Kirk Sanders

19992015
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I received my PhD in Philosophy from the Joint Classics-Philosophy Program in Ancient Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. Before arriving at Illinois, I was an assistant professor at Rutgers and a junior fellow at the Center for Hellenic Studies (https://chs.harvard.edu/). My appointment at Illinois is split between the Department of the Classics and the Department of Philosophy.

My research to date has focused largely on Hellenistic (i.e., post–Aristotelian) philosophy. In addition to a number of articles and notes, I co-edited (together with Jeffrey Fish of Baylor University) a volume of essays, Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition, for Cambridge University Press.

In addition to continued work in Hellenistic philosophy, I have recently begun to turn my attention to Xenophon’s Socratic writings. I am currently in the process of producing a both a new English translation of these (i.e., Apology, Memorabilia, Oeconomicus, and Symposium) and a philological and philosophical commentary on the Greek text of Xenophon's Apology and the parts of Memorabilia that most directly concern Socrates' trial.

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Socrates Social Sciences
oath Social Sciences
speculation Social Sciences
theology Social Sciences
god Social Sciences
Epicurus Arts & Humanities
Anger Arts & Humanities
Theology Arts & Humanities

Research Output 1999 2015

'Swearing by Hera' Redux: Further speculation on the origin of the oath ὴ τὴν Ἥραν

Sanders, K. R., Jan 20 2015, In : Mnemosyne. 68, 1, p. 121-126 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

oath
speculation
Swearing
Oaths
Speculation

Don't blame Socrates (Xen. Mem. 1.2.40-46)

Sanders, K. R., Jan 1 2011, In : Classical Philology. 106, 4, p. 349-356 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Socrates

Epicurus and the Epicurean tradition

Fish, J. (ed.) & Sanders, K. R. (ed.), Jan 1 2011, Cambridge University Press. 267 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Epicurus
Classicism
Receptivity
Philosopher
Emotion

Introduction

Fish, J. & Sanders, K., Jan 1 2011, Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition. Cambridge University Press, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Epicurus
Philosophy
History
Heir
Autonomy

Philodemus and the fear of premature death

Sanders, K., Jan 1 2011, Epicurus and the Epicurean Tradition. Cambridge University Press, p. 211-234 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Premature Death
Fear of Death
Epicurus
Human Flourishing
Follower

Activities 2001 2007

  • 5 Oral presentation

An Epicurean theory of the passions

Kirk Sanders (Speaker)
Feb 2001

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

Epicurean anger management

Kirk Sanders (Speaker)
Feb 2002

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

Philodemus and the fears of death

Kirk Sanders (Speaker)
Jun 2007

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

Epicurean ethics and the Herculaneum papyri

Kirk Sanders (Speaker)
May 2006

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

Ancient theories of emotion

Kirk Sanders (Speaker)
Jan 2007

Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

Honors & Recognition

Junior Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies

Kirk Sanders (Recipient), 2005

Prize: Other distinction

Civilization
Ancient Greek