Tad Brennan



I study Ancient Greek Philosophy: primarily Plato and Aristotle, but also the Stoics, Skeptics, Epicureans, Pre-Socratics, and late Platonists.


  • You will find links to pdfs of the papers below, and to many other of my papers, chapters, reviews, etc.,  at my Academia.edu website.
  • academic article
    • Essay on Simplicius' Commentary on Epictetus' Encheiridion (co-authored with Charles Brittain)
    • Two Modal Theses in the Second Half of Metaphysics Theta.4.  Phronesis.  39:160-173. 1994
    • Criterion and Appearance in Sextus Empiricus: The Scope of Sceptical Doubt, The Status of Sceptical Belief.  Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies.  39:151-169. 1994
    • The Text of Anaxagoras Fragment DK 59 B22.  The American Journal of Philology .  116:533-537.1995
    • Reasonable Impressions in Stoicism.  Phronesis.  41:318-334. 1996
    • Epicurus on Sex, Marriage, and Children.  Classical Philology.  91:346-352. 1996
    • Pyrrho on the Criterion .  Ancient Philosophy.  18:417-434. 1998
    • Reservation in Stoic Ethics.  Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie.  82:149-177. 2000
  • book
    • The Stoic Life : Emotions, Duties, and Fate .  New York : Oxford University Press. 2005
    • Ethics and Epistemology in Sextus Empiricus.  New York: Garland Publications. 1999
  • chapters
    • Stoic Moral Psychology.  The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics. 2003
    • The Old Stoic Theory of the Emotions.  The Emotions in Hellenistic Philosophy. 1998
    • Socrates and Epictetus.  A Companion to Socrates.

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