Mi-Kyoung (Mitzi) Lee

August 11, 2008

Department of Philosophy 

University of Colorado at Boulder

Box 232

Boulder CO 80309-0232
mitzi.lee@colorado.edu
303-735-0661 (o)


Academic Positions
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2005-present
Visiting Professor, Harvard University, Spring 2009
Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003-5
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Winter Quarter 2003
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1996-2003

Education:
Harvard University, Ph.D. in Philosophy, 1996 (Dissertation: Conflicting Appearances: Protagoras and the Development of Early Greek Epistemology (Gisela Striker (chair), Hilary Putnam, Susan Sauvé Meyer))
Visiting PhD Student, Department of Philosophy, Princeton University, Spring 2001
Columbia College, Columbia University, B.A. in Philosophy, cum laude, 1989 

Publications:
"Antecedents to Ancient Skepticism in Early Greek Philosophy", in Richard Bett (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Greek Scepticism, Cambridge University Press. (in press, expected publication 2009)

"Plato's Theaetetus", in Gail Fine (ed.), Oxford Handbook on Plato, Oxford University Press 2008. 

Epistemology after Protagoras: Responses to Relativism in Plato, Aristotle, and Democritus (Oxford: Clarendon Press 2005). [reviewed in Bryn Mawr Classical Review, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, Mind, Greece & Rome, Rhizai, Classical Review, Review of Metaphysics] 

"The Secret Doctrine: Plato's Defense of Protagoras in the Theaetetus", Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 19 (Winter 2000), 47-86. 

"Thinking and Perception in Plato's Theaetetus", in Mark McPherran (ed.), Recognition, Remembrance, and Reality: New Essays on Plato's Epistemology and Metaphysics, Apeiron 32/4 (Dec. 1999) 37-54.

Book Reviews:
Book Review of Tim O'Keefe. Epicurus on Freedom. Cambridge-New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005 in Journal of the History of Philosophy 46/2 (April 2008), pp. 315-16.

Book Review of Timothy Chappell, Reading Plato's Theaetetus, Indianapolis, IN: Hackett 2005 [orig. publ. Sankt Augustin, Germany: Academia Verlag 2004] in Notre Dame Book Review.

Book Review of David Sedley, The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus, Oxford: Clarendon Press 2004, in Classical Review 55/2 (2005) 430-2. 

Book Review for Ancient Philosophy 2005 of C.C.W. Taylor, The Atomists: Leucippus and Democritus.  Fragments.  A Text and Translation with a Commentary by C.C.W. Taylor.  (Phoenix series.)  Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999. 

Translations:
Jacques Brunschwig, "Rule and Exception: On the Aristotelian Theory of Equity", translated from the French by M. M. Lee, in M. Frede and G. Striker (eds.), Rationality in Greek Thought, Oxford: Oxford University Press 1996.  "La règle et l'exception: Autour de la théorie aristotélicienne de l'équité"  

Gisela Striker, "On the difference between the Pyrrhonists and the Academics", translated from the German by M. M. Lee, in G. Striker, Essays in Hellenistic Epistemology and Ethics, Cambridge University Press 1996; originally published as "Über den Unterschied zwischen den Pyrrhoneern und den Akademikern", Phronesis 26 (1981) 153-71. 

Work in progress:
Laws and Principles in Aristotle’s Political Philosophy and Ethics

"Epistemology and Metaphysics in Plato's Theaetetus"

"What Epicurus Learned from Plato's Theaetetus: Empiricism in Ancient Greek Philosophy"

Paper on perceptual alteration and perceptual assimilation in Aristotle's De anima

The Predicables: Aristotle's Early Theory of Logical Form 

Talks and Presentations:
Epistemology after Protagoras selected for Author-Meets-Critics session at the American Philosophical Association, Philadelphia PA, December 2008. 
"Epistemology and Metaphysics in Plato's Theaetetus", Department of Philosophy, Indiana University, February 29 2008. 
"What Epicurus Learned from Plato's Theaetetus: Empiricism in Ancient Greek Philosophy", Harvard University Department of Philosophy Colloquium, April 5 2007.
Response to Terry Penner and George Rudebusch, University of Denver Philosophy Roundtable "Plato and the Philosophy of Language", 4/7/2006.
Response to Thomas Olshewsky, "Grasping the Starting Points (Aristotle, Physics I 1 and AnPo II 19)", American Philosophical Association 2004 Meeting of the Central Division, Chicago, IL.
"Thinking about Thinking in Ancient Greek Philosophy", Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder (March 15, 2004). 
"Thinking about Thinking in Ancient Greek Philosophy", Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago (May 16, 2003). 
Critique of Roslyn Weiss, Virtue in the Cave (Oxford), Author-Meets-Critics Session, American Philosophical Association 2003 Meeting of the Pacific Division, San Francisco, CA. 
Response to David Wolfsdorf, "Dikaiosunê and Hosiotês in Plato's Protagoras", Central Division APA (April 25, 2002). 
Response to Michael Wedin, "On the Use and Abuse of Non-Contradiction: Aristotle's Critique of Protagoras and Heraclitus in Metaphysics Gamma Γ", Conference in Honor of Ian Mueller, sponsored by the Chicago Area Consortium in Ancient Philosophy (April 20, 2002).  
"The Secret Doctrine in Plato's Theaetetus", Dept. of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (December 1, 2000). 
"What was in Protagoras' Truth?", Center for Hellenic Studies (Washington DC, May 9, 2000). 
"Aristotle on Protagoras in Metaphysics Book Γ", Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Central Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (Chicago, April 21, 2000).
"Aristotle on Protagoras and the Principle of Non-Contradiction", Department of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania (March 31, 2000). 
"Thinking and Perception in Plato's Theaetetus", Ancient Philosophy Workshop, University of Chicago, (May 7, 1999).  
"Thinking and Perception in Plato's Theaetetus", Fourth Annual Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, Conference on Plato's Epistemology and Metaphysics, University of Arizona, (Tucson, February 21, 1999). 
Response to Nicholas White, "Time and the Existence of Forms", Conference on Ancient Epistemologies, sponsored by the Chicago Consortium in Ancient Philosophy (April 25, 1998). 
"Relativism and Self-Refutation in Plato's Theaetetus", State University of New York at Buffalo, (January 1996), University of Delaware, (January 1996), Middlebury College (February 1996), University of Illinois at Chicago (February 1996).

Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes:
Honorable Mention, American Philosophical Association Book Prize 2007 (for philosophers age 40 and under at the time of publication), for Epistemology after Protagoras
NEH Summer Seminar, 'Soul and Substance in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition', July 2004, Boulder Colorado.
Research Fellowship, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC, 1999-2000
Research Fellowship, Institute for the Humanities, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1999-2000 (declined)
National Endowment for the Humanities, Summer Research Stipend 1999
Mrs. Giles B. Whiting Foundation Dissertation Fellowship in the Humanities, 1994-1995 
Westengard Grant for language study in Germany, Summer 1992
Harvard University Graduate Fellowship, 1989-1991

Service:
Referee (Oxford University Press, Archiv für Geshichte der Philosophie, Ancient Philosophy, Journal of the History of Philosophy, Classical Philology, Ordia Prima)
Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Chair, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder, Fall 2008-present
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