David R. Morphew
University of Michigan
PhD, Classical Studies, December 2018
MA , Philosophy, April 2017
My areas of specialization are ancient philosophy and Platonic traditions from the Classical period into late antiquity. I focus on ethics and metaphysics in Plato and Platonic traditions and in other schools with foundations in the Hellenistic period, such as the Stoics. Recently I have been focusing on the topic of passions and the ethical life in Plutarch.
My teaching and research interests extend to topics in philosophy and rhetoric, love in the Platonic traditions, ancient theories on animal minds and animal ethics, ancient bioethics, and a variety of topics in ancient Greek and Roman literature.