Dr Patricia O'Grady, (DipT(P) WTC, BA(Hons) PhD Flinders)
The Flinders University of South Australia
Sturt Rd., Bedford Park
Adelaide, SA 5042

Patricia O'Grady was a teacher/libarian in Government primary schools until her retirement after which she was able to study philosophy full time. She was awarded a PhD in 1998 for a thesis on Thales of Miletus. She was a Visiting Scholar in Philosophy since 1998.

Primary Research Interests: include the Pre-Socratics. She was researching Hippias of Elis, and women philosophers of ancient times. She was writing an historical novel on Pythagoras, aimed at young readers.


Meet the Philosophers of Ancient Greece. Ashgate Publishing Direct Sales (PDF 104KB)

Thales of Miletus: The Beginnings of Western Science and Philosophy. Aldershot, UK:; and Burlington, VT. USA: Ashgate, 2002.

"Anaxagoras and Athenian Politics: Towards a Chronology" published in Greek Research in Australia, ed. Elizabeth Close, Michael Tsianikas and George Frazis. Department of Languages - Modern Greek, Flinders University Press, 2001.

"Thales: Some Problems in Early Greek Science." Greek Studies in Australia: Research Perspectives. Flinders University Press, Department of Languages (Modern Greek), 1999.

"Thales of Miletus". Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy; 2000.

Sadly Dr O'Grady died in November 2009