I received my PhD in 2004 from King’s College, University of London (UK) under the
joint supervision of Richard Sorabji and MM McCabe. The theme of my dissertation was the
role of Aristotle’s concept of phusis (“nature”) in his account of substantial
generation. I began my career at the University of Western Ontario in 2006. My current
work is focused on methodology and inquiry in Ancient philosophy, especially the work of
Plato and Aristotle. I have written on Plato’s method of collection and division,
Aristotle’s account of natural kinds, as well as more general issues concerning realism
about classification. 

FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS. I currently hold a SSHRC Standard Research Grant
(2011-2014) for a project entitled "Aristotle on the Unity and Diversity of
Life" (see below). Funding for graduate student research assistantships are
available from this grant for students accepted into the graduate programs at the
University of Western Ontario working in the areas of Ancient Philosophy or the History
and Philosophy of Biology. Contact Devin Henry at dhenry3@uwo.ca for more information.



CV (2014)


Optimality and Teleology in Aristotle's Natural Science, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (2013)


Aristotle's Pluralistic Realism, The Monist (2011)


Organismal Natures, Apeiron: a journal for ancient philosophy and science (2008)

Contributions to Books


The Failure of Evolution in Antiquity, Blackwell Companion to Ancient Science, Medicine and Technology (2014)

Ancient Theories of Causation, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome (2010)


The Neoplatonic Achilles, The Achilles of Rationalist Psychology (2008)

Unpublished Papers

Book Reviews