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Colin Guthrie King


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Contact Information:
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 132


Ph.D. - Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin

Brief Biography:

I studied philosophy, astronomy and German at Colgate University, then Greek philology, political theory and philosophy in Freiburg, Bonn, Lille, and Berlin. I completed my PhD at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2009. I teach topics ranging from ancient philosophy to logic and contemporary analytic metaphysics at Providence College, where I also supervise several independent student research projects (and am open to supervising more).

Area(s) of Expertise:

Ancient philosophy and science (particularly Plato, Aristotle, and the Peripatos), logic, metaphysics, ethics and theories of ethics, theory of voting.

Awards and Honors:

Fellowship - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin, Germany)
Visiting Associate Professor - Brown University, Department of Philosophy
Visiting Scholar - Brown University, Department of Philosophy
Fellowship - Loeb Classical Library Foundation, Harvard University
KOSMOS Grant - Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin

Selected Publications:

King, Colin Guthrie. (2015). »Aristotle after Austin«. Antiquorum PhilosophiaVol. 8 (2015), 9-31.

King, Colin Guthrie. (2013). »Die Achsendrehung der Erde bei Platon? August Boeckh und ein philologischer Streit um die Geschichte der antiken Astronomie«.

King, Colin Guthrie. (2013). »False ἔνδοξα and fallacious argumentation«. Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 15 (2013), 185–199.

Recent Presentations:

King, Colin Guthrie., Aristotle's Posterior Analytics, Book II, Southeastern European Association for Ancient Philosophy, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, "Aristotle, Posterior Analytics 2.10 (93b29–94a19), in context". September, 2017.

King, Colin Guthrie., Philosophy in its beginnings : On the Conceptualisation, Criticism, and Justification of Philosophy in Antiquity, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, "Accepted norms and ethical argumentation in the 5th Century BCE". July, 2017.

King, Colin Guthrie., Aristotle's Topics II–VII, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, "The theory and TOPOI of the same and different, with a view to their application to refuting and establishing definitions ". July, 2017.

King, Colin Guthrie., Classics Seminar, Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, "Δόξαι and ἔνδοξα: Authority and communities of knowledge in Aristotle". October, 2016.

King, Colin Guthrie., Munich School for Ancient Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, "The argumentative functions of ἔνδοξα in Nicomachean Ethics 7.1". October, 2016.

King, Colin Guthrie., Nicomachean Ethics V.1–5, Charles University, Prague, "Nicomachean Ethics V.5, 1133a18–b28". September, 2016.

King, Colin Guthrie., MANCEPT conference in political theory, section: Electoral reform and political theory, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, "Truth in voting and fair representation". September, 2016.

King, Colin Guthrie., Argumentation in Classical Antiquity: dialectic, rhetoric, and other domains, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, "Argumentation from acceptable premisses in 5th Century ethics". June, 2016.

King, Colin Guthrie., Ancient knowledge in the modern university, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Princeton University, Berlin, Germany, "Aristotle’s Categories in the 19th Century". March, 2015.

King, Colin Guthrie., Workshop on Liberality & Magnanimity, Université de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium, "Liberality and the lack of it". December, 2014.

King, Colin Guthrie., New York Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, New York, NY, "22 refutations (more or less) from Plato's Euthydemos". November, 2014.

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