Philosophy, Queen's University

Kingston, Ontario,

Canada, K7L 3N6

A Young Aristotle

Ancient Philosophy

  • “Aristotle and the Emotions,” Phronesis, 1982, pp. 144-173. (reprinted in Aristotle's Ethics, edited by T. Irwin, Garland Press, 1995; revised in Essays on Aristotle's Rhetoric, edited by A. Rorty, University of California Press, 1996). (Abstract; link As originally published).
  • "Eudemian Ethics 1220b11-13," Classical Quarterly, vol. 34, 1984, pp. 135-138, (article).
  • "Aristotle's Courageous Passions," Phronesis, Janurary 1988. pp. 76-99. (Abstract; article)
  • "Relativizing Moral Excellence in Aristotle", Apeiron, 1992, pp. 49-66. (article)
  • "Aristotle and Plato on the Value of Passions," Southwest Philosophy Review, Vol. 11, Supplement, March 1995, pp. 42-56. (Abstract; article)
  • "The Mean Relative to Us", in Aristotle, Virtue and the Mean, Apeiron Volume XXV no.4, December 1995, pp. 67-78. (Abstract; article)
  • "Aristotle's Account of Anger: Narcissism and Illusions of Self-Sufficiency, Ratio, March 2002, pp. 23-45; (Abstract; article) .
  • “Aristotle’s Exclusion of Anger from the Experience of Tragedy, Ancient Philosophy 23, 2003, pp. l-21;) (Abstract; article).
  • Passion and Persuasion,” in Blackwell’s Companion to Aristotle (edited by G. Anagnostopoulos, 2009) [(Introduction]) .
  • "Inappropriate Passion," in Cambridge's Aristotle's 'Nicomachean Ethics': a Critical Guide (edited by J. Miller, 2011). [introduction]
  • "Emotion, Tragedy and Insight," in Philosophy Study (September, 2013) [Abstract]
  • "Passions and Ensuing Activities in Aristotle's Rhetoric," in Revue International Philosophie, edited by M. Meyer, volume 72, 2018, pp. 319-332.
  • "Aristotle on Fear's Expression," Philosophical Inquiry, 2018

The Emotions:

  • Philosophy and the Emotions, Broadview Press, 2003.
  • "Feelings and Emotion," Review of Metaphysics, vol. 38, 1984, pp. 306-320 (article).
  • "A New View of Emotions," American Philosophical Quarterly, vol. 22, 1985, pp. 133-141 (article).
  • "Unfelt Feelings in Pain and the Emotions," Southern Journal of Philosophy, 1986, pp. 69-79. Abstract (article).
  • "On Feeling Angry and Elated," Journal of Philosophy, (May 1988, pp. 253-264. (reprinted in Philosophy and the Emotions, edited by S. Leighton; Abstract (article)].
  • "Modern Theories of Emotion," Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Vol. II, No. 3, 1988, pp. 206-224). Abstract (article).
  • "Critical Notice of R.M. Gordon's The Structure of Emotions: Investigations in Cognitive Psychology," The Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 1990, pp. 115-128).
  • “Appropriate Pity” in Mittlied: Empathie, Mitgefuhl und Nachstenliebe (Religion in Philosophy and Theology), Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007, pp. 99-118). Article
  • "Robert Solomon (1942-2007)," in Emotion, Space and Society (2008, (notice)).

Ancient Philosophy and Contemporary Concerns:

  • "What We Love," Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 1993, pp. 145 -158; (Abstract, article).
  • "On Pity and Its Appropriateness," 2007, pp. 99-118, (in Mitleid, Religion in Philosophy and Theology, vol 28 ) [Introduction].


  • "Politeness and Aristotle's Account of Virtue.""


  • "Tragedy, Emotion and Insight: Am Extended Version"
  • Aristotle's Theory of the Emotions.


  • Review of Emotion and Focus, Canadian Philosophical Reviews, August 1987, pp. 315-318.
  • Review of R. Solomon's About Love, Philosophical Quarterly, April 1997, pp. 253-255.
  • Review of D. Pugmire's Rediscovering Emotion, Mind, vol. 110, No. 437, January 2001, pp. 264-7.
  • Review of J. Neu’s.A Tear Is an Intellectual Thing: The Meanings of Emotion, Ethics, vol 112, No. 4. July 2002, pp. 856-8.
  • Review of P. Goldie’s (ed) Understanding Emotions: Mind and Morals, Philosophical Quarterly, pp. 196-199, 2004.