Research

My dissertation centers on the notion of the kathēkon in Stoic moral psychology and ethics. Additional information about my project is forthcoming. 

I am also working on several other projects:

1. In the wake of recent interest in Plato’s Euthyphro Argument (Euthyphro, 10a-11b), I have advanced my own interpretation of the dialectical structure of the exchange between Socrates and Euthyphro. I argue that commentators are faced with two ill-fitting pieces of interpretive data, and subsequently offer my own interpretation of the ‘substitution stage’ of Socrates’ argument which resolves this tension.

2. I am collaborating with Scott Weinstein and Brian Reese on a paper that addresses Zeno’s so-called Paradox of Measure. We aim to provide a novel exposition of the modern mathematical resolution of the paradox, and to consider the extent to which this answer is accessible to ancient Greek discussions of the nature of the linear continuum.

3. I am in the early stages of a paper defending the so-called ‘duty to adopt’ against the objection that this duty would violate one’s right to or special interest in biological procreation. I am also responding to an objection which states that adoption falls outside the sphere of moral calculation.

4. I think that interpreters of the Hippocratic deontological works are faced with a puzzle centering on the moral motivations of the ideal Hippocratic doctorThe puzzle is brought to the fore by my reading of two Hippocratic treatises, Decorum and Physician. I am continuing to reflect on the significance of this puzzle for our understanding of ancient medical ethics, and ancient moral philosophy more broadly