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Jacob Stump

Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy

Jacob Stump received his PhD in 2017 from the University of Toronto. He writes on issues of moral psychology in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy. His main research is on Socrates’ project, as depicted in Plato’s dialogues, of using argument to change what people value the most. More generally, he is interested in the phenomenon of becoming a new person: how best to conceptualize it, what obstacles interfere with it, and whether reasoning and argument can be effective at bringing it about. He is a member of the Mellon Philosophy as a Way of Life Project and leads the Philosophy as a Way of Life Working Group at Northeastern. He is Faculty-in-Residence for the Honors Program, and he is the Faculty Coordinator of the Honors Living Learning Community (LLC) Music Lovers.

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