Lesley Brown

Lesley Brown
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2002 - 2004 Director of Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Philosophy
1993 - 1995 Chair of Philosophy Sub-faculty
1971 Appointed CUF lecturer in Philosophy, University of Oxford
1970 Appointed Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Somerville College, Oxford
1969 BPhil in philosophy, University of Oxford
1967 B.A. in Literae Humaniores (Class 1) University of Oxford


Somerville College: Senior Tutor 1985-8, Dean 1993-6; Vice-Principal 1996-9

  1. (2014) ' href="http://media.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/assets/pdf_file/0004/36535/MesotesCambComp.pdf">Why
    is Aristotle’s Virtue of Character a Mean? Taking Aristotle at his
    Word?' In The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle’s
    Nicomachean Ethics,
    ed R.Polansky (C.U.P)
  2. (2011) ‘ href="http://media.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/assets/pdf_file/0005/36536/120712_Kahn_Brown_Proof_1.pdf">Negation
    and Not-being: Dark Matter in the Sophist’, in Presocratics
    and Plato: A Festschrift for Charles Kahn, 
    A.Hermann et alParmenides Publishing
  3. (2010) ‘ href="http://media.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/assets/pdf_file/0011/16589/Definition_and_Division.pdf">Definition
    and Division in the Sophist’, in Definition
    in Greek Philosophy
     edited by David Charles, Oxford
  4. (2008)  ‘ href="http://media.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/assets/pdf_file/0007/1978/18_Brown.pdf">The
    Sophist on statements, predication, and falsehood’,
    in The Oxford Handbook of Plato edited
    by Gail Fine, Oxford 2008,
    pp 437-462
  5. (2007) ‘ href="http://media.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/assets/pdf_file/0008/1115/Glaucon.pdf">Glaucon’s
    challenge, rational egoism and ordinary morality’, in Pursuing
    the Good:Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato’s Republic
    , edd
    F-G Herrmann and T.Penner (Edinburgh Leventis Sudies 4), pp42-60
  6. (2006) Review of David Sedley, ‘The Midwife of Platonism’,
    Mind 2006 115: 1178-1181
  7. (2006) ‘Did Socrates agree to obey the laws of Athens?’ (on
    Plato's Crito) inRemembering Socrates
    edd R.L.Judson and V.Karasmanis O.U.P 2006, pp 72-87 . Formerly
    published in Philosophy and Power in the Greco-Roman
    E.G.Clark and T.Rajak, OUP 2002.
  8. (1999) ‘Being in the Sophist’:,
    in Plato I Metaphysics
    and Epistemology 
    ed G.Fine (Oxford Readings in
    Philosophy (1999) (revised and expanded version of a 1986 paper)
  9. (1998) ‘How totalitarian is Plato's Republic?’ in Essays
    on Plato's Republic
    , ed Erik Nis Ostenfeld, Aarhus
    University Press 1998, pp13 - 27
  10. (1998). ‘Innovation and Continuity: The Battle of Gods and
    Giants in Plato's Sophist 245-249’ in Method in
    Ancient Philosophy
     ed J. Gentzler, Oxford,
    Clarendon Press 1998, pp181 - 207
  11. (1997)  ‘What is the ‘mean relative to us’ in
    Aristotle's Ethics?’ in Phronesis XLII -1
    (1997), 77-93
  12. (1994)  ‘ href="http://media.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/assets/pdf_file/0005/16673/The_verb.pdf">The
    verb ‘to be’ in Greek philosophy’ in Language
    (Companions to ancient thought 3
    ) ed. Stephen Everson
    (Cambridge 1994) 212-236
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