- BA, Yale University
- PhD, Princeton University
James Allen’s research interests include ancient Greek and Roman philosophy.
- “Aristotle on chance as an accidental cause”, in Aristotle’s Physics: A Critical Guide, ed. Mariska Leunissen (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
- “Practical and theoretical knowledge in Aristotle”, in Bridging the Gap between Aristotle’s Science and Ethics, eds. Devin Henry and Karen Margrethe Nielson (Cambridge University Press, 2015).
- “Aristotle on the value of ‘probability,’ ‘persuasiveness’ and verisimilitude in rhetorical argument” in Probabilities, Hypotheticals, and Counterfactuals in Ancient Greek Thought, ed. Victoria Wohl (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
- “Why there are ends of both goods and evils in ancient ethical theory”, in Strategies of Argument: Essays in Ancient Ethics, Epistemology, and Logic, ed. Mi-Kyoung Lee (2014)
- “Syllogism, Demonstration, and Definition in Aristotle’s Topics and Posterior Analytics’”, in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Vol. 40: Essays in Memory of Michael Frede, eds. James Allen, Eyjolfur Kjalar Emilsson, Benjamin Morison, and Wolfgang-Rainer Mann (Oxford University Press, 2011)
- “Pyrrhonism and Medicine”, in The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism, ed. Richard Bett (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
- “Aristotle on Disciplines of Argument: Rhetoric, Dialectic, Analytic”, in Rhetorica: A Journal of the History of Rhetoric, Vol. 25, No. 1 (Winter 2007). 87-108.
- “Dialectic and Virtue in Plato’s Protagoras”, in The Virtuous Life in Greek Ethics, eds. Burkhard Reis and Stella Haffmans (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
- ‘The Stoics on the origin of language and the foundations of etymology’, in Language and Learning: Philosophy of Language in the Hellenistic Age, eds. Dorothea Frede and Brad Inwood (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
- Inference from Signs: Ancient Debates about the Nature of Evidence (Oxford University Press, 2001, 2008).
- “Carneadean argument in Cicero’s academic books”, in Assent and Argument, eds. Brad Inwood and Jaap Mansfield (proceedings of the 7th Symposium Hellenisticum, Utrecht, August 21-25, 1995; Brill, 1997).
- “Academic Probabilism and Stoic Epistemology”, in The Classical Quarterly, Vol. 44, No. 1 (1994). 85-113.
- “Failure and Expertise in the Ancient Conception of an Art”, in The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Newsletter, No. 324 (1989).
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