Amy L. Shuster

Visiting Assistant Professor

My research agenda connects ancient philosophy to contemporary questions and concerns. I have worked on identity politics, the methodology of Aristotle's Politics, and demarcation arguments for disciplinary unity. My current research projects aim to distinguish intellectualist and social-practical conceptions of political judgment, and to rethink the role of violence in Plato's Republic. Before joining OSU, I taught at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and University of Minnesota-Duluth. I have also been a fellow in the Princeton Writing Program and in the School of Historical and Philosophical Sciences at The University of Melbourne.

Selected Publications:

  • "The Pacifism in Plato's Republic" with Dustin Ells Howes. History of Political Thought 37:3 (Autumn 2016)
  • “Hannah Arendt Without Politics.” SPECTRA 3.2, a special issue on Hannah Arendt: Fifty Years after Eichmann in Jerusalem (September 2014)
  • “The Problem of the Partheniae in Aristotle’s Political Thought.” Polis: The Journal for Ancient Greek Political Thought 28:2 (December 2011)
  • “The Modes of Theorizing in Aristotle’s Politics.” PS: Political Science and Politics 44:3 (July 2011)
Areas of Expertise
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Plato, Aristotle, Hannah Arendt
  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 2009
  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University, 1997

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