Department of Philosophy
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Co-director of Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Office Location: Buttrick 351
Office Hours: Monday, 10-11 a.m., Friday, 1-2 p.m., and by appointment
M.A., University of Nevada, Reno
Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Teaching and Scholarly Interests
Professor Thorsrud's interests include Ancient philosophy, skepticism, moral psychology, and ethics.
Professor Thorsrud's recent publications include Ancient Scepticism (University of California, and Acumen 2009); "Arcesilaus and Carneades," in The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Scepticism, Richard Bett, ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2010); and "Radical and Mitigated Skepticism in Cicero's Academica," in Cicero's Practical Philosophy, Walter Nicgorski, ed. (Notre Dame University Press, 2012).
Among his other publications, he has contributed essays to Open Court's Popular Culture and Philosophy Series: "Humans smile with so little provocation," [a discussion of Stoic and Aristotelian view of emotion] in Star Trek and Philosophy, J. Eberl and K. Decker, eds. (Open Court 2008); and "Voldemort's Agents, Malfoy's Cronies, and Hagrid's Chums: Friendship in Harry Potter," in Harry Potter and Philosophy, D. Bagget and S. Klein, eds., (Open Court Press 2004).