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Dr. John Palmer

Dr. John Palmber

Currently Teaching

  • Graduate Seminar in Ethics

Office Hours (Fall)

  • Tuesdays 9:30am – 11:30am

Areas of Specialization

  • Ancient Philosophy

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

Email: palmerj
Office: 330B Griffin-Floyd
Dr. Palmer is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department.

Books

  • Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. xii, 428 pp. (Paperback edn. 2013).
  • Plato's Reception of Parmenides. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999. xiii, 294 pp. (Paperback edn. 2002).

Recent Activities

  • "Ethics and Natural Philosophy in Empedocles". In David Wolfsdorf (ed.), Early Greek Ethics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2019).
  • 'Parmenides'. In Oxford Classical Dictionary Online, ed. Tim Whitmarsh. Forthcoming.
  • 'Melissus'. Oxford Classical Dictionary Online, ed. Tim Whitmarsh. Forthcoming.
  • 'Eleatic School'. Oxford Classical Dictionary Online, ed. Tim Whitmarsh. Forthcoming.
  • 'Presocratic Interest in the Soul's Persistence after Death'. In John E. Sisko (ed.), Philosophy of Mind in Antiquity, vol. 1 of R. Copenhaver and C. Shields (gen. eds.) The History of the Philosophy of Mind (New York and London: Routledge, 2018): 23-43.
  • 'Contradiction and Aporia in Early Greek Philosophy'. In V. Politis and G. Karamanolis (eds.), The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018): 9-28.
  • 'The Early Tradition on Melissus and Parmenides'. In Jaap Mansfeld et al., Eleatica 2012: Melissus between Miletus and Elea, ed. Massimo Pulpito. (Sank Augustin: Acadamia Verlag, 2016): 150-6.
  • 'Elemental Change in Empedocles'. Rhizōmata: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science, vol. 4, no. 1 (2016): 30-54.
  • 'Parmenides of Elea'. The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, ed. Roger S. Bagnall, et al. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. December 29, 2016.