Kirk Sanders

 Kirk Sanders

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4048 FLB
M/C 174
Urbana, IL 61801
Associate Professor
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I received my PhD in Philosophy from the Joint Classics–Philosophy Program in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. My scholarship to date has focused primarily on Hellenistic (i.e., post–Aristotelian) philosophy. Together with Jeffrey Fish (Baylor University), I am co–editor of a volume of essays, Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition, recently accepted for publication by Cambridge University Press. I am also finishing up work on a monograph in which I attempt to reconstruct an Epicurean theory of the emotions, paying special attention to relatively neglected treatises partially preserved among the Herculaneum papyri. In addition to my continued work inHellenistic philosophy, I have recently turned my attention to Xenophon’s Socratic writings. I am currently in the process of producing a new English translation of these (i.e., Apology, Memorabilia, Oeconomicus, and Symposium) for Hackett Publishing.

In The News

  • Professor Kirk Sanders of the Department of the Classics has been named a recipient of the Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. He will be recognized at the Celebration of Teaching Excellence scheduled for April 23 at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center.