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

Research Interests

  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Ethics
  • Moral Epistemology
  • Epistemology of Perception

Courses Recently Taught

  • Aristotle and Neo-Aristotelian Virtue Ethics (Spring 2020)
  • Aristotle's De Anima (Spring 2019)
  • Plato's Republic (Fall 2018)
  • Proseminar (with Miranda Fricker, Fall 2017)

Representative Publications
 

"Mixing Minds: Anaxagoras and Plato's Phaedo" in C. Harry and J. Habash (eds.), The Reception of Presocratic Natural Philosophy in Later Classical Thought (Brill, 2020), 404-428.
 

"Ancient Philosophy and Disjunctivism: The Case of the Stoics," in C. Doyle, J. Milburn, and D. Pritchard (eds.), New Issues in Epistemological Disjunctivism (Routledge, 2019), 61-88.
 

"Plato, Socrates, and Love." 2019. In C. Grau and A. Smuts, The Oxford Handbook of Love. Oxford Handbooks. https://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199395729.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199395729-e-21?print=pdf
 

Moral Motivation (Oxford University Press, 2016).
 

"Plato, Forms, and Moral Motivation" in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 49 (2015), 37-70.

 

"Platonic Virtue: An Alternative Approach" in Philosophy Compass 9/9 (2014), 605-14.

 

"Socratic Irony" in Nick Smith and John Bussanich (eds.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates (Bloomsbury Academic Publishing, 2013), 20-34.

 

"Theoretical Nous and its Objects in Aristotle" in Proceedings for the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy XXVIII 2012 (Leiden, 2013), 161-180.

 

"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.

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

 

"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.

 

"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.