Dr David Horan

Dr David Horan

Irish Centre for Platonic Studies


General CV

I completed my PhD in 2014 in the Department of Philosophy at Trinity College Dublin under the supervision of Professor Vasilis Politis. My thesis, which was on Plato’s Parmenides was examined by Professors Mary Margaret McCabe and Peter Simons. I have also, since 2010, been engaged in the long-term project of producing a new English translation of all of Plato’s dialogues, which is now coming to an end.


Horan, D. (2020) ‘The Introduction to Plato’s Parmenides: What Does it Introduce and to Whom?’ in E. Kaklamanou, M. Pavlou, and A. Tsamakis (eds.) Framing the Dialogues: How to Read Openings and Closures in Plato, Leiden: Brill, 243-262.

Horan, D. (2019) ‘Plato’s Parmenides in Plato’s Sophist‘, √Čtudes platoniciennes 15.

Horan, D. (2019) ‘The Argumentative Unity of Plato’s Parmenides’, Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 34: 1-32.

Horan, D. (2015) ‘Plotinus’ use of the third hypothesis of Plato’s Parmenides in Ennead VI.6.13′ Dionysius 33: 81-117.