William O. Stephens

Professor of Philosophy and Classics
Creighton University

2500 California Plaza
Omaha NE 68178

Curriculum Vitae

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Other Essays and Articles Education Service  

EMPLOYMENT

Creighton University Professor of Philosophy and of Classical & Near Eastern Studies, March 2005 to present
Creighton University Associate Professor of Philosophy and of Classical & Near Eastern Studies, March 1997 to February 2005 (tenured March 1996)
Creighton University Assistant Professor of Philosophy, August 1990 to March 1997


FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS, and AWARDS


EDUCATION

The University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia) Sept. 1984 – May 1990
Ph.D. in philosophy received May 1990
University Teaching Fellowship Sept. 1984 – May 1990
Dissertation: Stoic strength: An examination of the ethics of Epictetus
Supervisor: Charles H. Kahn, Professor of Philosophy, The University of Pennsylvania
Other committee members:
    Alexander Nehamas, Edmund N. Carpenter Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
    John M. Cooper, Henry Putnam University Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University
    R. Jay Wallace, Professor of Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley

Earlham College (Richmond, Indiana) Sept. 1982 – June 1984
B.A. in philosophy received June 1984     Honors Received:   Phi Beta Kappa (Delta Chapter of Indiana, May 25, 1984)
                                                                                                    Departmental Honors in Philosophy
                                                                                                    College Honors
                                                                                                    Georgia M. Watkins Scholarship in Greek & Latin

The College of Wooster (Wooster, Ohio) Sept. 1980 – June 1982


AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION        Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy and Ethics

AREAS OF COMPETENCE       Ethics and Animals, Environmental Philosophy, Philosophy of the Person, History of Ethics, History of Modern Philosophy, Logic

LANGUAGES        Reading knowledge of Classical Greek, Latin, and German.  Fluent in English.


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LECTURES and CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS


OFFICES


CREIGHTON UNIVERSITY SERVICE


MEDIA INTERVIEWS, PRESENTATIONS, and STORIES


COURSES TAUGHT

LOWER LEVEL

  • Honors: Foundational Sequence: Beginnings of the Christian Intellectual Tradition (HRS 100)
  • Honors: Introduction to the Culture of Collegiate Life (RSP 104)
  • Critical and Historical Introduction to Philosophy (PHL 107)
  • ◊ Philosophical Ideas: Wisdom (PHL 118)
  • Introduction to Logic (PHL 201)
  • Philosophical Foundations for Ethical Understanding (PHL 250)
  • ◊ Energy, Ethics, and Environment (PHL 255)
  • Philosophical Ethics (PHL 270)
  • ◊ Philosophical Ethics: Energy and Environment (PHL 275)

UPPER LEVEL

  • Introduction to the Ancient Mediterranean World (CNE 300)
  • Meaning in America (PHL 309)
  • Classical Mythology (CNE 311)
  • ◊ Honors: Sources & Methods: Animals, Persons, and Ethics (HRS 318)
  • God and Persons: Philosophical Reflections (PHL 320)
  • ◊ Honors: Sources & Methods: Stoics in Film and Literature (HRS 347)
  • ◊ Environmental Ethics (PHL/EVS 354)
  • History of Ethics (PHL 359)
  • History of Classical Greek Philosophy (PHL/CNE 370)
  • ◊ History of Hellenistic Philosophy (PHL/CNE 371)
  • History of Modern Philosophy (Univ. of Pennsylvania)
  • ◊ Honors Philosophy Seminar: Aristotle (past curriculum)
  • ◊ Themes in Contemporary Philosophy: Animals, Cognition, Ethics (PHL 401)
  • ◊ Stoicism (PHL/CNE 410)
  • ◊ Environmental Philosophy (PHL/EVS 454)
  • ◊ Plato & Platonism (PHL/CNE 460)
  • Directed Independent Study (◊ PHL 495 Spring 2010 on Epicurus, Lucretius, and Marcus Aurelius)
  • Directed Independent Study (◊ PHL 495 Spring 2007 on Classical Greek Philosophy)
  • Directed Independent Readings (◊ PHL 493 Fall 2002 on Plato’s Timaeus & Phaedo, Epicureanism, The Simpsons and Philosophy)
  • Directed Independent Study (◊ PHL 495 Spring 2001 on Porphyry and Plotinus)
  • Senior Capstone Seminar (CNE/GRK/LAT 498)

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MEMBERSHIPS


REFERENCES

  • Charles H. Kahn, Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Classical Studies, The University of Pennsylvania

  • Anthony A. Long, Irving Stone Professor of Literature and Professor of Classics, University of California, Berkeley

  • Peter A. French, Professor Emeritus, retired Center Director of the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics, Lincoln Chair in Ethics, and Professor of Philosophy, Arizona State University

  • Martha C. Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Professor of Law and Ethics, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Classics, University of Chicago Law School

  • Randolph M. Feezell, Professor of Philosophy, Creighton University

  • Ronald Polansky, Professor and Chair, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Philosophy, Duquesne University, Editor of Ancient Philosophy


last updated 28 November 2016
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