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Articles & book chapters

  • “Aristotle’s Method of Inquiry in Eudemian Ethics I and 2,” in M. Bonazzi, A. Ulacco, and F. Forcignanò (eds.), Thinking, Knowing, Acting: Epistemology and Ethics in Plato and Ancient Platonism. Brill, Leiden and Boston 2019: 186-206.
  • “The Place of the De anima in Aristotle’s Explanatory Project.” In Epekeina. International Journal of Ontology, History and Critics 2018 (9): 1-15.
  • “La filosofia della natura di Aristotele e la tradizione aristotelica.” In Philosophia 48 (2018) 165-186.
  • “Aristotle: An Overview.” In A. Jones and L. Taub (eds.), The Cambridge History of Science. Volume 1: Ancient Science. Cambridge University Press 2018: 181-195.
  • “The Early Reception of Aristotle’s Categories. Comments on Michael Griffin, Aristotle’s Categories in the Early Roman Empire.” Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale 29 (2018): 1-12.
  • “Aristotle and his Predecessors in Physics I.” In Philosophia antiquorum 12 2018): 37-50.
  • (Together with David Lefebvre) 'Introduction: Aristotle’s Philosophy and the Generation of Animals', Cambridge 2017: 1-12.
  • (Together with Allan Gotthelf) '“One Long Argument”? The Unity of Aristotle’s Generation of Animals', in A. Falcon and D. Lefebvre (eds.), Aristotle’s Philosophy and Generation of Animals, Cambridge 2017: 15-34.
  • 'The Subject Matter of Aristotle’s PhysicsL’eternità del mondo in Aristotele e nell’aristotelismo degli inizi', in L. Grecchi (ed.), Immanenza e trascendenza. Editrice Petite Plaisance, Pistoia 2017: 201-215.
  • 'Physics I 1', in D. Quarantotto (ed.) Aristotle’s Physics I: A Systematic Investigation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2018: 41-59.
  • 'The Place of the De motu in Aristotle’s Natural Philosophy', in W. Wians and R. Polansky, Reading Aristotle: Argument and Exposition. Brill 2017: 215-235.
  • 'The Reception of Aristotle’s Physics in Antiquity: Ps-Ocellus and the Doctrine of the Eternity of the World in the Late Hellenistic and Early Post-Hellenistic World (2nd and 1st Century BC)', Philosophia 46 (2016): 154-169.
  • 'The Subject Matter of Aristotle’s Physics', in Th. Buchheim, D. Meissner, N. Wachsmann (eds.) Körperkonzepte und körperliche Existenz in der antiken Philosophie und Literatur. Felix Meiner Verlag 2016: 423-436.
  • 'Introduction', in A. Falcon (ed.), Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity. Brill 2016: 1-9.
  • 'Aristotelianism in the First Century BC', in A. Falcon (ed.), Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity. Brill 2016: 101-119.
  • 'The Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity', in Oxford Online Handbooks. September 2015.
  • 'The Argument of Physics VIII', in M. Leunissen (ed.) Aristotle's Physics: A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press) 2015: 265-283.
  • (together with Mariska Leunissen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 'Eulogos in Natural Scientific Inquiry', in D. Ebrey (ed.), Theory and Practice in Aristotle's Natural Philosophy. Cambridge University Press 2015: 217-240.
  • 'Aristotle on the study of animals and plants', in K.-D. Fischer, B. Holmes (eds.), The Frontiers of Ancient Science. Essays in honor of Heinrich von Staden. De Gruyter 2015: 75-91.
  • 'Between Physics and Metaphysics: Aristotle at the Boundaries of Knowledge', in C. Cerami (ed.) Nature et Sagesse. Les rapports entre physique et métaphysique dans la tradition aristotélicienne. Études en l'honneur de Pierre Pellegrin. Peeters Publisher 2014: 71-94.
  • (with Cristina Cerami, Laboratoire SPHERE, URM 7219, Paris) 'Continuity and Discontinuity in the Greek and Arabic Reception Aristotle's Study of Animals', Philosophia Antiquorum 8, 2014: 35-56.
  • 'Aristotle's Philosophy of Nature', in J. Warren and F. Sheffield (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy. Taylor and Francis Group (2014): 319-331.
  • 'Aristotle on Time and Change', in H. Dyke and A. Bardon (eds,), A Companion to the Philosophy of Time. Wiley and Blackwell Publishing (2013): 47-58.
  • 'Aristotelianism in the First Century BC: Xenarchus of Seleucia', in M. Schofield (ed.) Plato, Aristotle, and Pythagoras in the First Century BC. Cambridge University Press (2013): 78-94.
  • 'The Reception of Aristotle's Study of Animal Motion in the Latin World', Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale 23 (2012): 521-539.
  • 'Filosofia della natura', in R. Chiaradonna (ed.) Storia della filosofia tardo-antica. Carocci editore. Rome (2012): 155-171.
  • 'Aristotle on the Scope and Unity of the De anima', in G. Van Riel and P. Destrée (eds.) Ancient Perspectives on Aristotle's De anima, Leuven University Press. (2010): 167-181.
  • 'Plotinus on Celestial Motion', In M. Achard, W. Hankey and J.-M. Narbonne, Perspectives sur le Néoplatonism. Laval University (2009): 51-62.
  • 'The Pre-History of the Commentary Tradition: Aristotelianism in the First Century BCE. Prolegomena to a Study of Xenarchus of Seleucia', Laval théologique et philosophique 62.1 (2008): 7-28.
  • Aristotele e la materia celeste, in M. Carrara, Mind and Meaning. Studi di filosofia analitica (Padova 2003).
  • 'A Late Ancient Discussion of Celestial Motion. PSI XIV 1400', in Papiri filosofici. Miscellanea di studi IV (Firenze 2002).
    (Brief description: a study of PSI XIV 1400, a papyrus fragment to be placed in the context of the sixth-century debate on the stuff of the heavens. The edition, translation and commentary will be also published in the Corpus dei Papiri Filosofici Greci e Latini published by Olschki, Firenze).
  • 'División, Definitión y Differencia en los Topicos', Anuario filosófico 35 (2002), pp. 297-312.
  • 'Aristotle, Speusippus and the Method of Division', Classical Quarterly N.S. 50.2 (2000), pp. 402-414.
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  • 'Senarco di Seleucia e la Dottrina Aristotelica della Quinta Sostanza', in C. Natali-S. Maso (eds.) Antiaristotelismo, (Amsterdam 1999), pp. 92-123.
  • 'Aristotle Theory of Division', in R.R.K. Sorabji (ed.) Aristotle and After, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. Supplementary Volume 68 (London 1997), pp. 127-146.
  • 'Aristotle's Rules of Division in The Topics: Remarks on the Relationship between Genus and Differentia in a Division', Ancient Philosophy, 16 (1996), pp. 377-387.
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  • 'Aristotele e le teorie sugli eventi', Métexis Revista Argentina de Filosofia Antigua/Argentine Journal of Ancient Philosophy, 7 (1994), pp. 91-103.

Encyclopedia articles

Dictionary entries

  • Clearchus of Soli, for T&T Clark Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism. Volume 2. D. Gurtner and L. T. Stuckenbruck (eds.), T&T Clark, New York, London, Oxford, 2019.
  • Peripatetics and Straton of Lampsakos (physicist), for the Encyclopedia of Ancient History Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige B. Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine R. Huebner (eds.), Wiley and Blackwell Publishing, 2012.
  • Minor Socratics, for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome. Michael Gagarin (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Xenarchus of Seleucia and Postscript to Plato for the New Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Noretta Koertge (ed.), Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2008.
  • The following entries for the Enciclopedia Filosofica, Bompiani, Milano, 2006.
    (Adrasto di Afrodisia, Andronico di Rodi; Aristocle di Messina; Clearco di Soli; Critolao; Diaresis; Epagoge; Differentia specifica; Etere; Fania; Prassifane; Pritanide; Quinta essentia; Predicabile; Satiro; Senarco; Stasea di Napoli; Strabone; Teodoro di Gadara; Tolomeo Peripatetico)
  • Xenarchos [4], for Der Neue Pauly: Enzyklopädie der Antike, Verlag J. B. Metzler, Stuttgart-Weimar 2003.
  • The following entries for The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers, Thoemmes Press, Bristol 2002.
    (Benn, Alfred William; Bussel, Frederick William; Chandler, Henry William; Macmahon, John Henry)

Book reviews

  • Ch. Pfeiffer, Aristotle’s Theory of Bodies. Oxford University Press 2018. In Notre Dame Philosophical Review. 2018.04.16.
  • M.-L. Lakmann, Platonici minores (1. Jh. v. Chr.- 2 Jh. n. Chr.). Prosopographie, Fragmente und Testimonien. Leiden and Boston, Brill 2017. In Bollettino della Società filosofica italiana. 2018 (224): 89-90. A. Laks, The Concept of Presocratic Philosophy. Translated by G. Most. Princeton University Pres 2017. In HOPOS: The Journal of the Society of the History of the Philosophy of Science 8 (2018): 286-289.
  • M.-L. Lakmann, Platonici minores (1. Jh. v. Chr.- 2 Jh. n. Chr.). Prosopographie, Fragmente und Testimonien. Leiden and Boston, Brill 2017. In The Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2017.11.16.
  • Ch. Harry, Chronos in Aristotle’s Physics. On the Nature of Time. Dordrecht, Springer. 2016. In HOPOS: The Journal of the Society of the History of the Philosophy of Science 7 (2017): 395-397.
  • G. Ranocchia, Ch. Helmig, Ch. Horn (eds.), Space in Hellenistic Philosophy. Critical Studies in Ancient Physics, Berlin and New York, Walter de Gruyter 2014. In Sehepunkte: Rezensions Journal für die Geschichtwissenschaften 17.9 [15.07.2017].
  • M.-L. Lakmann, Platonici minores: 1. Jh.v.Chr. – 2. Jh.n.Chr. Prosopographie. Fragmente und Testimonien mit deutscher Übersetzung. Boston and Leiden: Brill, 2017. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review [16.11.2017].
  • Review of A. Rescigno, Alessandro di Afrodisia. Commentario al de caelo di Aristotele. Vol. 1: frammenti del primo libro. Vol. 2: frammenti del secondo, terzo e quarto libro. Hakkert 2004-2008, in Aestimatio 12 (2015): 6-12.
  • Review of B. Inwood, Ethics After Aristotle. Harvard University Press 2015, in Sehepunkte: Rezensions Journal für die Geschichtwissenschaften 16.5 [15.07.2015].
  • Review of A. Bowen and Ch. Wildberg (eds.), New Perspectives on Aristotle’s De caelo. Brill 2012, in Ancient Philosophy 2015 (35.2).
  • Review of M. Wilson, Structure and Method in Aristotle’s Meteorologica: A More Disorderly Nature. Cambridge University Press 2013, in Rhizomata 2015 (3.2): 222-226.
  • Review of M. Griffin, The Categories in the Early Roman Empire. Oxford University Press 2015, in Sehepunkte: Rezensions Journal für die Geschichtwissenschaften 15.7/8 [15.07.15].
  • Review of T. M. Schmalz (ed.), Efficient Causation: A History. Oxford University Press 2014, in Journal of the History of Philosophy 53.3 (2015), 541-542.
  • Review of J. C: Thom (ed.), Cosmic Order and Divine Power: Pseudo-Aristotle, On the Cosmos. Mohor Siebeck 2014, in Sehepunkte: Rezensions Journal für die Geschichtwissenschaften 15.5 [15.05.15].
  • Review of J. A. Tipton, Philosophical Biology in Aristotle's Parts of Animals. Springer 2014, in Notre Dame Philosophical Review 2014.06.24.
  • Review of A. Gotthelf, Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology. Oxford 2012, in Metascience 22.2 (2013): 317-321.
  • Review of M. Leunissen, Explanation and Teleology in Aristotle's Science of Nature. Cambridge University Press 2010, in Phoenix 66.1-2 (2012): 190-192.
  • Review of R. B. Todd, Themistius (tr.), On Aristotle's Physics 1-3. Bristol Classical Press. Notre Dame Philosophical Review 2012.10.08.
  • Review of T. Kouremenos, Heavenly Stuff: The Constitution of the Celestial Objects and the Theory of Homocentric Spheres in Aristotle's Cosmology. Franz Steiner 2011. Isis 103.1 (2012): 167.
  • Review of J. Mansfeld and D. T. Runia, Aëtiana: The Method and Intellectual Context of a Doxographer. Volume Two: The Compendium (2 vols), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.04.48.
  • Review of Pseudo-Aristoteles (Pseudo-Alexander) Supplementa Problematorum, A. Kapetanaki and R. W. Sharples (eds.), in Aestimatio 6 (2009): 52-58.
  • Critical Note of Aristote, De la génération et la corruption. Texte établi et traduit par Marwan Rashed, Les Belles Lettres 2005, in Rhizai. A Journal of Ancient Philosophy and Ancient Science 4.1 (2007): 163-175
  • Review of S. Gersh and D. Moran, Eriugena, Berkeley, and the Idealist Tradition, University of Notre Dame Press 2006, in The Review of Metaphysics 61.1 (2007): 17-19
  • Review of O. Bruun and L. Corti (eds.) Les Catégories et leur histoire, Vrin 2005, in The Journal of Hellenic Studies 127 (2007): 245-246
  • Review of F. de Haas and J. Mansfeld (eds.) Aristotle’s Generation and Corruption, Book 1, Oxford University Press 2004, in Ancient Philosophy 27 (2007): 200-205
  • Review of Richard Kraut (ed.) The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Blackwell Publishing, 2006 in The Classical Review 57.2 (2007): 324-325
  • Review of Monica Ugaglia Modelli idrostatici di moto da Aristotele a Galileo, Lateran University Press 2004, in Ancient Philosophy 26 (2006): 415-418
  • Review of Jonathan Barnes, 'Porphyry. Introduction', Oxford University Press 2003, in Ancient Philosophy 26 (2006): 462-466.
  • Joint review of Diana Quarantotto, 'Causa finale, sostanza, essenza in Aristotele.', Bibliopolis Press 2005, and Monte Ransome Johnson, 'Aristotle on Teleology', Oxford University Press 2005, in Rhizai. A journal of Ancient Philosophy and Ancient Science III 1 (2006): 171-178.
  • Review of Vasilis Politis, 'Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Metaphysics', Routledge, London and New York 2004, in The Classical Review 56.2 (2006): 303-306.
  • Review of Ursula Coope, 'Time for Aristotle', Oxford University Press 2005, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006.04.01.
  • Review of Thomas Kjeller Johansen, 'Plato's Natural Philosophy: A Study of the Timaeus-Critias', Cambridge University Press 2004, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005.03.01.
  • (together with Peter Machamer) Review of Michael F. Wagner (ed.), 'Neoplatonism and Nature: Studies in Plotinus' Enneads', SUNY 2002, in The Review of Metaphysics, 56 (2003): 688-690.
2003-2006, Paolo Adami
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