Joshua Weinstein

Paper: How To Succeed: A Platonic Account of Temporally-Extended Agency

Platonic spirit defends our plans against the friction of a ‘resistant’ reality, preserving the fit between aims and results. It thus provides the psychological foundation of ontologically real success and victory.

Joshua Weinstein is a Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy, Political Theory and Religion (PPR) at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, and teaches Greek philosophy at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. His current research includes Plato’s moral psychology, ethics and politics; Aristotle’s biology, mathematics and metaphysics; the phenomenological foundations of Greek and Hebrew thought.