Rev. John A. O'Brien College Professor of Philosophy
201 Malloy Hall
Ph.D. Princeton University
Sean specializes in Ancient Greek philosophy, especially Plato and Aristotle. He came to Notre Dame in 2009, having taught before that at UCLA (1998-2009) and Iowa State (1997-98); he received his PhD in Philosophy from Princeton in 1997. Recent publications include ‘Truth and value in Plato’s Republic’ (Philosophy 88 (2013): 197-218), ‘Empty words’ (in D. Ebrey (ed.), Theory and Practice in Aristotle’s Natural Science (Cambridge, 2015)), ‘Limited Government in Plato’s Republic’ (Philosophia [Athens] 47 (2017), 50-70.), and Mind and World in Aristotle's De Anima (Cambridge, 2022). He also co-edited Aristotle, On Generation and Corruption Book II. Introduction, Translation, and Interpretative Essays (Cambridge, 2022).