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    Cicero on Politics and the Limits of Reason: The Republic and Laws.Jed W. Atkins - 2013 - Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
    A prolific philosopher who also held Rome's highest political office, Cicero was uniquely qualified to write on political philosophy. In this book Professor Atkins provides a fresh interpretation of Cicero's central political dialogues - the Republic and Laws. Devoting careful attention to form as well as philosophy, Atkins argues that these dialogues together probe the limits of reason in political affairs and explore the resources available to the statesman given these limitations. He shows how Cicero appropriated and transformed Plato's thought (...)
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    Non-domination and the libera res publica in Cicero's Republicanism.Jed W. Atkins - 2018 - History of European Ideas 44 (6):756-773.
    ABSTRACTThis paper assesses to what extent the neo-Republican accounts of Quentin Skinner and Philip Pettit adequately capture the nature of political liberty at Rome by focusing on Cicero's analysis of the libera res publica. Cicero's analysis in De Republica suggests that the rule of law and a modest menu of individual citizens’ rights guard against citizens being controlled by a master's arbitrary will, thereby ensuring the status of non-domination that constitutes freedom according to the neo-Republican view. He also shows the (...)
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    Euripides’s Orestes and the Concept of Conscience in Greek Philosophy.Jed W. Atkins - 2014 - Journal of the History of Ideas 75 (1):1-22.
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    12 The Political Theory of Cicero’s De officiis.Jed W. Atkins - 2023 - In Jörn Müller & Philipp Brüllmann (eds.), Cicero: De officiis. De Gruyter. pp. 197-214.
  5. Cicero on the relationship between Plato's Republic and Laws.Jed W. Atkins - 2013 - In Anne D. R. Sheppard (ed.), Ancient approaches to Plato's Republic. London: Institute of Classical Studies, University of London.
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    Espoir et empire dans le songe de Scipion.Jed W. Atkins & Charlotte Murgier - 2020 - Cahiers Philosophiques 159 (4):27-41.
    Le Songe de Scipion est l’occasion pour Cicéron de revenir sur cette notion généralement dévalorisée politiquement qu’est l’espoir, par le biais de la longue narration d’un rêve, dans lequel Scipion a eu la vision, non seulement de sa destinée future, mais de l’ensemble de l’univers, et a été instruit du destin des âmes humaines après la mort. En réponse aux interrogations du républicanisme antique sur les limites dans lesquelles une République peut aspirer à la gloire et à l’expansion impériale, l’eschatologie (...)
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  7. Empire, just wars, and cosmopolitanism.Jed W. Atkins - 2021 - In Jed W. Atkins & Thomas Bénatouïl (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Cicero's Philosophy. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Integrity and Conscience in Medical Ethics: A Ciceronian Perspective.Jed W. Atkins - 2019 - Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 62 (3):470-488.
    The past decade has seen a vigorous debate in medical ethics over whether and under what conditions physicians can refuse requests from patients for medical interventions that the physician believes are morally inappropriate to perform. The debate has typically been framed in terms of "conscientious refusal": when, if ever, is the physician justified in refusing an intervention when the reasons of refusal have to do with the convictions of the physician's conscience? To this version of the question, a range of (...)
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    10. Natural Law and Civil Religion: De legibus Book II.Jed W. Atkins - 2017 - In Otfried Höffe (ed.), Ciceros Staatsphilosophie: Ein Kooperativer Kommentar Zu ›de Re Publica‹ Und ›de Legibus‹. De Gruyter. pp. 167-186.
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    The Cambridge Companion to Cicero's Philosophy.Jed W. Atkins & Thomas Bénatouïl (eds.) - 2021 - New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.
    Cicero is one of the most important and influential thinkers within the history of Western philosophy. For the last thirty years, his reputation as a philosopher has once again been on the rise after close to a century of very low esteem. This Companion introduces readers to 'Cicero the philosopher' and to his philosophical writings. It provides a handy port-of-call for those interested in Cicero's original contributions to a wide variety of topics such as epistemology, the emotions, determinism and responsibility, (...)
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    Tertullian on ‘The Freedom of Religion’.Jed W. Atkins - 2020 - Polis 37 (1):145-175.
    Tertullian first coined the phrase ‘the freedom of religion’. This article considers what this entails. I argue that Tertullian’s discussion of religious liberty derives its theoretical significance from his creative repurposing of the Roman idea of liberty as non-domination. Tertullian contends that the Roman magistrates’ treatment of Christian citizens and loyal subjects amounts to tyrannical domination characterized by the absence of the traditional conditions for non-domination: the rule of law, rule in and responsive to the interests of the people, and (...)
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    Zeno’s Republic, Plato’s Laws, and the Early Development of Stoic Natural Law Theory.Jed W. Atkins - 2015 - Polis 32 (1):166-190.
    Recent scholarship on Stoic political thought has sought to explain the relationship between Zeno’s Republic and the concept of a natural law regulating a cosmic city of gods and human beings that is attributed to later Stoics. This paper provides a reassessment of this relationship by exploring the underappreciated influence of Plato’s Laws on Zeno’s Republic and, through Zeno, on the subsequent Stoic tradition. Zeno’s attempt to remove perceived inconsistencies in Plato’s treatment of ‘law’ and ‘nature’ established a philosophical framework (...)
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    CICERO'S PHILOSOPHICA - Y. Baraz A Written Republic. Cicero's Philosophical Politics. Pp. xiv + 252. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2012. Cased, £30.95, US$45. ISBN: 978-0-691-15332-2. [REVIEW]Jed W. Atkins - 2013 - The Classical Review 63 (2):417-419.
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    Book Review: Ethics and the Orator: The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality by Gary A. RemerEthics and the Orator: The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality, by RemerGary A.Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017. [REVIEW]Jed W. Atkins - 2017 - Political Theory:009059171774397.
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    Book Review: Ethics and the Orator: The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality, by Gary A. Remer. [REVIEW]Jed W. Atkins - 2019 - Political Theory 47 (1):142-147.