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Michael V. Wedin

Michael V. Wedin

Professor Emeritus

2291 Social Science and Humanities Building.
Davis , Ca 95616
Office Phone: (530) 554-9399


  1. Ph.D.: University of Chicago, 1971


Dissertation: "Aristotle's Argument for the Necessity of Substance in the Light of his Theory of Predication," directed by Ian Mueller

Areas of Specialization: Greek philosophy, philosophy of language, philosophy of mind

Joined the UC Davis Philosophy Faculty: 1971

Retired: 2004

Recalled: 2005

2011-2012 Course Schedule

Not Teaching


Not Teaching

162 Aristotle

Other Courses

1 Introduction to Philosophy
21 History of Philosophy: Ancient
160 Presocratics
161 Plato
261 Plato Seminar
262 Aristotle Seminar

Recent Publications

"Parmenides' Three Ways and the Failure of the Ionian Interpretation," Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, vol. XLI, 2011, pp. 1-65.

"The Science and Axioms of Being," in A Companion to Aristotle (Blackwell, 2009)

"Animadversions on Burnyeat's Theaetetus: On the Logic of the Excellent Argument," Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Winter, 2005

Currently Supervising Dissertations


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