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Blake Hestir

Chair of Modern Languages and Professor of Philosophy
Modern Language Studies
3015 Scharbauer | 817-257-6374

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Ph.D., Florida State University (1998)
M.A., Florida State University (1996)
B.A., Texas Christian University (1988)

Courses Taught

PHIL 10003: Philosophy One: The Meaning of Life
PHIL 10103: Mind, Meaning, and Morality
PHIL 20273: Mind, Thought, Consciousness
PHIL 30373: Existential Philosophy
PHIL 40213: Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 40263: Socrates and the Socratic Tradition

Areas of Focus

Ancient Greek Philosophy, Truth Theory, Existentialism

Plato on the Metaphysical Foundation of Meaning and Truth (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
“Aristotle’s Conception of Truth: An Alternative View,” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 51 (2013) 193–222.
“Plato and the Split Personality of Ontological Alêtheia,” Apeiron 37 (2004), 109–50.
“A Conception of Truth in Plato’s Sophist,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (2003), 1–24.

Author-Meets-Critics session on Plato on the Metaphysical Foundation of Meaning and Truth, Veritas Research Center, Yonsei University (June 20, 2016).