Professor MM McCabe
Professor of Ancient Philosophy
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Address Room 610, Philosophy Building
King's College London
London, WC2R 2LS
Professor McCabe was educated at Oxford High School for Girls and Newnham College Cambridge. From 1981-1990 she was Fellow in Classics at New Hall, University of Cambridge; she moved to King's College London in October 1990. She has spent some extended periods in the USA: at Harvard, at the Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington DC, and at Princeton. From 2005-2008 she was a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellow. In 2009 she was elected President of the British Philosophical Association. She is the general editor of the Cambridge University Press series Studies in the Dialogues of Plato.
Ancient philosophy, particularly Plato, pre-Socratics, Socrates and Aristotle
Philosophy of medicine
An ardent subscriber to the view that much of later philosophy is -- or should be -- a conversation with Plato, Professor McCabe writes not only on Plato (e.g. Plato on Punishment, California, 1981; Plato's Individuals, Princeton, 1994; Plato and his Predecessors: The Dramatisation of Reason, Cambridge, 2000), but also on Aristotle and on the Stoics, as well as on Plato's predecessors, the pre-Socratics and Socrates.
Aside from her interests in Ancient philosophy, Professor McCabe is also an active participant in and organiser of the Department's Concepts of Health seminar series.
In preparation: Plato’s Euthydemus (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Studies in the Dialogues of Plato – guest editor David Sedley).
In preparation:Aristotle and the Stoics reading Plato eds. V. Harte, M.M.McCabe, R.W. Sharples, A. Sheppard, Institute of Classical Studies Supplement.
Perspectives on Perception: a collection of essays eds. M.M.McCabe and Mark Textor. Ontos Verlag, 2007.
Plato and his Predecessors: The Dramatisation of Reason (The Stanford Lectures, Trinity College Dublin, 1996) (Cambridge University Press 2000) pp. 318+viii
Form and Argument in Late Plato A collection of articles, specially commissioned, eds. C.Gill and M.M.McCabe (Oxford University Press 1996) pp. xii + 345, reissued in paperback 2000.
Plato's Individuals (Princeton University Press, 1994) pp. xiii + 339, reissued in paperback 1999
(as M.M.Mackenzie) Images of Authority: Essays presented to Joyce Reynolds. eds. M.M.Mackenzie and C.M.Rouéché. (Cambridge Philological Society Supplement: Cambridge 1989) pp. 228.
(as M.M.Mackenzie) Plato on Punishment (University of California Press: Berkeley 1981) pp. x + 278. Paperback edition 1985
Selected (recent) articles
‘With mirrors or without: self-perception in EE 7.12’ for the Keeling Colloquium 2006, ed. F. Leigh forthcoming Brill 2012.
‘The Stoic sage in the original position’ for Politeia, Festschrift for Malcolm Schofield, eds. V. Harte and M. Lane forthcoming Cambridge University Press 2012
‘Waving or drowning? Socrates and the sophists on self-knowledge in the Euthydemus’ [for Festchrift for Christopher Rowe, Cambridge University Press 2012]
‘“It goes deep with me”: Plato’s Charmides on knowledge, self-knowledge and integrity’ For C. Cordner, ed., Philosophy, Ethics and Common Humanity [Raimond Gaita Festschrift] Routledge 2011
‘Some conversations with Plato: Aristotle, Metaphysics Z. 13-16’ for Aristotle and the Stoics Reading Plato, eds Harte, McCabe, Sharples and Sheppard 2010
‘Banana skins and custard pies: Plato on comedy and self-knowledge’ Proceedings of the Symposium Platonicum on the Philebus, 2010.
Professor McCabe currently teaches on the following courses:
Professor McCabe also supervises numerous MPhilStud and PhD research students.
Expertise and public engagement
Professor McCabe currently supervises a number of MPhilSt and PhD research students.
She welcomes enquiries from prospective students, seeking supervision on areas connected with her research interests.
Professor MM McCabe is the Department's Outreach and Engagement officer, and - together with Professor Bill Brewer - is actively involved in building links with schools and other interested parties.
Professor McCabe has twice been featured on podcasts from Philosophy Bites:
She has also participated as an interviewee in Professor Peter Adamson's podcast 'The History of Philosophy... without any gaps'.