Alan Code

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Alan Code
Alan Dodd Code

1951 (age 67–68)
EraContemporary philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolAnalytic philosophy
Main interests
Aristotle, Ancient Greek philosophy

Alan Dodd Code (born 1951) is Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Classics (by courtesy) at Stanford University, and also Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at UC Berkeley. He is a leading scholar of ancient Greek philosophy, especially well-known for his articles on Aristotle's metaphysics, science, and logic.

Education and career[edit]

Code did his BA, MA, and PhD at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, writing his dissertation under Terry Penner. Before taking up a position at Stanford in 2011, he was Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University.[1] Prior to that, he taught for many years at Berkeley, and also at the University of Michigan and Ohio State University.

He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013.[2]

Philosophical work[edit]

Some of Code's papers are considered centrally important to the understanding of Aristotle's metaphysics [3] and philosophy of science.[4] He has commented on, clarified and extended the work of such eminent scholars as G. E. L. Owen[5] and Montgomery Furth.[6]

See also[edit]


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  3. ^ Code, Alan. "The aporematic approach to primary being in Metaphysics Z". Canadian Journal of Philosophy 14.sup1 (1984): 1-20.
  4. ^ Code, Alan. "Soul as efficient cause in Aristotle's embryology". Aristotle Critical Assessments 2 (1987): 297-304.
  5. ^ Code, Alan. "On the origins of some aristotelian theses about predication." How Things Are. Springer Netherlands, 1985. 101-131.
  6. ^ Code, Alan. "Monty Furth's Aristotle: 10 Years Later", Philosophical Studies 94 (1999):69-80

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