Devin Henry

Associate Professor
Member, Rotman Institute of Philosophy

Ancient Philosophy and Science, History and Philosophy of Biology
BA, MA Western; PhD University of London

Office: Stevenson Hall 4142

My primary research is centered around Ancient philosophy. My interests fall into two main areas, Aristotle’s philosophy of science (esp. natural science), and Plato's moral philosophy (esp. pleasure and its role in the good life). Currently, I am working on a book on Aristotle’s theory of substantial generation. But I have also written on Plato’s method of collection and division, Aristotle’s account of natural kinds, as well as more general issues concerning realism and classification. 

Graduate student supervision: I would be happy to supervise dissertations in any area of Plato or Aristotle.

Recent Publications


Aristotle on Matter, Form, and Moving Causes: The Hylomorphic Theory of Substantial Generation. Cambridge University Press, November 2019.


"The Failure of Evolution in Antiquity". In Georgia Irby (ed.), Blackwell Companion to Ancient Science, Medicine and Technology. Wiley-Blackwell (forthcoming).