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Selected Bibliography

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Recent Books:

Le concept de nature chez les présocratiques  (translated by Benoit Castelnérac), Paris: Klincksieck/Les Belles Lettres, 2008, 287pp.

Recent and forthcoming articles and book chapters:

“Cosmological investigations,” in The Edinburgh Critical History of Western Philosophy. Vol I: Greek and Roman Philosophy (eds. by Giuseppe Cambiana and Alexandra Lianeri), Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press (forthcoming).

“Platon et la tradition de l’historia peri physeôs,” Etudes platoniciennes (forthcoming).

“Philosophic and poetic inspiration in the Republic,” in Proceedings of the IX Symposium Platonicum: Plato’s Politeia. Selected Papers (ed. by Noburu Notomi and Luc Brisson), Sankt Augustin: Academia Verlag, 2012, 188-193.

“L’Historia comme genre littéraire dans la pensée grecque archaïque,” in Lire les présocratiques (eds. L. Brisson, Arnaud Macé and Anne-Laure Therme), Paris: PUF, 2012, 61- 78.

“Spontaneous generation and creationism in Pre-Socratic monism in light of Aristotle’s analysis in the Physics,” Anais de Filosofia Clássica  8 (5), 2010, 23-40.

“Algunas reflexiones sobre la noción griega temprana de inspiración poética,” in Miguel Giusti (ed), Mythos y Logos Revista de Filosofía in ARETĖ  21 (2), 2009, 51-86.

“Allegory and the Origins of Philosophy,” in W. Wians (ed), Logos and Mythos: Philosophical Essays on Greek Literature, Albany: SUNY Press, 2009, 99-131.

“The role of the poet in Plato’s ideal cities of Callipolis and Magnesia,” Kriterion 46 (116), July/Dec. 2007, 329-349.

“La alegoría. Orígenes y  desarrollo de la filosophía desde los presocráticos hasta la Ilustración,”  ARETĖ.  Revista de Filosofía 19 (1) 2007, 41-86.

“What is Presocratic philosophy? Ancient Philosophy 26 (1) 2006, 161-179.

Recent invited book reviews:

Review of G.E.R. Lloyd, Being, Humanity, and Understanding, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012 for Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale (in press).

Review of Christopher Bobonich (ed), Plato’s Laws. A Critical Guide, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010 for The Journal of Hellenic Studies 132 (nov) 2012, 262-264.

Review of Andrew Gregory, Ancient Greek Cosmogony, London: Duckworth, 2007 in The Classical Review 59(2), 2009, 342-344.

Review of Luc Brisson. How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology. Translated by Catherine Tihanyi. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004 in Ancient Philosophy 26.1 (1) 2006, 429-431.

Review of  S. Scolnicov and L. Brisson (eds). Platos Laws: From Theory Into Practice. Proceedings of the VI Symposium Platonicum, Sankt Augustin: Akademia Verlag, 2003 in The Classical Review, 56.1 (2006), 54-57.

Recent invited talks and conference papers:

“Poetic versus philosophic myths of the afterlife: Plato’s last song,” International Forum on Plato’s Poetics, Beijing International Studies University, Beijing, China, September 22-27, 2014.

“Socrates as a divine intermediary in the Apology and Symposium,” X Symposium Platonicum (theme: Plato’s Symposium), Pisa, July 15-20, 2013.  

“Sacred Texts: From Inspiration to Philosophy and Allegory,” University of Sydney, November 11, 2011.

“The Origin and Meaning of Divine Inspiration in Ancient Greece,” Inspired Voices Research Cluster, University of Sydney, November 10, 2011.

“Philosophic and poetic inspiration in the Republic,” IX Symposium Platonicum (theme Plato’s Republic), Tokyo, August 2-7, 2010.

“Spontaneous generation and creationism in Presocratic monism,”  Third OUSIA International Symposium on Classical Studies – Aristotle Physics and the ancient physikoi. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, May 31-June 3, 2010.

“Platon et la tradition de l’historia peri physeôs,” Université Paris I: Sorbonne, Paris, January 15, 2010. “The early Greek poetic notion of inspiration,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, October 17, 2009.

“Qu’est ce que l’inspiration poétique,”  Université de  Paris I: Nanterre, May 15, 2009.

“Plato: the creator of natural theology,” Universidade Federal  de Sao Paulo, March 30, 2009.

“Some reflections on the early Greek notion of inspiration,” University of Buenos Aires, March 27, 2009.

“The role of the poet in Plato’s ideal cities,” Universidade Federal de Rio de Janerio, March 23, 2009.

“Plato. The creator of natural theology,” Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, March 19, 2009.

“Some reflections on the early Greek notion of inspiration,” Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, March 17, 2009.

“Some reflections on the early Greek notion of inspiration,” Mythos y Logos Simposio, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Peru,  December 3-5, 2008.

“Poetic inspiration and divine intervention,” Inter-American Society for Philosophy, Mexico, November 6, 2007.

“The role of the poet in Plato’s ideal cities of Callipolis and Magnesia,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, October  19, 2007.

“Plato and the 50 Cent Concert controversy,” Canadian Business Ethics Research Network public dialogue event, York University, September 28, 2007.

 “Divine Inspiration and Bodily Intervention,” Keynote address for the 15th Annual Philosophical Collaboration Conference, University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale, March 22-23, 2007.

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