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Iakovos Vasiliou
Position: Executive Officer
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh; B.A. Cornell University

Research Interests

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Moral Epistemology
  • Wittgenstein

Courses Recently Taught

  • Proseminar (co-taught with Stephen Neale) (Fall 2012)
  • Plato's Republic (Spring 2011)
  • Aristotle and Contemporary Virtue Ethics (Spring 2010)
  • Proseminar (co-taught with Jesse Prinz) (Fall 2009)
  • Aristotle's De Anima (Spring 2009)

Representative Publications

Aiming at Virtue in Plato (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

"Aristotle on the State of the Agent and the Nature of the Action" in Jon Miller (ed.), Critical Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press).

"Philosophers, Non-Philosophers, and the Possibility of Virtue: Plato's Phaedo and Republic" in R. Barney, T. Brennan, and C. Brittain (eds.) Plato and the Divided Self (forthcoming, Cambridge University Press).

with Jonathan Adler, "Inferring Character from Reasoning: the Example of Euthyphro" in American Philosophical Quarterly 45.1 (2008), 43-56.

"Virtue and Argument in Aristotle's Ethics" in S. Tenenbaum (ed.), Moral Psychology: Poznan Studies in the Philosophy of the Sciences and Humanities, v. 94 (Amsterdam/New York: Rodopi, 2007), pp. 35-76.

"Reality, What Matters, and The Matrix", in C. Grau (ed.), Philosophers Explore the Matrix (Oxford University Press, 2005), 98-114.

"Disputing Socratic Principles: Character and Argument in the 'Polus Episode' of the Gorgias" in Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 84.3 (2002), 245-272.

"Socrates' Reverse Irony", The Classical Quarterly 52.1 (2002), 220-30

"Wittgenstein, Religious Belief, and On Certainty" in R. Arrington and M. Addis (eds.), Wittgenstein and Philosophy of Religion (Routledge, 2001), 29-50

"Conditional Irony in the Socratic Dialogues", The Classical Quarterly 49.2 (Dec 1999), 456-472.

"Socratic Principles, Socratic Knowledge", Philosophical Inquiry 21 (1999), 43-60.

"Perception, Knowledge and the Sceptic in Aristotle", Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 14 (1996), 83-131.

"The Role of Good Upbringing in Aristotle's Ethics", Philosophy and Phenomenlogical Research 56 (1996), 771-797.