About Me

I am a researcher and teacher in the field of Ancient Philosophy, specializing in Early Greek Philosophy and Plato and teaching across the history of philosophy in general.  I received my PhD and MA in Philosophy from Tulane University in 2014.  I also have an MA in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Annapolis and a BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.  I’m currently teaching in Philosophy and Humanities at Long Island University.  In the past, I have taught at Tulane University, Sarah Lawrence College, and Kutztown University.

My research concerns the influence of Pre-Socratic poetry and philosophy on the origin and character of Socratic philosophy.  My progress in this work includes a book on Plato’s Parmenides, as well as articles on various Platonic dialogues, Parmenides, Milesian cosmology, and more for internationally recognized journals like EpochéThe Review of Metaphysics, and POLIS.  I’ve also taught a wide range of courses in Ancient Philosophy – on Plato’s Protagoras and Theaetetus, on the emergence of the question of being in Hesiod, Heraclitus, and Parmenides, and on the origin of Greek philosophy in Greek poetry – as part of my efforts to develop my ideas on this subject.

Here you’ll be able to see more information on my research and teaching, as well as my full curriculum vitae.  I also have a blog where I post short thoughts and helpful documents for those sharing my research interests.

You can reach me by email at alexpriou@gmail.com.  You can also find me on academia.edu and on twitter.