The ancient Stoic proofs of the intelligence of the cosmos and their Platonic background
2018-19Philosophy, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Return to All Fellows
Ricardo Salles (GlaxoSmithKline Fellow, fall semester) revised Biology and Cosmology in Ancient Philosophy: From Thales to Avicenna, a collection of papers that he is editing (Cambridge University Press, 2020). He revised “Two classic problems in the Stoic theory of time” for Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (vol. 55, 2018). He wrote six chapters for edited volumes which are all forthcoming: “Epictetus on what is in our power: modal vs. epistemic conceptions” in Fate, Providence, and Free Will in Antiquity, edited by R. Brouwer & E. Vimercati (Brill), “The Stoic cosmic soul” in The World-Soul: The History of a Concept, edited by J. Wilberding (Oxford University Press), “Why is the cosmos intelligent? (1) Stoic cosmology and Plato, Timaeus” and “The intersection of biology and cosmology in ancient philosophy” in Biology and Cosmology in Ancient Philosophy: From Thales to Avicenna, edited by R. Salles (Cambridge University Press), “The cosmic order: from beginning to end” in The Oxford Handbook of Hellenistic Philosophy, edited by J. Klein & N. Powers (Oxford University Press), and “Stoics and pre-Socratic materialists” in Routledge Handbook of Hellenistic Philosophy, edited by K. Arenson (Routledge). Salles is a researcher at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.