Gavin Lawrence

D.Phil. - Oxford University, 1985.

Professor of Philosophy

Fields of interest: Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind.

Some publications

  • Aristotle's Fragments, with J. Barnes, Princeton, 1984.
  • "Akrasia and Clear-eyed Akrasia" in Nicomachean Ethics Bk.7., Revue de la Philosophie Ancienne, 1987.
  • "Aristotle and the Ideal Life," Philosophical Review 1993.
  • "The Rationality of Morality" in Virtues and Reasons, edd. Hursthouse, Lawrence and Quinn OUP, 1993;
  • "Reflection, Practice, and Ethical Scepticism", Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 1993
  • "Nonaggregatability, Inclusiveness, and the Theory of Focal Value: NE 1.7.1097b16-20", Phronesis, 1997.
  • "The Function of the Function Argument", in Ancient Philosophy (2001), pp.445-475 (31 pages)
  • "Reason, Intention and Choice: An Essay in Practical Philosophy", Philosophy, Supplement No.54:Modern Moral Philosophy, A O’Hear (ed) (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2004), pp.265-300 (36 pages)
  • "Snakes in Paradise: Problems in the Ideal Life in NE 10", Spindel Conference 2004, in The Southern Journal of Philosophy, (2005), Vol. XLIII Supplement, pp.126-165 (40 pages)
  • "Human Good and Human Function", in Blackwell's Companion to Aristotle's Ethics edited by R. Kraut (Blackwell: Oxford) 2006, pp.37-75 (39 pages)
  • "Human Excellence in Character and Intellect", in Blackwell’s Companion to Aristotle, ed. G. Anagnostopoulos app. 24 pages. (2007/2008)
  • "Is Aristotle's Function Argument Fallacious? Part I, Groundwork: Initial Clarification of Objections", in a volume of Philosophy in honor of G. Santas (2008), ed. G. Anagnostopoulos (2009)