Mark Sentesy

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Mark Sentesy is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Classics at the Pennsylvania State University working on the history of science, metaphysics, philosophy of nature, philosophical anthropology, and philosophy of technology. For the Legacies of the Enlightenment project, he is currently the group organizer for the Disciplines of Knowledge group, and his research is on the widely-deployed, little-theorized concept of the machine in the modern scientific project. In addition he is currently completing a book on Motion and Being in Aristotle working out the implications of physics for ontology. His recent publications include a systematic reconstruction of the concept of the now in Aristotle (“Aristotle on the Now and the Generation of Time”), a retrieval of more radical concepts of potency and actuality (“Are Potency, and Actuality Compatible in Aristotle?”), and an examination of Plato’s struggle with the meaning of community between people who disagree about what community truly is (“Community Without Nature in Plato and Protagoras”). He teaches courses primarily in Ancient Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, and Philosophy of Technology. He has taught courses on Ancient Philosophy, Philosophical Anthropology, Existentialism, Environmental Philosophy, Business Ethics, and Contemporary Ethics at DePaul University, Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Bridgewater State University.

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“Mark Sentesy,” Legacies of the Enlightenment, accessed April 17, 2024,