Victor Caston

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Victor Caston

Professor of Philosophy

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Professor, Classical Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Ancient, Medieval, Austrian, Mind, Metaphysics
  • About

    Professor Caston's research focuses primarily on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, especially in philosophy of mind and metaphysics: he has published on the Presocratics and Sophists, Aristotle, the Stoics, and Augustine. He also has research interests in medieval philosophy and Austrian philosophy. He is currently at work on a book on the problem of intentionality in ancient philosophy, for Cambridge University Press. Professor Caston has been a recipient of fellowships from the NEH, the ACLS (the Frederick Burkhardt fellowship), the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, and the Center for Hellenic Studies. In March 2010 Professor Caston gave the S.V. Keeling Memorial Lecture in Ancient Philosophy at the University College London and in fall 2010 he will be the Centenary Fellow of the Scots Philosophy Club.


    "The Spirit and the Letter: Aristotle on Perception." In Ricardo Salles (ed.), Metaphysics, Soul, and Ethics: Themes from the work of Richard Sorabji, 245–320. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.

    "Aristotle on Consciousness." Mind 111 (2002), 751–815.

    "Something and Nothing: The Stoics on Concepts and Universals." Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 17 (1999), 145–213.

    "Aristotle and the Problem of Intentionality." Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 58 (1998), 249–98.

    "Epiphenomenalisms, Ancient and Modern." The Philosophical Review 106 (1997), 309–63.

  • Education
    • The University of Texas at Austin. M.A. philosophy, Ph.D. philosophy, 1984-1992
      Yale University. B.A. philosophy, 1980-1984