About & Contact

My work concerns the history of political philosophy, with a specialization on Plato and the Pre-Socratics.  My research focuses on the emergence of Socratic philosophy out of early Greek poetry and philosophy.  I am interested in how the pre-philosophic world arrayed in Homer and Hesiod provoked the first philosophers and how their work, in turn, lead to the enduring, Socratic model.  The results of my work include a monograph on Plato’s Parmenides, in addition to a number of articles on various Platonic dialogues, Milesian thought, Parmenides, Hesiod, Aristotle, and (yes) Buster Keaton.  I currently have a manuscript on Plato’s TheaetetusSophist, and Statesman under review.

I currently hold the position of Instructor in the Herbst Program of Humanities in Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder.  Here I teach small seminars on the great books with an eye to the development and effects of modern science. BREAK Prior to this, I wandered the academic hinterland, teaching Philosophy and Humanities Courses at Sarah Lawrence College, Long Island University, Kutztown University, and Manhattanville College.

For more, read my CV.

To contact me, either use the form below or just email me directly at alexpriou@gmail.com.  I’m also active on academia.edu and on twitter.