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Researcher: Baltzly, DC (Professor Dirk Baltzly)

Fields of Research

History of Philosophy
Philosophy
Communication and Media Studies
Social Work
Social Philosophy
History and Archaeology
Classical Greek and Roman History
Latin and Classical Greek Literature
Philosophical Psychology (incl. Moral Psychology and Philosophy of Action)
Religion and Religious Studies
Philosophy of Mind (excl. Cognition)
Philosophy of Religion
Latin and Classical Greek Languages

Research Objectives

Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
Expanding Knowledge in Languages, Communication and Culture
Cultural Understanding
Religion and Ethics
Understanding Europe's Past
Social Ethics
Understanding Past Societies
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Understanding Australia's Past
Religious Traditions (excl. Structures and Rituals)
Religion and Society

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A role for virtue in unifying the knowledge and ‘caring’ Discourses in Nursing Theory; Nursing Inquiry
An Octave of Straw’; Polis: the journal for ancient greek political thought
Antiphon; The Sophists: An Introduction
Book 4: Proclus on Time and the Stars; Cambridge University Press
Dialectic; Continuum Companion to Plato
Divine Immutability for Henotheists; Sophia
Gaia gets to know herself: Proclus on the self-perception of the cosmos; Phronesis
High Philosophy; The Oxford Handbook of Hellenic Studies
Intimate Relations: Friends and Lovers; Love, Reason and Morality
Is Plato’s Timaeus Panentheistic?; Sophia
Mereological modes of being in Proclus; Ancient Philosophy
Plato's authority and the formation of textual communities; The Classical Quarterly
Plato’s Authority and the Formation of Textual Communities in Late Antiquity; 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 Timaeus, part II – Proclus on the world soul; Cambridge University Press
Proclus: Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, part III – Proclus on the World’s Body; Cambridge University Press
Reading Plato in Antiquity; Bloomsbury Publishing
Second Sailing: Alternative Perspectives on Plato, Helsinki: Societas Scientiarum Fennica, 2015
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 Stoics; Simple Living in History: Pioneers of the Deep Future
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

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)
College of Experts 2017 - 2019: Professor Dirk Baltzly

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