Colin Guthrie King

Associate Professor

Contact Information:


St. Catherine of Siena Hall 132


Ph.D. - Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin

Brief Biography:

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.

Selected Publications:

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.

Selected Presentations:

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

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