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Mary Louise Gill
David Benedict Professor of Classics and Philosophy
204 Corliss Brackett
Office Hours: On leave Fall 2014

Mary Louise Gill received her Ph.D. from Cambridge University and joined the Brown Philosophy and Classics Departments in 2001 after teaching at the University of Pittsburgh. She has held visiting appointments at Dartmouth, Stanford, UCLA, UC-Davis, and Harvard. She has been a fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, a visiting fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge, a member of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and a fellow of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

Gill's research interests center on ancient Greek philosophy and science. She is the author of Aristotle on Substance: the Paradox of Unity (Princeton, 1989). She wrote the introduction for, and was co-translator of Plato: Parmenides (Hackett, 1996) and Philosophos: Plato's Missing Dialogue (Oxford, 2012). She is currently working on Aristotle's metaphysics, natural philosophy, and ethics.

Recent seminar topics include Plato's Republic, Plato's Theaetetus, Plato's later metaphysics and epistemology, and Aristotle's Metaphysics.

Online Papers

"Myles Burnyeat's Map of Metaphysics Zeta," Critical Notice, Philosophy Quarterly 55 (2005), 117-24 (PDF)

"Method and Metaphysics in Plato's Sophist and Statesman", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Edward N. Zalta (ed.), 2005 (Stanford Encyclopedia)

"Models in Plato's Sophist and Statesman" Journal of the International Plato Society 6 (2006) (PDF)