Josh Wilburn

Josh Wilburn

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies & Director of Graduate Studies and Admissions

(313) 577-6103

jwilburn@wayne.edu

 5057 Woodward Ave., 12th Floor, Room 12002.2

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Josh Wilburn

Research

 Ancient Greek Philosophy

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

  • B.A., Philosophy and Religious Studies, The University of Texas at Austin (2005)
  • Ph.D., Classical Philosophy, Princeton University (2011)

Selected Publications

 “Plato's Protagoras the Hedonist," Classical Philology 111.3 (2016): 224-44.

“The Problem of Alcibiades: Plato on Moral Education and the Many,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 49 (2015): 1-38.

“Courage and the Spirited Part of the Soul in Plato's Republic,” Philosopher's Imprint 15.26 (2015): 1-21.

“Akrasia and the Rule of Appetite in Plato's Protagoras and Republic,” Journal of Ancient Philosophy 8.2 (2014): 57-91.

“Is Appetite Ever 'Persuaded'?: An Alternative Reading of Republic 554c-d,” History of Philosophy Quarterly 31.3 (2014): 95-208.

“The Spirited Part of the Soul in Plato’s Timaeus,” Journal of the History of Philosophy 52.4 (2014): 627-54.

“Moral Education and the Spirited Part of the Soul in Plato’s Laws,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 45 (2013): 63-102.

“Tripartition and the Causes of Criminal Behavior in Laws ix,” Ancient Philosophy 33 (2012): 111-134.

“Akrasia and Self-Rule in Plato’s Laws,” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 43 (2012): 25-53.

Courses taught

PHI 5400: The Presocratics and Sophists
PHI 5410: Plato
PHI 5420: Aristotle
PHI 2100: Ancient Greek Philosophy
PHI 1010: Introduction to Philosophy
PHI 1050: Critical Thinking