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  • Dmitri Nikulin

    Professor of Philosophy; Director of Undergraduate Studies and Departmental Faculty Advisor for Philosophy


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    D - Albert & Vera List Academic Center - 6 East 16th Street

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    Dmitri Nikulin


    For me, philosophy stems from the experience of talking to others in an attempt to understand the other person, myself as the other, as well as the world. Even though such conversation can never be completed, it is still meaningful at any point, and can be always carried on. It is in such conversation that humans are recognized as people; to be is to be is to be in dialogue with the other, from which we draw our meaning and well-being.

    Degrees Held

    PhD 1990, Institute for Philosophy of the Academy of Sciences, Moscow.

    Recent Publications

    Neoplatonism in Late Antiquity. Oxford University Press, 2019. 

    Productive Imagination: Its History, Meaning and Significance, (co-editor, with Saulius Geniusas). Rowman & Littlefied International, 2018.

    The Concept of History, Bloomsbury, 2017.

    "Philosophy and Political Power in Antiquity (co-editor, with Cinzia Arruzza). Brill, 2016.

    Memory: A History, ed. Oxford University Press, 2015.

    Comedy, Seriously: A Philosophical Study. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

    The Other Plato. SUNY Press, 2012.

    Dialectic and Dialogue. Stanford, 2010.

    On Dialogue. Lexington, 2006.

    Matter, Imagination and Geometry: Ontology, Natural Philosophy and Mathematics in Plotinus, Proclus and Descartes. Ashgate, 2002.

    Metaphysik und Ethik. Theoretische und praktische Philosophie in Antike und Neuzeit. C.H. Beck, 1996.    

    Research Interests

    Philosophy and history of science of antiquity and early modernity, philosophy of dialogue, philosophy of history.

    Current Courses

    Ancient Greek Philosophy (Spring 2020)

    Aristotle's Phil. of Nature

    Collaborative Senior Project

    Collaborative Senior Project (Spring 2020)

    Ind Senior Project

    Ind Senior Project (Spring 2020)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2020)

    Nietzsche, Heidegger & Greeks (Spring 2020)

    Philosophy of History

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