Dominic Scott

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2015 to present Professor of Philosophy, Oxford University.

Professor of Philosophy, University of Virginia.

1989-2007 Lecturer, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge.
1987-89 Research Fellow, Clare College Cambridge.
1984-88 PhD Classics, Cambridge.
1981-84 Undergraduate study: BA/MA Clare College Cambridge, and Faculty of Classics, Cambridge University.


Visiting appointments

2015-16 Humboldt Fellow, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich.
2010 Visiting Fellow, Merton College, Oxford.
2001-3 Research Reader, British Academy.
2001 Pilkington Prize for Teaching Excellence, University of Cambridge.
1998-99 Visiting Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC. 1998-99
1995 Visiting Associate Professor, Departments of Classics and Philosophy, Harvard University.
1992-3 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. Philosophy, Princeton University.
1990 Prizes Hellenic Foundation Prize for the best doctoral thesis in the U.K. in Ancient Greek Studies.




Listening to Reason in Plato and Aristotle (Oxford University Press, 2020) 
Levels of Argument: a Comparative Study of Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2015).
Plato’s Meno (Cambridge University Press, 2006).
Recollection and Experience. (Cambridge University Press, 1995).


Co-authored books
Models of Leadership in Plato and Beyond, with Edward R. Freeman (Oxford University Press, 2021)
The Humanities World Report, co-authored with Poul Holm and Arne Jarrick (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, Chinese Translation, 2016).


Edited books
The Pseudo-Platonic Seventh Letter: a Seminar by Myles Burnyeat and Michael Frede(Oxford University Press, 2015).
Maieusis: Studies in Honour of M. F. Burnyeat (Oxford University Press, 2007).


Ancient Greek philosophy—Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus and the Stoics.
Modern ethical theory, especially consequentialism.
Business ethics and leadership theory.


At Oxford I have lectured on Plato's Republic (2016-2019), Plato's Meno (2017 and 2019), as well as giving graduate seminars on Aristotle's ethics (2016), Plato's political theory (2018) and Plato's theory of education (2021)