Dr David Bronstein
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Dr David Bronstein

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School of Humanities & Languages

David Bronstein was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, where, like Leonard Cohen, he graduated from Westmount High School. He studied Classics and Contemporary Studies at the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, and he completed his PhD in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He has held positions as lecturer and postdoctoral research fellow at Oxford University, as Assistant Professor at Boston University, and as Assistant and then Associate Professor at Georgetown University. 

His research is in the area of Ancient Greek Philosophy. He is interested in epistemology, philosophy of science, logic, metaphysics, and, increasingly, ethics in the Ancient Greek tradition and beyond. He has published several articles on Plato and Aristotle and, in 2016, a book: Aristotle on Knowledge and Learning: the Posterior Analytics (Oxford University Press). He has two main current projects, one on Aristotle’s theory and practice of science and another on Aristotle’s theory of virtue.

Bronstein is currently Lecturer in Philosophy at the School of Humanities and Languages, and Book Reviews Editor for the Australasian Journal of Philosophy

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  • Books | 2016
    Bronstein D, 2016, Aristotle on Knowledge and Learning: The Posterior Analytics, Oxford University Press
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Bronstein D, 2021, 'Learning from Models', in Plato's Statesman, Oxford University Press, pp. 94 - 114, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780192898296.003.0005
    Book Chapters | 2019
    Bronstein D, 2019, 'Aristotle's Virtue Epistemology', in Hetherington S; Smith N (ed.), What the Ancients Offer to Contemporary Epistemology, Routledge, pp. 157 - 177
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Bronstein D, 2017, 'Aristotle as Systematic Philosopher: Essence, Necessity, and Explanation in Theory and Practice', in What makes a Philosopher Great?: Thirteen Arguments for Twelve Philosophers, pp. 48 - 66, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315676999
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Bronstein D, 2011, 'Beweis [Demonstration]', in Rapp C; Corcilius K (ed.), Handbuch Aristoteles, pp. 193 - 196
  • Journal articles | 2021
    Bronstein D, 2021, 'Review of Timothy Clarke Aristotle and the Eleatic One', Mind, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mind/fzab070
    Journal articles | 2021
    Bronstein D; Mié F, 2021, 'Eleatic Ontology in Aristotle: Introduction', Peitho, vol. 12, pp. 13 - 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.14746/PEA.2021.1.1
    Journal articles | 2019
    BRONSTEIN D, 2019, 'Aristotle on Predication and Demonstration', Manuscrito, vol. 42, pp. 85 - 121, http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0100-6045.2019.v42n4.db
    Journal articles | 2019
    Bronstein D; Schwab W, 2019, 'Is Plato an Innatist in the Meno?', Phronesis, pp. 1 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685284-12341969
    Journal articles | 2017
    Bronstein D, 2017, 'Review of Gail Fine The Possibility of Inquiry: Meno’s Paradox from Socrates to Sextus', Mind, vol. 126, pp. 631 - 634, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mind/fzw071
    Journal articles | 2016
    Bronstein D, 2016, 'Aristotle’s Critique of Plato’s Theory of Innate Knowledge', Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy, vol. 19, pp. 126 - 139, http://dx.doi.org/10.30965/9783957438003
    Journal articles | 2015
    Bronstein D, 2015, 'Essence, Necessity, and Demonstration in Aristotle', Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, vol. 90, pp. 724 - 732, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/phpr.12184
    Journal articles | 2014
    Bronstein D, 2014, 'Aristotle’s Theory of Demonstration, Revisited', Metascience: an international review journal for the history, philosophy and social studies of science, vol. 23, pp. 9 - 16
    Journal articles | 2014
    Mayo NE; Bronstein D; Scott SC; Finch LE; Miller S, 2014, 'Necessary and sufficient causes of participation post-stroke: Practical and philosophical perspectives', Quality of Life Research, vol. 23, pp. 39 - 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-013-0441-6
    Journal articles | 2012
    Bronstein D, 2012, 'Comments on Ben Morison “An Aristotelian Distinction between Two Types of Knowledge”', Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, vol. 27, pp. 118 - 122
    Journal articles | 2012
    Bronstein D, 2012, 'The Origin and Aim of Posterior Analytics II.19', Phronesis, vol. 57, pp. 29 - 62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156852812X607289
    Journal articles | 2010
    Bronstein D, 2010, 'Comments on Gregory Salmieri “Aisthêsis, Empeiria, and the Advent of Universals in Posterior Analytics II 19”', Apeiron, vol. 43, pp. 187 - 194, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/apeiron.2010.43.2-3.187
    Journal articles | 2010
    Bronstein D, 2010, 'Investigação e Paradaxo do Mênon: Aristóteles, Segundos Analíticos II 8', DoisPontos, vol. 7, pp. 107 - 130
    Journal articles | 2010
    Bronstein D, 2010, 'Meno's paradox in Posterior Analytics 1.1', Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, vol. 38, pp. 115 - 141
    Journal articles | 2006
    Bronstein D, 2006, 'Review of A.P. Bos The Soul and Its Instrumental Body: A Reinterpretation of Aristotle’s Philosophy of Living Nature', Ancient Philosophy, vol. 26, pp. 422 - 427
    Journal articles | 2005
    Bronstein D, 2005, 'Hegel and the Holocaust', Animus, vol. 10, http://www2.swgc.mun.ca/animus/vol10.html
    Journal articles | 2005
    Bronstein D, 2005, 'Review of Paolo C. Biondi Aristotle, Posterior Analytics II.19', Philosophy in Review, pp. 168 - 170