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- Ancient Greek Philosophy
- Wednesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm over Zoom
Areas of Specialization
- Ancient Philosophy
- Moral Psychology
- Freud; Kant
- 20th Century Continental
Office: 311 Griffin-Floyd
Nathan Rothschild did his PhD work at the University of Chicago, and was briefly a post-doc at Bowdoin College before coming to University of Florida. He is a specialist in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy. His main interest is in philosophical psychology which he understands as an intersection of metaphysics and ethics. The philosophers he cares about most are Plato, Aristotle, Kant and Heidegger. He also has a deep respect for the psychoanalytic tradition of depth psychology. Currently, he is working on Plato’s account of thumos (narcissism) and concept of intra-psychic persuasion. One day he hopes to be able to write a book on Plato’s contention that all desire is erotic.
- "Why Thumos Will Rule By Force". Special issue on Plato's Non-Rational Soul. Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 20 (2017).
- "Plato on the Possibility of Getting Angry at Oneself", keynote address, Florida Graduate Student Conference, 2016.
- "Why Thumos will Rule by Force" invited, University of Bochum, Germany, 2015.
- "Plato on Defending One's Own" invited, Boston University, 2014.