Ancient Philosophy, History & Philosophy of Science (esp. Philosophy of Biology)
Member, Rotman Institute of Philosophy
BA, MA Western; PhD University of London
Director, MA in Ancient Philosophy
My primary research is centred around Ancient philosophy. My interests fall into two main areas, Aristotle’s philosophy of science (esp. natural science), and Plato's moral philosophy (esp. pleasure and its role in the good life). Currently I am working on a book on Aristotle’s theory of substantial generation. But I have also written on Plato’s method of collection and division, Aristotle’s account of natural kinds, as well as more general issues concerning realism and classification.
I would be happy to supervise dissertations in any area of Plato or Aristotle.
Some recent publications
Bridging the Gap Between Aristotle's Science and Ethics. Edited by Devin Henry and Karen M. Nielsen. (CUP 2015).
"Substantial Generation in Physics I 5-7", Aristotle's Physics: A Critical Guide (CUP 2015)
"Optimality and Teleology in Aristotle's Natural Science", Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (OUP 2013)