Douglas Hutchinson



Emeritus Professor


St. George,


  • BA, Queen’s University
  • BPhil, University of Oxford
  • DPhil, University of Oxford

Douglas Hutchinson’s research interests include ancient philosophy, including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Stoicism, and Hellenistic philosophy; the reception of ancient philosophical ideas in later philosophy and science; the application of ancient wisdom traditions for modern counselling practices; the science and politics of marijuana.

Research Interests:

Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science


  • The Virtues of Aristotle (Routledge, 1986)
  • Introduction to The Epicurus Reader,  edd. Brad Inwood and L. P. Gerson (Hackett, 1994)
  • “Aristotle’s ethics” in The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle, ed. Jonathan Barnes (Cambridge, 1995)
  • Plato, Complete Works, edd. John Cooper and D. S. Hutchinson (Hackett, 1997)
  • Authenticating Aristotle’s Protrepticus“, with Monte Ransome Johnson, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy  25 (2005), pp. 193-294.
  • Carlo Natali, Aristotle: His Life and School, ed. D. S. Hutchinson (Princeton, 2013)


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