Department of Greek & Latin


Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi

Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy

elena cagnoli fiecconi


Contact: email

Office Hours: Mon 11-13, Gordon House G04


Research Interests: Ancient Philosophy, Virtue Ethics, Moral Psychology. I work especially on Aristotle's ethics and philosophy of mind, but I have broad interests in other ancient philosophical traditions. I also enjoy exploring the relevance of ancient views for contemporary philosophy of mind and ethics. I am interested in supervising students working in any of these areas.

Bio: I joined UCL in 2018 after completing my graduate studies at the University of Oxford and two postdocs at Thumos in Geneva and at the Polonsky Academy in Jerusalem.


  • 'Harmonia, Melos and Rhythmos. Aristotle on Musical Education'. Ancient Philosophy 36 (2):409-424, 2016. Published Version 
  • 'Aristotle on the Structure of Akratic Action'. Phronesis 63(3): 229-256, 2018. Published Version 
  • 'Enmattered Virtues'. Metaphysics 1 (1): 63-74, 2018. Published Version (Open Access)
  • 'Aristotle's Peculiarly Human Psychology'  in Aristotle's Anthropology, Ed. N. Kreft and G. Keil, CUP 2019. Published Version
  • "Elements of Biology in Aristotle's Political Science" forthcoming 2019 in Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Biology, S. Connell (ed.), CUP. 
  • ‘Aristotle on Attention’ forthcoming in Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie.
  • ‘Aristotle on the Affective Powers of Colour and Pictures’ forthcoming 2020 in 66e Entretiens sur l’Antiquité Classique, ed. by K. Ierodiakonou.

Penultimate drafts available for download on Philpapers