Sean Kelsey

Rev. John A. O'Brien College Professor of Philosophy

Sean Kelsey

201 Malloy Hall


Ph.D. Princeton University

Research Interest

Ancient Philosophy

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).