Dr. Glenn S. Rawson

Glenn Rawson
Department, Office, or School
Department of Philosophy
  • Professor


Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin (Adviser: Paul Woodruff)
B.A. Philosophy and Classics, Bucknell University (summa cum laude)

Selected Publications

"Critical Thinking in Higher Education, and Following the Arguments with Plato's Socrates." American Association of Philosophy Teachers' Studies in Pedagogy, vol. 2: Teaching Plato (January 2017)

"A Socratically Anti-'Platonic' Plato?" Review of S. Peterson, Socrates and Philosophy in the Dialogues of Plato (Cambridge University Press 2011). Classical Review 62:2 (2012)

"Can Virtue Be Taught?" In The Sophists: An Introduction, ed. P. O'Grady. London: Duckworth, 2008

"Platonic Recollection and Mental Pregnancy." Journal of the History of Philosophy 44/2 (2006)

"Socratic Humility." Philosophy Now 53 (2005)

"Teaching Ancient Philosophy Among the Remains of Ancient Greece." Teaching Philosophy 26/2 (2003) ​​​​


First Year Seminar: Human Language and Human Nature
PHIL 200: Introduction to Philosophy
PHIL 205: Introduction to Logic
PHIL 206: Ethics
PHIL 264: Great Ethical Traditions
PHIL 320: Philosophy of Science
PHIL 351: Plato, Aristotle, and Greek Philosophy
PHIL 353: Stoics, Epicureans, Skeptics and Hellenistic Philosophy
PHIL 355: Augustine, Aquinas and Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 356: Descartes, Hume, Kant and Modern Philosophy
PHIL 491-2: Independent Study I-II (Honors): Socratic Definitions


Ancient Greek Philosophy