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Dr Giles B Pearson

B.A., M.Phil., Ph.D.

  • BS6 6JL

20012020

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Research interests

Giles works on ancient philosophy (especially Plato and Aristotle), metaethics, ethics, and the philosophy of mind. His published work thus far has primarily focused on Aristotle's moral philosophy and philosophical psychology. He is also interested in aesthetics and certain topics in metaphysics. He has published two books: a monograph, Aristotle on Desire, with Cambridge University Press (2012), and an edited book (co-edited with Michael Pakaluk), Moral Psychology and Human Action in Aristotle, with Oxford University Press (2011). He is currently at work on a third, on Aristotle on the emotions.

Giles teaches undergraduate courses on Plato, Aristotle, metaethics and aesthetics. At the graduate level, he regularly teaches an MA course on value theory, and supervises PhD dissertations on metaethics. He is also available to supervise dissertations on ancient philosophy.

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Projects

Aristotle on Desire

Pearson, G. B.

18/02/1018/07/10

Project: Research

Research Output

Educating Desire in Aristotle

Pearson, G. B., 25 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) Desire and Human Flourishing: Perspectives from Positive Psychology, Moral Education and Virtue Ethics. Bosch, M. (ed.). Springer International Publishing AG, p. 183-200 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

  • How to argue about Aristotle about practical reason

    Pearson, G., 15 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy. 35, 1

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 'Putting the ‘Stroppies’ to work': Philebus 42c-47d

    Pearson, G., 2019, Plato’s Philebus: A Philosophical Discussion. Dimas, P., Jones, R. & Lear, G. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 141-162 22 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Activities

    The B Club

    Giles Pearson (Participant)

    2 Dec 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Ontology of Love

    Giles Pearson (Participant)

    26 Apr 201927 Apr 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

    Giles Pearson (Participant)

    8 Nov 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Supervised Work

    Universality and Particularity of Aristotelian Substances

    Author: Kar, E., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Ladyman, J. (Supervisor) & Pearson, G. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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