Hal Thorsud

Harald "Hal" Thorsrud

Professor/Chair 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: 

  • “Piety and Theology in the Stoics, Epicureans, and Pyrrhonian Skeptics,” forthcoming in The Routledge Handbook of Hellenistic Philosophy, Ed. Kelly Arensen.
  • “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 Ed. Scott Aikin.
  • “Arcesilaus: Socratic Skepticism in Plato’s Academy,” Lexicon Philosophicum, International Journal for the History of Texts and Ideas, Hellenistic Theories of Knowledge Special Issue (2018): 195-220, special issue Eds Francesco Verde and Massimo Catapano.
  • “Carneades,” Skepticism: from Antiquity to the Present, Eds. Diego Machuca and Baron Reed, London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018. 51-66.
  • Review of Aristotle, De Anima, translated with introduction and notes by C.D.C. Reeve, Teaching Philosophy 42.1 (2019): 27-30.
  • Review of Aristotle on Religion, by Mor Segev, Philosophical Review, forthcoming.
  • Review of Cicero’s Skepticism and His Recovery of Political Philosophy, by Walter Nicgorski. International Journal for the Study of Skepticism, forthcoming.

Web Links

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