Kirk Sanders

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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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4048 FLB
M/C 174
Urbana, IL 61801

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Research Output

Epicurus and the Epicurean tradition

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

Research output: Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook

  • '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

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

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

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Introduction

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

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • 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

  • Activities

    • 5 Oral presentation

    Philodemus and the fears of death

    Kirk Sanders (Speaker)

    Jun 2007

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    Ancient theories of emotion

    Kirk Sanders (Speaker)

    Jan 2007

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    Epicurean ethics and the Herculaneum papyri

    Kirk Sanders (Speaker)

    May 2006

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    Epicurean anger management

    Kirk Sanders (Speaker)

    Feb 2002

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    An Epicurean theory of the passions

    Kirk Sanders (Speaker)

    Feb 2001

    Activity: Talk typesOral presentation

    Honors & Recognition

    Junior Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies

    Sanders, Kirk (Recipient), 2005

    Prize: Other distinction