I am a PhD candidate in the Classics and Philosophy Combined Program at Yale University. Before coming to Yale, I completed an MA in Philosophy at the University of Toronto (2011) and received my BA (also in Philosophy) from Western Oregon University (2010).
I specialize in ancient philosophy and am particularly interested in issues that lie at the intersection of ancient moral psychology, epistemology, and ethics. My dissertation is on models of education in four Socratic dialogues (the Laches, Protagoras, Euthydemus, and Meno). I argue that in these dialogues education is analyzed as an expertise and that this has implications for how we interpret Socrates’ investigation of the unity of the virtues.
My other philosophical interests include philosophy of education, ethics, and early modern philosophy. I will be teaching a course of my own design, Introduction to Philosophy of Education, at Yale in the summer of 2017, and I am currently a co-organizer of the Working Group in Ancient Philosophy (WGAP) at Yale.
You can contact me at allison [dot] glasscock [at] yale [dot] edu.