Sandra L Peterson

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Contact Me

peter009@umn.edu


Affiliations
Educational Background & Specialties

Specialties

  • ancient philosophy
  • Aristotle's ethics
  • moral philosophy
  • philosophy of language
  • Plato's metaphysics
Courses Taught
  • Phil 4010W - Selected Ancient Philosopher
  • Phil 1910W - Topics: Freshman Seminar: Socrates, Moral Phil & Ironist
  • Phil 8081 - Seminar: History of Philosophy--Ancient Philosophers
  • Phil 4085W - Wittgenstein
  • Phil 3001W - History of Philosophy: Ancient
  • Phil 1003W - Introduction to Ethics
Research & Professional Activities

Outreach

  • Classroom weekly volunteer: an inner city middle school, September 1993 - May 2003
Publications
  • Remarks on Three Formulations of Ethical Relativism: Peterson, Sandra, Ethics, 95 , 1985.
  • Plato's Parmenides: A Principle of Interpretation and Seven Arguments: Peterson, Sandra, Journal of the History of Philosophy, 34 , 1996. Download
  • Apparent Circularity in Aristotle's Account of Right Action in the Nicomachean Ethics: Peterson, Sandra, Apeiron, 25 , 1992. Download
  • A Reasonable Self-Predication Premise for the Third Man Argument: Peterson, Sandra, Philosophical Review, 82 , 1973.
  • Zeno's Second Argument Against Plurality: Peterson, Sandra, Journal of the History of Philosophy, 16 , 1978. Download
  • Socrates Talks to Himself in Plato's Hippias Major: Peterson, Sandra, Ancient Philosophy, 20 , 2000. Download
  • The Language Game in Plato's Parmenides: Peterson, Sandra, Ancient Philosophy, 20 , 2000.
  • New Rounds of the Exercise of Plato's Parmenides: Peterson, Sandra, Modern Schoolman, 80 , 2003. Download
  • An Authentially Socratic Conclusion in Plato's Phaedo: Socrates' Debt to Asclepius: Peterson, Sandra, Desire, Identity, and Existence, 2003. Download
  • "The Parmenides": Peterson, Sandra, Oxford University Press, The Oxford Handbook of Plato, ed. Gail Fine, 2008.
  • Socrates and Philosophy in the Dialogues of Plato. Peterson, Sandra, Cambridge University Press, Author, 2011. Link
Awards
  • College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, 1983