Colin Guthrie King
St. Catherine of Siena Hall 132
Ph.D. - Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin
I studied philosophy, astronomy and German at Colgate University, then Greek philology, political theory and philosophy in Freiburg, Bonn, Lille, and Berlin. I completed my PhD at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in 2009. I teach topics ranging from ancient philosophy to logic and contemporary analytic metaphysics at Providence College, where I also supervise several independent student research projects (and am open to supervising more).
Area(s) of Expertise:
Ancient philosophy and science (particularly Plato, Aristotle, and the Peripatos), logic, metaphysics, ethics and theories of ethics, theory of voting.
Awards and Honors:
Fellowship Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin, Germany)
Visiting Associate Professor Brown University, Department of Philosophy
Visiting Scholar Brown University, Department of Philosophy
Fellowship Loeb Classical Library Foundation, Harvard University
KOSMOS Grant Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin
King, C. (2015) »Aristotle after Austin«. Antiquorum Philosophia.(Vol. 8), 9-31.
King, C. (2013) In Sabine Seifert, Christiane Hackel (Ed.), »Die Achsendrehung der Erde bei Platon? August Boeckh und ein philologischer Streit um die Geschichte der antiken Astronomie«. Berlin:
King, C. (2013) »False ἔνδοξα and fallacious argumentation«. Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy .(15), 185–199.
King, C. Aristotle's Posterior Analytics, Book II. Southeastern European Association for Ancient Philosophy, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic - "Aristotle, Posterior Analytics 2.10 (93b29–94a19), in context" September, 2017
King, C. Philosophy in its beginnings : On the Conceptualisation, Criticism, and Justification of Philosophy in Antiquity. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany - "Accepted norms and ethical argumentation in the 5th Century BCE" July, 2017
King, C. Aristotle's Topics II–VII. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany - "The theory and TOPOI of the same and different, with a view to their application to refuting and establishing definitions " July, 2017
King, C. Classics Seminar. , Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford - "Δόξαι and ἔνδοξα: Authority and communities of knowledge in Aristotle" October, 2016
King, C. Munich School for Ancient Philosophy. , Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München - "The argumentative functions of ἔνδοξα in Nicomachean Ethics 7.1" October, 2016
King, C. Nicomachean Ethics V.1–5. Charles University, Prague - "Nicomachean Ethics V.5, 1133a18–b28" September, 2016
King, C. MANCEPT conference in political theory, section: Electoral reform and political theory. University of Manchester, Manchester, UK - "Truth in voting and fair representation" September, 2016
King, C. Argumentation in Classical Antiquity: dialectic, rhetoric, and other domains. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany - "Argumentation from acceptable premisses in 5th Century ethics" June, 2016
King, C. Ancient knowledge in the modern university. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin/Princeton University, Berlin, Germany - "Aristotle’s Categories in the 19th Century" March, 2015
King, C. Workshop on Liberality & Magnanimity. Université de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve, Belgium - "Liberality and the lack of it" December, 2014
King, C. New York Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy. , New York, NY - "22 refutations (more or less) from Plato's Euthydemos" November, 2014