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Mark Johnstone Ph.D. (Princeton)

E-mail: mjohnst@mcmaster.ca
Phone: 905-525-9140, ext. 23461
Office: University Hall 314A

About Me:

I am originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, where I completed my undergraduate degree in philosophy at the University of Canterbury. I also hold a Master’s degree from the University of Melbourne in Australia and a Ph.D. from Princeton University, where I wrote my dissertation under the supervision of Hendrik Lorenz and John Cooper.

Research Interests:

My primary field of research is ancient Greek philosophy. I have broad interests in ancient philosophy, and in the history of philosophy more generally. Within this area, I am especially interested in the ethical, political, and psychological theories of Plato and Aristotle. I am also interested in related issues in contemporary ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of mind.

Selected Publications:

Many of these papers can be accessed through my profile on PhilPapers.

  • “Aristotle on the Objects of Perception,” forthcoming in The Cambridge Critical Guide to Aristotle’s De Anima, Caleb Cohoe (ed.), Cambridge University Press.
  • “Aristotle on the Unity of Touch,” forthcoming in the Journal of the History of Philosophy.
  • “On the Ethical Dimension of Heraclitus’ Thought,” forthcoming in Early Greek Ethics, David Wolfsdorf (ed.), Oxford University Press.
  • “Aristotle and Alexander on Perceptual Error,” Phronesis3 (2015), 310–38.
  • “Tyrannized Souls: Plato’s Depiction of the ‘Tyrannical Man’,” The British Journal for the History of Philosophy 3 (2015), 423–37.
  • “On ‘Logos’ in Heraclitus,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 47 (2014), 1–29.
  • “Aristotle on Sounds,” British Journal for the History of Philosophy5 (2013), 631–48.
  • “Anarchic Souls: Plato’s Depiction of the ‘Democratic Man’,” Phronesis2 (2013), 139–59.
  • “Aristotle on Odour and Smell,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 43 (2012), 143–83.
  • “Changing Rulers in the Soul: Psychological Transitions in Republic 8-9,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 41 (2011), 139–67.