Frank Lewis

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Contact Information
E-mail: flewis@rcf.usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-5172
Office: MHP 113

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D. , Princeton University

  • Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    Professor Lewis focuses his research efforts on the exploration of Greek philosophy, in particular, the works of Aristotle, especially his metaphysics and natural philosophy.
    Research Specialties
    Ancient Philosophy


    • Lewis, F. A. Aristotle's Theory of Form and Matter: A Primer.
    • Lewis, F. A. (2011). How Aristotle Gets By in Metaphysics Zeta. Oxford University Press.

    Journal Article
    • Lewis, F. A. (2009). "Parmenides' Modal Fallacy". Phronesis. Vol. 54, pp. 1-8.
    • Lewis, F. A. (2003). Friend or Foe? -- Some Encounters With Plato in Aristotle Metaphysics Zeta. The Modern Schoolman. Vol. LXXX (2003), pp. 365-390.

    Honors and Awards

    • USC or School/Dept Award for Teaching, General Education Teaching Award, 2002-2003   
    • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Recipient, 1981-1982   
    • American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship Recipient, 1973-1974   

    Service to the Profession

    Professional Memberships
    • American Philosophical Association, 2006-2007   

  • School of Philosophy
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