Marina McCoy is a specialist in ancient Greek philosophy, with interest in Platonic rhetoric, the sophists, and Plato's literary form. She is on the executive board of the Ancient Philosophy Society. Professor McCoy has also worked on the philosophy of vulnerability and trauma and has an interest in philosophy of incarceration. She also teaches in the PULSE (Personal and Social Responsibility) service learning program and volunteers at a men's correctional facility.
Image and Argument in Plato's Republic (forthcoming, SUNY, 2020)
Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy
(Oxford University Press, 2013).
Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).
"Rhetoric and Royalty: Odysseus' presentation of the female shades in Hades," Logos without Rhetoric: The Arts of Language Before Plato (ed. Robin Reames) U. of South Carolina Press, 2017.
"Perspectivism and the Philosophical Rhetoric of the Dialogue Form," Plato Journal 16, (2016), 49-57.
"The City of Sows and Sexual Differentiation in Plato's Republic," chapter for Plato's Animals (eds. Jeremy Bell and Michael Naas), Indiana University Press, 2015.
"Alcidamas, Isocrates, and Plato on speech, writing, and philosophical rhetoric" Ancient Philosophy 29 (2), spring 2009.
"Sophistry and Philosophy in Plato's Republic," Polis volume 22(2), 2005.
"Reason and Dialectic in the Argument against Protagoras in the Theaetetus," International Philosophical Quarterly, volume 45 (1) (March 2005), 21-39.
"Philosophy, Elenchus, and Charmides's Definitions of Sophrosune" Arethusa 38 (2005), 133-159.
"Socrates on Simonides: The Use of Poetry in Socratic and Platonic Rhetoric," Philosophy and Rhetoric vol.32 (4), 1999: 349-367.
"Protagoras on Human Nature, Wisdom, and the Good: The Great Speech and the Hedonism of Plato's Protagoras." Ancient Philosophy vol. 18, 1998, 21-39.