Jonathan Amaral

Jonathan Amaral
My interests primarily reside in Ancient philosophy, especially metaphysics, both for its own sake and for its role in grounding other philosophical views in epistemology, psychology, and ethics and politics.
Secondarily, I have interests in contemporary metaphysics, especially the application of Ancient philosophy to problems in causality, modality, mereology, and the mind-body problem. I am also competent in political theory.  In another life I was a doctoral student in the political science department at UC Berkeley. Consequently, I have training and lingering interests in topics such as the history of political thought, so-called “communitarianism,” socialism, secularism and religion, and historicism.

Finally, I have tertiary interests in philosophy and literature.