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

Research Interests

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Moral Epistemology
  • Ethics

Courses Recently Taught

  • Aristotle's De Amina (Spring 2014)
  • Proseminar (co-taught with Jesse Prinz) (Fall 2013)
  • Aristotle & Neo-Aristotelian Ethics (Spring 2013)
  • 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, Agents, and Actions" in Jon Miller (ed.), Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: A Critical Guide (Cambridge University Press, 2011), 170-190.
 "From the Phaedo to the Republic: Plato's Tripartite Soul and the Possibility of Non-Philosophical Virtue" in R. Barney, T. Brennan, and C. Brittain (eds.) Plato and the Divided Self (Cambridge University Press, 2011), 9-32.

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.

"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.