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Nickolas Pappas
Position: Executive Officer, Professor of Philosophy
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. Harvard University

Research Interests

  • Ancient Philosophy (especially Plato)
  • Aesthetics
  • Nineteenth-century Philosophy (Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Freud)

Courses Recently Taught

  • Plato and the Arts (Fall 2013)
  • Topics in Plato’s Aesthetics (Fall 2009)

Representative Publications

Politics and Philosophy in Plato’s Menexenus: Education and Rhetoric, Myth and History (co-written with Mark Zelcer), London, Routledge, 2015.

Guidebook to Plato and the Republic, London, Routledge: first edition 1995, second edition 2004, third edition 2013.  Translated into Portuguese (2003), Greek (2005), Chinese (2007).

“Beauty in Classical Philosophy: Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus,” entry in Michael Kelly (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, 2nd edition.  Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2014.

“Nietzsche’s Apollo,” Journal of Nietzsche Studies 45 (2014): 43-53.