Fiona is currently on research leave for the 2012/13 academic year, made possible by a Mind Research Fellowship. She is working on a monograph that offers a novel reading of Plato's Sophist. This reading argues that the dialogue's central question is what it is to give an account (logos) of something in the world, and contains an account of being according to which there are two modes of being, constituting the nature of some property and conforming to such a nature. It is also claimed that cases of the first mode (Forms) are causes of cases of the second mode, and that Forms are not universals.
Fiona organises the annual Keeling Lecture and the biennial Keeling Colloquium in ancient philosophy (with Jenny Bryan in Latin). See the Keeling website here.
- 2012 ‘Restless Forms, Changeless Causes’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 2011/12, Volume CXII, 239-261
- 2012 ‘Modes of Being at Sophist 255c-e’, Phronesis 57, 1-28
- 2012, Friendship, Luck and the Voluntary in the Eudemian Ethics, ed. by F. Leigh (Brill, Leiden), with an Introduction by F. Leigh & B. Inwood.
- 2010 ‘Being and Power in Plato’s Sophist’, Apeiron 43, 1-23
- 2009 ‘Plato on Art, Beauty, and Perspective in the Sophist’, Literature and Aesthetics: Plato’s Poetry 19 (ed.), Eugenio Benitez, 183-214
- 2008 'The Copula and Semantic Continuity in Plato's Sophist', Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 34, 105-21
- 2007 ‘Platonic Dialogue, Maieutic Method, and Critical Thinking’, Journal of Philosophy of Education, 41 (3), 209-223