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Joshua Shmikler
Joshua Shmikler 2013 Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D., in Philosophy, Boston College
M.A., in Philosophy, Boston College
B.B.A., in Philosophy and Finance, Emory University

joshua.shmikler@mountsaintvincent.edu

Areas of Interest
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy (Especially Plato)
  • Ethical Theory
  • Metaphysics
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Social and Political Philosophy

Courses
PHIL 110: Introduction to Ethics
PHIL 212: The Life of Reason
PHIL 241: Logic
PHIL 370: Topics: Philosophy of Death
HNRS 301: Junior Honors Seminar
INTG 346: Business Ethics

Recent Publications
Teaching Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem as an Introduction to Philosophy.  Accepted in Engaging Worlds: Core Texts and Cultural Contexts: Selected Papers from the Sixteenth Annual Conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses. (Peer Reviewed) Eds. Robert D. Anderson, Molly B. Flynn, and J. Scott Lee, (University Press of America, Inc.) Forthcoming.

Recent Presentations
Overcoming both Slave and Master Moralities: Reading Nietzsche’s Genealogy. The Association for Core Texts and Courses Eighteenth Annual Conference, Ottawa, April 2013.

Aristotle’s Rival Introductions to the Study of First Philosophy. Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, November 2011.

Both a Man and a Citizen:  Introducing Rousseau's Emile with a Prisoner's Dilemma-Type Game. The Association for Core Texts and Courses Seventeenth Annual Conference, New Haven, April 2011.

Comments on Gary Foster’s “Overcoming a Euthyphro Problem in Personal Love: Imagination and Personal Identity.” Sponsored by The Society for the Philosophy of Sex and Love.  Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Boston, December 2010.

Radical Hope and the End of Practical Reason: An Aristotelian Analysis of Lear’s Plenty-Coups. Sponsored by The Society for Greek Political Thought. Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, November 2010.

Introducing Philosophy through Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem. The Association for Core Texts and Courses Sixteenth Annual Conference, New Brunswick, April 2010.

Socrates and Critias: A Platonic Response in the Charmides. Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, November 2009.

The Eleatic Stranger’s Critique of Socratic Elenchus: An Examination of Plato’s Sophist 226a-231b. Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, November 2008.