Academic Appointments


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

Administrative Appointments


  • Clarence Irving Lewis Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University (2010 - Present)
  • Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Bass Fellows Program, Barbara Finberg University (2010 - Present)
  • Professor of Philosophy, and by courtesy of Classics, Stanford University (2007 - Present)
  • Faculty Scholar, Marta Sutton Weeks (2007 - 2010)
  • Associate Professor, by courtesy, of Classics, Stanford University (2005 - Present)
  • Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Bass Fellows Program, Barbara Finberg University (2005 - 2005)
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University (2002 - 2007)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley (2001 - 2001)
  • Faculty Fellowship, Alden H. and Winifred Brown (2000 - 2001)
  • Fellowship, Stanford Humanities Center, Stanford University (1999 - 2000)
  • Faculty Fellowship, John Philip Coghlan (1997 - 1999)
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Stanford University (1996 - 2002)
  • Junior Fellow, National Center for Hellenic Studies (1995 - 1996)
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Fellow, Princeton University Center for Human Values (1994 - 1995)
  • Fellow, Chicago Humanities Institute (1992 - 1992)
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago (1990 - 1995)
  • Graduate Student Instructor, University of California at Berkeley (1986 - 1990)
  • Graduate Fellowship, University of California at Berkeley (1985 - 1986)
  • Lecturer in Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto campus (1984 - 1985)
  • Rotary Fellowship, Cambridge University (England) (1981 - 1982)

Honors & Awards


  • Outstanding Academic Title, American Library Association, CHOICE (2004)
  • Newbold Rhinelander Landon Scholarship, Harvard University (1981)
  • Charles Joseph Bonaparte Scholarship, Harvard University (1980)
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University (1980)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, Advisory Board to the Philosophical Gourmet Report (2006 - 2017)
  • Member, American Philosophical Association
  • Member, Program Committee of the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical Association (2004 - 2006)
  • Member, Advisory Board to the Philosophical Gourmet Report (2004 - 2006)
  • Member, Advisory Committee to the Eastern Division Program Committee of the American Philosophical Association in the History of Philosophy (2003 - 2006)
  • Referee for book manuscripts, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press (2002 - Present)
  • Referee for book manuscripts, Cambridge University Press (2000 - 2001)
  • Referee for book manuscripts, Oxford University Press (2000 - 2001)
  • Referee for book manuscripts, Routledge Press (2000 - 2001)
  • Referee for book manuscripts, State University of New York Press (2000 - 2001)
  • Referee for book manuscripts, University of California Press (2000 - 2001)
  • Referee, Ancient Philosophy (1998 - 1999)
  • Referee for a book manuscript, Cornell University Press (1997 - 1998)
  • Previous referee, Ancient Philosophy
  • Referee, Classical Philology
  • Referee, Helios
  • Referee, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research
  • Reviewer, Applications for the National Endowment in the Humanities Summer Stipends (1996 - 1997)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University (2009 - 2010)
  • Chair, Philosophy Department Committee on Undergraduate Research (2009 - 2010)
  • Member, Department promotion committee, Stanford University (2009 - 2010)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Stanfoerd University (2008 - 2009)
  • Chair, Philosophy Department Committee on Undergraduate Research, Stanford University (2008 - 2009)
  • Member, Dean's Curriculum Committee, Stanford University (2008 - 2009)
  • Director of Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Chair, Philosophy Department Committee on Undergraduate Research, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Member of department reappointment committee, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Member, C-USP, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Member, Dean's Curriculum Committee, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Member, IHUM Governance Board, Stanford University (2007 - 2008)
  • Member, MLA Governance Board (2007 - 2008)
  • Director, Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Chair, Philosophy Department Committee on Undergraduate Research, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Member, Department tenure committee, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Member, C-USP, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Member, Ethical Reasoning Board, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Member, IHUM Governance Board, Stanford University (2006 - 2007)
  • Director, Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University (2005 - 2006)
  • Chair, Philosophy Department Committee on Undergraduate Research, Stanford University (2005 - 2006)
  • Member, IHUM Governance Board, Stanford University (2005 - 2006)
  • Chair, S-GER subcommittee of C-USP, Stanford University (2004 - 2005)
  • Chair, Ancient Philosophy Search Committee (2004 - 2005)
  • Director, Undergraduate Studies (2004 - 2005)
  • Chair, Philosophy Department Committee on Undergraduate Research, Stanford University (2004 - 2005)
  • Member, IHUM Governance Board, Stanford University (2004 - 2005)
  • Chair, S-GER subcommittee of C-USP, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • Chair, Ancient Philosophy Search Committee, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • Chair, Reappointment Committee, Stanford University (2003 - 2004)
  • Chair, Reappointment Committee, Stanford University (2002 - 2003)
  • Chair, Placement Committee, Stanford University (2002 - 2003)
  • Chair, Core Seminar Review Committee, Stanford University (2002 - 2003)
  • Member, S-GER subcommittee (2002 - 2003)
  • Alumni Tour with President Hennessy, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
  • Member, Committee on Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
  • Director, Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
  • Member, Undergraduate Committee, Stanford University (2001 - 2002)
  • Member, Admissions Committee, Stanford University (2000 - 2001)
  • Member, Ethics in Society Steering Committee, Stanford University (2000 - 2001)
  • Freshman Admit weekend lecture, Stanford University (2000 - 2001)
  • Co-director, Masters Program Committee, Stanford University (2000 - 2001)
  • Stanford Humanities Center leave, Stanford University (1999 - 2000)
  • Member, Booth Prize Committee, Stanford University (1998 - 1999)
  • Member, Committee on Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University (1998 - 1999)
  • Member, Ethics in Society Steering Committee, Stanford University (1998 - 1999)
  • Member, Ethics Search Committee, Stanford University (1998 - 1999)
  • Member, History of Modern Philosophy Search Committee, Stanford University (1998 - 1999)
  • Member, History of Science Search Committee, Stanford University (1998 - 1999)
  • Director, Undergraduate Studies, Stanford University (1997 - 1998)
  • Member, Ethics in Society Steering Committee, Stanford University (1997 - 1998)
  • Member, Mellon Post Doctoral Fellowships Committee, Stanford University (1997 - 1998)
  • Member, Modern History Search Committee, Stanford University (1997 - 1998)
  • Member, Library Committee, Stanford University (1996 - 1997)
  • Member, History Search Committee, Stanford University (1996 - 1997)
  • Organized and ran a Latin philosophy reading group, Stanford University (1996 - 1997)
  • Member, Department of Philosophy graduate admissions committees, search committees, University of Chicago
  • Organized and ran a Latin philosophy reading group, University of Chicago (1991 - 1994)

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, Philosophy (1990)
  • M. Phil., Cambridge University, Philosophy (1983)
  • B.A., Harvard University, Government (1981)

2019-20 Courses


Stanford Advisees


  • Doctoral Dissertation Reader (AC)
    Brian Bigio, Landon Hobbs, Kelvin Yang
  • Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
    Roy Lee
  • Doctoral (Program)
    Jonathan Amaral, Ashley Attwood, Sarah Brophy, Earvin Chavez, Grant Dowling, Daniel Friedman, Austen Friesacher, Zachary Hall, Patrick Hughes, Miikka Jaarte, Seyoung Kang, Mikayla Kelley, Shayan Koeksal, Soham Shiva, Rupert Sparling, Elise Sugarman, Sally Tilton, Cesar Valenzuela Marquez

All Publications


  • Elitism in Plato and Aristotle CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO ANCIENT ETHICS Bobonich, C., Bobonich, C. 2017: 298–318
  • The Cambridge Companion to ANCIENT ETHICS Introduction CAMBRIDGE COMPANION TO ANCIENT ETHICS Bobonich, C., Bobonich, C. 2017: 1-+
  • Socrates and Eudaimonia The Cambridge Companion to Socrates Bobonich, C. edited by Norrison, D. Cambridge University Press. 2011: 293–332
  • Images of Irrationality Plato's Laws: A Critical Guide Bobonich, C. edited by Bobonich, C. Cambridge University Press. 2010: 149–171
  • Plato's Laws: A Critical Guide edited by Bobonich, C. Cambridge University Press. 2010
  • Nicomachean Ethics VII.7: Akrasia and Self-Control Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics Book VII (Proceedings of the 2005 Symposium Aristotelicum) Bobonich, C. Oxford University Press. 2009: 130–156
  • Plato's Politics Oxford Handbook on Plato Bobonich, C. edited by Fine, G. Oxford University Press. 2008: 311–335
  • Why should philosophers rule? Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Protrepticus SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY & POLICY Bobonich, C. 2007; 24 (2): 153-175
  • Akrasia in Greek Philosophy: from Socrates to Plotinus edited by Bobonich, C., Destree, P. Brill. 2007
  • Plato: Political Philosophy, Founders of Modern Political and Social Thought Polis Bobonich, C. 2007; 24 (1)
  • Greek Political Philosophy Greek Political Philosophy Keyt, D., Miller, F. Cambridge University Press. 2007
  • Plato on Akrasia and Knowing Your Own Mind Akrasia in Greek Philosophy: from Socrates to Plotinus Bobonich, C. edited by Destree, P., Bobonich, C. Brill. 2007: 41–60
  • Why Should Philosophers Rule? Plato's Laws and Aristotle's Protrepticus Freedom, Reason, and the Polis: Essays in Ancient Greek Political Philosophy Bobonich, C. edited by Keyt, D., Miller, F. Cambridge University Press. 2007
  • Why Should Philosophers Rule? Plato's Laws and Aristotle's Protrepticus Social Philosophy & Policy Bobonich, C. 2007; 24 (2): 153-175
  • Aristotle's Ethical Treatises The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Bobonich, C. edited by Kraut, R. Blackwell. 2006: 12–36
  • Review of Virtue, Norms, and Objectivity: Issues in Ancient and Modern Ethics Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Bobonich, C. 2005
  • Review of Individual and Conflict in Greek Ethics The Philosophical Review Bobonich, C. 2004; 113: 557 - 560
  • Plato: Utopia Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Bobonich, C. Stanford University Press. 2002
  • Plato's Utopia Recast: His Later Ethics and Politics Bobonich, C. Oxford University Press. 2002
  • Review of Platonic Questions: Dialogues with the Silent Philosopher The Philosophical Review Bobonich, C. 2002; 111: 297-299
  • Review of Reason and Emotion The Philosophical Review Bobonich, C. 2001; 110: 263 - 267
  • Plato and the Birth of Classical Political Philosophy Plato's Laws and its Historical Significance; Selected papers of the I International Congress on Ancient thought edited by Lisi, F. L. Academia Verlag. 2001; 95 - 106
  • Akrasia and Agency in Plato's Laws and Republic Essays on Plato's Psychology Bobonich, C. edited by Wagner, E. Rowman and Littlefield. 2001: 203–237
  • Aristotle's Politics: Books VII and VIII The Philosophical Review Bobonich, C., , 1999; 108: 582 - 585
  • Persuasion, Compulsion and Freedom in Plato's Laws Oxford Readings in Philosophy: Plato 2: Ethics, Politics, Religion and the Soul Bobonich, C. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1999
  • Reading the Laws Form and Argument in Late Plato Bobonich, C. edited by Gill, C., McCabe, M. M. Oxford University Press. 1996: 249–282
  • Review of The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle Ethics Bobonich, C. 1996; 106: 687
  • Review of Plato's Ethics The Philosophical Review Bobonich, C. 1996; 105: 235-240
  • Plato's Theory of Goods in the Laws and the Philebus Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy Bobonich, C. 1995; 11: 101 - 139
  • The Virtues of Ordinary People in Plato's Politicus Reading the Statesman: The Proceedings of the Third International Symposium Platonicum Bobonich, C. edited by Rowe, C. J. Academia Verlag. 1995: 313–329
  • Review of The Morality of Happiness The Philosophical Review Bobonich, C. 1995; 104: 265-268
  • AKRASIA AND AGENCY IN PLATO 'LAWS' AND 'REPUBLIC' ARCHIV FUR GESCHICHTE DER PHILOSOPHIE Bobonich, C. 1994; 76 (1): 3-36
  • Review of Secession Ethics Bobonich, C. 1994: 422-423
  • Review of Practices of Reason The Philosophical Review Bobonich, C. 1994; 103: 567-569
  • Internal Realism, Human Nature and Distributive Justice: A Response to Martha Nussbaum Modern Philology Bobonich, C. 1993; 90: S74-92
  • Review of A Companion to Aristotle's Politics Ethics Bobonich, C. 1993; 103: 387-389
  • PERSUASION, COMPULSION AND FREEDOM IN PLATO 'LAWS' CLASSICAL QUARTERLY Bobonich, C. 1991; 41 (2): 365-388