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Dr David Lee

BA Oxf, MA Nott, PhD Bristol


For first and second years (Prelims and Mods), I teach the following papers:

Introductory Logic

Elements of Deductive Logic

Moral Philosophy

General Philosophy

Early Greek Philosophy

Plato's Meno and Euthyphro

Lucretius' De Rerum Natura IV

For finals, I teach the following papers:

Early Modern Philosophy


Theory of Politics

Plato's Republic (in Greek and in translation)

Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (in Greek and in translation)

Plato's Theaetetus and Sophist (in Greek)

Aristotle's Physics (in Greek)

Sextus Empiricus' Outlines of Pyrrhonism (in Greek)

latin Philosophy (in Latin)

I work on theories of metaphysics, essence, and explanation in Ancient Greek philosophy - primarily in Plato but also in the Presocratics, Aristotle, and the philosophers of the Hellenistic and Imperial periods.

'Plato's Hippias Major' The Platonic Mind, ed.V.Politis & P.Larsen, forthcoming

'Zeno's Puzzle in Plato's Parmenides' Ancient Philosophy 34, 2014

'Drama, Dogmatism, and the 'Equals' Argument in Plato's Phaedo' Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 44, 2013

'Interpreting Plato's Republic: Knowledge and Belief' Philosophy Compass 5:10, 2010

'Dialectic and Disagreement in the Hippias Major' Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 38, 2010

Interpreting Plato's Republic: Knowledge and Belief Philosophy Compass 5, 2010







  • Lecturer in Philosophy


  • Philosophy