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, American Philosophical Association
  • Member, Advisory Board to the Philosophical Gourmet Report (2006)
  • 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)

2017-18 Courses


All Publications


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Review of Platonic Questions: Dialogues with the Silent Philosopher The Philosophical Review Bobonich, C. 2002; 111: 297-299
  • 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
  • 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
  • Review of Reason and Emotion The Philosophical Review Bobonich, C. 2001; 110: 263 - 267
  • 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
  • Review of The Morality of Happiness The Philosophical Review Bobonich, C. 1995; 104: 265-268
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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