Dr. Georgia Mouroutsou

Dr. Georgia Mouroutsou

Dr. Georgia Mouroutsou

Associate Professor

Office: DL238
Phone: 4541
Email: gmourout@uwo.ca
Website: https://uwestern.academia.edu/GeorgiaMouroutsou

Georgia's research focuses on ancient philosophy, Plato and Aristotle (metaphysics, ethics) and later Stoicism in particular. She has held postdoctoral fellowships at Cambridge and Berlin after completing her PhD (The Metaphor of Mixture in Plato's Sophist and Philebus) in Germany. For the book project she is currently completing, "Plato's Twofold Dialectic of Pleasure: Critical Dialogue with Hedonists and Critical Analysis of Pleasure", she has been awarded an Insight Grant (SSHRC), a residential fellowship at the National Humanities Center (Research Trinagle, NC USA) and a visiting fellowship at Clare Hall (Cambridge).

Education

  • Postdoctoral fellowships at Cambridge U.K. (Faculty of Classics) and Berlin, Germany (Humboldt University, Faculty of Philosophy)
  • Ph.D. in Philosophy (Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen, Germany)
  • M.A. in Philosophy (National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)
  • B.A: in Philosophy and Psychology (National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

Research

  • Ancient philosophy
  • Metaphysics, ethics
  • Plato, Aristotle, Marcus Aurelius

Selected Publications

Die Metapher der Mischung in den Platonischen Dialogen Sophistes und Philebos, in the Series of International Plato Society Vol. 28, Sankt Augustin 2010.

Plato’s Phaedo: Are the Philosophers’ Pleasures of Learning Pure? In Classical Quarterly 69, 2019, pp. 566-584.

Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations: Plasticity of the Present Moment, Ancient Philosophy 40, 2, 2020, pp. 411-434.

What does it mean to choose a life and to reject the thoughtless life in Philebus 20-22(forthcoming in Ancient Philosophy).

Moral Philosophy in the Imperial Roman Stoa, in: Routledge Handbook of Hellenistic Philosophy, ed. by Kelly Arenson, New York 2020, pp. 319-331.