Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy
Jacob Stump received his PhD in 2017 from the University of Toronto. He writes about moral psychology in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. 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. He is currently writing on eros in Plato: what it is, its relationship to beauty and pleasure and happiness, and its influence on evaluative reasoning.
College of Social Sciences and Humanities Outstanding Teaching Award, 2020-21
Stump, J. 2020. “On Socrates’ Project of Philosophical Conversion”. Philosophers’ Imprint 20 (32): 1-19.
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Philosophy of Emotions
Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought
Examines the philosophers of classical Greece, primarily Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. These philosophers examined the nature of the material world, of the city, and of the person. The course takes up both the moral and political writings as well as the metaphysical writings. Devotes considerable attention to major works such as Plato’s Republic. Some time is given to early Greek philosophers, to the Sophists, and to later developments.