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Gerard T A Naddaf

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Department of Philosophy

Professor Emeritus

Office: Ross Building, S443
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77594
Email: naddaf@yorku.ca
Primary website: http://www.yorku.ca/naddaf/


Professor Naddaf is a specialist in ancient Greek philosophy, particularly of the origins of philosophy, the Presocratics and Plato. His current research is on the concept of nature and society in the Presocratics, Plato and Aristotle, and on the interface between early allegory and inspiration and its impact on the origins of philosophy. There have been over 50 public reviews of his work.

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Degrees

Doctorate (Summa Cum Laude) 1986, Philosophy, Paris IV: Sorbonne
Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies, 1981, Philosophy, Paris IV: Sorbonne
Elève Diplômé, 1980, Sciences Religieuses, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Professional Leadership

2006-2007: Past President of Canadian Philosophical Association: in charge of biennial book prize (twenty-nine books submitted)

2006: Organized Panel to Celebrate World Philosophy Day, November 16, 2006

2005-2007: Canadian Representative for the Inter-American Society of Philosophy

2005-2007: CPA liaison to the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences

2005-2007: CPA liaison to UNESCO

2005: Coordinated World Philosophy Day Celebrations in Canada for UNESCO

2005-2006: President Canadian Philosophical Association (elected)

2004-2005: Committee Member of the Canadian Philosophical Association to award best student essay in 2004-2005

2004-2005: Vice President Canadian Philosophical Association (elected)

Reviewer: State University of New York Press; University of Chicago Press; Journal of the History of Philosophy; Ancient Philosophy; Études platoniciennes; European Legacy; Dialogue; Jspot; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Ancient Commentators Project, King’s College, London; Canadian Royal Military College, Kingston; George Mason University; Carleton University; Ontario Philosophical Association; Canadian Philosophical Association; The American Council of Learned Societies; Gallimard

Professional Activities:

Member: Canadian Philosophical Association; Canadian Association of Classics; Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy; International Plato Society; Inter-American Society for Philosophy; Fellow Founders College

Research Interests

, Ancient Greek philosophy, particularly of the origins of philosophy, the Presocratics and Plato, Philosophy
Books

Publication
Year

Le concept de nature chez les présocratiques (translated by Benoit Castelnérac), Paris: Klincksieck, 2008, 287pp.

2008

The Greek Concept of Nature, Albany: State University of New York Press (SUNY Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Anthony Preus, editor), 2005, x + 265pp.

2005

Anaximander in Context. New Studies in the Origins of Greek Philosophy (with Robert Hahn and Dirk Couprie), Albany: State University of New York Press (SUNY Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Anthony Preus, editor), 2003, xiv + 290pp.

2003

Plato the Myth Maker (by Luc Brisson), translated, edited, and with an introduction by Gerard Naddaf, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999, lvi +188pp.

1999

L'origine et l'évolution du concept grec de “physis,,” Lewiston./Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992, viii + 603 pp.: prefaced by Professor Pierre Hadot, Collège de France and Professor Luc Brisson, Directeur de Recherche, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique.

1992

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Algunas reflexiones sobre la noción griega temprana de inspiración poética,” in Miguel Giusti (ed), Mythos y Logos Revista de Filosofía in ARET? 21 (2), 2009, 51-86.

2009

“Allegory and the Origins of Philosophy,” in W. Wians (ed), Logos and Mythos: Philosophical Essays on Greek Literature, Albany: SUNY Press, 2009, 99-131.

2009

“Écriture et récitation poétique dans les Lois de Platon,” in La Philosophie de Platon (ed Michel Fattal), Paris-Budapest-Turin: L’Harmattan, 2005, Tome 2, 119-136.

2005

“Anaximander’s Numbers Revisited,” in Before Plato:SUNY Studies in Ancient Philosophy 6 (ed. by Anthony Preus), Albany: SUNY Press, 2000, 5-21.

2000

“Platon créateur de la théologie naturelle,” Une Philosophie dans l’Histoire. Hommages à Raymond Kilbansky (édité par Bjarne Melkevik et Jean-Marc Narbonne), Québec : Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2000, 25-46.

2000

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Review of Andrew Gregory, Ancient Greek Cosmogony, London: Duckworth, 2007 in The Classical Review 59(2), 2009, 342-344.

2009

Review of S. Scolnicov and L. Brisson (eds). Plato’s Laws: From Theory Into Practice. Proceedings of the VI Symposium Platonicum, Sankt Augustin: Akademia Verlag, 2003 in The Classical Review, 56.1 (2006), 54-57.

2006

Review of Luc Brisson. How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology. Translated by Catherine Tihanyi. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004 in Ancient Philosophy 26.1 (1) 2006, 429-431.

2006

Review of V. Caston & D.W. Graham (eds), Presocratic Philosophy. Essays in honour of Alexander Mourelatos, Ashgate, 2002 in The Classical Review 55.2 (2005), 339-402.

2005

Review of G.J. Reyhams-Schils, Plato’s Timaeus as Cultural Icon, Notre Dame University Press, 2002 in Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (2004), 335-37.

2004

Review of Adrienne Mayor, The First Fossil Hunters. Princeton and Oxford, Princeton University Press, 2000 in The Classical Review 53 (2003), 195-97.

2003

Review of John Sallis, Chorology. On Beginning in Plato’s Timaeus (Bloomington/Indianapolis: Indiana University Press), 1999 in Phoenix 56 (2003), 156-158.

2003

Review of R. Hahn, Anaximander and the Architects (Albany: SUNY Press), 2001, in The European Legacy 8 (2003), 377-79.

2003

Review (in French) of Philippe Constantineau: La doctrine classique de la politique étrangère, (Paris: Harmattan), 1998 in Dialogue 40, 2001, 172-175.

2001

Review of L. Brisson et F. W. Meyerstein’s Inventer l’univers (Paris, Les Belles Lettres), 1991 in Phoenix 49 (1995), 83-86.

1995

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“La alegoría. Orígenes y desarrollo de la filosophía desde los presocráticos hasta la Ilustración,” ARET?. Revista de Filosofía 19 (1) 2007, 41-86.

2007

“The role of the poet in Plato’s ideal cities of Callipolis and Magnesia,” Kriterion 46 (116), July/Dec. 2007, 329-349.

2007

“What is Presocratic philosophy?” Ancient Philosophy 26 (1) 2006, 161-179.

2006

“Plato: The Creator of Natural Theology,” International Studies in Philosophy 36 (1) 2004, 129-150.

2004

“Hesiod as a Catalyst for Western Political Paideia, ” The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms 7 (4), 2002, 343-361.

2002

“Robert Hahn and the Origins of Greek Philosophy,” Ancient Philosophy 22 (1) 2002, 153-170.

2002

“Literacy and Poetic Performance in Plato’s Laws,” Ancient Philosophy 20 (4) 2000, 339-350.’

2000

“Philippe Constantineau and the Classical Doctrine of Foreign Policy,” Symposium: Journal of the Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, 3 (2) 1999, 275-281.

1999

“Lefkowitz and the Afrocentric Question,” Philosophy of the Social Sciences 28 (3) 1998, 451-470.

1998

“On the Origin of Anaximander’s Cosmological Model,” Journal of the History of Ideas 59 (1) 1998, 1-28.

1998

“Plato’s Theologia Revisited,” Méthexis 9, 1996, 5-18.

1996

“The Atlantis Myth: An Introduction to Plato's Later Philosophy of History,” Phoenix 48 (3), 1994, 189-209.

1994

“Hésiode, précurseur des cosmogonies grecques de type évolutionniste,” Revue de l'Histoire des Religions 203 (4), 1986, 355-380.

1986

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Philosophic and poetic inspiration in the Republic,” IX Symposium Platonicum (theme Plato’s Republic), Tokyo, August 2-7, 2010 (refereed).

2010

“Platon et la tradition de l’historia peri physeôs,” Université I: Sorbonne, Paris, January 15, 2010 (invited).

2010

“Spontaneous generation and creationism in Presocratic monism,” Third OUSIA International Symposium on Classical Studies – Aristotle Physics and the ancient physikoi. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, May 31-June 3, 2010 (invited keynote address).

2010

“Plato. The creator of natural theology,” Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, March 19, 2009 (invited).

2009

“Plato: the creator of natural theology,” Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, March 30, 2009 (invited)

2009

“Qu’est ce que l’inspiration poétique,” Université de Paris I: Nanterre, May 15, 2009 (invited).

2009

“Some reflections on the early Greek notion of inspiration,” University of Buenos Aires, March 27, 2009 (invited).

2009

“Some reflections on the early Greek notion of inspiration,” Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, March 17, 2009 (invited)

2009

“The early Greek poetic notion of inspiration,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, October 17, 2009 (refereed).

2009

“The role of the poet in Plato’s ideal cities,” Universidade Federal de Rio de Janerio, March 23, 2009 (invited).

2009

Commentary on “L’âme examinée. D’une transition entre les dialogues socratiques et les dialogues politiques” by Annie Larivee (77th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of British Columbia, June 5, 2008) (invited commentary)

2008

“Some reflections on the early Greek notion of inspiration,” Mythos y Logos Simposio, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Peru, December 3-5, 2008 (invited keynote address).

2008

“The Role of the Poet in Plato’s Ideal Cities.” Intellectuals and Society Symposium Series, Founders College, January 22, 2008 (invited).

2008

“Divine Inspiration and Bodily Intervention,” Keynote address for the 15th Annual Philosophical Collaboration Conference, University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale, March 22-23 2007 (invited keynote address).

2007

“Plato and the 50 Cent Concert controversy,” Canadian Business Ethics Research Network public dialogue event, York University, September 28, 2007 (invited).

2007

“Poetic inspiration and divine intervention,” Inter-American Society for Philosophy, Mexico, November 6, 2007 (invited).

2007

“The role of the poet in Plato’s ideal cities of Callipolis and Magnesia,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, October 19, 2007 (invited keynote address)

2007

“Allegory and the Origins and Development of Philosophy from the Presocratics to the Enlightenment”, Canadian Philosophical Association Presidential Address, May 30 2006 at the 75th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, York University (keynote presidential address).

2006

“Allegory and the Origins of Philosophy,” Associaç?o Nacional Pós-Graduaç?o em Filosofía, Salvador, Brazil, October 23-27, 2006 (invited).

2006

“La critique platonique de la poésie dans les Lois,” Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, Bruxelles), May 3-5, 2006 (invited).

2006

“Ethics, Politics and Criminality: Plato’s Cosmological Perspective,” South Africian Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, Pretoria, May 4-6, 2005 (invited).

2005

“The Spell of Homer in the Pre-Platonic Allegorical Tradition,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, October 28-30, 2005 (refereed).

2005

“What can Greek philosophers teach us today?” Interamerican Society of Philosophy, Lima, Peru, November 1-5, 2005 (invited).

2005

“Plato on Education” (commentary), Canadian Philosophical Association, Winnipeg, May 30, 2004 (invited commentary)..

2004

“Some Reflexions on the Etymology and the Early Use of the Term Phusis,” Brownbag Seminars, York University, October 26, 2003.

2003

“The ‘public intellectual’ in 5th century B.C. Greece,” conference in honour of Howard Adelman, York University, September 18-19, 2003 (invited).

2003

“Reflections on Robert Hahn’s Anaximander and the Architects,” American Philosophical Association, Chicago, May 2002 (invited).

2002

“Hesiod as a Catalyst for Western Political Paideia,” University of British Columbia, February, 2001 (invited).

2001

Commentary on “Soul Dynamics in Plato’s Phaedrus,” by Eva Buccioni, Canadian Philosophical Association, Edmonton, Alberta, May, 2000 (invited commentary).

2000

“Dancing Plato’s Laws,” Canadian Philosophical Association, Edmonton, Alberta, May, 2000 (refereed).

2000

“Hesiod as a catalyst for Western Paideia,”?Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Binghamton University, Binghamton, October 2000 (invited keynote address).

2000

“Literacy and Poetic Performance in Plato’s Laws,” Western Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 5-8, 2000 (invited keynote address).

2000

“Platon, créateur de la théologie naturelle,” Laval University, March 2000 (invited).

2000

“Singing and Dancing the Laws in Plato’s Jerusalem,” VI Symposium Platonicum, Jerusalem, August 2000 (refereed).

2000

“Hesiod as a Catalyst for Western Paideia,” PAIDEIA: XXth World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, August, 1998 (refereed).

1998

“Literacy and Poetic Performance in Plato’s Laws,” University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, November, 1998 (invited).

1998

“Platon: créateur de la théologie naturelle,” Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-Saint Cloud, France, April, 1998 (refereed).

1998

“Hesiod and the Origins of Western Philosophy,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Binghamton University, Binghamton, October 1997 (refereed).

1997

“Some Reflections on the Origin of Western Philosophy,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Binghamton, N.Y., October, 1996 (refereed)

1996

“Anaximandre et les origines de la cosmologie grecque,” Université de Montréal, April, 1995 (invited).

1995

“Anaximandre et les origines de la philosophie grecque,” Université d'Ottawa, April, 1995 (invited).

1995

“Anaximandre et les origines de la philosophie grecque,” Université de Laval, April, 1995 (invited).

1995

“On the Number Three in Anaximander’s Cosmological Model,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Binghamton, N.Y., October, 1995 (refereed)

1995

“Plato and the Peri Phuseos Tradition,” Fourth Symposium Platonicum, Granada, Spain, September, 1995 (refereed).

1995

“Plato’s Theologia Revisited,” American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division), New York, December 1995 (invited keynote address)..

1995

Commentary on David Guetter’s “Epicurus on the Swerve of Atoms: Autonomy, Responsability, and Cosmology,” Ontario Philosophical Association, November, 1994 (invited commentary).

1994

Commentary on Jonathan Lavery’s “Wishing Up the Proles: Virtue Among the Lower Class in Plato’s Republic,” Ontario Philosophical Association, November, 1994 (invited commentary).

1994

“Did Plato Believe the Universe Had a Beginning in Time? A ‘New Approach to an ‘Old’ Problem,” Atlantic Classical Association, October, 1994 (refereed).

1994

“Esquisse d’une histoire de la philosophie à partir du terme phusis,” Le XXVe Congrès de l’Association des Sociétés de philosophie de langue française, Lausanne, Switzerland, August, 1994 (refereed).

1994

“Plato on Progress,” Canadian Association of Classics, Calgary, Alt., June, 1994 (refereed).

1994

“Plato’s Ambivalent Position on Progress and its Consequences for the Cosmological Debate,” Canadian Philosophical Association, Calgary, Alt., June, 1994 (refereed)..

1994

“Mind and Progress in Plato,” Canadian Association of Classics, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I., May, 1992 (refereed).

1992

“Mind and Progress in Plato’s Politicus,” International Plato Society, Bristol, England, August, 1992(refereed).

1992

“Plato and Atlantis,” Philosophy Student's Association and Classical Student's Association, York University, October, 1992.

1992

“A Solution to a Famous Socratic Paradox,” Philosophy Department, York University, Toronto, February, 1990.

1990

Commentary on L. Dewan’s “St. Thomas, Aristotle, and Creation,” Canadian Association of Philosophy, University of Victoria, May, 1990 (invited commentary).

1990

“Is Plato’s Protagoras More Platonic Than Orginally Thought: A Solution to a Famous Paradox,” Canadian Association of Classics, University of Victoria, May, 1990 (refereed).

1990

“Le mythe de l’Atlantide et la philosophie de l’histoire chez Platon,” Laval University, Quebec, March, 1990 (invited).

1990

“One Myth, Two States: Plato’s Protagoras,” Atlantic Association of Classics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. October, 1990 (refereed).

1990

“Rethinking Plato’s Protagoras,” Atlantic Association of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. October, 1990 (refereed).

1990

“On the Origin of Anaximander’s Cosmological Model,” Philosophy Department, York University, January, 1989.

1989

“The Atlantis Myth: An Introduction To Plato’s Later Philosophy Of History,” Ontario Philosophical Association, Mc Master University, Hamilton, Ontario, October, 1989 (refereed).

1989

“The relation of Plato’s Republic to his trilogy: Timaeus, Critias, Hermocrates (=Laws),” Canadian Association of Classics, University of Laval, May, 1989 (refereed).

1989

Hoi tupoi peri theologias in Plato's Republic II, 379 a 5-6,” Canadian Association of Classics, University of Windsor, May, 1988 (refereed).

1988

“On the Origin of Anaximander’s cosmological model,” Canadian Association of Classics, University of Windsor, May, 1988 (refereed).

1988

“Sur l’origine du modèle cosmologique d’Anaximandre,” Société de Philosophie du Québec, Moncton, May, 1988 (refereed).

1988

“Hésiode, précurseur des cosmogonies grecques de type évolutionniste,” Canadian Philosophical Association, McMaster University, May, 1987 (refereed).

1987

“The Origin and Evolution of the Greek Concept of Nature,” public lecture presented to: The Classics Department and the Dalhousie-Kings Classics Society, December 3, 1987.

1987

“The Origin and Evolution of the Greek Concept of Nature,” Atlantic Philosophical Association, Mount Allison University, April, 1987 ((refereed).

1987

“L’origine et l'évolution du concept grec de physis d'après le livre X des Lois de Platon,” Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Ve Section), 1986.

1986

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

“Politics, Ethics and Criminality: Plato’s Cosmological Perspective,” (selected essays from the International Conference on Ethics, Politics, Criminality: Perspectives from Greek Philosophy and Africa (ed. by A. Ladikos), Phronimon 2005, 45-57.

2005

“Plato and the Peri Phuseos Tradition,” Interpreting the Timaeus-Critias (selected essays from the 4th Symposium Platonicum (Timaeus/Critias) in International Plato Studies 4 (ed. by Tomas Calvos and Luc Brisson), Academia Verlag, 1997, 27-37.

1997

“Esquisse d’une histoire de la philosophie grecque à partir du terme phusis,” Cahiers de la Revue de Théologie et de Philosophie 18, 1996, 375-378.

1996

“Mind and Progress in Plato,” Special Issue on Plato's Statesman (ed. Nicholson & Rowe), Polis 12, 1993, 122-133.

1993

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

“Platon et la tradition de l’historia peri physeôs,” Etudes platoniciennes (forthcoming 2012).

2012

“Philosophic and poetic inspiration in Plato’s Republic,” (selected essays from the 9th Symposium Platonicum) in International Plato Studies (ed. by Noburu Notomi and Luc Brisson), Academia Verlag, (forthcoming 2011).

2011

“Spontaneous generation and creationism in Presocratic monism,” Third OUSIA International Symposium on Classical Studies – Aristotle’s Physics and the ancient physikoi, edited by Fernando Santoro (forthcoming 2011).

2011

Review of David Sedley, Creationism and its critics in Antiquity, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007 for Mouseion (forthcoming).



Professor Naddaf is a specialist in ancient Greek philosophy, particularly of the origins of philosophy, the Presocratics and Plato. His current research is on the concept of nature and society in the Presocratics, Plato and Aristotle, and on the interface between early allegory and inspiration and its impact on the origins of philosophy. There have been over 50 public reviews of his work.

Degrees

Doctorate (Summa Cum Laude) 1986, Philosophy, Paris IV: Sorbonne
Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies, 1981, Philosophy, Paris IV: Sorbonne
Elève Diplômé, 1980, Sciences Religieuses, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

Professional Leadership

2006-2007: Past President of Canadian Philosophical Association: in charge of biennial book prize (twenty-nine books submitted)

2006: Organized Panel to Celebrate World Philosophy Day, November 16, 2006

2005-2007: Canadian Representative for the Inter-American Society of Philosophy

2005-2007: CPA liaison to the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences

2005-2007: CPA liaison to UNESCO

2005: Coordinated World Philosophy Day Celebrations in Canada for UNESCO

2005-2006: President Canadian Philosophical Association (elected)

2004-2005: Committee Member of the Canadian Philosophical Association to award best student essay in 2004-2005

2004-2005: Vice President Canadian Philosophical Association (elected)

Reviewer: State University of New York Press; University of Chicago Press; Journal of the History of Philosophy; Ancient Philosophy; Études platoniciennes; European Legacy; Dialogue; Jspot; Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Ancient Commentators Project, King’s College, London; Canadian Royal Military College, Kingston; George Mason University; Carleton University; Ontario Philosophical Association; Canadian Philosophical Association; The American Council of Learned Societies; Gallimard

Professional Activities:

Member: Canadian Philosophical Association; Canadian Association of Classics; Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy; International Plato Society; Inter-American Society for Philosophy; Fellow Founders College

Research Interests

, Ancient Greek philosophy, particularly of the origins of philosophy, the Presocratics and Plato, Philosophy

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

“Algunas reflexiones sobre la noción griega temprana de inspiración poética,” in Miguel Giusti (ed), Mythos y Logos Revista de Filosofía in ARET? 21 (2), 2009, 51-86.

2009

“Allegory and the Origins of Philosophy,” in W. Wians (ed), Logos and Mythos: Philosophical Essays on Greek Literature, Albany: SUNY Press, 2009, 99-131.

2009

“Écriture et récitation poétique dans les Lois de Platon,” in La Philosophie de Platon (ed Michel Fattal), Paris-Budapest-Turin: L’Harmattan, 2005, Tome 2, 119-136.

2005

“Anaximander’s Numbers Revisited,” in Before Plato:SUNY Studies in Ancient Philosophy 6 (ed. by Anthony Preus), Albany: SUNY Press, 2000, 5-21.

2000

“Platon créateur de la théologie naturelle,” Une Philosophie dans l’Histoire. Hommages à Raymond Kilbansky (édité par Bjarne Melkevik et Jean-Marc Narbonne), Québec : Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2000, 25-46.

2000

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Review of Andrew Gregory, Ancient Greek Cosmogony, London: Duckworth, 2007 in The Classical Review 59(2), 2009, 342-344.

2009

Review of S. Scolnicov and L. Brisson (eds). Plato’s Laws: From Theory Into Practice. Proceedings of the VI Symposium Platonicum, Sankt Augustin: Akademia Verlag, 2003 in The Classical Review, 56.1 (2006), 54-57.

2006

Review of Luc Brisson. How Philosophers Saved Myths: Allegorical Interpretation and Classical Mythology. Translated by Catherine Tihanyi. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2004 in Ancient Philosophy 26.1 (1) 2006, 429-431.

2006

Review of V. Caston & D.W. Graham (eds), Presocratic Philosophy. Essays in honour of Alexander Mourelatos, Ashgate, 2002 in The Classical Review 55.2 (2005), 339-402.

2005

Review of G.J. Reyhams-Schils, Plato’s Timaeus as Cultural Icon, Notre Dame University Press, 2002 in Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (2004), 335-37.

2004

Review of Adrienne Mayor, The First Fossil Hunters. Princeton and Oxford, Princeton University Press, 2000 in The Classical Review 53 (2003), 195-97.

2003

Review of John Sallis, Chorology. On Beginning in Plato’s Timaeus (Bloomington/Indianapolis: Indiana University Press), 1999 in Phoenix 56 (2003), 156-158.

2003

Review of R. Hahn, Anaximander and the Architects (Albany: SUNY Press), 2001, in The European Legacy 8 (2003), 377-79.

2003

Review (in French) of Philippe Constantineau: La doctrine classique de la politique étrangère, (Paris: Harmattan), 1998 in Dialogue 40, 2001, 172-175.

2001

Review of L. Brisson et F. W. Meyerstein’s Inventer l’univers (Paris, Les Belles Lettres), 1991 in Phoenix 49 (1995), 83-86.

1995

Books

Publication
Year

Le concept de nature chez les présocratiques (translated by Benoit Castelnérac), Paris: Klincksieck, 2008, 287pp.

2008

The Greek Concept of Nature, Albany: State University of New York Press (SUNY Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Anthony Preus, editor), 2005, x + 265pp.

2005

Anaximander in Context. New Studies in the Origins of Greek Philosophy (with Robert Hahn and Dirk Couprie), Albany: State University of New York Press (SUNY Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Anthony Preus, editor), 2003, xiv + 290pp.

2003

Plato the Myth Maker (by Luc Brisson), translated, edited, and with an introduction by Gerard Naddaf, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1999, lvi +188pp.

1999

L'origine et l'évolution du concept grec de “physis,,” Lewiston./Lampeter: Edwin Mellen Press, 1992, viii + 603 pp.: prefaced by Professor Pierre Hadot, Collège de France and Professor Luc Brisson, Directeur de Recherche, Centre National de Recherche Scientifique.

1992

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

“La alegoría. Orígenes y desarrollo de la filosophía desde los presocráticos hasta la Ilustración,” ARET?. Revista de Filosofía 19 (1) 2007, 41-86.

2007

“The role of the poet in Plato’s ideal cities of Callipolis and Magnesia,” Kriterion 46 (116), July/Dec. 2007, 329-349.

2007

“What is Presocratic philosophy?” Ancient Philosophy 26 (1) 2006, 161-179.

2006

“Plato: The Creator of Natural Theology,” International Studies in Philosophy 36 (1) 2004, 129-150.

2004

“Hesiod as a Catalyst for Western Political Paideia, ” The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms 7 (4), 2002, 343-361.

2002

“Robert Hahn and the Origins of Greek Philosophy,” Ancient Philosophy 22 (1) 2002, 153-170.

2002

“Literacy and Poetic Performance in Plato’s Laws,” Ancient Philosophy 20 (4) 2000, 339-350.’

2000

“Philippe Constantineau and the Classical Doctrine of Foreign Policy,” Symposium: Journal of the Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, 3 (2) 1999, 275-281.

1999

“Lefkowitz and the Afrocentric Question,” Philosophy of the Social Sciences 28 (3) 1998, 451-470.

1998

“On the Origin of Anaximander’s Cosmological Model,” Journal of the History of Ideas 59 (1) 1998, 1-28.

1998

“Plato’s Theologia Revisited,” Méthexis 9, 1996, 5-18.

1996

“The Atlantis Myth: An Introduction to Plato's Later Philosophy of History,” Phoenix 48 (3), 1994, 189-209.

1994

“Hésiode, précurseur des cosmogonies grecques de type évolutionniste,” Revue de l'Histoire des Religions 203 (4), 1986, 355-380.

1986

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

“Philosophic and poetic inspiration in the Republic,” IX Symposium Platonicum (theme Plato’s Republic), Tokyo, August 2-7, 2010 (refereed).

2010

“Platon et la tradition de l’historia peri physeôs,” Université I: Sorbonne, Paris, January 15, 2010 (invited).

2010

“Spontaneous generation and creationism in Presocratic monism,” Third OUSIA International Symposium on Classical Studies – Aristotle Physics and the ancient physikoi. Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, May 31-June 3, 2010 (invited keynote address).

2010

“Plato. The creator of natural theology,” Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, March 19, 2009 (invited).

2009

“Plato: the creator of natural theology,” Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, March 30, 2009 (invited)

2009

“Qu’est ce que l’inspiration poétique,” Université de Paris I: Nanterre, May 15, 2009 (invited).

2009

“Some reflections on the early Greek notion of inspiration,” University of Buenos Aires, March 27, 2009 (invited).

2009

“Some reflections on the early Greek notion of inspiration,” Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, March 17, 2009 (invited)

2009

“The early Greek poetic notion of inspiration,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, October 17, 2009 (refereed).

2009

“The role of the poet in Plato’s ideal cities,” Universidade Federal de Rio de Janerio, March 23, 2009 (invited).

2009

Commentary on “L’âme examinée. D’une transition entre les dialogues socratiques et les dialogues politiques” by Annie Larivee (77th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of British Columbia, June 5, 2008) (invited commentary)

2008

“Some reflections on the early Greek notion of inspiration,” Mythos y Logos Simposio, Pontifica Universidad Católica del Peru, December 3-5, 2008 (invited keynote address).

2008

“The Role of the Poet in Plato’s Ideal Cities.” Intellectuals and Society Symposium Series, Founders College, January 22, 2008 (invited).

2008

“Divine Inspiration and Bodily Intervention,” Keynote address for the 15th Annual Philosophical Collaboration Conference, University of Southern Illinois at Carbondale, March 22-23 2007 (invited keynote address).

2007

“Plato and the 50 Cent Concert controversy,” Canadian Business Ethics Research Network public dialogue event, York University, September 28, 2007 (invited).

2007

“Poetic inspiration and divine intervention,” Inter-American Society for Philosophy, Mexico, November 6, 2007 (invited).

2007

“The role of the poet in Plato’s ideal cities of Callipolis and Magnesia,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, October 19, 2007 (invited keynote address)

2007

“Allegory and the Origins and Development of Philosophy from the Presocratics to the Enlightenment”, Canadian Philosophical Association Presidential Address, May 30 2006 at the 75th Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, York University (keynote presidential address).

2006

“Allegory and the Origins of Philosophy,” Associaç?o Nacional Pós-Graduaç?o em Filosofía, Salvador, Brazil, October 23-27, 2006 (invited).

2006

“La critique platonique de la poésie dans les Lois,” Institut Supérieur de Philosophie, Bruxelles), May 3-5, 2006 (invited).

2006

“Ethics, Politics and Criminality: Plato’s Cosmological Perspective,” South Africian Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, Pretoria, May 4-6, 2005 (invited).

2005

“The Spell of Homer in the Pre-Platonic Allegorical Tradition,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York, October 28-30, 2005 (refereed).

2005

“What can Greek philosophers teach us today?” Interamerican Society of Philosophy, Lima, Peru, November 1-5, 2005 (invited).

2005

“Plato on Education” (commentary), Canadian Philosophical Association, Winnipeg, May 30, 2004 (invited commentary)..

2004

“Some Reflexions on the Etymology and the Early Use of the Term Phusis,” Brownbag Seminars, York University, October 26, 2003.

2003

“The ‘public intellectual’ in 5th century B.C. Greece,” conference in honour of Howard Adelman, York University, September 18-19, 2003 (invited).

2003

“Reflections on Robert Hahn’s Anaximander and the Architects,” American Philosophical Association, Chicago, May 2002 (invited).

2002

“Hesiod as a Catalyst for Western Political Paideia,” University of British Columbia, February, 2001 (invited).

2001

Commentary on “Soul Dynamics in Plato’s Phaedrus,” by Eva Buccioni, Canadian Philosophical Association, Edmonton, Alberta, May, 2000 (invited commentary).

2000

“Dancing Plato’s Laws,” Canadian Philosophical Association, Edmonton, Alberta, May, 2000 (refereed).

2000

“Hesiod as a catalyst for Western Paideia,”?Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Binghamton University, Binghamton, October 2000 (invited keynote address).

2000

“Literacy and Poetic Performance in Plato’s Laws,” Western Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 5-8, 2000 (invited keynote address).

2000

“Platon, créateur de la théologie naturelle,” Laval University, March 2000 (invited).

2000

“Singing and Dancing the Laws in Plato’s Jerusalem,” VI Symposium Platonicum, Jerusalem, August 2000 (refereed).

2000

“Hesiod as a Catalyst for Western Paideia,” PAIDEIA: XXth World Congress of Philosophy, Boston, August, 1998 (refereed).

1998

“Literacy and Poetic Performance in Plato’s Laws,” University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, November, 1998 (invited).

1998

“Platon: créateur de la théologie naturelle,” Ecole Normale Supérieure de Fontenay-Saint Cloud, France, April, 1998 (refereed).

1998

“Hesiod and the Origins of Western Philosophy,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Binghamton University, Binghamton, October 1997 (refereed).

1997

“Some Reflections on the Origin of Western Philosophy,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Binghamton, N.Y., October, 1996 (refereed)

1996

“Anaximandre et les origines de la cosmologie grecque,” Université de Montréal, April, 1995 (invited).

1995

“Anaximandre et les origines de la philosophie grecque,” Université d'Ottawa, April, 1995 (invited).

1995

“Anaximandre et les origines de la philosophie grecque,” Université de Laval, April, 1995 (invited).

1995

“On the Number Three in Anaximander’s Cosmological Model,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Binghamton, N.Y., October, 1995 (refereed)

1995

“Plato and the Peri Phuseos Tradition,” Fourth Symposium Platonicum, Granada, Spain, September, 1995 (refereed).

1995

“Plato’s Theologia Revisited,” American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division), New York, December 1995 (invited keynote address)..

1995

Commentary on David Guetter’s “Epicurus on the Swerve of Atoms: Autonomy, Responsability, and Cosmology,” Ontario Philosophical Association, November, 1994 (invited commentary).

1994

Commentary on Jonathan Lavery’s “Wishing Up the Proles: Virtue Among the Lower Class in Plato’s Republic,” Ontario Philosophical Association, November, 1994 (invited commentary).

1994

“Did Plato Believe the Universe Had a Beginning in Time? A ‘New Approach to an ‘Old’ Problem,” Atlantic Classical Association, October, 1994 (refereed).

1994

“Esquisse d’une histoire de la philosophie à partir du terme phusis,” Le XXVe Congrès de l’Association des Sociétés de philosophie de langue française, Lausanne, Switzerland, August, 1994 (refereed).

1994

“Plato on Progress,” Canadian Association of Classics, Calgary, Alt., June, 1994 (refereed).

1994

“Plato’s Ambivalent Position on Progress and its Consequences for the Cosmological Debate,” Canadian Philosophical Association, Calgary, Alt., June, 1994 (refereed)..

1994

“Mind and Progress in Plato,” Canadian Association of Classics, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, P.E.I., May, 1992 (refereed).

1992

“Mind and Progress in Plato’s Politicus,” International Plato Society, Bristol, England, August, 1992(refereed).

1992

“Plato and Atlantis,” Philosophy Student's Association and Classical Student's Association, York University, October, 1992.

1992

“A Solution to a Famous Socratic Paradox,” Philosophy Department, York University, Toronto, February, 1990.

1990

Commentary on L. Dewan’s “St. Thomas, Aristotle, and Creation,” Canadian Association of Philosophy, University of Victoria, May, 1990 (invited commentary).

1990

“Is Plato’s Protagoras More Platonic Than Orginally Thought: A Solution to a Famous Paradox,” Canadian Association of Classics, University of Victoria, May, 1990 (refereed).

1990

“Le mythe de l’Atlantide et la philosophie de l’histoire chez Platon,” Laval University, Quebec, March, 1990 (invited).

1990

“One Myth, Two States: Plato’s Protagoras,” Atlantic Association of Classics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. October, 1990 (refereed).

1990

“Rethinking Plato’s Protagoras,” Atlantic Association of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S. October, 1990 (refereed).

1990

“On the Origin of Anaximander’s Cosmological Model,” Philosophy Department, York University, January, 1989.

1989

“The Atlantis Myth: An Introduction To Plato’s Later Philosophy Of History,” Ontario Philosophical Association, Mc Master University, Hamilton, Ontario, October, 1989 (refereed).

1989

“The relation of Plato’s Republic to his trilogy: Timaeus, Critias, Hermocrates (=Laws),” Canadian Association of Classics, University of Laval, May, 1989 (refereed).

1989

Hoi tupoi peri theologias in Plato's Republic II, 379 a 5-6,” Canadian Association of Classics, University of Windsor, May, 1988 (refereed).

1988

“On the Origin of Anaximander’s cosmological model,” Canadian Association of Classics, University of Windsor, May, 1988 (refereed).

1988

“Sur l’origine du modèle cosmologique d’Anaximandre,” Société de Philosophie du Québec, Moncton, May, 1988 (refereed).

1988

“Hésiode, précurseur des cosmogonies grecques de type évolutionniste,” Canadian Philosophical Association, McMaster University, May, 1987 (refereed).

1987

“The Origin and Evolution of the Greek Concept of Nature,” public lecture presented to: The Classics Department and the Dalhousie-Kings Classics Society, December 3, 1987.

1987

“The Origin and Evolution of the Greek Concept of Nature,” Atlantic Philosophical Association, Mount Allison University, April, 1987 ((refereed).

1987

“L’origine et l'évolution du concept grec de physis d'après le livre X des Lois de Platon,” Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Ve Section), 1986.

1986

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

“Politics, Ethics and Criminality: Plato’s Cosmological Perspective,” (selected essays from the International Conference on Ethics, Politics, Criminality: Perspectives from Greek Philosophy and Africa (ed. by A. Ladikos), Phronimon 2005, 45-57.

2005

“Plato and the Peri Phuseos Tradition,” Interpreting the Timaeus-Critias (selected essays from the 4th Symposium Platonicum (Timaeus/Critias) in International Plato Studies 4 (ed. by Tomas Calvos and Luc Brisson), Academia Verlag, 1997, 27-37.

1997

“Esquisse d’une histoire de la philosophie grecque à partir du terme phusis,” Cahiers de la Revue de Théologie et de Philosophie 18, 1996, 375-378.

1996

“Mind and Progress in Plato,” Special Issue on Plato's Statesman (ed. Nicholson & Rowe), Polis 12, 1993, 122-133.

1993

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

“Platon et la tradition de l’historia peri physeôs,” Etudes platoniciennes (forthcoming 2012).

2012

“Philosophic and poetic inspiration in Plato’s Republic,” (selected essays from the 9th Symposium Platonicum) in International Plato Studies (ed. by Noburu Notomi and Luc Brisson), Academia Verlag, (forthcoming 2011).

2011

“Spontaneous generation and creationism in Presocratic monism,” Third OUSIA International Symposium on Classical Studies – Aristotle’s Physics and the ancient physikoi, edited by Fernando Santoro (forthcoming 2011).

2011

Review of David Sedley, Creationism and its critics in Antiquity, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007 for Mouseion (forthcoming).