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UC Davis Department of Philosophy

Michael Wedin

Philosophy Department

1240 Social Sciences and Humanities
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Phone: (530) 752-0607

Fax: (530) 752-8964

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Professor Emeritus

Brief Curriculum Vitae

Office: 2291 Social Sciences and Humanities Building

Phone: (530) 554-9399


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

2010-2011 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

"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