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  1. Matthew Evans (2012). Lessons From Euthyphro 10 A-11 B. In Brad Inwood (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
     
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  2. Matthew Evans & Nishi Shah (2012). Mental Agency and Metaethics. Oxford Studies in Metaethics 7:80-109.
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  3. Matthew Evans (2011). Plato on the Norms of Speech and Thought. Phronesis 56 (4):322-349.
    Near the beginning of the Cratylus (385e-387d) Plato's Socrates argues, against his friend Hermogenes, that the standards of correctness for our use of names in speech are in no way up to us. Yet this conclusion should strike us, at least initially, as bizarre. After all, how could it not be up to us whether to call our children by the names of our parents, or whether to call dogs “dogs“? My aim in this paper will be to show that, (...)
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  4. Matthew Evans (2010). A Partisan's Guide to Socratic Intellectualism. In Sergio Tenenbaum (ed.), Desire, Practical Reason, and the Good. Oxford University Press. 6.
  5. Matthew Evans (2008). Plato's Anti-Hedonism'. Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 23:121-145.
  6. Matthew Evans (2008). Plato on the Possibility of Hedonic Mistakes. Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 35:89-124.
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  7. Matthew Evans (2007). Plato and the Meaning of Pain. Apeiron 40 (1):71 - 93.
    Most readers of ancient Greek psychology will agree that the Philebus is where we find Plato’s best attempt to theorize about bodily pain.1 But they will probably also agree that the account he develops there has no real chance of being true, and so should not have much appeal to us today — at least insofar as we are philosophers rather than historians. It’s this second conviction that I want to challenge in what follows. More specifically, I want to argue (...)
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  8. Matthew Evans (2007). Plato's Rejection of Thoughtless and Pleasureless Lives. Phronesis 52 (4):337 - 363.
    In the Philebus Plato argues that every rational human being, given the choice, will prefer a life that is moderately thoughtful and moderately pleasant to a life that is utterly thoughtless or utterly pleasureless. This is true, he thinks, even if the thoughtless life at issue is intensely pleasant and the pleasureless life at issue is intensely thoughtful. Evidently Plato wants this argument to show that neither pleasure nor thought, taken by itself, is sufficient to make a life choiceworthy for (...)
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  9. Matthew Evans (2006). Book Review: Plato and Aristotle's Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Moral Philosophy 3 (3):372-374.
  10. Matthew Evans (2004). Can Epicureans Be Friends? Ancient Philosophy 24 (2):407-424.