North American Scholar

PHILIP, James Allenby

  • Date of Birth (YYYY-MM-DD): 1901-12-18
  • Born City: Galt
  • Born State/Country: ON
  • Parents: William a banker & Ruth Allenby P.
  • Date of Death (YYYY-MM-DD): 1977-12-08
  • Death City: Victoria Harbour
  • Death State/Country: ON
  • Married: Erika ter Hell, 17 July 1952.
  • Education:

    B.A. Trinity College, U. Toronto, 1923; D. Litt. U. Florence, 1935.

  • Professional Experience:

    Lctr. to asso. prof, class. Trinity Coll., U. Toronto, 1950-70; sec. grad. dept. class, stud., 1967-70; prof. anc. philos. Bishop's U. (Quebec), 1970-2; dean, 1971-2.

  • Dissertation:

    "Navigation in Homeric Times" (Florence, 1933).

  • Publications:

    Pythagoras and Early Pythagoreanism, Phoenix Suppl. vol. 7 (Toronto, 1966); "The Fragments of the Presocratic Philosophers," Phoenix 10 (1956) 116-23; "Parmenides' Theory of Knowledge," Phoenix 12 (1958) 63-6; "The Biographical Tradition—Pythagoras," TAPA 90 (1959) 185-94; "Mimesis in the Sophistes of Plato," TAPA 92 (1961) 453-68; "Aristotle's Sources for Pythagorean Doctrine," Phoenix 17 (1963) 251-65; "Aristotle's Monograph On the Pythagoreans," TAPA 94 (1963) 185-98; "The 'Pythagorean' Theory of the Derivation of Magnitudes," Phoenix 20 (1966) 32-50; "Platonic Diairesis," TAPA 97 (1966) 335-58; "The Apographa of Plato's Sophistes," Phoenix 22 (1968) 289-98; "False Statement in the Sophistes," TAPA 99 (1968) 315-27; "The Megista Gene of the Sophistes" Phoenix 23 (1969) 89-103.

  • Notes:

    Jim Philip was a scholar of exceptionally wide culture and of great intellectual vigor. He did not enter upon a full-time academic career until he was over 50, but quickly made up for lost time by winning an enviable reputation as a teacher and publishing scholar. His book on Pythagoras and early Pythagoreanism and a series of articles on Plato's epistemology and the evolution of the Platonic corpus established him as one of Canada's leading thinkers in the field of Greek philosophy.

  • Sources:

    ConAu 2P:411-2; Trinity Coll. Archives.

  • Author: John Cole