The Catholic University of America

Cristina Ionescu

Associate Professor of Philosophy


OfficeAquinas Hall 214
Phone: (202) 319-6641
Mailing address:

The Catholic University of America
School of Philosophy
Washington, DC 20064, USA


Ph.D., University of Guelph, Ontario, 2005

Areas of Interest

Plato, Ancient Philosophy, Metaphysics

Curriculum vitae  

Select Publications

Plato’s Meno: An Interpretation. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield,  2007.    
“Recollection and the Method of Collection and Division in the Phaedrus.” Journal of Philosophical Research, forthcoming. 

“Dialectical Method and the Structure of Reality in the Timaeus.” Ancient Philosophy 30 (2010): 299–318.

“Hybrid Varieties of Pleasure and the Complex Case of the Pleasures of Learning in Plato’s Philebus.” Dialogue 47 (2008): 1–23.

“The Unity of the Philebus: Metaphysical Assumptions of the Good Human Life.” Ancient Philosophy 27 (2007): 55–75.

“The Transition from the Lower to the Higher Mysteries of Love in Plato’s Symposium.” Dialogue 46 (2007): 27–42.