Marcelo D. Boeri

Fellow: Awarded 2008

Field of Study: Philosophy

Competition: Latin America & Caribbean

Marcelo Boeri is a Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of the Andes in Santiago, Chile. Born in Buenos Aires, he received a B.A. degree from the University of Buenos Aires, and served there as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Classical Letters and Philosophy (1985-94); the University honored him in 1993 with its Award for Scientific and Philosophical Work. Concurrently, he was a Fellow at CONICET (1986-90); after receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Salvador in Argentina in 1995, he was appointed an Associate and, later, an Independent Researcher (1996-2003) at CONICET. He was also for a time an Associate Professor of Ancient Philosophy at the University of Comahue (1997-98) and a Lecturer in Greek Philosophy (2000-01) at the University of Litoral (2000-01) before joining the faculty of the University of the Andes in 2003.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Boeri has conducted extensive research on ancient philosophies and philosophers both at his home institutions and as a visiting researcher at Georgetown University (1994-95) and at Brown University (2007), as well as a Junior Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies (1999-2000) and as a visiting researcher at that institution (2004).

His publication of more than fifty-five papers and critical reviews on Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics, as well as his co-editorship of the philosophical journal Méthexis (since 2001) and of the International Plato Studies series (since 2007) have firmly established him as one of the world’s leading authorities on ancient philosophy. This reputation has garnered him invitations to lecturer from the University of Navarra, Spain (1999); Boston College (2003); the Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile (2005, 2007); Trinity College, Dublin (2007); and the University of Rome Tor Vergata (2007); among others.

His impressive publication list includes “The Stoics on Bodies and Incorporeals” (Review of Metaphysics, 54 [2001], 723-52) and “Socrates, Aristotle, and the Stoics on the apparent and real good” (Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, vol. XX, ed. J. J. Cleary and G. Gurtler [Leiden: Brill, 2004]); he provided the introduction, analysis, and translation from Latin and Greek for Los estoicos antiguos. Sobre la virtud y la felicidad (Ed. U. de Chile, 2004); he contributed the article “The Presence of Socrates and Aristotle in the Stoic Account of akrasia” in Metaphysics, Soul and Ethics. Themes from the Work of Richard Sorabji (Oxford UP, 2005), which Ricardo Salles edited; and he wrote Apariencia y realidad en el pensamiento griego. Investigaciones sobre aspectos epistemológicos, éticos y de teoría de la acción de algunas teorís morales de la antigüedad (Buenos Aires: Ed. Colihue, 2007).

Building on his previous researches, he will be completing a new Stoic sourcebook during his Guggenheim Fellowship term.