Darcy Otto

Arts and Humanities Tutor (Philosophy and Classics); Mathematics Tutor (Logic and Computer Science)



BA, University of Toronto
MA, McMaster University
PhD, McMaster University

Darcy’s primary research interests are in ancient Greek philosophy, formal logic, and the intersection of these two disciplines. His main approach is to use formal logic to uncover new interpretations of ancient texts. He teaches a range of courses in philosophy; epistemology; mathematical logic and computation; and Greek and classical Latin. He also created and leads the Quest field course “Classics in the Aegean.”

Darcy is the recipient of several teaching awards, and was recognised as one of the top instructors in McMaster University’s prestigious Arts & Science program.

He has edited and contributed to An Annotated Plato Reader, which offers essays about and translations of several Platonic dialogues, annotated with details about the people, places, and cultural landscape of the dialogues. He is the creator of two computer programs intended to help both researchers and students with logic proofs. He also does work in computational logic, and is currently at work on a book about artificial intelligence, under contract with Princeton University Press.

In his spare time, Darcy can be found playing the piano, writing computer programs, hiking local mountains and skiing.

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