Arnold Brooks

Arnold Brooks
Assistant Instructional Professor
Stuart 226
Office Hours: Autumn Quarter: Mondays, 10:00-12:00
PhD, University of Chicago, 2021; MA, University of Chicago, 2009; BA, Philosophy, Penn State University, 2006
Teaching at UChicago since 2021
Research Interests: Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Kant, Metaphysics, History and Philosophy of Science

Arnold Brooks joined the faculty in Autumn 2021 as an Assistant Instructional Professor. He received his BA in philosophy from Pennsylvania State University and his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2021. He specializes in ancient Greek physics and metaphysics. His current research centers on a book-length study of Aristotle’s Physics book six, his theory of the continuum, and his account of natural continua such as time, change, and body. Brooks is also pursuing a parallel project in Kant’s early and critical philosophy, through Kant’s approach to the quantification of qualities and causes, and forces. He is the departmental faculty liaison to the Masters of Arts Program in the Humanities (MAPH) in 2021-22.

Recent Courses

PHIL 29902 Senior Seminar II

Students writing senior essays register once for PHIL 29901, in the Autumn Quarter, and once for PHIL 29902, in the Winter Quarter. The Senior Seminar meets for two quarters, and students writing essays are required to attend throughout.

Consent of Director of Undergraduate Studies. Required and only open to fourth-year students who have been accepted into the BA essay program.

PHIL 25000 History of Philosophy I: Ancient Philosophy

(CLCV 22700)

An examination of ancient Greek philosophical texts that are foundational for Western philosophy, especially the work of Plato and Aristotle. Topics will include: the nature and possibility of knowledge and its role in human life; the nature of the soul; virtue; happiness and the human good.

Completion of the general education requirement in humanities.

2021-2022 Autumn
Category
Ancient Philosophy

PHIL 29901 Senior Seminar I

Students writing senior essays register once for PHIL 29901, in the Autumn Quarter, and once for PHIL 29902, in the Winter Quarter. The Senior Seminar meets for two quarters, and students writing essays are required to attend throughout.

Consent of Director of Undergraduate Studies. Required and only open to fourth-year students who have been accepted into the BA essay program.

PHIL 25000 History of Philosophy I: Ancient Philosophy

(CLCV 22700)

An examination of ancient Greek philosophical texts that are foundational for Western philosophy, especially the work of Plato and Aristotle. Topics will include: the nature and possibility of knowledge and its role in human life; the nature of the soul; virtue; happiness and the human good.

Completion of the general education requirement in humanities.

2019-2020 Autumn
Category
Ancient Philosophy