Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Socrates, 1787, oil on canvas, 130x196, the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
 
Jacques-Louis David, The Death of Socrates, 1787, oil on canvas, 130x196, the Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

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.

 

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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.