- BA, University of California, Berkeley
- Post-Baccalaureate Program in Classics, UCLA
- PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Jessica Gelber completed her graduate studies in philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. Her primary area of research is Classical Greek and Roman philosophy, with particular interests in foundational issues in ancient medicine and science. Her current projects focus on the relation between Aristotle’s conception of science and his metaphysics, and on questions about the nature of causation and explanation.
Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy
- “Form and Inheritance in Aristotle’s Embryology” in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, XXXIX, Winter 2010.
- “Are Facts about Matter Primitive?” in Theory and Practice in Aristotle’s Natural Philosophy, D. Ebrey (ed.); Cambridge University Press, May 2015.
- “Aristotle on Essence and Habitat” in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy XLVIII, Summer 2015.
- “Females in Aristotle’s Embryology” in Aristotle’s Generation of Animals: A Critical Guide; Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- “Uses of aporiai in Generation of Animals” in The Aporetic Tradition in Ancient Philosophy, G. Karamanolis and V. Politis (eds.); Cambridge University Press, 2017.
- “Teleological Perspectives in Aristotle’s Biology” (forthcoming in The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle’s Biology, S. Connell [ed.], Cambridge University Press)
- “Two Ways of Being for an End” in Phronesis: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy, vol. 63, 2018.
- “Soul’s Tools” in Heat, Pneuma, and Soul in Ancient Philosophy and Medicine, C. King, H. Bartos (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2020.