Russell Edward Jones (Rusty) Curriculum Vitae

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Russell Edward Jones (Rusty)
Curriculum Vitae
Harvard University
Department of Philosophy
Emerson Hall, Room 212
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 495-1553
[email protected]
Academic Appointment
2010 –
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Harvard University
Education
Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Oklahoma, 2010
Dissertation: “Virtue and Happiness in Plato’s Euthydemus”
Dissertation committee: Hugh Benson (chair), Monte Cook, Ellen Greene, Wayne Riggs, Linda
Zagzebski
B.A., Philosophy/ Biblical Languages (Summa Cum Laude, Honors) Oklahoma Baptist University, 2004
Thesis: "Socratic Elenchos: Methodology, Epistemological Implications, and Moral
Imperatives”
Area of Specialization: Classical Philosophy
Publications
Papers
“Rational and Nonrational Desires in Meno and Protagoras.” Analytic Philosophy 53 (2012), 224-233.
“Comments on Weiss (“Unjust Philosophers in Republic 7”).” Proceedings of the Boston Area
Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy 27 (2011), 95-103.
“Truth and Contradiction in Aristotle’s De Interpretatione 6-9.” Phronesis 55 (2010), 26-67.
“Escapism and Luck.” Religious Studies 43.2 (June 2007), 205-216.
“Piety as a Virtue in the Euthyphro: A response to Rabbås.” Ancient Philosophy 26.2 (Fall 2006), 385390.
Book Reviews
Review of Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith, Socratic Moral Psychology. Polis 28.1 (Spring
2011), 147-152.
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Review of Virtue’s End: God in the moral philosophy of Aristotle and Aquinas, ed. Di Blasi, Hochschild,
and Langan. The European Journal for the Philosophy of Religion 1.1 (Spring 2009), 182-185.
Selected Presentations (* denotes refereed presentation)
Papers
“Akrasia, Stability, and Epistemic Value.” Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, University of
Arizona, for February 2013.
“Akrasia, Stability, and Epistemic Value.” Purdue University, for February 2013.
“The Value of Wisdom in the Euthydemus.” Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, January 2013.
“Wisdom and Other Crafts in Euthydemus 288-292.” Brandeis University, November 2012.
“Wisdom and Other Crafts in Euthydemus 288-292.” Ancient Epistemology Workshop, Western Ontario
University, October 2012.
“Madness, Ignorance, and Epistemic Value in Alcibiades II.” Tahoe Workshop in Ancient Philosophy,
May 2012.
“True Falsehoods in the Republic.” Truth, Falsehood, and Deception in Ancient Philosophy, Cambridge
University, April 2012.
“Felix Socrates?” University of Toronto, April 2012.
“Plato on Why We Should Care About the Truth.” University of Iowa, March 2012.
“Felix Socrates?” Iowa State University, March 2012.
“Wisdom and Happiness in Euthydemus 277-282.” Academy of Athens, March 2012.
“Felix Socrates?” University of Pennsylvania, March 2012.
“Felix Socrates?” Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, University of Arizona, February 2012.
“Wisdom and Happiness in Euthydemus 277-282.” Cornell University, February 2012.
“Friends of the Gods in the Republic.” Dartmouth University, January 2012
“Wisdom and Happiness in Euthydemus 277-282.” Oxford University, November 2011.
“Plato on Why We Should Care About the Truth.” Yale University, November 2011.
“Aristotle on Complete Friendship.” Friendship in the Aristotelian Tradition, Western Ontario
University, October 2011. (with Neera Badhwar)
“Friends of the Gods in the Republic.” Friendship in the Aristotelian Tradition, Western Ontario
University, October 2011.
“Plato on Why We Should Care About the Truth.” San Diego State University, October 2011.
“Plato on Why We Should Care About the Truth.” Williams Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, Williams
College, August 2011.
*“The Value of Truth and the Value of Knowledge in the Phaedo.” West Coast Plato Society, Lewis and
Clark College, May 2011.
“Why Study Plato’s Epistemology? The Value Problem Old and New.” Themes from Striker: Ancient
Logic, Epistemology, and Ethics, Harvard University, May 2011.
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“Rational and Non-rational Desires in Meno and Protagoras.” Pacific Division meeting of the American
Philosophical Association (author-meets-critics session on Tom Brickhouse and Nick Smith,
Socratic Moral Psychology), April 2011.
*‘“Wisdom Is Good Fortune’ Is Not an Identity Claim (Euthydemus 279c-280b).” Eastern Division
meeting of the American Philosophical Association, December 2010.
“Wisdom and Happiness in Euthydemus 277-282.” Brandeis University, December 2010.
“True Falsehoods in the Republic.” Marist College, November 2010.
“True Falsehoods in the Republic.” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy meeting, Fordham University,
October 2010.
“Truth and Contradiction in Aristotle’s De Interpretatione 7.” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
meeting, Fordham University, October 2009.
“Wisdom, Good Fortune, and the Sufficiency of Virtue Thesis.” Alaska Philosophy Workshop in Ancient
Philosophy, University of Alaska, Anchorage, September 2009.
“Wisdom and Other Crafts in Euthydemus 288-92.” West Coast Plato Society, University of California,
Berkeley, May 2009.
*“Baehr on the Value Problem.” Eastern Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association,
December 2008.
“Truth and Contradiction in Aristotle’s De Interpretatione 9.” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
meeting, Fordham University, October 2008.
*“Plato’s Rhetorical Proof for the Immortality of the Soul.” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy
meeting, Fordham University, October 2008. (with Hugh Hunter)
*“What Good’s a Good Example? The Limitations of Counterfactual Exemplar-Based Virtue Theories.”
Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, University of Colorado, Boulder, August 2008. (with Robert
A. Johnson)
“The Argument of De Interpretatione 9.” Alaska Philosophy Workshop in Ancient Philosophy,
University of Alaska, Anchorage, May 2008.
*“Bivalence and Contradictory Pairs in Aristotle’s De Interpretatione 9.” Central Division meeting of the
American Philosophical Association, April 2008.
*“The Aporia of Euthydemus 288d-292e.” 31st Annual Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, Texas A&M
University, April 2008.
*“Counterfactual Exemplar-Based Virtue Accounts of Right Action.” Pacific Division meeting of the
American Philosophical Association, April 2007. (with Robert A. Johnson)
*“Self-Love and Friendship: Reexamining the Argument of Nicomachean Ethics IX.4.” 29th Annual
Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, Emory University, April 2006.
*“Self-Love and Friendship: Reexamining the Argument of Nicomachean Ethics IX.4.” Society for
Ancient Greek Philosophy meeting with the Pacific Division of the American Philosophical
Association, March 2006.
*“Escapism and Luck.” Society of Christian Philosophers Pacific Regional Conference, University of San
Diego, February 2006.
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Recent Comments
Comments on Keith McPartland. Williams Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, Williams College, August
2011.
Comments on Tom Brickhouse and Nick Smith’s “The Power of Appearance in Plato’s Protagoras.”
Arizona Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy, University of Arizona, February 2011.
Comments on Roslyn Weiss’s “Unjust Philosophers in Republic 7”. Boston Area Colloquium in Ancient
Philosophy, Assumption College, November 2010.
Comments on Brian Prince’s “Plato’s Kinetic Theory”. Pacific Division meeting of the American
Philosophical Association, March 2010.
Comments on John Mouracade’s “Pleasure and Motivation in the Republic”. Alaska Philosophy
Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, University of Alaska, Anchorage, September 2009.
Comments on Robert Mayhew’s “‘God or some human’: On the Source of Law in Plato’s Laws”. Pacific
Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, April 2009.
Comments on Blake Hestir’s “Aristotle on Truth and the Synthetic Structure of Language, Thought, and
Reality”. Alaska Philosophy Workshop in Ancient Philosophy, University of Alaska, Anchorage,
May 2008.
Comments on David Yount’s “Is the One of Parmenides’ First Hypothesis Best Interpreted as the Form of
the Good?”. Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, March 2008.
Comments on Rachel Barney’s “Ring-Composition in the Republic and Beyond”. Arizona Colloquium in
Ancient Philosophy, University of Arizona, February 2008.
Languages
Primary research language: Classical Greek
Secondary research languages: German, Latin
Teaching
Harvard University, 2010Philosophy 7: Introduction to Ancient Philosophy (x3)
Philosophy 101: Plato (Spring 2011)
Philosophy 102: Aristotle (Fall 2012)
Philosophy 104: Plato and Aristotle on Desire and Friendship (Fall 2011)
Philosophy 201: Plato on the Value of Knowledge – Graduate Seminar (Spring 2012)
Philosophy 206: Aristotle on Truth and Meaning – Graduate Seminar (Spring 2011)
Philosophy 312: Workshop in Metaphysics and Epistemology (Fall 2010)
Philosophy 322: Readings in Greek Philosophy (2010-11 – Charmides; 2011-12 – Nicomachean
Ethics 8, Ion; 2012-13 - Cratylus)
Freshman Seminar 37z: Socrates and His Critics (Fall 2012)
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University of Oklahoma, 2007-09
PHIL 1013: Introduction to Philosophy (Fall 2008)
PHIL 1113: Introduction to Logic (x3)
Service
University
Graduate Admissions Chair (2011-12)
Committee H (Graduate Admissions) (2010-13)
Professional
Referee: Ancient Philosophy (2007), Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie (2012), Florida
Philosophical Review (2011), Harvard Studies in Classical Philology (2010), Religious Studies (2008),
Southern Journal of Philosophy (2012)
References
Available on request
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