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, he has articles forthcoming on Plato’s Statesman (in an edited volume in process) and Plato’s Philebus (Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal), and he is co-editor of a volume on Plato's Laws (Indiana University Press). His next book project will focus on the account of truth and life in Plato's Timaeus.
Note to potential graduate students:
"In the coming years I plan to offer seminars on "The Death of God," focusing on the Platonic response to the collapse of the traditional divinities in the context of the polis (Spring 2016) and on Plato's Timaeus. I hope to give students a secure handle on what are in my view some of the most difficult texts in Plato and to give you a basis on which to build your way in to the history of philosophy. 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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