Dr. Lisa A. Wilkinson
Fall 2013 - MWF 11-12, 1-1:30, TTH 11-12, and by appointment
I began teaching at NWU in 2002, having also lived in the northeast and southeast. My approach to philosophy is interdisciplinary. I've taught Humanities courses at the college level and studied English as an undergraduate.
PhD Philosophy 2002, University of South Florida.
"We need to pay attention to what goes on in our minds because that affects what we do." (Paul Woodruff, First Democracy).
Since coming to NWU I have taught Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Critical Thinking, Ancient Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Existentialism, Feminist Theories, Philosophies of Race and Gender, French Feminisms (with Professor Herndon), Philosophies of Art, and Liberal Arts Seminars focusing on aspects of ancient Greece.
For Fall '13
Introduction to Philosophy, MWF at 12 and 2
Feminist Theories, TTH at 12:35
Liberal Arts Seminar, MWF at 10
I am interested in encouraging new ways of thinking about old ideas, specifically ancient Greek ideas. Most of my academic writing is oriented on this theme and includes, Socratic Charis: Philosophy without the Agon (Lexington, 2013), and Parmenides and To Eon: Reconsidering Muthos and Logos (Continuum, 2009). I am also very interested in contemporary feminist philosophies that are sensitive to the intersections of race, class, geography, ability, history, religion, and ethnicity.
Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, International Association of Ancient Greek Philosophy and Culture, American Foundation of Greek Language and Culture, Society of Women in Philosophy, American Philosophical Association, American Association of University Professors