Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, 2003 (Philosophy)
M.A. Fordham University, 1996 (Philosophy)
B.A. University of Pennsylvania, 1991 (Physics)
Eric Sanday specializes in Ancient Greek Philosophy with a special focus on the relationship between ethics and ontology. His book, A Study of Dialectic in Plato's Parmenides, is available from Northwestern University Press. His recent and forthcoming articles focus on the nature of pleasure in Plato's Philebus, paradigm in Plato’s Statesman, and the existential weight of the philosophical path in Plato's Symposium. He is the co-editor of a volume on Plato's Laws (Indiana University Press) and a collection of essays on ancient philosophy. His next book project will focus on the account of truth and life in Plato's Timaeus.
Note to potential graduate students:
"In the spring of 2017 I will be teaching a seminar on the differing conception of form in Plato's dialogues, focusing on the Phaedo, Republic, and Parmenides. I aim to use this account of form to contextualize the way Plato, through Socrates, speaks of perception and the common sensibles (ta koina) in the Theaetetus. I hope to give students an opportunity to strengthen their skills of reading and writing philosophically (i.e. with honesty, creativity, and precision) through careful analysis of some of the most difficult texts in Plato, and I hope to provide a basis for understanding the history of philosophy for oneself. I am particularly interested in working out in detail the Platonic conception of dialectic and the transformative process by which, in Plato's view, the philosopher develops into maturity."
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