Monte Ransome Johnson
Associate Professor
University of California, San Diego

Monte Ransome Johnson is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego. He received a Ph. D. in the Collaborative Program in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at the University of Toronto in 2003, and was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities in 2006. He is the author of Aristotle on Teleology (Oxford University Press, 2005), ‘Authenticating Aristotle’s Protrepticus’ (with D. S. Hutchinson, in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, 2005), and other essays on ancient philosophy, including contributions to The Cambridge Companion to Lucretius (2008) and The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (2014). 

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Aristotle on the Purpose of Life

In this video, Monte explores an approach to the question “What is the purpose of life?” developed by the Greek Philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BC). Aristotle reasoned that just as artificial things (such as tools and workers) have characteristic capabilities with respect to which they are jud

Epicurus’ Cure for Unhappiness
Monte Johnson: Epicurus’ Cure for Unhappiness
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