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Mariana Anagnostopoulos

Mariana Anagnostopoulos

Department of Philosophy, MB 105
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA 93740
559.278.6329

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Classical Studies Program

Affiliated Faculty - Mariana Anagnostopoulos
Department of Philosophy

Bio

Mariana Anagnostopoulos received her B.A. in Philosophy and Classical Civilization from UCLA, and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from UC, Irvine. Her primary interests are in Socratic, Platonic, and Aristotelian theories of ethics and moral psychology. At Fresno State, she has taught courses on Greek Philosophy, as well as the history and application of ethics, and twentieth-century analytic philosophy, and has served as an adviser for the Philosophy major.

C.V.

Education

1994-2001
Ph.D., Philosophy, UC Irvine, 2001
Dissertation: The Desire for Good in Plato and Aristotle
Committee: Gerasimos Santas (Chair), Terrence Penner, Nicholas White

M.A., Philosophy, UC Irvine, 1999

1989-1993
B.A., double major: Philosophy and Classical Civilization, UCLA, 1993, cum laude, with departmental honors in Philosophy

Area of Specialization
Ancient Greek Philosophy

Areas of Competence
Ethics, History of Ethics, Moral Psychology, Theory of Action, 20th Century Analytic Philosophy

Prepared to teach at advanced undergraduate level

Ancient Greek Philosophy
History of Ethics
Mind and Action
Moral Theory and Application
Contemporary Moral Issues
Twentieth Century Analytic Philosophy

Prepared to teach at introductory undergraduate level

Survey of Greek Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics
Philosophy and Psychoanalysis
Contemporary Moral Issues


Teaching Experience

2002-2008
Lecturer, California State University, Fresno:

Introduction to Philosophy
Moral Questions
Contemporary Conflicts of Morals
Ancient Greek Philosophy: Presocratics to Aristotle
Twentieth Century Philosophy

2001-2002
Faculty Fellow, University of California, Los Angeles:

Beginnings of Western Philosophy
Plato’s Early Dialogues: Ethics, Metaphysics, and Epistemology
Aristotle: Psychology and Ethics

Teaching Associate, University of California, Irvine:

Introduction to Ethics: Plato and Aristotle, Fall 2000 (Lecturer)
Humanities Core Course, School of Humanities, 1998-1999.

1998-2000
Teaching Assistant, University of California, Irvine:

History of Ancient Philosophy
History of Contemporary Philosophy
Introduction to Ethics: Plato
Introduction to Ethics: Plato and Rawls
Philosophy and Psychoanalysis: Plato and Freud
Contemporary Moral Problems
Introduction to Philosophy

Published Works

“Aristotle on Desiring the Real Good and the Apparent Good,” Philosophical Inquiry, Spring 2009.

“Inquiry and Justification in the Search for the Highest Good in Plato and Aristotle” in Cairns, Herrmann, and Penner, The Good and the Idea of the Good in Plato's Republic, Edinburgh University Press, 2007.

“The Divided Soul and the Desire for Good in Plato’s Republic” in Santas, ed., The Blackwell Guide to Plato's Republic, Blackwell Publishing, 2005.

“Desire for Good in the Meno” in Reshotko, ed., Desire, Identity and Existence: Essays in Honour of T.M. Penner, Academic Printing and Publishing, 2003.

Forthcoming Work

“Aristotle on the Nature and Acquisition of Virtue,” in J. Hardy and G. Rudebusch, eds., Grundlagen der Antiken Ethik, Göttingen: Vandenhoeck, 2009.

Work in Progress

“A Defense of Socrates on Strict Akrasia.”

Presented Papers and other Academic Activities

“Aristotle’s Socratic Solution to the Problem of Akrasia” at the Central Valley Philosophical Association Conference, Merced, October 2008.

“Defending Socrates and Aristotle on Akrasia” at the CSU, Fresno Department of Philosophy Conference on Nature and Value, on Theoretical and Applied Ethics, Fresno, March 2008.

“The Good Human as Measure: Aristotle on Perfecting our Nature” at the CSU, Fresno Department of Philosophy Conference on Nature and Value, Bass Lake, April 2007.

“Evidence of Disparate Accounts of Desire in Plato’s Symposium and Republic,” at the Roundtable on Desire in Ancient Philosophy, University of Denver, May 2005.

“Goodness and Happiness as Conformity to Nature in Plato’s Republic,” at the CSU, Fresno Department of Philosophy’s Life Among the Living Retreat, Bass Lake, April 2005.

Comment on Sarah Broadie’s “What Should We Mean by ‘The Highest Good’?” at The Fourth A.G. Leventis Conference: The Good and the Idea of the Good in Plato's Republic, Edinburgh, March 2005.

Session Chair, International Symposium of the Olympic Center for Philosophy and Culture, Greece, August 2003. Session Chair, Colloquium on Virtue Theory, American Philosophical Association Pacific meetings, March 2003.

“The Real Good as Object of Love in Plato’s Symposium” at the Eighth Annual Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, February 2003.

“The Real Good as Object of Love in Plato’s Symposium” at the CSU, Fresno Philosophy Department Colloquium Series, October 2002.

Comments on V. Tsouna’s “Interpretations of Socratic Self-Knowledge” at the Southern California Philosophy Conference, Irvine, October 2001.

“Desire for Good in the Meno“ at the Pennerfest, a Conference in Honor of Terry Penner's 65th Birthday, Madison, Wisconsin, September 2001.

“The Power of the Tyrant in Plato’s Gorgias” at the Symposium of the Olympic Center for Philosophy and Culture, Greece, August 2000.

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