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Researcher: Baltzly, DC (Professor Dirk Baltzly)

Fields of Research

History of philosophy
Philosophy
Communication and media studies
Classical Greek and Roman history
Latin and classical Greek literature
Feminist theory
Other history, heritage and archaeology
Gender relations
Social work
Social and political philosophy
Philosophical psychology (incl. moral psychology and philosophy of action)
Philosophy of religion
Religious studies
Social psychology
Philosophy of mind (excl. cognition)
Human rights and justice issues (excl. law)
Latin and classical Greek languages

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
Expanding knowledge in language, communication and culture
Understanding Europe's past
Other culture and society
Religion
Social ethics
Other education and training
Understanding past societies
Expanding knowledge in human society
Religious rituals and traditions (excl. structures)
Understanding Australia's past
Ability and disability
Religion and society

Career Best Publications

Hermias: On Plato Phaedrus 227A–245E; Bloomsbury Academic
Plato's authority and the formation of textual communities; The Classical Quarterly
Proclus: Commentary On Plato’s Republic, vol 1; Cambridge University Press
Proclus: Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, part III – Proclus on the World’s Body. A translation with notes and introduction; Cambridge University Press
Proclus: Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, part IV – Proclus on the World Soul. A translation with notes and introduction; Cambridge University Press
Proclus: Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, part V – Proclus on Time and the Stars: A translation with notes and introduction; Cambridge University Press
The human life; All from one: a guide to Proclus

Research Publications

A role for virtue in unifying the knowledge and ‘caring’ discourses in nursing theory; Nursing Inquiry
Amelius and Theodore of Asine; Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity
An Octave of Straw’; Polis: the journal for ancient greek political thought
Antiphon; The Sophists: An Introduction
Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity; Koninklijke Brill NV
Civic Virtues and the Goal of Likeness to God in Proclus’ Republic Commentary; Eastern Christianity and Late Antique Philosophy
Der Spiegel der Seele. Architektonische Ekphrasis in antiken Quellen; Betrachtungen der Architektur: Versuche in Ekphrasis
Dialectic; Continuum Companion to Plato
Divine Immutability for Henotheists; Sophia
Gaia gets to know herself: Proclus on the self-perception of the cosmos; Phronesis
Hermias on the Unity of the Phaedrus; Studies in Hermias’ Commentary on Plato’s Phaedrus
Hermias: On Plato Phaedrus 227A–245E; Bloomsbury Academic
Hermias: On Plato’s Phaedrus; Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity
High Philosophy; The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies
Intimate Relations: Friends and Lovers; Love, Reason and Morality
Introduction; Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity
Introduction: Early Christianity and Late Antique Platonism; Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity
Introduction: Early Imperial Reception of Plato; Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity
Introduction: The Old Academy to Cicero; Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity
Is Plato’s Timaeus Panentheistic?; Sophia
Jamming with the gods—reflections on writing the history of late antique Platonism; Sophia
Journeys in Plato's Phaedrus: Hermias' Reading of the Walk to the Ilissus; Studies in Hermias’ Commentary on Plato’s Phaedrus
Mereological modes of being in Proclus; Ancient Philosophy
Plato's authority and the formation of textual communities; The Classical Quarterly
Power and Pleasure, Virtue and Vice: Essays in Ancient Moral Philosophy; University of Auckland * Department of Classics and Ancient History
Proclus; A History of Western Philosophy of Religion: Volume I – Ancient Philosophy and Religion
Proclus and Theodore of Asine on female philosopher-rulers: Patriarchy, metempsychosis, and women in the Neoplatonic commentary tradition; Ancient Philosophy
Proclus: Commentary On Plato’s Republic, vol 1; Cambridge University Press
Proclus: Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, part III – Proclus on the World’s Body. A translation with notes and introduction; Cambridge University Press
Proclus: Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, part IV – Proclus on the World Soul. A translation with notes and introduction; Cambridge University Press
Proclus: Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, part V – Proclus on Time and the Stars: A translation with notes and introduction; Cambridge University Press
Reading Plato in Antiquity; Bloomsbury Publishing
Second Sailing: Alternative Perspectives on Plato, Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 2015
The Skopos assumption: Its justification and function in the neoplatonic commentaries on Plato; International Journal of the Platonic Tradition
The Classical Ideals of Friendship; Friendship: a history
THE DEMIURGE - O'Brien (C.S.) The Demiurge in Ancient Thought. Secondary Gods and Divine Mediators
The ethics of celestial physics in late antique Platonism; Soma [SO¿¿]: Körperkonzepte und körperliche Existenz in der antiken Philosophie und Literatur
The human life; All from one: a guide to Proclus
The Humanities in Service of Empire
The Stoics; Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future
The World Soul in Proclus' Timaeus commentary; World Soul – Anima Mundi: on the origins and fortunes of a fundamental idea
Transformations of Pythagorean Wisdom and Psychic ασκηις in Proclus' Timaeus Commentary; Pythagorean knowledge from the Ancient to the Modern World: Askesis, Religion, Science
Two Aristotelian puzzles about planets and their Neoplatonic reception; Apeiron: a journal of ancient philosophy and science
Women in Philosophy, Engineering & Theology: gendered disciplines and projects of critical re-imagination; Women's Studies International Forum

Research Projects

Plato's Myth Voice: The Identification and Interpretation of Inspired Speech in Plato.; Australian Research Council (ARC)
The 'likeness to god' in late-antique philosophy (3rd to 6th centuries AD); University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Republic of the Demiurge: textual community and the commentary tradition in late antique Platonism; Australian Research Council (ARC)
Womens under-representation in Philosophy, Theology & Engineering: parallels and differences; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
College of Experts 2017 - 2019: Professor Dirk Baltzly

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