John Mouracade

Interim Dean, University Honors College

Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics, and Logic

RH 115E
Phone: 907.786.4437

Dr. MouracadeDr. Mouracade completed a B.A. in Philosophy at Seattle Pacific University in 1995 and received his M.A. (1998) and Ph.D. (2000) from the University of Rochester. Dr. Mouracade was a visiting professor for one year at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) before accepting a position as an assistant professor at Oklahoma Baptist University (2001-2005). He relocated to Anchorage in 2005 after accepting a position at UAA. Dr. Mouracade was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor of Philosophy in 2010. Dr. Mouracade served as chair of the Philosophy Department from 2009-2014. In August 2014, Dr. Mouracade was appointed Interim Dean of University Honors College.

Dr. Mouracade has wide-ranging research interests both inside his area of specialization in Ancient Greek Philosophy and across the discipline. Dr. Mouracade has published on Plato's moral psychology, Plato's political theory, Aristotle's metaphysics, Aristotle's biology, Socrates' moral psychology, and Stoic philosophy. Additionally, Dr. Mouracade recently published a logic textbook, Logic and Problems.

When not philosophizing and working with honors college students, Dr. Mouracade enjoys the wonderful recreation opportunities Alaska provides for him and his family.

Recent Publications:

Logic and Problems. Forthcoming by Kendall Hunt Publishers.

"Review of Wolsdorf, D. Pleasure in Ancient Greek Philosophy" forthcoming in Classical Review.

"Review of Bobonich, Christopher. Plato's Laws A Critical Guide" Philosophy in Review. Vol. 32, No 5 (2012).

"Review of Brickhouse, N. and Smith T. Socratic Moral Psychology" Classical Review, Vol. 62 No.2, October 2012.

"Aristotle: Biology" entry in Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Blackwell. 2012.

"Biology" entry in Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Blackwell. 2012.

"The Many Challenges of Republic II" Methexis, XXI 2008, 63-80.

"Aristotelian Hylomorphism and Non-Reductive Materialism" Apeiron, vol. XLI no. 3 (September 2008), 153-178.

Aristotle on Life. Ed. Academic Printing and Publishing, 2008.

"The Guarantee of Happiness in the Republic" Philotheos: An International Journal of Philosophy and Theology. Vol 8:2008.

Review of Desire, Identity and Existence, ed. N. Reshotko, Ancient Philosophy, 2006.

Review of Rush Rhees' In Dialogue with the Greeks Vol. 1 and II, Philosophy in Review, Vol. XXVI, No. 1, 2006.

"Review of John Sellars" The Art of Living. The Stoics on the nature and function of philosophy" Ancient Philosophy,26 (2006).

"Plato's Three Arguments for Justice" Methexis Vol. XVIII, 2005.

"Review of Alan Gouinlock's Eros and the Good" Philosophy in Review, February 2005.

"Virtue and Pleasure in Plato's Laws" Apeiron Vol. 38, No. 1, March 2005.

Recent Presentations:

"Schizophrenia in Plato's Laws" International Plato Society, October 2012.

"Moral Psychology in Plato's Laws" Ancient Philosophy Workshop, May 2012.

Commented on Dan Werner "Socrates' Prayer to Pan in the Phaedrus, Central APA, Feb. 2011.

Commented on Mary Krizan "An Inconsistency Revisited: Change, Unity, and Aristotle's Elements" Pacific APA, April 2012.

"Schizophrenia in Plato's Laws" 29th Annual Meeting, Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Fordham University, October 2011.

"Aristotle on Unity and Living Things" San Diego State University Philosophy Colloquium, February 2009.

"Plato on the Unity of the Soul" University of Western Ontario Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, October 2008.

"An Aristotelian Solution to the Problem of the Many" 2nd Annual Summer Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, University of Alaska Anchorage, May 2008.

"Aristotelian Hylomorphism and Non-Reductive Materialism" Fourth International Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Fordham University, October 2007.

"Aristotelian Hylomorphism and Non-Reductive Materialism" Aristotle on Life Conference, University of Alaska Anchorage, August 2007.

"Reconsidering a Common Conception of the Argument of Republic II-IX" Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy at Pacific APA, April 2007.

Commented on Philip Corkum, "Aristotle on Mathematical Objects" Pacific APA, April 2007.

“Pleasure and Motivation in the Republic" Ancient and Medieval Philosophy 23rd Annual Meeting, New York City, October 2005.

"Realism, Hedonism and Desire in Plato" society meeting at 2005 Pacific APA.