Patricia Curd

Department Information

Philosophy // Faculty

Office Information

  • Specialization

  • Ancient Philosophy, Ethics

  • Selected Publications


    • Anaxagoras of Clazomenae: Fragments.  Text and Translation with Notes and Essays  (The Phoenix Presocratics Series). University of Toronto Press, 2007.
    • The Legacy of Parmenides: Eleatic Monism and Later Presocratic Thought.  Princeton University Press, 1998.

    Edited Books

    • The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy.  Co-edited with Daniel Graham. Oxford University Press, 2008.

    Articles and Book Chapters

    • “New Work on the Presocratics,” The Journal of the History of Philosophy (49) January 2011, pp. 1-37. (Invited article in the journal’s Current Scholarship series.)
    • “Thought and Body in Parmenides.” Forthcoming in Parménides, venerable y terrible (Proceedings of the International Symposium Parmenides, Centro  de  Estudios  de  Filosofía  Antigua, Universidad  Nacional  de  San  Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 29th October-1st November 2007), ed. N. L. Cordero.  Parmenides Publishing, 2009.
    • “Where are Love and Strife? Immateriality in Empedocles,” Forthcoming in Early Greek Philosophy: Reason at the Beginning of Philosophy; Proceedings of the 2007 Fall Lecture Series, Catholic University of America.“Anaxagoras and the Theory of Everything.” In The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy, eds. P. Curd and D. Graham, 230-249.  Oxford University Press, 2008.
    • “Gorgias and the Eleatics.” In La costruzione del discorso filosofico nell'età dei Presocratici, ed. Maria Michela Sassi, 183-200.  Pisa: Edizioni della Normale, 2006.
    • “On the Question of Religion and Natural Philosophy in Empedocles.” In The Empedoclean Kosmos: Structure, Process and the Question of Cyclicity  (Proceedings of Symposium Philosophiae Antiquae Tertium Myconense), ed. Apostolos Pierris, 137-162.  Patras: Institute for Philosophical Research, 2005.
    • “Unity and Plurality in Presocratic Thought: Parmenides and After,” In A Companion to Ancient Philosophy, ed. M. L. Gill and P. Pellegrin, 34-55.  Blackwell, 2006.
    • “The Presocratics as Philosophers.” In Qu’est-ce que la Philosophie présocratique?, eds. A. Laks and C. Louguet, 115-138.  Lille: Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2002.

    Selected Honors

    • National Humanities Center, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Fellow, 2009-10
    • Purdue University College of Liberal Arts Center for Humanistic Studies: Fellow, Fall 2010
    • John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship (2001-2002).
    • National Humanities Center, Research Triangle Foundation Walter Hines Page Fellow (2001-2002)
    • National Endowment for the Humanities: Fellowship for University Teachers (2001-2002).
    • Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, Visiting Fellow (2002).
    • National Endowment for the Humanities: Fellowship for University Teachers (1994-1995).
    • The Center for Hellenic Studies (Trustees for Harvard University), Washington, DC;  Junior Fellow (1990-1991).

    Work in Progress

    • Book: Divinity, Intelligibility, and Human Understanding in Presocratic Philosophy
    • "Parmenides on Divinity and Intelligibility," for Proceedings of Convegno internazionale Parmenide: ontologia scienza mito I risultati della ricerca internazionale a confronto

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