Credentials: Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor, Mellon Chair in Ancient Greek Philosophy, and Chair (University of Toronto, Ph.D. 2012)
Position title: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Ethics
5185E Helen C. White
Professor Fletcher’s research interests lie primarily in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, especially ethics and moral psychology. She has written several articles about pleasure and human nature in Plato’s Philebus and Timaeus. She is currently working on a book Plato’s Republic, which offers a new reading of Socrates’ defense of justice. Her recent publications include “Cosmology and Human Nature in the Timaeus,” in The Cambridge Companion to Plato (2022), “Pleasure, Judgment and the Function of the Painter-Scribe Analogy,” Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie (2021), and “Plato on Incorrect and Deceptive Pleasures” (Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 2018). Professor Fletcher’s teaching interests extend beyond the history of philosophy to include contemporary ethics and feminist philosophy.