Dr. John Phillips
Department Head & Classics Professor
232I Holt Hall
DR. JOHN PHILLIPS received his undergraduate and masters degrees in philosophy from Ohio University, and his doctorate in classics from the University of Wisconsin. He specializes in ancient philosophy, has published in the areas of Neoplatonism and the history of Platonism, and has presented his work at national and international conferences in the states, Australia, and England. His book, Order from Disorder; Proclus' Doctrine of Evil and its Roots in Ancient Platonism, was released by Brill Academic Publishers in July 2007. He has begun another project on the anti-Aristotelian philosophy of the Middle Platonist Atticus. Professor Phillips has a joint appointment with the Department of Foreign Languages, through which he teaches ancient Greek. He is also involved with the Honors Program.