David Bronstein

Lecturer in Philosophy
Lecturer

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

PUBLICATIONS

Books
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Bronstein D, 2016, Aristotle on Knowledge and Learning: The Posterior Analytics, Oxford University Press
2016
Book Chapters
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Bronstein D, 2019, 'Aristotle's Virtue Epistemology', in Hetherington S; Smith N (ed.), What the Ancients Offer to Contemporary Epistemology, Routledge, pp. 157 - 177
2019
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
2017
Bronstein D, 2011, 'Beweis [Demonstration]', in Rapp C; Corcilius K (ed.), , pp. 193 - 196
2011
Journal articles
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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
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
2019
Bronstein D, 2018, 'Review of Mariska Leunissen From Natural Character to Moral Virtue in Aristotle', Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, https://ndpr.nd.edu/news/from-natural-character-to-moral-virtue-in-aristotle/
2018
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
2017
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
2016
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
2015
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
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
2014
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
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
2012
Bronstein D, 2010, 'Investigação e Paradaxo do Mênon: Aristóteles, Segundos Analíticos II 8', DoisPontos, vol. 7, pp. 107 - 130
2010
Bronstein D, 2010, 'Meno's paradox in Posterior Analytics 1.1', Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, vol. 38, pp. 115 - 141
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
2010
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
2006
Bronstein D, 2005, 'Hegel and the Holocaust', Animus, vol. 10, http://www2.swgc.mun.ca/animus/vol10.html
2005
Bronstein D, 2005, 'Review of Paolo C. Biondi Aristotle, Posterior Analytics II.19', Philosophy in Review, pp. 168 - 170
2005
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