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Hal Thorsud

Harald (Hal) Thorsrud

Professor of Philosophy

Phone: 404.471.6211
Office Location: Buttrick 347

Academic Degrees

  • B.A., University of Nevada, Reno
  • 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.

Professional Activities

Recent publications: 

  • “Ancient Ethical Theories,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Fall 2021 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), (revision, with Richard Parry, of his original 2004 entry).
  • Review of Cicero on the Philosophy of Religion: On the Nature of the Gods and On Divination, by J.P.F. Wynne, Journal of the History of Philosophy 59.3 (2021): 513-14.
  • “Piety and Theology in the Stoics, Epicureans, and Pyrrhonian Skeptics,” in The Routledge Handbook of Hellenistic Philosophy,  Kelly Arensen (ed.) New York: Routledge 2020. 271-82.
  • Review of Aristotle on Religion, by Mor Segev, Philosophical Review 129.2 (2020): 299-302.
  • “Sextus Empiricus on the Siren Song of Reason and the Skeptical Defense of Ordinary Life,” Logos and Episteme 10.1 (2019): 15-29, special issue,  Scott Aikin (ed.).
  • Review of Cicero’s Skepticism and His Recovery of Political Philosophy, by Walter Nicgorski. International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, 9 (2019): 339-43.
  • Review of Aristotle, De Anima, translated with introduction and notes by C.D.C. Reeve, Teaching Philosophy 42.1 (2019): 27-30.

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