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Nickolas Pappas
Position: Executive Officer, Philosophy
Professor, Philosophy
Campus Affiliation: City College of New York
Office Hours: Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in Philosophy, Harvard University, 1987
Research Interests: Ancient philosophy, aesthetics, Nietzsche

A faculty member at CUNY since 1993, I have been on the GC doctoral faculty since 1997, Executive Officer since fall 2017. Most of my work is published in the areas of ancient philosophy and aesthetics, and most of my teaching covers the same territory.

Courses Recently Taught

  • Plato
  • Plato and the Arts 
  • Introduction to Logic

Representative Publications

  • Plato's Exceptional City, Love, and Philosopher. London, Routledge, 2021.
  • Guidebook to Plato and the Republic, London, Routledge: first edition 1995, second edition 2004, third edition 2013.  Translated into Portuguese (2003), Greek (2005), Chinese (2007).
  • “Beauty in Classical Philosophy: Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus,” entry in Michael Kelly (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, 2nd edition.  Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.
  • “Nietzsche’s Apollo,” Journal of Nietzsche Studies 45 (2014): 43-53.