Wilson H Shearin

Assoc. Professor

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Wilson Shearin joined the University of Miami faculty from Stanford in 2010. His research focuses above all on the intersection of philosophy and literature in antiquity, particularly in the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Favorite ancient authors include Empedocles, Plato, Lucretius, Persius, and Seneca, but his work ranges also into reception, with recent writing on Denys Lambin, Saussure, and Nietzsche. He has published The Language of Atoms (Oxford, 2015) and Dynamic Reading (Oxford, 2012), and he is currently completing Thick-witted Minerva (On stupidity in Roman-period philosophical culture) and The Oxford Handbook of Roman Philosophy.



Ph.D. Classics, University of California, Berkeley
Classics, University of California, Berkeley
B.A. Classics: Greek and Latin (With Honors and Distinction);, Stanford University;