Luca Castagnoli

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2015 - present Associate Professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy and Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford
2007 - 2015 Lecturer/Senior Lecturer of Ancient Philosophy, Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University 
2004 - 2007  Henry Lumley Research Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge 
2005 Ph.D. University of Cambridge (Classics) 
​2000 Laurea University of Bologna (Philosophy) 




Ancient Self-Refutation: The Logic and History of the Self-Refutation Argument From Democritus to Augustine. Cambridge: CUP.


Edited volumes

2019  Greek Memories: Theories and Practices, co-edited with Paola Ceccarelli. Cambridge: CUP.
Forth. The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Logic, co-edited with Paolo Fait. Cambridge: CUP.


Articles and book chapters 

2000 ‘Self-bracketing Pyrrhonism’, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 18, 263-328.
2001 ‘L’elenchos di Agatone: Una rilettura di Platone, Simposio, 199c3-201c9’, Dianoia 6, 39-84.
2004 ‘Protagoras Refuted: How Clever is Socrates’ “Most Clever” Argument at Theaetetus171a-c?’, Topoi 23: 3-32.
2006 ‘Memoria Aristotelica, Memoria Agostiniana’, in G. A. Lucchetta, U. La Palombara (eds.),Mente, anima e corpo nel mondo antico. Immagini e funzioni, Pescara: Opera Editrice: 141-160.
2006 ‘Liberal Arts and Recollection in Augustine’s Confessions X (ix 16 - xii 19)’, Philosophie Antique, 6: 107-135.
2007 ‘Everything is true, Everything is False: Self-Refutation Arguments from Democritus to Augustine’, Antiquorum Philosophia 1: 11-74.
2009 Synartēsis crisippea e tesi di Aristotele’, in M. Alessandrelli, M. Nasti De Vincentis (eds.), La logica nel pensiero antico. Napoli: Bibliopolis: 105-163.
2010 ‘How Dialectical Was Stoic Dialectic?’, in A. Nightingale, D. Sedley (eds.), Ancient Models of Mind: Studies in Human and Divine Rationality. Cambridge: CUP: 153-179.
2012 ‘Ancient Philosophy of Language’ (co-authored with E. V. Di Lascio), in D. G. Fara, G. Russell (eds.), Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Language. London and New York: Routledge: 811-826.
2012 ‘Aristotle on Begging the Question Between Dialectic, Logic and Epistemology’, Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 15: 90-121.
2012 ‘Self-refutation and Dialectic in Plato and Aristotle’, in J. L. Fink (ed.), Dialectic and Dialogue: The Development of Dialectic from Plato to Aristotle, Cambridge: CUP: 27-61.
2013 ‘Democritus and Epicurus on Sensible Qualities in Plutarch, Against Colotes 3-9’, Aitia. Regards sur la culture hellénistique au XXIe siècle 3.
2013 ‘Early Pyrrhonism: Pyrrho to Aenesidemus’, in F. Sheffield, J. Warren (eds.), Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy. London and New York: Routledge: 496-510.
2015/6 ‘Aristotle on the Non-Cause Fallacy’, History and Philosophy of Logic 37: 9-32.
2016 ‘Aristote sur la pétition de principe’, for J.-B. Gourinat and J. Lemaire (eds.), Logique and dialectique dans l’Antiquité, Paris: Vrin: 259-302.
2017 ‘Skeptical Ethics’, in C. Bobonich (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Ethics, Cambridge: CUP: 2018-239.
2017 Aporia and inquiry in Ancient Pyrrhonism’, in V. Politis, G. Karamanolis (eds.), The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy, Cambridge: CUP: 205-227. 
2018 ‘Aenesidemus’, in D. Machuca, B. Reed (eds.) Skepticism: From Antiquity to the Present, London and Oxford: Bloomsbury: 67-80.
2019 ‘Dialectic in the Hellenistic Academy’, for T. Bénatouïl and K. Ierodiakonou (eds.), Dialectic After Plato and Aristotle. Cambridge, CUP: 168-217.

‘Is Memory of the Past? Aristotle on the Objects of Memory’, in L. Castagnoli and P. Ceccarelli: 236-255.

2019 ‘Introduction’ (co-authored with P. Ceccarelli), in L. Castagnoli and P. Ceccarelli: 236-255.
2019 ‘The Phaedo on Philosophy and the Soul’, in G. Fine (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of Plato, 2nd edn. Oxford: OUP: 183-205.
2020 ‘Ideas: Philosophy, Religion and History’, in B. Dignas (ed.) A Cultural History of Memory in the Age of Antiquity. London: Bloomsbury: 83-100.
Forth. ‘Fallacies and Paradoxes’, in L. Castagnoli and P. Fait (eds.) The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Logic. Cambridge: CUP.
Forth. ‘Validity and Syllogism’ (co-authored with P. Fait), in L. Castagnoli and P. Fait (eds.) The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Logic. Cambridge: CUP.
Ancient dialectic and logic, including broadly ancient theories and practices of argument and fallacy, from Plato to late antiquity (especially Plato, Aristotle, Stoics and Sceptics)
Ancient epistemology and philosophical scepticism (especially Plato, Stoics, Epicureans, the Hellenistic Academy and the Pyrrhonian tradition)
Ancient conceptions of memory, recollection, learning and teaching (especially Plato, Aristotle, the Sceptics and Augustine)