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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.

  • AB, Brown University; PhD, University of Texas at Austin
  • At Vassar since 2013



  • CLCS 101/GRST 101/MRST 101. Civilization in Question
  • PHIL 101. History of Western Philosophy: Ancient
  • PHIL 104. Tragedy and Philosophy: Ancient and Modern Perspectives (First-Year Writing Seminar)
  • PHIL 205. Nineteenth-Century European Philosophy
  • PHIL 293. Wagner and Philosophy (Six-Week Intensive)
  • PHIL 320. Advanced seminars on Plato, Aristotle, and Nietzsche

Selected Publications


Articles and book chapters

  • "Rediscoveries of the Sophists." In The Cambridge Companion to the Sophists, edited by Joshua Billings and Christopher Moore. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
  • (with Christopher Moore) "Critias of Athens." In Oxford Bibliographies in Classics, edited by Ruth Scodel. New York: Oxford University Press, July 31, 2019.
  • “Nietzsche’s Revaluation of Socrates.” In Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Socrates, edited by Christopher Moore, 837–80. Leiden: Brill, 2019.
  • Aidôs in Plato’s Charmides. Ancient Philosophy 38, no. 1 (Spring 2018): 23–46.
  • “Shame and Virtue in Aristotle.” Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 53 (Winter 2017): 111–62. *Selected by The Philosopher’s Annual as “one of the ten best articles published in philosophy” in 2017.
  • “Nietzsche on Tragedy and Morality.” In Nietzsche on Art and Life, edited by Daniel Came, 57–79. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.


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