Mikolaj Domaradzki My research is primarily concerned with ancient theories of figurative language, interpretation and rhetoric, on which I have published numerous articles (among others, in American Journal of PhilologyAncient Philosophy, Classical JournalClassical Quarterly, Classical World, Elenchos, Greece & Rome, Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies, Kernos, TAPA) and my habilitation book (Ancient Philosophy and the Problem of Interpretation. The Development of Allegoresis from the Presocratics to Aristotle, Poznan 2013).

Additionally, I have published papers on figurative language in the field of contemporary linguistics (among others, in Cognitive LinguisticsText & TalkReview of Cognitive Linguistics and Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict). My linguistic research is primarily concerned with metaphors in the Arabic language.

I have also made translations from various languages: both ancient (Greek, Latin) and modern (Arabic, English, Danish, German, French, Italian).

Education:

2014 – Habilitation in philosophy (Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Social Sciences)
2004 – Ph.D. in philosophy Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Social Sciences)
2000 – M.A. in philology  (Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of Modern Languages)

Research Projects:

2018–2020 – Symbol, Allegory, Metaphor. The Relevance of Allegoresis for the Development of Post-Aristotelian Theories of Figurative Language [View description

Selected Publications in English:

  1. The Lotus and the Boat: Plutarch and Iamblichus on Egyptian Symbols,” TAPA 151 (2021) 363–394. [PDF]
  2. “Homer’s Litai: Figurative or Literal? Heraclitus the Allegorist and Clement of Alexandria,” Classical Journal 116 (2021) 409–422. [Link]
  3. “Plutarch’s Fragment 157 and Epideictic,” Greek, Roman and Byzantine Studies 61 (2021) 34–61. [PDF]
  4. “Of Nymphs and Sea: Numenius on Souls and Matter in Homer’s Odyssey,” Greece & Rome 67 (2020) 139–150. [PDF]
  5. “Antisthenes and Allegoresis.” In David Conan Wolfsdorf (ed.), Early Greek Ethics, Oxford: Oxford University Press (2020) 361–379. [PDF]
  6. „Marrying Stoicism with Platonism? Pseudo-Plutarch’s Use of the Circe Episode,” American Journal of Philology 141 (2020) 211–239 [PDF]
  7. Democritus and Allegoresis, Classical Quarterly 69 (2019) 545–556. [Link]
  8. The Value and Variety of Allegory: A Glance at Philo’s De Gigantibus,” Studia Philonica Annual 31 (2019) 13–28. [PDF]
  9. Aristotle on Use of Homonymy in the Rhetoric, Ancient Philosophy 38 (2018) 333-346. [PDF]
  10. “Health metaphors and embodiment in Arab economic discourse,” Review of Cognitive Linguistics 16 (2018) 317–347. [Link]
  11.  “The Beginnings of Greek Allegoresis,” Classical World 110 (2017) 299-321.[PDF]
  12. “Conceptualizing the Economy as a Living Organism: Vivification in Arab Economic Discourse,” Text & Talk 36 (2016) 417–443. [Link]
  13. “The Sophists and Allegoresis,” Ancient Philosophy 35 (2015) 247–258. [PDF]
  14. “The Self in Arabic and the Relativism-Universalism Controversy,” Cognitive Linguistics 22 (2011) 535–567. [PDF]
  15. “Theological Etymologizing in the Early Stoa,” Kernos. Revue internationale et pluridisciplinaire de religion grecque antique 25 (2012) 125–148. [PDF]
  16. “Chrysippus on the Hierogamy of Zeus and Hera,” Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 9 (2014) 7–12. [PDF]
  17. “Conceptualizing Conflict in Arab Economic News Reporting,” Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict 1 (2013) 115–136. [Link]
  18. “Theagenes of Rhegium and the Rise of Allegorical Interpretation,” Elenchos. Rivista di studi sul pensiero antico 32 (2011) 205–227. [PDF]
  19. “Symbolic Poetry, Inspired Myths and Salvific Function of Allegoresis in Proclus’ Commentary on the Republic,” Peitho. Examina antiqua 5 (2014) 119–137. [PDF]
  20. “Sull’allegoresi simbolica del primo pitagorismo,” Peitho. Examina antiqua 4 (2013) 93–103. [PDF]
  21. “Lucius Annaeus Cornutus’ Ethnographic Investigations Into Mythology,” Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 8 (2013) 25–39. [PDF]
  22. “From Etymology to Ethnology. On the Development of Stoic Allegorism,” Archiwum historii filozofii i myśli społecznej 56 (2011) 81–100. [PDF]
  23. “Allegoresis in the Fifth Century BC,” Eos. Commentarii Societatis Philologae Polonorum 97 (2010) 233–248. [PDF]
  24. “Defiance, Persuasion or Conformity? The Argument in Plato’s Apology and Crito,” Peitho. Examina antiqua 2 (2011) 111–121. [PDF]
  25. “Plato’s Ambivalence about Rhetoric in the Gorgias,” Eos. Commentarii Societatis Philologae Polonorum 95 (2008) 19–31. [PDF]

Selected Publications in Polish:

  1. „Chryzypa twierdzenie o naturalnej wieloznaczności wyrazów”, Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 15 (2020) 91–102. [PDF]
  2. „Substancje pierwsze i ich homonimy w teleologicznym ujęciu Arystotelesa”, Diametros 58 (2018) 2–17. [PDF]
  3. „Alegoryzująca teologia Ferekydesa: między obrazem a pojęciem”, Filo-Sofija 36 (2017) 559–565. [PDF]
  4. „Wieloznaczność orzekania w Topikach 1.15″, Peitho. Examina antiqua 7 (2016) 69–85. [PDF]
  5. „Arystotelesowskie ujęcie homonimii”, Diametros 50 (2016) 1–24. [PDF]
  6. Filozofia antyczna wobec problemu interpretacji. Rozwój alegorezy od przedsokratyków do Arystotelesa, Poznań 2013. [PDF]
  7. “Apologetyczna funkcja alegorezy w papirusie z Derveni”, Archiwum historii filozofii i myśli społecznej 60 (2015) 11–23. [PDF]
  8. „Miejsce metafor w badaniach nad komunikacją”, Folia Philosophica. Acta Universitatis Lodziensis 25 (2012) 171–180. [PDF]
  9. „Heraklit Alegoreta i filozoficzne znaczenie starożytnej egzegezy Homera”, Ruch Filozoficzny 68 (2011) 463–483. [PDF]
  10. „Odwieczny spór filozofii z poezją w traktacie Heraklita Alegorety”, Symbolae Philologorum Posnaniensium Graecae et Latinae 21 (2011) 5–20. [PDF]
  11. „Lucjusz Anneusz Kornutus i etnograficzna egzegeza mitu”, Studia Philosophica Wratislaviensia 7 (2012) 7–25. [PDF]
  12. „Symbol i alegoria w filozoficznej egzegezie stoików”, Filo-Sofija 13 (2011) 719–736. [PDF]
  13. “Teodor Metochites o ironii filozofów”, Peitho. Examina antiqua 5 (2014) 295–300. [PDF]
  14. „Platońskie inspiracje Orygenesowskiej hermeneutyki”, Przegląd Filozoficzny 74 (2010) 133–151. [PDF]
  15. „Platońskie inspiracje Filońskiej alegorezy”, Przegląd Filozoficzny 61 (2007) 83–93. [PDF]
  16. „Sceptyczna a Nietzscheańska krytyka poznania”, Archiwum historii filozofii i myśli społecznej 52 (2007) 103–129. [PDF]
  17. „Aksjologiczne presupozycje marksizmu i psychoanalizy”, Folia Philosophica 26 (2008) 285–301. [PDF]
  18. „Interpretacja humanistyczna a problem starożytnej alegorezy”, Filo–Sofija 12 (2011) 361–372. [PDF]