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Why Aristotle Today? published in The Philosopher

Book on Aristotle’s Theory of Generation

My new book, Aristotle on the Matter of Form: A Feminist Metaphysics of Generation, was released November 30, 2019.

Sarah Tyson interviewed me about the book for the New Books Network.

See my blogpost about it at the EUP blog.

An interview with students at the College of Wooster on the project was recently published in their undergraduate journal, Sapere Aude.

I spoke about the project at Boston University on November 15, 2019.

See announcements of the book at the SPEP and APS websites.

Reviews of Aristotle on the Nature of Community

In November 2013, my book, Aristotle on the Nature of Communitywas 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.

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From Salkever’s Review in the Journal of the History of Philosophy

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Book Chapters

  • “Beyond Biopolitics and Juridico-Institutional Politics: Aristotle on The Nature of Politics” in Biopolitics in Ancient Thought, Oxford 2022. This article develops my case that Aristotle’s politics avoids the Scylla of biopolitics and the Charybdis of juridico-institutional politics specifically with recourse to arguments in Aristotle’s theoretical works about the relation of the soul to the body and the different souls to one another.
  • “’She Really Got You’: Transcending Hegemonic Masculinity at a College for Men,” in Critical Pedagogical Strategies to Transcend Hegemonic Masculinity, edited by Amber E. George and Russell W. Waltz. New York: Peter Lang, 2021.
  • “Does it Matter? Material Nature and Vital Heat in Aristotle’s Biology.” In Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysicsed. 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 Hegeled. 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.

Book Reviews

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