Dr Peter D. Larsen

Dr Peter D. Larsen

Dublin City University – School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music


General CV

I studied Philosophy and Religion at American University in Washington DC, completing a BA (with honors) in 2005. My senior thesis was on the Platonism of St. Gregory of Nyssa. I subsequently completed an MLitt (2007) at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). I returned to TCD in 2008 to pursue a Ph.D., which I completed in 2012 with a dissertation on Plato’s theory of sense perception under the supervision of Professor Vasilis Politis.

Since completing my PhD I have taught in the Department of Philosophy at TCD, and the School of Philosophy at University College Dublin. I am currently a Part-Time Lecturer in the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music at Dublin City University.

My research interests lie primarily in the cognitive psychology of Plato and Aristotle, and in particular, their accounts of sense perception and its relation to belief and knowledge. I am also interested in Early Modern philosophy, particularly in the philosophy of George Berkeley.


Larsen, P.D. (forthcoming) ‘”A notion of the true system of the world”: Berkeley and his use of Plato in Siris‘, Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie.

Larsen, P.D. (2018) ‘Are There Forms of Sensible Qualities in Plato?’, Journal of the American Philosophical Association 4: 225–242.

Larsen, P.D. (2017) ‘The Place of Perception in Plato’s Tripartite Soul’, Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 32: 69-99.

Larsen, P.D. (2014) Review of The Powers of Aristotle’s Soul, by Thomas Kjeller Johansen, Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

Kaklamanou, E., Larsen, P.D. (2011) ‘Introduction’, in E. Kaklamanou and P.D. Larsen (eds.) Philosophy and Mathematics, Hermathena (special issue) 190: 5-9.

Roberto, C.A., Larsen, P.D., Agnew, H., Baik, J., Brownell, K. (2010) ‘Evaluating the Impact of Menu Labeling on Food Choices and Intake’, American Journal of Public Health.