Line Item Vita
Reviews of Aristotle on the Nature of Community
In November 2013, my book, Aristotle on the Nature of Community, was published by Cambridge University Press. I argue in the book that Aristotle’s conception of community can best be understood by reading his claim that political life is natural through his definition of nature as an internal principle or source of movement through which natural things move from within themselves to fulfill themselves. I argue that this conception of political life enables an open conception of community, where community, as natural, is always concerned with whether it is achieving its end and whether it is including those it should be including in order to achieve that end.
- Thornton Lockwood reviewed the book for Classical Journal Reviews.
- Stephen Salkever reviewed the book for The Journal of the History of Philosophy.
- Catherine Brock reviewed the book for The Review of Politics out of Notre Dame.
- Kevin M. Cherry reviews the book in Polis: A Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought.
- Lee Trepanier reviewed my book for Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
- Fred D. Miller, Jr. reviews the book for Australasian Journal of Philosophy.
- Patrick Madigan reviews it for The Heythrop Journal.
- Joshua Hayes reviews the book for The Journal of Hellenic Studies, most of which you can read here.
- The Alumni Gazette at my alma mater, The College of William and Mary, acknowledged the existence of it.
- “‘Not Slavery, But Salvation’: Aristotle on Constitution and Government,” Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 34 (2017):115-135.
- “Nature, Action, and Politics: A Critique of Arendt’s Reading of Aristotle,” Ancient Philosophy. 37 (2017):113-128.
- “Ruling in Turn: Political Rule Against Mastery in Aristotle’s Politics.” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy. 17 (2013): 301‐311.
- “Rancière and Aristotle: Parapolitics, Part‐y Politics and the Institution of Perperpetual Politics .” Journal of Speculative Philosophy. 26 (2012): 627‐646.
- “The Human Animal: The Rational and the Natural in Aristotle’s Anthropology.” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy. 16 (2012): 269-285.
- “The Truth of Politics in Alain Badiou: ‘There is Only One World.” parrhesia: A Journal for Critical Philosophy 12 (2011): 82-93.
- “Logos and the Political Nature of Anthrôpos in Aristotle’s Politics.” Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought. 27 (2010): 1-16.
- “Toward a New Metaphysics: Difference in Irigaray’s Reading of Plato’s Cave.” Philosophy Today 50 (2006): 22-30.
- “Does it Matter? Material Nature and Vital Heat in Aristotle’s Biology.” In Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics, ed. Abraham Jacob Greenstine and Ryan J. Johnson (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2017).
- “Badiou contra Hegel: The Materialist Dialectic Against the Myth of the Whole,” in Badiou and Hegel, ed. Jim Vernon and Antonio Calcagno. Lanham, MD: Lexington Press, 2015. 59-76. For a review of the anthology by someone who really doesn’t like my reading of Hegel, check out Adrian Johnston’s review in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.
- “Kicking the Hornet’s Nest: The Hidden Section in Every Institution,” in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy: Everything is Fire. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. November 2011. 155-165.