Sean Kelsey

Professor, Philosophy

Professor, Philosophy
201 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556-4619
+1 574-631-7249


Sean specializes in Ancient Greek philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle. He came to Notre Dame in 2009, having taught before that at UCLA (1998-2009) and Iowa State (1997-98); he received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton in 1997. His recent publications include ‘Truth and value in Plato’s Republic’ (Philosophy 88 (2013): 197-218), ‘Empty words’ (in D. Ebrey (ed.), Theory and Practice in Aristotle’s Natural Science (Cambridge, 2015)), ‘Aristotle on interpreting nature’ (in M. Leunissen (ed.), Aristotle’s Physics: A Critical Guide (Cambridge, 2015)), ‘Limited Government in Plato’s Republic’ (forthcoming in Philosophy (Athens)), and ‘An aporia about aisthêsis’ (forthcoming in a volume being edited by R. Radice and M. Zanatta (Unicopli)). He is currently working on a book on Aristotle’s De anima (working title Life, Sensibility, and Intelligence)

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