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Steven Skultety

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My research focuses on the way ancient philosophers understood human beings who were at odds with one another. Currently my work concentrates on Aristotle’s political philosophy, but my long-term goal is to produce work that will track arguments about interpersonal conflict from the Presocratics to the Stoics. Outside of ancient philosophy, my research interests include virtue theory, republicanism, as well as democratic theory.


“Disputes of the Phronimoi: Can Aristotle’s Best Citizens Disagree?” Ancient Philosophy Vol.32 (2012)

“Categories of Competition” Sports, Ethics & Philosophy Vol.5 No.4 (2011)

“Aristotle’s Oligarchs and the Origins of Misguided Elitism” in On Oligarchy: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics, Tabachnick and Koivukoski, eds. (Toronto, 2011)

“Delimiting Aristotle’s Conception of Stasis in the Politics” Phronesis Vol.54 (2009)

“Competition in the Best of Cities: Agonism and Aristotle’s Politics” Political Theory Vol. 37 No.1 (2009)

“Aristotle’s Theory of Partisanship.” Polis Vol. 25 No. 2 (2008)

“Currency, Trade, and Commerce in Plato’s Laws.” History of Political Thought Vol.27 No.2 (2006)

Aristotle’s Politics. Critical Essays. Richard Kraut and Steven Skultety eds. (Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2005)

“Is ‘Part of Justice’ Just at All? Reconsidering Aristotle’s Politics III.9.” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter 6(4) 24-34 (2005)


Review of M.H. Hansen’s Reflections on Aristotle’s Politics (Museum Tusculanum, 2013) for The Classical Review (June 2014)

Review of the The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Political Philosophy, ed. Stephen Salkever (Cambridge, 2009) for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (6-27-2010)

Review of G.E.R. Lloyd’s Disciplines in the Making (Oxford, 2009) for The Review of Metaphysics (Sept, 2010)

Review of Ronna Burger’s Aristotle’s Dialogue with Socrates: On the Nicomachean Ethics (U. of Chicago, 2008) for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (1-11-2009)

Review of Ronald Weed’s Aristotle on Stasis: A Moral Psychology of Political Conflict (Logos Verlag, 2007) for Bryn Mawr Classical Review (8-18-2008)

Review of Ryan Balot’s Greek Political Thought (Blackwell, 2006) for Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (6-16-2007)

Review of Jill Frank’s A Democracy of Distinction: Aristotle and the Work of Politics (Chicago: University of Chicago, 2005) for Ethics Vol.116 No.2 (2006)