Edgar Granger

Edgar Granger

Edgar Granger

Teaching positions

  • Professor Emeritus: 2011, Wayne State University
  • Professor: 1998-2011 , Wayne State University
  • Associate Professor: 1991-98, Wayne State University
  • Assistant Professor: 1988-91, Wayne State University
  • Senior Lecturer: 1987-88, Wayne State University
  • Visiting Assistant Professor: 1986-87, The University of Colorado
  • Visiting Assistant Professor: 1985-86, Arizona State University
  • Visiting Assistant Professor: 1984-85, The University of Arizona
  • Visiting Assistant Professor: 1982-84, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Assistant Professor: 1978-82, The University of South Dakota
  • Lecturer: 1977-78, The University of South Dakota

Research Interest/Area of Expertise

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy (especially the Presocratics, Plato and Aristotle)

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • University of Texas at Austin: Ph.D. in philosophy, May, 1977
  • Trinity University: B.A. in philosophy, May, 1967

Selected Publications

Book

  • Aristotle's Idea of the Soul (Dordrecht: Kluwer, 1996), 183 pages.

 

Articles

  1. 'Aristotle and the Genus-Species Relation', The Southern Journal of Philosophy 18 (1980): 37-50.
  2. 'A Defense of the Traditional Position Concerning Aristotle's Non-Substantial Particulars', Canadian Journal of Philosophy 10 (1980): 593-606.
  3. 'The Differentia and the per se Accident in Aristotle', Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie 63 (1981): 118-129.
  4. 'Aristotle on Genus and Differentia', Journal of the History of Philosophy 22 (1984): 1-23.
  5. Reprint of 4 in A. Preus and J. Anton (eds.), Aristotle's Ontology: Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy, Vol. V (SUNY Press: 1992): 69-93.
  6. Reprint of 4 in L. P. Gerson (ed.), Aristotle: Critical Assessments, Vol. 2 (London: Routledge, 1999).
  7. 'The scala naturae and the Continuity of Kinds', Phronesis 30 (1985): 181-200.
  8. 'Deformed Kinds and the Fixity of Species', Classical Quarterly 37 (1987): 110-116.
  9. 'Aristotle and the Finitude of Natural Kinds', Philosophy 62 (1987): 523-526.
  10. 'Aristotle's Natural Kinds', Philosophy 64 (1989): 245-247.
  11. 'Aristotle and the Functionalist Debate', Apeiron 23 (1990): 27-49.
  12. 'Aristotle and the Concept of Supervenience', The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 31 (1993): 161-177.
  13. 'Aristotle and Perceptual Realism', in J. Ellis (ed.), Spindel Conference 1992: Ancient MindsThe Southern Journal of Philosophy, 31 (1993), supplement: 161-171.
  14. 'Aristotle on the Analogy Between Action and Nature', Classical Quarterly 43 (1993): 168-176.
  15. 'Supervenient Dualism', Ratio NS 7 (1994): 1-13.
  16. 'Aristotle on the Subjecthood of Form', Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 13 (1995): 135-159.
  17. Reprint of 14 in L. P. Gerson (ed.), Aristotle: Critical Assessments, Vol. 1 (London: Routledge, 1999).
  18. 'The Subjecthood of Form: A Reply to Shields', Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 13 (1995): 177-185.
  19. Reprint of 15 in L. P. Gerson (ed.), Aristotle: Critical Assessments, Vol. 1 (London: Routledge, 1999).
  20. 'Metaphysics Z.11.1036b28: Aistheton or Aisthetikon?', Classical Quarterly 50 (2000): 415-423.
  21. 'Death's Other Kingdom: Heraclitus on the Life of the Foolish and the Wise', Classical Philology 95 (2000): 260-281.
  22. 'The Cosmology of Mortals', in D. Graham and V. Caston (eds.), Presocratic Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Alexander Mourelatos (Vermont: Ashgate, 2002): 101-116.
  23. 'Cinematic Philosophy in Le Feu follet: The Search for a Meaningful Life', Film and Philosophy 8 (2004): 74-90.
  24. 'Argumentation and Heraclitus' Book', Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 26 (2004): 1-17.
  25. 'Heraclitus' Quarrel with Polymathy and Historie', Transactions of the American Philological Association 134 (2004): 235-261.
  26. 'The Theologian Pherecydes of Syros and the Early Days of Natural Philosophy', Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 103 (2007): 135-163.
  27. 'Poetry and Prose: Xenophanes of Colophon', Transactions of the American Philological Association 137 (2007): 403-433 .
  28. 'The Proem of Parmenides' Poem', Ancient Philosophy 28 (2008): 1-20.
  29. 'Heraclitus B42: On Homer and Archilochus', in. E. Hulsz Piccone (ed.), Nuevos Ensayos Sobre Heraclito: Acts del Segundo Symposium Heracliteum (Mexico City, UNAM, 2010) 169-191.
  30. 'Parmenides of Elea: Rationalist or Dogmatist?', Ancient Philosophy 30 (2010): 15-38.
  31. 'Early Natural Theology: The Purification of the Divine Nature', in D. Obbink and D. Sider (eds.), Doctrine and Doxography: Studies on Heraclitus and Pythagoras (de Gruyter, 2013): 163-199.
  32. 'Xenophanes' Positive Theology and his Criticism of Greek Popular Religion', Ancient Philosophy 33 (2013): 235-271.

 

Encyclopedia and book entries

  1. 'Heraclitus of Ephesus', in The Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Second Edition, ed. Donald M. Borchert (Macmillan, 2005).
  2. 'The Eleatics', in The Continuum Companion to Plato, ed. Gerald A. Press (Continuum International Publishing Group, 2012).