Samuel Baker

Samuel Baker

Associate Professor
Philosophy Department

Bio

Samuel Baker (Ph.D., Princeton) specializes in ancient philosophy, especially the ethics and epistemology of Aristotle. 

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Research Interests

  • Ancient Philosophy

Selected Publications

  • “The Concept of Ergon: Towards an Achievement Interpretation of Aristotle’s ‘Function Argument’,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 48 (2015), 227-266

  • “The Metaphysics of Goodness in the Ethics of Aristotle,” Philosophical Studies 174 (2017), 1839-1856

  • "What is the 'best and most perfect virtue'?" Analysis 79 (2019): 387-393

  • "A Monistic Conclusion to Aristotle's Ergon Argument: The Human Good as the Best Achievement of a Human," Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 103.3 (2021): 373-403

  • "Aristotle on the Nature and Politics of Medicine," Apeiron, 54.4 (2021): 411-449


Courses

  • PHL 131 Introduction to Ethics
  • PHL 240 Western Philosophy: Classical
  • PHL 351 Philosophy of Religion
  • PHL 333 Biomedical Ethics
  • LG 101 and 102 Introductory Latin
  • LG 201 and 202 Intermediate Latin
  • LG 141 and 142 Introductory Classical Greek