Dr Simon Shogry
Tutorial Fellow, Brasenose College
Associate Professor, Faculty of Philosophy
Ph.D. Princeton University
B.A. Claremont McKenna College
Academic Background and Previous Positions
I earned my Ph.D. in 2016 in the Classical Philosophy Program of the Department of Philosophy at Princeton University. I also held a one-year appointment as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the same institution (2016-2017). At the end of my graduate career, I took up temporary teaching positions at the University of Pennsylvania (2015) and the College of New Jersey (2015-2016). In 2009, I received my B.A. in Philosophy and Government from Claremont McKenna College.
Undergraduate Teaching Areas
For Mods students, I give tutorials on Plato, Euthryphro and Meno, and Lucretius, De Rerum Natura IV.
For a wider group of students, I give tutorials on Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (Greek and translation); Plato, Republic (Greek and translation); Plato, Theaetetus and Sophist; Latin Philosophy; and Ethics.
Graduate Teaching Areas
I welcome the prospect of working with graduate students on all aspects of ancient philosophy, especially Plato and the Stoics.
In MT 18 I will be leading a graduate seminar in the philosophy faculty on the Stoic theory of emotions.
- Epistemology and moral psychology in late Plato
- Stoic epistemology, metaphysics, and moral psychology
- Epicurean epistemology
- Moral psychology and education in Aristotle
“What Do Our Impressions Say? The Stoic Theory of Perceptual Content and Belief Formation”, forthcoming in Apeiron
“Creating a Mind Fit for Truth: the Stoic Account of the Kataleptic Impression”, forthcoming in Ancient Philosophy