Allan Silverman

Allan Silverman

Allan Silverman

Professor of Philosophy


220C Mershon Center
1501 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43201

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  • Ph.D., Classical Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley (1985)
  • M.A., Greek, University of California, Berkeley (1980)
  • B.A., Classics, The Ohio State University, (1978)


Allan Silverman is professor of philosophy at The Ohio State University specializing in ancient philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, and late Wittgenstein. He is author of The Dialectic of Essence: A Study of Plato's Metaphysics (Princeton University Press, 2003). His articles have appeared in Social Philosophy and Policy, Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, and Classical Quarterly.

Faculty Links

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Department web page

Mershon Projects

Demiurgic Politics: Practical Reason in Political Decision Making (2016-17)
Risk and Security, with Ellen Peters and Christopher Gelpi (2015-16)
Demiurgic Politics: The Republic and Timaeus (2005-06 (pdf), 2008-09)