Ian McCready-Flora

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

St. Louis University

Fellow, Society of Fellows in the Humanities 2011 - 14

Ian McCready-Flora received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Michigan.  He works mainly on Ancient Greek Philosophy (Aristotle especially) and contemporary Aesthetics. He is currently trying to understand Aristotle's conception of rationality: what is it about human thinking that distinguishes it from the sorts of thinking other animals are capable of?  In addition to this main project, Dr. McCready-Flora is also thinking about ancient conceptions of knowledge and its relation to other forms of knowing, and about the concept of "canon," i.e. the set of fictional truths that constitute a world shared by several different works.

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