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Peter Simpson


Dr. Peter Simpson is a Full Professor for the Philosophy Department.  Dr. Simpson is also a Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the CUNY Graduate Center.  He has taught at the Catholic University of America, Washington DC; University College, Dublin, Ireland; and Manchester Polytechnic, United Kingdom.


PhD, University of Manchester (England)

MA, University of Manchester (England)

BA, Oxford University (England)

Scholarship and Publications

Political Illiberalism. A Defense of Freedom.
Routledge, 2018

Aristotle’s Eudemian Ethics, translation and commentary.
Routledge, 2018

Aristotle’s Great Ethics, translation and commentary.
Routledge, 2018

Translation of Francisco Suarez' 1613 Defense of the Catholic and Apostolic Faith against the Errors of Anglicanism ('Defensio Fidei Catholicae et Apostolicae contra Errores Anglicanae Sectae') electronically published, 2011, at

Political Illiberalism. A Response to my Critics. The American Journal of Jurisprudence, 62.1 (2017),

Theocracy's Challenge
Challenging Theocracy. Ancient Lessons for Global Politics, eds. Tabachnik, Koivukoski, et al., (University of Toronto Press, 2017).

Toleration Today and in Medieval Christendom (or how Medieval Christendom got it Right) Toleranz und Menschenwuerde -- Tolerance and Human Dignity, ed Anton Rauscher (Soziale Orientierung Band 21, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 2011): 283-293.

Aristotle's Ethica Eudemia 1220b10-11 "en tois apellagmenois" and De Virtutibus et Vitiis forthcoming in Classical Quarterly

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Contact Information

Office: Building 2N Room 232