Emily Austin

Associate Professor
Office: B303 Tribble Hall
Phone: 336-758-4554
e-mail: austinea@wfu.edu


Emily Austin joined the Wake Forest Philosophy Department in Fall 2009 after receiving her Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.  She specializes in Ancient Greek Philosophy.

  • “Legislating Immortality in Plato’s Republic,’ forthcoming in Ancient Philosophy
  • “Plato on Grief as a Mental Disorder,” forthcoming in Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie
  • “Self-Defense, Corpses, and Immortality: Callicles’ Fear of Death in the Gorgias,Ancient Philosophy 33.1:33-52 (2013)
  • “Epicurus and the Politics of Fearing Death,” Apeiron 45. 2: 109-129 (2012).
  • “Malice and Public Refutation in the Philebus,” History of Philosophy Quarterly, 29. 2: 125-139 (2012).
  • “Prudence and the Fear of Death in Plato’s Apology,” Ancient Philosophy 30: 39-55 (2010).
For a complete list of publications, see CV.
  • PHI   164   Contemporary Moral Problems
  • PHI   232   Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • PHI   331   Plato
  • PHI   360   Ethics
  • FYS  100   Death