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  1. A Partisan's Guide to Socratic Intellectualism.Matthew Evans - 2010 - In Sergio Tenenbaum (ed.), Desire, Practical Reason, and the Good. Oxford University Press. pp. 6.
  2. Plato on the Possibility of Hedonic Mistakes.Matthew Evans - 2008 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 35:89-124.
  3. Plato and the Meaning of Pain.Matthew Evans - 2007 - 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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    Mental Agency and Metaethics.Matthew Evans & Nishi Shah - 2012 - Oxford Studies in Metaethics 7:80-109.
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  5. Plato's Rejection of Thoughtless and Pleasureless Lives.Matthew Evans - 2007 - 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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  6. Plato's Anti-Hedonism'.Matthew Evans - 2008 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 23:121-145.
  7. Lessons From Euthyphro 10 A-11 B.Matthew Evans - 2012 - In Brad Inwood (ed.), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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    Can Epicureans Be Friends?Matthew Evans - 2004 - Ancient Philosophy 24 (2):407-424.
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    Plato on the Norms of Speech and Thought.Matthew Evans - 2011 - 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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    Book Review: Plato and Aristotle's Ethics. [REVIEW]Matthew Evans - 2006 - Journal of Moral Philosophy 3 (3):372-374.