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Food for Thought: James Lesher, Department of Philosphy
November 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
James Lesher is the author of four books and more than seventy articles on aspects of ancient Greek philosophy. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. He has held research fellowships at Harvard University, Princeton University, the Center for Hellenic Studies, and the National Humanities Center. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board for the journal Ancient Philosophy. He has received multiple citations for excellence in teaching, including being named Distinguished Scholar-Teacher in 2003. His publications include: Xenophanes of Colophon; Fragments (Toronto, 1992) The Greek Philosophers: Greek Texts with Notes and Commentary (Bristol/Duckworth, 1998) Plato’s Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception (co-edited with Debra Nails and Frisbee Sheffield), (CHS/Harvard U. P., 2006), and From Inquiry to Demonstrative Knowledge: New Essays on Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics (Academic Printing and Publishing, 2010). He is currently at work on two projects: a study of the interaction between early Greek poets and philosophers, and a study of Greek philosophical ideas in the poetry of Louis MacNeice.