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.