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Danny Muñoz-Hutchinson

Dissertation Title: 

 Plotinus on Consciousness: A Multi-Layered Approach


In “Plotinus on Consciousness: A Multi-Layered Approach,” Danny argues that Plotinus prefigures Descartes in introducing the mind-body problem into the history of philosophy and that Plotinus' multi-layered approach towards consciousness offers a richer account of "the mental" than the one contemporary philosophy has inherited from Descartes.

  • Ford Foundation Diversity Dissertation Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • SAS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2008-2009
  • Student Associate Member, American School of Classical Studies, Athens, 2008-2009
  • Fontaine Fellowship for Minority Students, 2004-2006
  • James P. Irvine Fellowship for Minority Students, 2000-2003

Research Interests

Danny Muñoz-Hutchinson specializes in ancient Greek philosophy. His primary research interests are the metaphysics of Aristotle and Plotinus, and late ancient Aristotelian and Neoplatonic philosophy. His dissertation examines consciousness in Plotinus.

Selected Publications

Report on the Twenty-Fifth Meeting of the ESHHS, Oslo, August 2006. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 43 (1), 103-105 Winter 2007.


"Descartes and the Cartesian Model of Introspection," International Conference on Descartes and Contemporary Philosophy, Samobor, Croatia, 2007.

“Science vs. Metaphysics: William James on the Mind-Body Problem”, European Society for the History of the Human Sciences, Oslo, 2006.