I am a Serra Húnter Fellow at the University of Barcelona who works on ancient Greek philosophy, primarily Plato and Aristotle. Previously I have held positions at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Northwestern, and UC Berkeley. I have also spent a term at Clare Hall, Cambridge and a year at UW Madison, supported by a Solmsen Fellowship. I have been awarded a Spencer Foundation Grant and an Alice Kaplan Humanities Institute Fellowship. My PhD is from UCLA.

My comprehensive book on Plato's Phaedo has recently been published with Cambridge University Press (31 Jan 2023). It works through the dialogue in order, providing new interpretations a number of of the dialogue's famous ideas, including the nature and existence of "Platonic" forms, the immortality of the soul, the method of hypothesis, the theory of causation, and the contemplative ethical ideal. It also carefully considers the dialogue's cosmology, literary structure, portrayal of character, and engagement with ancient medicine and religion.

I have recently co-edited with Richard Kraut the Cambridge Companion to Plato, 2nd Edition (CUP, 2022). My first edited volume is Theory and Practice in Aristotle's Natural Science (CUP, 2015).

My papers are on Plato's ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and the literary structure of his dialogues, as well as on matter in Aristotle's natural philosophy and syllogisms in his logic. They are in venues such as Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie, Classical Philology, and The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman Science.

For further information see my pages on Publications, Plato's Phaedo and Teaching pages.

CV [December 2022]

david.ebrey@gmail.com