Lloyd P. Gerson





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  • BA, Grinnell College
  • MA, University of Toronto
  • PhD, University of Toronto
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Lloyd Gerson’s research interests include ancient Greek philosophy, metaphysics, epistemology, and political philosophy.

Research Interests:

Ancient Greek Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Political Philosophy


  • Platonism and Naturalism. The Possibility of Philosophy, forthcoming (Cornell University Press, 2020)
  • On the Morality of Nations: The Normative Foundations of International Relations, in progress
  • Plotinus’ Ennead V 5 “That the Intelligibles are not External to the Intellect”. Translation with Commentary and Introduction  (Las Vegas, Parmenides Press, 2013)
  • From Plato to Platonism (Cornell University Press, 2013)
  • (ed.) Cambridge History of Philosophy in Late Antiquity (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  • Ancient Epistemology (Cambridge University Press, 2009)
  • Aristotle and Other Platonists (Cornell University Press, 2005)
  • Neoplatonic Philosophy. Introductory Readings (with John Dillon)(Hackett, 2004)
  • Knowing Persons. A Study in Plato (Oxford University Press, 2003)
  • Aristotle. Critical Assessments. 4 volumes (Routledge, 1999)
  • Hellenistic Philosophy. Introductory Readings (with Brad Inwood) (Hackett, 2nd edition 1997)
  • (ed.) Cambridge Companion to Plotinus (Cambridge University Press, 1996)
  • Plotinus. Arguments of the Philosophers (Routledge, 1994)

Visit Lloyd Gerson’s publications on the Philosophy Faculty Bookshelf.


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