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Curriculum Vitae

Menahem Luz (aka Mervyn Lewis)
Born: 24 April, 1945, Glasgow, Scotland.

this page updated: 22-1-2013

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Background

Publications

Societies

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Education

  • 1958-1964 Queen's Park High School, Glasgow, matriculating in:
        Ancient Greek, Latin, Hebrew, English, Mathematics and Sciences.

  • 1964 Glasgow University Bursary Prize

  • 1964-1968 M.A. Hons. (Classics), Glasgow University;
      reading: Ancient Greek, Latin, Greek Philosophy (under Prof. D.J. Allen). M.A. Hons., 1968.
      Subsidiary fields: Hebrew and Psychology.
      Extra curricula studies included classical Arabic (J. Mattock) and Modern Greek (A.R. Burn)

  • 1971-1972 M.A. (Classics), Hebrew University, Jerusalem;
      dissertation: 'Plato's Parmenides' (under Prof. A. Wasserstein).
      M.A., 1972.

  • 1973-80 Ph. D. (Classics), Hebrew University, Jerusalem;
      dissertation: 'The Spurious Platonic Dialogues: A Study of their Historical and Philosophical Background'. (under Profs. A. Wasserstein and M. Dubois).
      Ph.D., 1981.

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Teaching Areas

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Principal Employment

Additional Relief Positions

  1. 1979-1982 Tutor in Classical Heritage Section, Open University, Israel (Relief)

  2. 1990-1991 Lecturer in the Classics and Philosophy Depts., University of Bar Ilan, Tel Aviv (Relief).

  3. 1992-1993 Lecturer in the BA Hons. Dept. (Greek Literature and Philosophy), Haifa (Relief).

  4. 1994-1995 Lecturer in Foreign Language Dept. (Advanced Greek), Haifa (Relief)

    Service

    1. Offices held

    2. Committees

        1997- 2000 present
        advisory member on FISP committee on educating philosophy

        2009-2011
        comptrol committee of the ISPCS

        2010-2011
        Organising committee of the INS Haifa conference

        2012-present
        Editorial board of Scripta Israelica (ISPCS)

      Research Scholarships

      1. 1986-1987 Visiting Scholar at U.C.B., Berkeley, California (Sabbatical).

      2. 1994 March-September Visiting Scholar (Sabbatical): University of Austin, Texas; U.C.B., Berkeley, California (Sabbatical).

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      Research Interests

        Plato; Aristotle; Hellenistic philosophy and literature.

        Current Research: Aristotle's Metaphysics


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      Publications.

      publications are in English unless specified

      1. Book-form


        1. M. Luz, 'The Spurious Platonic Dialogues: A Study of their Historical and Philosophical Background', vols. 1-2 (diss. (Heb.; Eng. summary vol. 2 pp. i-xviii; Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 1980).


        2. M. Luz & A. Ben-Zeev, Aristotle, On the Soul (Haifa, 1989; Heb.)-includes translation, introduction and commentary of philosophical, psychological and historical interest.


        3. M. Luz, Plato and Aristotle (Heb.) -- unit in the Israel Open University course: The Hellenistic Age (Tel Aviv, 1988).


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      2. Articles

        If you would like any of the following English articles sent you attached by email, just drop a line to mluz@research.haifa.ac.il stating whether you prefer it as m/w 5 for mac or for windows or just plain text file.

        Some of the later articles can be directly downloaded by accessing the "Preview page"


        1. 'Clearchus of Soli as a Source for Eleazer's Deuterosis', in: U. Rappaport (ed.), Josephus Flavius (Jerusalem, 1982; Heb.- Eng. summary, pp. vii-ix).


        2. 'Eleazer's Second Speech on Masada and its Literary Precedents', in: Rheinisches Museum 126.1 (1983), pp. 25-43.


        3. 'Abnimos, Nimos and Oenomaos: a note', in: Jewish Quarterly Review LXXVII.2-3 (October, 1986-Jan. 1987), 191-195. impact


        4. 'Salam, Meleager!', in: Studi Italiani di Filologia classica VI,2 1988, pp. 222-231. impact


        5. 'A Description of the Greek Cynic in the Jerusalem Talmud', in: Journal for the Study of Judaism xx (1989), pp. 49-54. impact


        6. 'Marinus: an Eretz-Israel Neoplatonist at Athens', in: Rappaport-Kasher-Fuchs (eds.), Greece and Rome in Eretz-Israel (Jerusalem, 1990), 92-104-also published as:.


        7. 'Marinus: an Eretz-Israel Neoplatonist at Athens', in: Rappaport-Kasher-Fuchs (eds.), Greece and Rome in Eretz-Israel (Jerusalem, 1989; Heb.), pp. 36-47.


        8. 'Cynics as Allies of Scepticism', in: Scepticism: Inter-disciplinary Approaches (Proceedings of the 2nd Olympia Symposium; ed. L.C. Bargeliotes; Athens, 1990), 101-114.impact


        9. 'The Introduction to the Poetics and Aristotelian Methodology', in Dapim Research in Literature 8. 1992 (ed. Kagan-Yaniv-Zoran; the University of Haifa) vi-vii (Eng. abstract), 35-44 (Heb.).


        10. 'Oenomaus and Talmudic Anecdote', in: Journal for the Study of Judaism xxiii/1 (1992), 42-80.impact


        11. 'The Transmission of Antisthenes' Hercules in Hellenistic Philosophy and Literature', in: Hellenistic Philosophy II (1994, Athens, ed. K.J. Boudouris).


        12. 'Relativism and the Sophists: a Reply to Modern Critics', in: Skepsis V (Athens; 1994), 74-80.


        13. 'Antisthenes' Prometheus Myth', in: J. Glucker- A. Laks (eds.), Jacob Bernays Un philologue juif = Cahiers de Philologie .... Lille III 16 (Eng.; Villeneuve d'Ascq, 1996), 89‹103.


        14. "The Encyclopedic Tradition of Alexandria and its Libraries," Michmanim 10 (1996), 67-78 (Heb); pp. 13-14 Eng. abstr.).


        15. "Aristotle's Criticism of Plato's koinonia of Wives and its Hellenistic Development" in: K. Boudouris (ed.), Plato's Political Philosophy and Contemporary Democratic Theory (Athens; 1997), 100-108. *


        16. "The Philosophical Background of Hippocrates' 'On Nutriment'" in: K. Boudouris (ed.), Philosophy and Medicine vol. I (Athens, 1998), 114-122 *


        17. "Ancient Medicine and Philosophy: Twin Professions," Michmanim 13 (1999) 7*-23* (Eng.), 7 (Heb. abstr.) *


        18. Antisthenes' Concept of Paideia published on the internet in the ancient philosophy section of the the Paideia 20th World Congress of Philosophy Archives (1999)


        19. "Disgracefulness is Disgraceful: Antisthenes' Logic, Ethics and Sources" in: Greek Philosophy and the Fine Arts I (Athens, 2000; ed. K. Boudouris), pp. 88-95.


        20. Articles for: From Polis to Empire -- The Ancient World c. 800 B.C.-A.D. 500 A biographical Dictionary, ed. A. Travers (Westport-Connecticut-London, 2002) - s.v. 'Antisthenes', 'Arcesilaus', 'Meleager', 'Carneades', 'Cleanthes', 'Diogenes Laertius', 'Diogenes of Sinope', 'Heraclides of Pontus', 'Protagoras' a. 'Antisthenes of Athens' (pp. 32-33), b. 'Arcesilaus' (pp. 42-43), c. 'Carneades' (pp. 81-82), d. 'Cleanthes' (p. 998), e. 'Diogenes Laertius' (p. 133), f. 'Diogenes of Sinope' (p. 134), g. 'Heraclides of Pontus' (pp. 184-185), h. 'Protagoras' (pp. 322-323), i. 'Meleager' (p. 253).
          Recent publications (2002-2012)


        21. Gerald A. Press (ed.), The Continuum Companion to Plato (London-N.Y. 2012) s.v.
          1. .'Antilogy and eristics (eristic)' (pp. 133-135), 2. 'Socratics (other than Plato)' (pp. 30-33)

        All of those marked with a star may be downloaded by accessing "Preview" of articles on this web site

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      3. Publications of General and Pedagogic interest

        1. 'Marine Deities and their Metamorphoses', in: 'Mysteries of the Sea' (ed. N. Kashtan), National Maritime Museum, Haifa 1993 (Heb.).

        2. Niva Arav-Menahem Luz, 'Teaching Philosophy and the Values of Democracy in Israel' in D. Evans-I. Kucuradi Teaching Philosophy on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century (International Federation of Philosophical Societies; Ankara , 1998 ), 30-41

        3. 'Dionysus: Myth and Ritual in sources of the Archaic Period' in: Dionysus and His Retinue in the Art of Ertetz-Israel. (ed. R. Rosenthal-Heginbottom), Hecht Museum Catalogue 14 (1998), 52-56 (Eng,), 68-71 (Heb.) *

        I have also a number of minor studies in the Encyclopaedia Judaica 1972/1973.

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      4. Impact

        1. 'A Description of the Greek Cynic in the Jerusalem Talmud', in:JSJ xx (1989)
          impact:
          • D. Krueger, 'The Bawdy and Society' in R.B. Branham-M.-O. Goulet-Cazי, The Cynics UCL Press, 1996 p. 231
        2. L.E. Navia, Classical Cynicism (Greenwood Press, 1996), 191

        3. 'Salam, Meleager!', in: SIFC VI,2 1988
          impact:
          • A.D.E. Cameron, 'Meleager (2)' in: O.C.D. (3rd ed. 1996), s.v.
          • L.E. Navia, Classical Cynicism (Greenwood Press, 1996), 190

        4. 'Cynics as Allies of Scepticism', in: Scepticism 1990
          impact
          • L.E. Navia, Classical Cynicism (Greenwood Press, 1996), 36

        5. 'Abnimos, Nimos and Oenomaos: a note', in:JQR LXXVII (October, 1986-Jan. 1987)
          impact:
          • L.E. Navia, Classical Cynicism (Greenwood Press, 1996), 191

        6. 'Oenomaus and Talmudic Anecdote', in:JSJ xxiii/1 (1992)
          impact:
          • L.E. Navia, Classical Cynicism (Greenwood Press, 1996), 191

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      5. Articles in Press


        1. "Cynicism typical to Eretz-Isrel in the Hellenistic and Talmudic Periods," for M. Mor (ed.). Jews and Gentiles in Eretz-Israel (Eng) *

        2. "Knowledge of Knowledge in Plato's Charmides' for K. Boudouris, Greek Philosophy and Epistemology (Athens)

      6. Submitted