Blake Hestir

Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Modern Languages
Modern Language Studies
3015 Scharbauer

b.hestir@tcu.edu | 817-257-6374

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Education

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

Courses Taught

PHIL 10003 PHIL One: 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

PRIMARY RESEARCH AREAS
Ancient Greek Philosophy, Truth Theory, Existentialism

Hestir, B. 2016. Plato on the Metaphysical Foundation of Meaning and Truth. Cambridge University Press.

Hestir, B. 2013. “Aristotle’s Conception of Truth: An Alternative View.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 51(2): 193–222.

Hestir, B. 2004. “Plato and the Split Personality of Ontological Alêtheia,” Apeiron 37(2): 109–50.

Hestir, B. 2003. “A ‘Conception’ of Truth in Plato’s Sophist.” Journal of the History of Philosophy 41(1): 1–24.