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Myrna Gabbe


Full-Time Faculty

College of Arts and Sciences: Philosophy


Email: Myrna Gabbe
Phone: 937-229-5140
HM 419


  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania


Myrna Gabbe specializes in ancient philosophy. She joined the faculty in 2005, upon receiving her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working on a project investigating Plato’s and Aristotle’s theory of reproduction: what they took the benefit of reproducing to be for individual organisms and how their theory of its good undergirds and intersects with their political, ethical and theological outlooks. Her work, up until now, largely focused on Aristotelian psychology.

Research interests

  • Ancient philosophy

Selected publications

"Aristotle on the Metaphysics of Emotions," Apeiron 49/1 (2016): 33-56.

"The Starting-Point of Motion in the Soul." Phronesis 57 (2012): 332-353.

"Themistius on Concept Acquisition and Knowledge of Essences." Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 92, no. 3, (2010): 215-235.

"Themistius as a Commentator of Aristotle: Understanding and Appreciating His Nous Pathêtikos and Phantasia." Dionysius 26 (2008): 73-92.

"Theophrastus and the Intellect as Mixture." Elenchos 29 (2008): 61-90.