Benjamin Morison

Professor of Philosophy
Director, Program in Classical Philosophy
Equal Opportunity Officer (AY 19-20)
Phone: 
609.258.4304
Email Address: 
bmorison@princeton.edu
Office Location: 
222 1879 Hall

Benjamin Morison is a professor of philosophy at Princeton University. His undergraduate and graduate training were at Oxford University, where he studied with Jonathan Barnes and Michael Frede. He taught at the University of Geneva before returning to Oxford in 1997 as a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, and subsequently Michael Cohen Fellow in Philosophy at Exeter College. He arrived at Princeton in 2009, and has directed the Interdisciplinary Program in Classical Philosophy since 2014. He has held visiting positions at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Renmin University in Beijing, and the Sorbonne Paris-IV. His publications include "On Location: Aristotle’s Concept of Place" (OUP, 2002), contributions to the Cambridge Companion to Galen, the Stanford Encyclopedia entry on Sextus Empiricus, and numerous papers on Aristotle. He is co-editing with Hendrik Lorenz the Symposium Aristotelicum volume on "Eudemian Ethics book II". He works primarily on logic, epistemology, physics, and geometry in the ancient world. Professor Morison was also a member of the University Service and Civic Engagement (SACE) Task Force from 2015-16 and the SACE Steering Committee from 2016-17, and is actively engaged as a lecturer with the Prison Teaching Initiative.