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Colin Smith

Colin Smith

Assistant Teaching Professor


B.A. summa cum laude (Philosophy and Classical Civilizations), Temple University, 2011
M.A. (Philosophy), Boston College, 2013
Ph.D. (Philosophy), University of Kentucky, 2019

Professional Bio

My research is in ancient philosophy, and especially metaphysical and epistemological issues in Plato, the Presocratics, and Aristotle.  I defended a dissertation on Plato's Sophist at the University of Kentucky in 2019.  I am additionally interested in numerous subjects in philosophy, including medieval philosophy, German idealism, phenomenology, social and political philosophy, and logic.  I originally come from the Wawa region of Pennsylvania.

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