Donald Zeyl is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy. Having received his Ph.D. in Classical Philosophy from
Harvard, he joined the department in 1971 and retired in 2011. Professor Zeyl’s research interests are in Ancient
Philosophy, especially Socrates and Plato. He has also taught courses in the Philosophy of Religion and
Religious Studies. He
has published translations of Plato’s Gorgias and Timaeus, as well
as numerous articles, and has edited a major encyclopedia in
the field. He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the
Humanities, and the Center for Hellenic Studies.
Major publications include:
Gorgias, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 1987.
Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy, Westport: Greenwood
Timaeus, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 2000.
Article on “Plato’s Timaeus,”
in the Stanford
Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2005.