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John  Anton

John Anton

John Anton
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Greek Philosophy and Culture


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Ph. D. 1954, M.A. 1950. B.S. 1949, Columbia University . Before coming to the Department of Philosophy at USF (1982) taught at University of Nebraska (Assistant Professor), Ohio Wesleyan University (Associate Professor), State University of New York at Buffalo (Professor and Assoc.Dean of Grad. School), Emory University (Callaway Professor), New College, Florida (Provost and Professor). Research work in Greek Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Aesthetics, Metaphysics, American Pragmatism. He is currently working on Aristotle's Theory of Logos, also on Aristotle's Categorical Theory.

Honorary Doctorate, University of Athens and University of Patras . Corresponding Member of the Academy of Athens , Honorary Member of Parnassus Literary Society. Honorary Member Phi Beta Kappa, Who is Who in the World, Dictionary of International Biography, Directory of American Scholars.

Authored ten books, among them, Aristotle's Theory of Contrariety (1957, 1987), Critical Humanism (1981), The Poetry and Poetics of C. P. Cavafy (1995), Categories and Experience (1996), Archetypal Principles and Hierarchies (2000), American Naturalism and Greek Philosophy (2005); also edited eighteen books, among them Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy (with A. Preus, five volumes, SUNY Press), Naturalism and Historical Understanding, Philosophy and the Civilizing Arts (with C. Walton), Science and the Sciences in Plato. Has published more than 125 articles in various journals, including Journal of Aesthetic and Art Criticism, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophia, Philosophy and Literature, Ancient Philosophy, Philosophical Inquiry, Philologos, also special chapters in various volumes. Has presented over 250 papers and addresses at various national and international conferences.