Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Socrates, 1787, oil on canvas, 130x196, the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
I am a PhD. student in philosophy at Queen’s University, Kingston. Before coming to Queen’s University I completed a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy at Carleton University in Ottawa. During my time at Carleton I wrote a Master’s thesis on the Stoic Epictetus. My PhD work continues to examine Stoic ethics, and the question of how the Stoics thought we should cultivate our virtue.
My main interest is in ancient philosophy, specifically moral education in the Stoics. I am fascinated by the Hellenistic conception of philosophy as a way of life, which is to be practiced in order to achieve virtue and happiness. I am also interested in philosophy as a skill or craft, and how training and practice factor into become a better philosopher.
Beyond philosophy, I am passionate about martial arts and compete regularly in brazilian jiu-jitsu and wrestling.