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Professor David Sedley

Professor David Sedley

Emeritus Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy

Fellow of Christ's College

Christ's College
Cambridge
CB2 3BU

Office Phone: 01223 334910

Areas of expertise

B Caucus (Philosophy):

Research Interests

Currently: 1st century BC philosophy; Plato's Phaedo

Research Supervision

Recent areas supervised include: Plato, Scepticism, Stoicism, atomism, Lucretius, Presocratic epistemology, Peripatetic ethics

Key Publications

Creationism and its Critics in Antiquity, 2007 (Berkeley)
The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato’s Theaetetus,
2004 (Oxford)
Plato’s Cratylus, 2003 (Cambridge)
(ed.) The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy, 2003 (Cambridge)
Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom, 1998 (Cambridge)
(with A.A. Long) The Hellenistic Philosophers, 1987 (Cambridge), 2 vols.
(with G. Bastianini) edition of Anonymous Commentary on Plato’s Theaetetus, in Corpus dei papiri filosofici greci e latini, vol. III, 1995 (Florence), 227-562
‘Epicurus, On nature, Book XXVIII’, 1973, Cronache Ercolanesi 3, 5-83

Upcoming events

Literature Seminar

May 30, 2016

Room 1.04, Classics Faculty

Literature Seminar

May 31, 2016

Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Aesop's Forest: Don't Do That!

Jul 27, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Aesop's Forest: the Scared Lion

Jul 27, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Family Tour

Jul 29, 2016

Museum of Classical Archaeology

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May 04, 2016

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