Department of Greek & Latin


Elena Cagnoli Fiecconi

Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy

elena cagnoli fiecconi

Contact: Send Elena an email

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 traditions. I also enjoy exploring the relevance of ancient views for contemporary philosophy of mind and ethics. 

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 and Draft

Aristotle on the Structure of Akratic Action. Phronesis 63(3): 229-256, 2018. Published Version and Draft

Enmattered Virtues. Metaphysics 1 (1): 63-74, 2018. Published Version (Open Access)

"Aristotle's Peculiarly Human Psychology" forthcoming 2019 in Aristotle's Anthropology, Ed. N. Kreft and G. Keil, CUP. Draft

"Elements of Biology in Aristotle's Political Science" forthcoming 2019 in Cambridge Companion to Aristotle's Biology, S. Connell (ed.), CUP. Draft