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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bridging the Gap Between Aristotle's Science and Ethics (with Karen M. Nielsen) (2012)
Optimality and Teleology in Aristotle's Natural Science, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (2013)
A Sharp Eye for Kinds: Collection and Division in Plato's Late Dialogues, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy (2011)
Contributions to Books
The Failure of Evolution in Antiquity, Blackwell Companion to Ancient Science, Medicine and Technology (2014)