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Donald Zeyl

Department of Philosophy
174 Chafee Social Science Center
142 Flagg Rd.
University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI 02881

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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:

Plato: Gorgias, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 1987.

The Encyclopedia of Classical Philosophy, Westport: Greenwood Press, 1997.

Plato: Timaeus, Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 2000.

Article on “Plato’s Timaeus,” in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2005.





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