Skip to content

Profile


Name

Dr. Jurgis (George) Brakas

Title
Independent Scholar
Emeritus Professor of Philosophy

Affiliation
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Marist College
Poughkeepsie, NY

Email
Jurgis.Brakas@hushmail.com

Degrees Held
Columbia University, Ph.D.
Princeton University, A.B.

Interests
Ballet, film, classical concerts; fine dining; gardening; running and workouts at the gym.

Publications: Books
Aristotle’s Concept of the Universal , Hildesheim & New York: Georg Olms Verlag, 1988.

Publications: Articles
“The Existence of Forms: The Argument from the Possibility of Knowledge,” in Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy, Michael Bruce and Steven Barbone, editors. Wiley-Blackwell, September 2011.

“An Argument against the Existence of Forms: The Third Man,”┬áin Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy, Michael Bruce and Steven Barbone, editors. Wiley-Blackwell, September 2011.

“Aristotle’s Argument that Goods are Irreducible,” in Just the Arguments: 100 of the Most Important Arguments in Western Philosophy, Michael Bruce and Steven Barbone, editors. Wiley-Blackwell, September 2011.

“Aristotle’s ‘Is Said in Many Ways’ and Its Relationship to His Homonyms,” The Journal of the History of Philosophy, vol. 49, no. 4 (April 2011), 135-60.

“Aristotle on the Irreducible Senses of the Good,” Philosophiegeschichte und Logische Analyse / Logical Analysis and the History of Philosophy, VI (2003): 23-73.

“MacDonald, Aristotle, and the Good,” Journal of Neoplatonic Studies VI, #2 (1998): 77-114.

“Ancient Greek Philosophy,” Institute for Objectivist Studies, Foundations Series #7 (1994): 1-4.

Research Interests
Aristotle, ancient Greek philosophy; Rand; logic and philosophy of logic; ethics and meta-ethics.

Affiliations
American Philosophical Association
Canadian Philosophical Association
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
The Aristotelian Society
Ayn Rand Society

Advertisements