- Dirk Baltzly
- Professor Dirk Baltzly FAHA
- Fellow Type: Fellow
- Elected to the Academy: 2008
- Section: Philosophy and History of Ideas / Classical Studies
Dirk Baltzly is Professor of Philosophy at The University of Tasmania. He was previously at Monash (1994–2013). He specialises in Greco-Roman philosophy, but has also written on virtue ethics, friendship, and ethical issues in sexuality. His current research focuses on late antique Platonism. One project is a three volume translation of the only commentary on Plato's Republic to survive from the ancient world. Proclus' Commentary on the Republic will appear with Cambridge University Press (2017–20). Another project is a two volume translation of the only ancient commentary on Plato's Phaedrus (Hermias: On Plato’s Phaedrus, Bloomsbury 2017–19).
Dirk was born in Ohio and educated at Ohio State University. He has held visiting fellowships at Princeton’s Institute for Advanced Studies and Institute of Classical Studies, London. He is a member of the Australasian Association for Philosophy, Australasian Society for Classical Studies, American Philosophical Association, and International Plato Society. Dirk currently serves as Head of Section for the Academy’s Philosophy & History of Ideas Section.
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