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Dr John Sellars

Dr John Sellars (Research Project Officer, Ancient Commentators project)Research Project Officer (Ancient Commentators on Aristotle project)

Visiting Research Fellow

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Department of Philosophy
King's College London,
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John Sellars completed his PhD at the University of Warwick, not long after which he came to King’s as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow working on the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle project (2003-7). Away from King’s for 5 years, in 2012 he returned to take up a part-time role overseeing the Ancient Commentators project, which he has combined with a Lectureship in Philosophy at Birkbeck (2012-14), editorial work for the project at King’s (2014-17), and a Lectureship in Philosophy at Royal Holloway, University of London (2017-).

Research interests
  • Hellenistic Philosophy
  • Roman Philosophy
  • Renaissance Philosophy
  • The Reception of Stoicism in the History of Philosophy
  • Metaphilosophy, esp. Philosophy as a Way of Life 
Selected publications
  • Hellenistic Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2018)  
  • The Routledge Handbook of the Stoic Tradition (Routledge, 2016) 
  • The Art of the Living: The Stoics on the Nature and Function of Philosophy 2nd edn (Duckworth, 2009) 
  • Stoicism (Acumen / University of California Press, 2006; repr. Routledge, 2014) 
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