Christopher C. Raymond

Associate Professor of Philosophy

Christopher C. Raymond received his AB in Philosophy from Brown University and his PhD in Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin through the Joint Classics-Philosophy Graduate Program in Ancient Philosophy. His research focuses primarily on Plato, Aristotle, and their predecessors (literary and philosophical); he also has interests in 19th-century European philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, and Platonic reception. His paper “Shame and Virtue in Aristotle” (Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Vol. 53) was selected by The Philosopher’s Annual as “one of the ten best articles published in philosophy” in 2017. Current projects (with Christopher Moore, Penn State) include Critias of Athens: Introduction, Texts, Translations, and Commentary for Oxford University Press and new translations of Plato’s Protagoras and Laches for Hackett Publishing.

BA, Brown University; PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
At Vassar since 2013


Rockefeller Hall
Box 62

Departments and Programs


CLCS 101/GRST 101 – Civilization in Question
PHIL 101 – History of Western Philosophy: Ancient
PHIL 103 – History of Western Philosophy: Medieval
PHIL 104 – Tragedy and Philosophy: Ancient and Modern Perspectives (FYWS)
PHIL 180 – What is College For? (FYWS)
PHIL 205 – Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy
PHIL 234 – Ethics
PHIL 293 – Wagner and Philosophy: The Ring of the Nibelung (INT)
PHIL 320 – Advanced seminars on Plato, Aristotle, and Nietzsche

Selected Publications


Articles and book chapters


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