Personal Details


Andrea Falcon

Office Address

1455 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Ouest
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8, Canada



Telephone: (514) 848-2424 ext 2516 (office)

Employment History

June 2008-present

Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, Montreal


Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, Montreal


Research Fellow (Ricercatore a contratto) at the University of Padua, Italy

Visiting Appointments

August-December 2008

Department of Classics, University of Pittsburgh (Associate Professor)

January-August 2008

Member in the School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton


Department of Philosophy, Virginia Tech (Assistant Professor)


Department of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh (Assistant Professor)


Department of Philosophy, Ohio State University (Lecturer)

August-December 2000

Department of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley (Assistant Professor)

Research Membership


Associate Member, Laboratoire SPHERE: Sciences, Philosophie, Histoire - URM 7219.

Academic Background


Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Padua, Italy


Doctorate in Philosophy, University of Padua, Italy


Laurea cum laude, University of Venice, Italy

Academic Exchanges

April-June 1994

Full-Time Visiting Student
in the Department of Philosophy at King's College KQC, University of London

January-March 1994

Full-Time Visiting Student
at Balliol College, University of Oxford



  • 'Aristotelismo'. Einaudi: Torino 2017.
  • 'Xenarchus of Seleucia: Aristotelianism in the First Century BCE'. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge 2011.

    Review: Tiziano Dorandi: Sehepunkte: Rezensions journal für die Geschichtwissenschaften 12 (2012), Nr. 10 [15.10.2012].

    Review: Sylvia Berryman: Aestimatio 10 (2013): 163-165.

    Alberto Ross, The Classical Review 63.2 (2013): 383-385. Georgia Tsouni, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2014.01.17. Robert Mayhew: Classical World 107 (2014): 279-281; Tania Gergel, Journal of Hellenic Studies 133 (2013): 296-298. Han Baltussen, CJ~Online 2014.04.07. Christopher Gill, Phronesis 59 (2014): 100.

  • 'Aristotle and the Science of Nature. Unity without Uniformity'. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge 2005. (Hardback: September 2005. Paperback: January 2008)

    [Reviews: Scott Rubarth, Journal of the History of Philosophy 46.4 (2008): 632-633; Francesco Verde, Syzetesis 2008.9; Pierre Pellegrin, Isis 98.4 (2007): 823-824; Rosamund K. Sprague, Ancient Philosophy (2007): 432-434; David Evans, The British Journal for the History of Philosophy 15 (4) : 785-787; David Williams, Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2007.10.03; Lindsay Judson, Archiv fur Geschichte der Philosophie 89.2 (2007): 241-245; David Depew, British Journal for the History of Science, 40.1 (2007): 123-124; John Scott, Philosophy in Review/Comptes rendus philosophiques, 27.1 (2007): 20-22; Frédéric Gain, Revue philosophique de Louvain 105. 1-2 (2007): 210-216; Jude Dougherty, The Review of Metaphysics 60.1 (2006): 154-155].

  • 'Corpi e movimenti. Studio sul De caelo di Aristotele e la sua tradizione mondo antico' Bibliopolis Editore: Napoli 2001. (Paperback original).

    [Review: Anita Ljubic, The Classical Review, 53 (2003): 305-307].

Edited book

  • 'Brill's Companion to the Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity'. Brill. May 2016.

    [Review: Lucas Oro Hershtein, Mediterranea. Interantional Journal for the Transfer of Knowledge 2 (2017): 239-249].

  • A. Falcon and D. Lefebvre (eds.), 'Cambridge Critical Guides: Aristotle’s Generation of Animals'. Cambridge 2017.

Articles & book chapters

  • (Together with David Lefebvre) 'Introduction: Aristotle’s Philosophy and the Generation of Animals', Cambridge 2017: 1-12.
  • (Together with Allan Gotthelf) '“One Long Argument”? The Unity of Aristotle’s Generation of Animals', in A. Falcon and D. Lefebvre (eds.), Aristotle’s Philosophy and Generation of Animals, Cambridge 2017: 15-34.
  • 'The Subject Matter of Aristotle’s PhysicsL’eternità del mondo in Aristotele e nell’aristotelismo degli inizi', in L. Grecchi (ed.), Immanenza e trascendenza. Editrice Petite Plaisance, Pistoia 2017: 201-215.
  • 'Physics I 1', in D. Quarantotto (ed.) Aristotle’s Physics I: A Systematic Investigation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2018: 41-59.
  • 'The Place of the De motu in Aristotle’s Natural Philosophy', in W. Wians and R. Polansky, Reading Aristotle: Argument and Exposition. Brill 2017: 215-235.
  • 'The Reception of Aristotle’s Physics in Antiquity: Ps-Ocellus and the Doctrine of the Eternity of the World in the Late Hellenistic and Early Post-Hellenistic World (2nd and 1st Century BC)', Philosophia 46 (2016): 154-169.
  • 'The Subject Matter of Aristotle’s Physics', in Th. Buchheim, D. Meissner, N. Wachsmann (eds.) Körperkonzepte und körperliche Existenz in der antiken Philosophie und Literatur. Felix Meiner Verlag, May 2016: 423-436.
  • 'Introduction', in A. Falcon (ed.), Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity. Brill, March 2016: 1-9.
  • 'Aristotelianism in the First Century BC', in A. Falcon (ed.), Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity. Brill, March 2016: 101-119.
  • 'The Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity', in Oxford Online Handbooks. September 2015.
  • 'The Argument of Physics VIII', forthcoming in M. Leunissen (ed.) Aristotle's Physics: A Critical Guide. Cambridge University Press 2015: 265-283.
  • (together with Mariska Leunissen, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) 'Eulogos in Natural Scientific Inquiry', in D. Ebrey (ed.), Theory and Practice in Aristotle's Natural Philosophy. Cambridge University Press 2015: 217-240.
  • 'Aristotle on the study of animals and plants', in K.-D. Fischer, B. Holmes (eds.), The Frontiers of Ancient Science. Essays in honor of Heinrich von Staden. De Gruyter 2015: 75-91.
  • 'Between Physics and Metaphysics: Aristotle at the Boundaries of Knowledge', in C. Cerami (ed.) Nature et Sagesse. Les rapports entre physique et métaphysique dans la tradition aristotélicienne. Études en l'honneur de Pierre Pellegrin. Peeters Publisher 2014: 71-94.
  • (with Cristina Cerami, Laboratoire SPHERE, URM 7219, Paris) 'Continuity and Discontinuity in the Greek and Arabic Reception Aristotle's Study of Animals', Philosophia Antiquorum 8, 2014: 35-56.
  • 'Aristotle's Philosophy of Nature', in J. Warren and F. Sheffield (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Ancient Philosophy. Taylor and Francis Group (2014): 319-331.
  • 'Aristotle on Time and Change', in in H. Dyke and A. Bardon (eds,), A Companion to the Philosophy of Time. Wiley and Blackwell Publishing (2013): 47-58.
  • 'Aristotelianism in the First Century BC: Xenarchus of Seleucia', in M. Schofield (ed.) Plato, Aristotle, and Pythagoras in the First century BC. Cambridge University Press (2013): 78-94.
  • 'The Reception of Aristotle's Study of Animal Motion in the Latin World', Documenti e studi sulla tradizione filosofica medievale 23 (2012): 521-539.
  • 'Filosofia della natura', in R. Chiaradonna (ed.) Storia della filosofia tardo-antica. Carocci editore. Rome (2012): 155-171.
  • 'Aristotle on the Scope and Unity of the De anima', in G. Van Riel and P. Destrée (eds.) Ancient Perspectives on Aristotle’s De anima, Leuven University Press. (2010): 167-181.
  • 'Plotinus on Celestial Motion', In M. Achard, W. Hankey and J.-M. Narbonne, Perspectives sur le Néoplatonism. Laval University (2009): 51-62.
  • 'The Pre-History of the Commentary Tradition: Aristotelianism in the First Century BCE. Prolegomena to a Study of Xenarchus of Seleucia', Laval théologique et philosophique 62.1 (2008): 7-28.
  • Aristotele e la materia celeste, in M. Carrara, Mind and Meaning. Studi di filosofia analitica (Padova 2003).
  • 'A Late Ancient Discussion of Celestial Motion. PSI XIV 1400', in Papiri filosofici. Miscellanea di studi IV (Firenze 2002).
    (Brief description: a study of PSI XIV 1400, a papyrus fragment to be placed in the context of the sixth-century debate on the stuff of the heavens. The edition, translation and commentary will be also published in the Corpus dei Papiri Filosofici Greci e Latini published by Olschki, Firenze).
  • 'División, Definitión y Differencia en los Topicos', Anuario filosófico 35 (2002), pp. 297-312.
  • 'Aristotle, Speusippus and the Method of Division', Classical Quarterly N.S. 50.2 (2000), pp. 402-414.
    [available in pdf version, 1.2 Mb]
  • 'Senarco di Seleucia e la Dottrina Aristotelica della Quinta Sostanza', in C. Natali-S. Maso (eds.) Antiaristotelismo, (Amsterdam 1999), pp. 92-123.
  • 'Aristotle Theory of Division', in R.R.K. Sorabji (ed.) Aristotle and After, Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. Supplementary Volume 68 (London 1997), pp. 127-146.
  • 'Aristotle's Rules of Division in The Topics: Remarks on the Relationship between Genus and Differentia in a Division', Ancient Philosophy, 16 (1996), pp. 377-387.
    [available in pdf version, 749 Kb]
  • 'Aristotele e le teorie sugli eventi', Métexis Revista Argentina de Filosofia Antigua/Argentine Journal of Ancient Philosophy, 7 (1994), pp. 91-103.

Encyclopedia articles

Dictionary entries

  • Two entries in the Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Roger Bagnall, Kai Brodersen, Craige B. Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine R. Huebner (eds.), Wiley and Blackwell Publishing, 2012.
    (Peripatetics and Straton of Lampsakos (physicist))
  • Minor Socratics, for the Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome. Michael Gagarin (ed.), Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Xenarchus of Seleucia and Postscript to Plato for the New Dictionary of Scientific Biography. Noretta Koertge (ed.), Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2008.
  • The following entries for the Enciclopedia Filosofica, Bompiani, Milano, 2006.
    (Adrasto di Afrodisia, Andronico di Rodi; Aristocle di Messina; Clearco di Soli; Critolao; Diaresis; Epagoge; Differentia specifica; Etere; Fania; Prassifane; Pritanide; Quinta essentia; Predicabile; Satiro; Senarco; Stasea di Napoli; Strabone; Teodoro di Gadara; Tolomeo Peripatetico)
  • Xenarchos [4], for Der Neue Pauly: Enzyklopädie der Antike, Verlag J. B. Metzler, Stuttgart-Weimar 2003.
  • The following entries for The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers, Thoemmes Press, Bristol 2002.
    (Benn, Alfred William; Bussel, Frederick William; Chandler, Henry William; Macmahon, John Henry)

Forthcoming Articles and Book Chapters

  • (Together with Allan Gotthelf (†) ) 'One Long Argument'? The Unity of Aristotle's Generation of Animals. To appear in A. Falcon and D. Lefebvre, New Essays on Aristotle's Generation of Animals.
  • Aristotle: an Overview, in L. Taub and A. Jones (eds.), The Cambridge History of Science. Volume 1: Ancient Science.

Book Reviews

  • G. Ranocchia, Ch. Helmig, Ch. Horn (eds.), Space in Hellenistic Philosophy. Critical Studies in Ancient Physics, Berlin and New York, Walter de Gruyter 2014. In Sehepunkte: Rezensions Journal für die Geschichtwissenschaften 17.9 [15.07.2017].
  • M.-L. Lakmann, Platonici minores: 1. Jh.v.Chr. – 2. Jh.n.Chr. Prosopographie. Fragmente und Testimonien mit deutscher Übersetzung. Boston and Leiden: Brill, 2017. In Bryn Mawr Classical Review [16.11.2017].
  • Review of A. Rescigno, Alessandro di Afrodisia. Commentario al de caelo di Aristotele. Vol. 1: frammenti del primo libro. Vol. 2: frammenti del secondo, terzo e quarto libro. Hakkert 2004-2008, in Aestimatio 12 (2015): 6-12.
  • Review of B. Inwood, Ethics After Aristotle. Harvard University Press 2015, in Sehepunkte: Rezensions Journal für die Geschichtwissenschaften 16.5 [15.07.2015].
  • Review of A. Bowen and Ch. Wildberg (eds.), New Perspectives on Aristotle’s De caelo. Brill 2012, in Ancient Philosophy 2015 (35.2).
  • Review of M. Wilson, Structure and Method in Aristotle’s Meteorologica: A More Disorderly Nature. Cambridge University Press 2013, in Rhizomata 2015 (3.2): 222-226.
  • Review of M. Griffin, The Categories in the Early Roman Empire. Oxford University Press 2015, in Sehepunkte: Rezensions Journal für die Geschichtwissenschaften 15.7/8 [15.07.15].
  • Review of T. M. Schmalz (ed.), Efficient Causation: A History. Oxford University Press 2014, in Journal of the History of Philosophy 53.3 (2015), 541-542.
  • Review of J. C: Thom (ed.), Cosmic Order and Divine Power: Pseudo-Aristotle, On the Cosmos. Mohor Siebeck 2014, in Sehepunkte: Rezensions Journal für die Geschichtwissenschaften 15.5 [15.05.15].
  • Review of J. A. Tipton, Philosophical Biology in Aristotle's Parts of Animals. Springer 2014, in Notre Dame Philosophical Review 2014.06.24.
  • Review of A. Gotthelf, Teleology, First Principles, and Scientific Method in Aristotle's Biology. Oxford 2012, in Metascience 22.2 (2013): 317-321.
  • Review of M. Leunissen, Explanation and Teleology in Aristotle's Science of Nature. Cambridge University Press 2010, in Phoenix 66.1-2 (2012): 190-192.
  • Review of R. B. Todd, Themistius: On Aristotle's Physics 1-3. Bristol Classical Press, in Notre Dame Philosophical Review 2012.10.08.
  • Review of T. Kouremenos, Heavenly Stuff: The Constitution of the Celestial Objects and the Theory of Homocentric Spheres in Aristotle's Cosmology. Franz Steiner 2011. Isis 103.1 (2012): 167.
  • Review of J. Mansfeld and D. T. Runia, Aëtiana: The Method and Intellectual Context of a Doxographer. Volume Two: The Compendium (2 vols), in Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2010.04.48.
  • Review of Pseudo-Aristoteles (Pseudo-Alexander) Supplementa Problematorum, A. Kapetanaki and R. W. Sharples (eds.), in Aestimatio 6 (2009): 52-58.
  • Critical Note of Aristote, De la génération et la corruption. Texte établi et traduit par Marwan Rashed, Les Belles Lettres 2005, in Rhizai. A Journal of Ancient Philosophy and Ancient Science 4.1 (2007): 163-175
  • Review of S. Gersh and D. Moran, Eriugena, Berkeley, and the Idealist Tradition, University of Notre Dame Press 2006, in The Review of Metaphysics 61.1 (2007): 17-19
  • Review of O. Bruun and L. Corti (eds.) Les Catégories et leur histoire, Vrin 2005, in The Journal of Hellenic Studies 127 (2007): 245-246
  • Review of F. de Haas and J. Mansfeld (eds.) Aristotle’s Generation and Corruption, Book 1, Oxford University Press 2004, in Ancient Philosophy 27 (2007): 200-205
  • Review of Richard Kraut (ed.) The Blackwell Guide to Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, Blackwell Publishing, 2006 in The Classical Review 57.2 (2007): 324-325
  • Review of Monica Ugaglia Modelli idrostatici di moto da Aristotele a Galileo, Lateran University Press 2004, in Ancient Philosophy 26 (2006): 415-418
  • Review of Jonathan Barnes, 'Porphyry. Introduction', Oxford University Press 2003, in Ancient Philosophy 26 (2006): 462-466.
  • Joint review of Diana Quarantotto, 'Causa finale, sostanza, essenza in Aristotele.', Bibliopolis Press 2005, and Monte Ransome Johnson, 'Aristotle on Teleology', Oxford University Press 2005, in Rhizai. A journal of Ancient Philosophy and Ancient Science III 1 (2006): 171-178.
  • Review of Vasilis Politis, 'Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Metaphysics', Routledge, London and New York 2004, in The Classical Review 56.2 (2006): 303-306.
  • Review of Ursula Coope, 'Time for Aristotle', Oxford University Press 2005, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2006.04.01.
  • Review of Thomas Kjeller Johansen, 'Plato's Natural Philosophy: A Study of the Timaeus-Critias', Cambridge University Press 2004, in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews 2005.03.01.
  • (together with Peter Machamer) Review of Michael F. Wagner (ed.), 'Neoplatonism and Nature: Studies in Plotinus' Enneads', SUNY 2002, in The Review of Metaphysics, 56 (2003): 688-690.

Work in Progress

Edited Book

Andrea Falcon (ed.), Brill's Companion to the Reception of Aristotle in Antiquity.

Andrea Falcon and David Lefebvre (eds), New Essays on Aristotle's Generation of Animals.

2003-2006, Paolo Adami
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