Academic Appointments


  • Professor, Philosophy
  • Professor (By courtesy), Classics

Administrative Appointments


  • Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor of Humanities, Philosophy, Stanford University (2011 - Present)
  • Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University (2007 - 2011)
  • Petris Professor of Greek Studies Philosophy & Classics, University of California at Berkeley (1998 - 2007)
  • O'Donnell Professor of Philosophy, Ohio State University (1992 - 1998)
  • Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University (1995 - 1995)
  • Professor of Philosophy and Classical Studies, University of Michigan (1991 - 1992)
  • Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy (1985 - 1992)
  • Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University (1988 - 1988)
  • Visiting Professor of Philosophy, UCLA (1985 - 1986)
  • Visiting Assoc. Professor of Philosophy, Princeton (1982 - 1982)
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley (1979 - 1985)
  • Visiting Asst. Professor, Philosophy, University British Columbia (1976 - 1977)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Philosophy, University of British Columbia (1975 - 1976)
  • Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford (2012 - 2012)
  • Visiting Fellow, Center for Advanced Study Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (2011 - 2011)
  • Visiting Fellow, Center for Advanced Study Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (2012 - 2012)
  • Fellowship, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (1989 - 1989)
  • Chair, Dept. of Philosophy, Chair, Dept. of Philosophy (2002 - 2005)
  • Assistant Dean, College of Letters and Sciences University of California at Berkeley (1980 - 1982)
  • Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center (1988 - 1989)
  • President's Research Fellowship, University of California (1988 - 1989)
  • Humanities Research Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley (1988 - 1989)
  • Humanities Research Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley (1984 - 1985)
  • Visiting Junior Fellow, Council of the Humanities Princeton (1982 - 1982)
  • University Fellowship, University of Wisconsin (1975 - 1976)
  • Vilas Graduate Fellowship, University of Wisconsin (1974 - 1975)
  • Graduate Fellowship, Ford Foundation (1974 - 1974)
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley (1977 - 1979)

Honors & Awards


  • Ford Foundation, University of Michigan (1992)
  • Ph.D. Thesis Award, Matchette Foundation (1975)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2013 - 2013)
  • Member, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University (1996 - 1997)
  • Member, Chancellor's Campus Title IX Advisory Committee, University of California at Berkeley (1981 - 1982)
  • Editorial Board Member, Oxford Research Reviews in Philosophy (2012 - Present)
  • General Editor, Westview History of Ancient & Medieval Philosophy (1997 - 2004)
  • Editorial Board Member, University of California Press Publications in Classical Studies (1980 - 1988)
  • Editorial Board Chair, University of California Press Publications in Classical Studies (1983 - 1986)
  • Guest Editor, Topoi, Vol.10., Predication: Analyses and Implication (1991 - 1991)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D, University of Wisconsin, Philosophy (1976)
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin, Philosophy (1974)
  • B.A, University of Wisconsin, Philosophy (1972)

2020-21 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Roy Lee
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Landon Hobbs, Kelvin Yang
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Thomas Slabon

All Publications


  • Aristotle’s Epistemology Epistemology: Key Thinkers Code, A., Bolton, R. edited by Hetherington, S. Continuum. 2012: 50–71
  • Comments on ‘Aristotle on the Form and Definition of a Human Being: Definitions and their Parts in Metaphysics Z10 and 11’ Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy Code, A. edited by Gurtler, G. M., J, S. 2011: 197–210
  • Aristotle and the History of Skepticism Ancient Models of Mind: Studies in Human and Divine Rationality Code, A. edited by Nightingale, A. W., Sedley, D. Cambridge. 2010: 97–109
  • An Aristotelian Puzzle about Definition: Metaph. VII.12 Being, Nature and Life in Aristotle Code, A. edited by Lennox, J. G., Bolton, R. Cambridge. 2010: 78–96
  • Aristotle on Plato on Weight One Book, The Whole Universe: Plato’s Timaeus Today Code, A., Sanders, K., Sattler, B. edited by Mohr, R. D. Parmenides Publishing. 2010: 201–211
  • Aristotelian Colors as Causes Meaning and Being: Festschrift for Julius Moravcsik Codes, A. edited by Follesdall, J., Woods, J. London: College Publications. 2008: 235–242
  • On Generation and Coruption I.5 Aristotle: On Generation and Corruption, Book I, Symposium Aristotelicum Code, A. edited by Haas, F. d., Mansfeld, J. Oxford. 2004: 171–193
  • Change, Power and Potentialities in Aristotle Desire, Identity and Existence Code, A., Reshotoko, N. Academic Printing & Publishing. 2003
  • Metaphysics Lambda 5 Aristotle's Metaphysics Book Lambda: Symposium Code, A. edited by Charles, D., Frede, M. Oxford. 2001: 161–182
  • Aristotle: Logic and Metaphysics Routledge History of Philosophy Code, A. edited by Furley, D. Routledge. 1999: 40–75
  • Philosophical Method in Aristotle's 'On Ideas' Internationale Zeitschrift für Philosophie Code, A. 1998; 2: 177-198
  • Aristotle's 'Metaphysics' as a science of principles REVUE INTERNATIONALE DE PHILOSOPHIE Code, A. D. 1997; 51 (201): 357-378
  • The Priority of Final Causes Over Efficient Causes in Aristotle's PA Aristotelische Biologie:Intentionen, Methoden, Ergebnisse, Philosophie der Antike Code, A. edited by Kullmann, W., Foellinger, S. Steiner Verlag. 1997: 127–143
  • Owen on the Development of Aristotle’s Metaphysics Aristotle’s Philosophical Development Code, A. edited by Wians, W. Rowman Littlefield. 1996: 303–325
  • Articles on David Hume, Francis Hutcheson, and Lord Kames The Dictionary of Art Code, A. edited by Brigstocke, H. Macmillan. 1996
  • Aristotle The Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy Code, A. edited by Zeyl, D. J. The Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy. 1996: 67–95
  • POTENTIALITY IN ARISTOTLE SCIENCE AND METAPHYSICS 4th Annual USC/Rugers Conference in Aristotle CODE, A. BLACKWELL PUBL LTD. 1995: 405–18
  • Vlastos on a Metaphysical Paradox Virtue, Love and Form: Essays in Memory of Gregory Vlastos Code, A. edited by Irwin, T. H., Nussbaum, M. C. 1993: 85–98
  • Vlastos on a Metaphysical Paradox Apeiron Coded, A. 1993; 26 (3-4)
  • Explaining Various Forms of Living Essays on Aristotle's 'De Anima' Code, A., Moravsik, J. edited by Nussbaum, M., Rorty, A. Oxford. 1992
  • Some Basic Elements of Aristotle's Metaphysical Essentialism Michigan Philosophy News Code, A. 1991: 2-6
  • Aristotle, Searle and the Mind-Body Problem John Searle and His Critics Code, A. edited by LePore, E., Gulick, R. V. Blackwell. 1991: 105–113
  • The Philosophical Significance of the Middle Books of Aristotle's Metaphysics The University of Dayton Review Code, A. 1989; 19: 8191
  • Reply to Frede's 'Being and Becoming in Plato Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy Code, A. Oxford. 1988: 53–60
  • Soul as Efficient Cause in Aristotle's Embryology Philosophical Topics Code, A. 1987; 15: 161-169
  • Metaphysics and Logic Aristotle Today Code, A. edited by Matthen, M. Edmonton. 1987: 127–149
  • ARISTOTLE INVESTIGATION OF A BASIC LOGICAL PRINCIPLE, WHICH SCIENCE INVESTIGATES THE PRINCIPLE OF NON-CONTRADICTION CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY CODE, A. 1986; 16 (3): 341-357
  • Aristotle: Essence and Accident Philosophical Grounds of Rationality Code, A. edited by Grandy, R. E., Warner, R. Oxford. 1986: 411–439
  • The Aporematic Approach to Primary Being in Metaphysics Canadian Journal of Philosophy Code, A. 1985; 10: 1-20
  • On the Origins of Some Aristotelian Theses about Predication How Things Are Code, A. edited by Bogen, J., McGuire, J. E. Reidel. 1985: 101–131, 323–326
  • THE APOREMATIC APPROACH TO PRIMARY BEING IN 'METAPHYSICS-Z' + ARISTOTLE JOURNAL OF PHILOSOPHY CODE, A. 1982; 79 (11): 716-718
  • Review of C.C.W. Taylor's translation and commentary for Plato's Protagoras Canadian Journal of Philosophy Code, I., Dybikowski, J. C. 1980; 10: 311-325
  • GEACH AGAIN ANALYSIS Blackburn, S., CODE, A. 1979; 39 (3): 160-160
  • REPLY TO GEACH ANALYSIS Blackburn, S., CODE, A. 1978; 38 (4): 206-207
  • POWER OF RUSSELL CRITICISM OF FREGE - DENOTING ANALYSIS Blackburn, S., CODE, A. 1978; 38 (2): 65-77
  • What is it to be an Individual? Journal of Philosophy Code, A. 1978; 75: 647-648
  • No Universal is a Substance: an Interpretation of Metaphysics Z13,1038b8-15 Paideia Code, A. 1978: 65-74
  • PERSISTENCE OF ARISTOTELIAN MATTER PHILOSOPHICAL STUDIES CODE, A. 1976; 29 (6): 357-367
  • Aristotle’s Response to Quine’s Objections to Modal Logic Journal of Philosophical Logic Code, A. 1976; 5: 159-186