Dr David Lee

Dr David Lee

College Lecturer in Philosophy


I studied PPE as an undergraduate at Mansfield College, Oxford, then completed a Masters at Nottingham University and a PhD at the University of Bristol. I returned to the University of Oxford as a Tutor in Philosophy and have worked for a number of colleges.


For Prelims and Mods I teach Introductory Logic, Elements of Deductive Logic, General Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, and all the papers covering Ancient Authors. For FHS I have taught Early Modern, Ethics, Political Theory, and all the papers covering Ancient Authors, both in Greek and Latin, and in translation.

Research Interests

My main research is on Ancient Greek philosophy, specifically the Presocratics, Plato, Aristotle, Epicureans, Stoics, and Sceptics. I also have interests in the History of Philosophy more generally, in Logic, and in contemporary theories in Ethics, Political Theory, Epistemology and Metaphysics.

Selected publications

'A Case of Mistaken Identity? Socrates in Plato's Phaedo', Omnibus 78, 2019

'Zeno's Puzzle in Plato's Parmenides', Ancient Philosophy 34, 2014

'Drama, Dogmatism, and the Equals Argument in Plato's Phaedo', Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 44, 2013

'Dialectic and Disagreement in the Hippias Major', Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 38, 2010

'Interpreting Plato's Republic: Knowledge and Belief', Philosophy Compass 5: 10, 2010