Frank Lewis

Professor Emeritus of Philosophy

Research & Practice Areas

Ancient Philosophy


  • Ph.D. , Princeton University
  • 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.

  • Book

    • 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.
    • 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
  • Professional Memberships

    • American Philosophical Association, 2006-2007