 1021-1042.
  • ‘Neoplatonists on the Causes of Vegetative Life’ in A. Marmodoro and B. Prince (eds.) Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
  • ‘Embryology’ in G.L. Irby (ed.) Companion to Greek Science, Medicine and Technology (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015). 
  • ‘The Revolutionary Embryology of the Neoplatonists’ in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 49 (2015): 321-361.
  • ‘Plato’s Embryology’ in Early Science and Medicine (20:2), 2015. 150-168.
  • ‘Eternity in Ancient Philosophy’ in Y. Melamed (ed.), Eternity (Oxford Philosophical Concepts Series), Oxford University Press, 2016: 14-55.
  • 'Neoplatonic Commentators on 'Spontaneous Generation'," in R. Sorabji (ed.) Aristotle Reinterpreted. New Findings on Seven Hundred Years of the Ancient Commentators. (Bloomsbury, 2016): 211-229.
  • ‘David Foster Wallace on dumb jocks and athletic genius’ in Journal of the Philosophy of Sports 44.1 (2017): 108-122.
  • 'Plotinus on the Motion of the Stars" in A.C. Bowen and F. Rochberg (eds.) Hellenistic Astronomy. The Science in its Contexts. (Brill forthcoming 2018): 522-531.
  • 'Recapitulation Theoroy and Transcendental Morphology in Antiquity' in R. Salles (ed.) Biology and Cosmology in Ancient Philosophy. Invited contribution; submitted. Publisher details pending. 
  • ‘The World-Soul in the Embryological Theories of Porphyry and Plotinus’ in C. Helmig and C. Markschies (eds.) The World-Soul and Cosmic Space. Forthcoming.

 

 

Reviews

 

  • R. Dufour, Sur le Ciel [Ennéade II,1 (40)] (J. Vrin, 2003), Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 86 (2004) 322-9.
  • R. Sorabji, The Philosophy of the Commentators, 200-600 AD, 3 vols. (Cornell 2005), Journal of the History of Philosophy (2006), 470-1.
  • G. E. Karamanolis, Plato and Aristotle in Agreement? (OUP 2006), Classical Review57.2 (2007), 317-9.
  • G. Stamatellos, Plotinus and the Presocratics (SUNY 2007), The Philosophical Review118.4 (2009), 543-546.
  • H.-M. Congourdeau, L'embryon et son âme dans les sources grecques (Vie siècle av. J.-C.-Ve siècle apr. J.-C.)(Paris: Association des amis du Centre d'histoire et civilisation de Byzance, 2007) Gnomon.
  • S. B. Levin. Plato’s Rivalry with Medicine: A Struggle and Its Dissolution (OUP 2014) International Journal of the Platonic Tradition (2016.1): 116-118.

 

 

Current projects

 

  • The World-Soul. Oxford Philosophical Concepts Series. J. Wilberding (ed.). Under contract with Oxford University Press, scheduled to appear in 2019.
  • Asclepius. Commentary on Aristotle's Metaphysics Book 7. Translation with Introduction and Notes. Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Series, R. Sorabji (ed.), scheduled to appear in 2020.
  • 'Neoplatonism in Michael of Ephesus' Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics.' Articlep in progress.
  • Chapter on Aristotle GA 3.8-11.  To appear in I. Goy (ed.), Aristotle on Living Beings.  The Generation of Animals.  Details of publication pending.
  • 'The Synonymy Principle in Aristotle’s Biology.' Chapter in progress.
  • 'Containment, Environmental Digestion and Spontaneous Generation in Aristotle' Article in progress.
  • 'Women in Plotinus’ Life and Writings.' Chapter in progress.
  • 'Book Notes – Late Antiquity' Commissioned by Phronesis.