I am currently a Humanities Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago in the Department of Philosophy and in the College. In July 2023, I will join the Program for Public Discourse and the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Teaching Assistant Professor.
Before that, I received my PhD in the University of Chicago’s Joint Program in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, under the supervision of Martha Nussbaum and Gabriel Lear. While at Chicago, I was a Mellon Foundation Fellow and Doctoral Fellow at the Franke Institute for the Humanities. Before coming to the University of Chicago, I received my BA from St. John’s College, Santa Fe.
My research focuses on Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, especially Aristotle’s conceptions of mind, soul, and life, and their place within the Greek and Roman philosophical tradition. I am also interested in the influences of these conceptions throughout the history of philosophy, and their relevance for contemporary philosophy of mind and moral psychology. I also have a strong interest in the philosophy of film, film theory, and the presentation of philosophy through film. Finally, I incorporate these disparate interests in an overarching interest in philosophy as a “way of life”, especially (but not exclusively) as this came about in the Greco-Roman world.
I can be reached at rhanlon11 [at] uchicago [.] edu