Patricia Curd

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Philosophy // Faculty

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  • 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

    • “Presocratic Natural Philosophy” forthcoming in The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek and Roman Science, edited by Liba Taub.
    • “Empedocles on Sensation, Perception, and Thought,” forthcoming in Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy, special issue on ancient epistemology, edited by Katerina Ierodiakonou and Pieter Sjoerd Hasper
    •  “Presocratic Accounts of Perception and Cognition,” forthcoming in Philosophy of Mind in Antiquity, edited J. Sisko.
    •  “Powers, Structure, and Thought in Empedocles” Forthcoming in proceedings of 2013 conference: Power Structuralism in Empedocles conference, Oxford.
    • “Thinking, Supposing, and Physis in Parmenides” Forthcoming in Proceedings of Séminaire de la Société d'études Platoniciennes, Platon et Parménide, organized by  Université de Franche-Comté, EA 2274, Laboratoire de Recherches philosophiques sur les Logiques de l'Agir; Université Paris Ouest Nanterre-La Défense, EA373; Institut de Recherches Philosophiques (IREPH-DIPSA); CNRS - UPR76, Centre Jean Pépin; et la participation de l'Université Paris 1 - Panthéon-Sorbonne.
    • “The Divine and the Thinkable: Toward and Account of the Intelligible Cosmos,” Rhizomata 1 (issue 2) 2013, pp. 217-247  (G. Betegh and I. Bodnar, eds., Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium Praesocraticum).
    • “Anaxagoras,” In Oxford Online Bibliographies in Classics. Ed. Dee Clayman. New York: Oxford University Press (with Harrison Hibbert).
    •  “Where are Love and Strife? Incorporeality in Empedocles,” in J. McCoy, ed., Early Greek Philosophy: The Presocratics and the Emergence of Reason (Washington DC: The Catholic University Press of America, 2013) pp. 113-138.
    • “Divinity and Intelligibility in Parmenides,” L. Riggiu and C. Natali, eds., Ontologia Scienza Mito: Per una Nuova Lettura di Parmenide (Milan: Mimesis Edizione, 2011) pp. 117-133.
    •  “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.”  N. L. Cordero, ed. 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.
    • “Anaxagoras and the Theory of Everything,” pp. 230-249 in P. Curd and D. Graham, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press: 2008).
    •  “Thought and Body in Heraclitus and Anaxagoras,” Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 25 (Leiden: Brill, 2009), ed. G. Guertler and W. Wians, pp.1-20, 39-41.
    • “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.
    • “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.
    • “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.
    • “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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