Stephen C. Makin University of Pittsburgh
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  1. Stephen Makin (2014). II—Ethics, Fixity and Flux. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 88 (1):169-183.
    This paper engages with the idea at the core of my co-symposiast's paper ‘Ethics of Substance’ : that the Aristotelian concept of substantial being has ethical implications, and an alternative understanding of existence in terms of affecting and being affected will help us more easily to accommodate relational values, which are thought to sit uneasily within the Aristotelian framework. I focus on two questions. First, is there really is a tension between an Aristotelian metaphysics of substance and concern for others? (...)
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  2. Stephen Makin (2013). Amusing Gorgias. Ancient Philosophy 33 (2):291-305.
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  3. Stephen Makin (2013). And Melissus. In Frisbee Sheffield & James Warren (eds.), Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy. Routledge. 34.
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  4. Stephen Makin (2012). Energeia and Dunamis. In Christopher Shields (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle. Oup Usa. 400.
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  5. Stephen C. Makin (2012). Action Individuation and Deontic Cycling. Ethics 123 (1):129-136.
    Tim Willenken argues that ‘commonsense morality’ is committed to intransitive deontic cycles; that consequentialism cannot countenance such cycles; and that, therefore, the project of compatibilism—making consequentialism and commonsense morality deliver the same moral verdicts, by way of an axiology—cannot succeed. I argue that the appearance of intransitive cycles is made possible only by an idiosyncratic method of action-individuation; when traditional methods are used, the appearance of intransitivity goes away. These results may reopen the door for the compatibilist project.
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  6. Henry S. Richardson, Katarzyna de Lazari-Radek, Peter Singer, Karen Jones, Sergio Tenenbaum, Diana Raffman, Simon Căbulea May, Stephen C. Makin & Nancy E. Snow (2012). 10. Douglas Portmore, Commonsense Consequentialism: Wherein Morality Meets Rationality Douglas Portmore, Commonsense Consequentialism: Wherein Morality Meets Rationality (Pp. 179-183). [REVIEW] Ethics 123 (1).
     
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  7. Stephen Makin (2009). Aristotle : Form, Matter, and Substance. In Robin Le Poidevin (ed.), The Routledge Companion to Metaphysics. Routledge.
     
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  8. Stephen Makin (2007). About Time for Aristotle. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 57 (227):280–293.
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  9. Stephen Makin (2007). Review: About Time for Aristotle. [REVIEW] Philosophical Quarterly 57 (227):280 - 293.
  10. Stephen Makin (ed.) (2006). Aristotle: Metaphysics Theta: Translated with an Introduction and Commentary. Clarendon Press.
    Stephen Makin presents a clear and accurate new translation of an influential and much-discussed part of Aristotle's philosophical system, accompanied by an analytical and critical commentary focusing on philosophical issues. In Book Theta of the Metaphysics Aristotle introduces the concepts of actuality and potentiality---which were to remain central to philosophical analysis into the modern era---and explores the distinction between the actual and the potential.
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  11. Stephen Makin (2005). Brill Online Books and Journals. Phronesis 50 (4).
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  12. Stephen Makin (2005). Melissus And His Opponents: The Argument of DK 30 B 8. Phronesis 50 (4):263-288.
    In this paper I offer a new interpretation of Melissus' argument at DK 30 B8. In this passage Melissus uses an Eleatic argument against change to challenge an opponent who appeals to the authority of perception in order to support the view that there are a plurality of items in the world. I identify an orthodox type of approach to this passage, but argue that it cannot give a charitable interpretation of Melissus' strategy. In order to assess Melissus' overall argument (...)
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  13. Stephen Makin (2003). On Location: Aristotles Concept of Place. Mind 112 (448):773-777.
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  14. Stephen Makin (2003). Review: On Location: Aristotle's Concept of Place. [REVIEW] Mind 112 (448):773-777.
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  15. Stephen Makin (2003). What Does Aristotle Mean by Priority in Substance? Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 23:209-238.
     
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  16. Stephen Makin (2000). Aristotle on Modality, I. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 74 (1):143–161.
    [Stephen Makin] Aristotle draws two sets of distinctions in Metaphysics 9.2, first between non-rational and rational capacities, and second between one way and two way capacities. He then argues for three claims: [A] if a capacity is rational, then it is a two way capacity [B] if a capacity is non-rational, then it is a one way capacity [C] a two way capacity is not indifferently related to the opposed outcomes to which it can give rise I provide explanations of (...)
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  17. Stephen Makin (2000). Aristotle on Modality: Stephen Makin. Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 74 (1):143-161.
    [Stephen Makin] Aristotle draws two sets of distinctions in Metaphysics 9.2, first between non-rational and rational capacities, and second between one way and two way capacities. He then argues for three claims: [A] if a capacity is rational, then it is a two way capacity [B] if a capacity is non-rational, then it is a one way capacity [C] a two way capacity is not indifferently related to the opposed outcomes to which it can give rise I provide explanations of (...)
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  18. Stephen Makin (2000). Causality and Derivativeness. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 46:59-.
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  19. Stephen Makin (1999). Aristotle's Two Modal Theses Again. Phronesis 44 (2):114-126.
    This paper offers an interpretation of the arguments Aristotle offers in "Metaphysics" 9.4, 1047b14-30, for the two modal theses [1] if (if A is the case then B is the case) then (if A is possible then B is possible) [2] if (if A is possible then B is possible) then (if A is the case then B is the case) Aristotle's arguments for these theses have not typically impressed commentators. I offer two arguments which are relatively faithful to Aristotle's (...)
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  20. Stephen Makin (1999). Aristotle's Two Modal Theses Again. Phronesis 44 (2):114 - 126.
    This paper offers an interpretation of the arguments Aristotle offers in "Metaphysics" 9.4, 1047b14-30, for the two modal theses [1] if (if A is the case then B is the case) then (if A is possible then B is possible) [2] if (if A is possible then B is possible) then (if A is the case then B is the case) Aristotle's arguments for these theses have not typically impressed commentators. I offer two arguments which are relatively faithful to Aristotle's (...)
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  21. Stephen Makin (1996). Megarian Possibilities. Philosophical Studies 83 (3):253 - 276.
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  22. Stephen Makin (1993). Indifference Arguments. Blackwell.
  23. Stephen Makin (1993). Socratic Questions. Philosophical Books 34 (4):223-224.
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  24. Stephen Makin (1992). The Ontological Argument Defended. Philosophy 67 (260):247 - 255.
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  25. Stephen Makin (1990). An Ancient Principle About Causation. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 91:135 - 152.
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  26. Stephen Makin (1989). Aquinas, Natural Tendencies and Natural Kinds. New Scholasticism 63 (3):253-274.
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  27. Stephen Makin (1989). The Indivisibility of the Atom. Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 71 (2):125-149.
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  28. Stephen Makin (1989). Colour: Some Philosophical Problems From Wittgenstein Aristotelian Society Monographs Volume 7 By Jonathan Westphal Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1987, 117 Pp., £19.50. [REVIEW] Philosophy 64 (248):271-.
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  29. Stephen Makin (1988). How Can We Find Out What Ancient Philosophers Said? Phronesis 33 (1):121-132.
  30. Stephen Makin (1988). The Ontological Argument. Philosophy 63 (243):83 - 91.
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  31. Stephen Makin (1982). Zeno on Plurality. Phronesis 27 (3):223-238.
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