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Allan Gotthelf

Allan GotthelfAllan Gotthelf (1943-2013) , Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. Columbia University


Some areas of special interest: ancient Greek philosophy (esp. Aristotle); metaphysics; ethical theory; philosophy of Ayn Rand; conceptions of love.

Taught (besides the basic and core courses):  Ancient Philosophy; Seminar in Ancient Philosophy; Metaphysics; Reason, Human Nature and Ethics; Honors Human Love in Philosophy and Literature; others.


Books and articles:  On Ayn Rand (Wadsworth Publishing Co., 2000); Philosophical Issues in Aristotle’s Biology (co-edited, Cambridge Univ. Press 1987); Aristotle on Nature and Living Things (edited, Bristol Classical Press 1985); “Darwin on Aristotle”, Journal of the History of Biology, 1999 and many articles on ancient philosophy and science.

Also at TCNJ:  former Co-Coordinator, Classical Studies Program; former Adviser, Ayn Rand Society.

Other:  was a life member of Clare Hall-Cambridge University, organized many international conferences, and was an admirer of Bruce Lee.

Visiting teaching:  Oxford University, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Georgetown University, Swarthmore College.

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