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Adriel M. Trott
Wabash College
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    Aristotle on the Nature of Community.Adriel M. Trott - 2014 - New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
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    Not Slavery, but Salvation.Adriel M. Trott - 2017 - Polis 34 (1):115-135.
    This paper argues that Aristotle challenges the view of Athenian democrats that all rule is master rule – the imposition of the will of the powerful on the powerless – by arguing that the politeuma, or government, should be identical with the politeia, understood both as the constitution and the collectivity of citizens. I examine Aristotle’s analysis and response to democrats’ skepticism of the law that the constitution embodies. Aristotle argues that democrats think law limits license even when the source (...)
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    Nature, Action, and Politics.Adriel M. Trott - 2017 - Ancient Philosophy 37 (1):113-128.
  4. Book Review "Gender: Antiquity and Its Legacy, by Brooke Holmes". [REVIEW]Adriel M. Trott - 2014 - Hypatia Reviews Online 192.
  5. Rule in Turn: Political Rule against Mastery in Aristotle's Politics.Adriel M. Trott - 2013 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (2):301-311.
    Aristotle’s political theory is often dismissed as undemocratic due to his treatment of natural slavery and women and to his conception of political rule as rule by turns. The second reason presents no less serious challenges than the first for finding democracy in Aristotle’s political theory. This article argues that Aristotle’s account of ruling in turns hinges on a critique of master rule and an affirmation of political rule, which involves both the rulers and the ruled in the project of (...)
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    Aristotle, Politics: A New Translation, translated by C.D.C. Reeve.Adriel M. Trott - 2019 - Polis 36 (1):170-176.
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    Toward a Feminist Ontology.Adriel M. Trott - 2006 - Philosophy Today 50 (Supplement):22-30.
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    ‘Not Slavery, but Salvation’: Aristotle on Constitution and Government.Adriel M. Trott - 2017 - Polis 34 (1):115-135.
    This paper argues that Aristotle challenges the view of Athenian democrats that all rule is master rule – the imposition of the will of the powerful on the powerless – by arguing that the politeuma, or government, should be identical with the politeia, understood both as the constitution and the collectivity of citizens. I examine Aristotle’s analysis and response to democrats’ skepticism of the law that the constitution embodies. Aristotle argues that democrats think law limits license even when the source (...)
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    “Logos and the Political Nature of Anthrôpos in Aristotle’s Politics.Adriel M. Trott - 2010 - Polis 27 (2):292-307.
    Departing from Aristotle's two-fold definition of anthropos as having logos and being political, the argument of this article is that human beings are always fundamentally political for Aristotle. This position challenges the view that ethical life is prior to or beyond the scope of political life. Aristotle's conception of the political nature of the human is developed through a reading of the linguistic argument at Politics I.2; a careful treatment of autos, or self, in Aristotle; and an examination of the (...)
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    Badiou and Hegel: Infinity, Dialectics, Subjectivity.A. J. Bartlett, Justin Clemens, Norman Madarasz, Adriel M. Trott, Gabriel Riera, Frank Ruda, Tzuchien Tho & Alberto Toscano - 2015 - Lanham: Lexington Books.
    This book collects the work of leading scholars on Alain Badiou and G.W.F. Hegel, creating a dialogue between, and a critical appraisal of, these two central figures in European philosophy.
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    Aristotle on the Matter of Form: A Feminist Metaphysics of Generation.Adriel M. Trott - 2019 - Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press.
    Adriel M. Trott challenges the wholesale acceptance of the view that nature operates in Aristotle's work on a craft model, which implies that matter has no power of its own. Instead, she argues for a robust sense of matter in Aristotle in response to feminist critiques. She finds resources for thinking the female's contribution (and the female itself) on its own terms and not as the contrary to form, or the male. Using the image of a Möbius strip, Trott considers (...)
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  12. Colloquium 2 Saving the Appearances of Plato’s Cave.Adriel M. Trott - 2021 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 36 (1):31-56.
    This article considers Plato’s view of philosophy depicted in his cave analogy in light of Arendt’s distinction between Socratic and Platonic philosophy. Arendt argues that philosophy functions, for Socrates, in an immanent world, characterized by examining and considering—in addition to refining opinions through persuasion about—the currency of politics, which thereby closely associates philosophy with politics. On her view, Plato makes philosophy transcend politics—the world of opinion—when Socrates fails to persuade the Athenians. The cave analogy seems to support Arendt’s view that (...)
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  13. Rancière and Aristotle: Parapolitics, Part-y Politics, and the Institution of Perpetual Politics.Adriel M. Trott - 2012 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 26 (4):627-646.
    ABSTRACT This article addresses Rancière's critique of Aristotle's political theory as parapolitics in order to show that Aristotle is a resource for developing an inclusionary notion of political community. Rancière argues that Aristotle attempts to cut off politics and merely police the community by eliminating the political claim of the poor by including it. I respond to three critiques that Rancière makes of Aristotle: that he ends the political dispute by including the demos in the government; that he includes the (...)
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  14. Toward a New Metaphysics: Difference in Irigaray’s Reading of Plato’s Cave.Adriel M. Trott - 2006 - Philosophy Today 50 (Supplement):22-30.
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    Logos and the Political Nature of Anthrōpos in Aristotle’s Politics.Adriel M. Trott - 2010 - Polis 27 (2):292-307.
    Departing from Aristotle's two-fold definition of anthrōpos (human) as having logos and being political, the argument of this article is that human beings are always fundamentally political for Aristotle. This position challenges the view that ethical life is prior to or beyond the scope of political life. Aristotle's conception of the political nature of the human is developed through a reading of the linguistic argument at Politics 1.2; a careful treatment of autos, or self, in Aristotle; and an examination of (...)
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    Toward a Feminist Ontology: A New Logic of Truth in Irigaray’s Reading of Plato’s Cave.Adriel M. Trott - 2006 - Philosophy Today 50 (Supplement):22-30.
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    Rule in Turn: Political Rule against Mastery in Aristotle's Politics.Adriel M. Trott - 2013 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (2):301-311.
    Aristotle’s political theory is often dismissed as undemocratic due to his treatment of natural slavery and women and to his conception of political rule as rule by turns. The second reason presents no less serious challenges than the first for finding democracy in Aristotle’s political theory. This article argues that Aristotle’s account of ruling in turns hinges on a critique of master rule and an affirmation of political rule, which involves both the rulers and the ruled in the project of (...)
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    Plato’s Republic by Alain Badiou; Susan Spitzer trans. [REVIEW]Adriel M. Trott - 2015 - Ancient Philosophy 35 (1):216-220.
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    9 Does It Matter? Material Nature and Vital Heat in Aristotle’s Biology.Adriel M. Trott - 2017 - In Abraham Jacob Greenstine & Ryan J. Johnson (eds.), Contemporary Encounters with Ancient Metaphysics. Edinburgh University Press. pp. 158-179.
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    Fanny Söderbäck. Feminist Readings of Antigone. [REVIEW]Adriel M. Trott - 2012 - philoSOPHIA: A Journal of Continental Feminism 2 (2):234-237.