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I’m an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Virginia Tech. Before moving to beautiful Blacksburg, I was a graduate student at Princeton University. I work primarily in ancient philosophy and, in particular, on Aristotle. In addition to working on the history of philosophy in its own right, I’m interested in the potential that ancient thought has to contribute to contemporary debates in ethics and political philosophy. As such, some of my work is at the intersection of ancient and contemporary ethics. See my research page for more information.

Outside of my research, I’ve been lucky to be involved in several wonderful initiatives that seek to make the discipline a better place both inside and outside the classroom. I was one of the representatives for the Princeton’s chapter of Minorities and Philosophy (MAP); I spear-headed the Compass Workshop; and I’ve taught several philosophy courses at local correctional facilities through Princeton’s Prison Teaching Initiative (PTI). I am also responsible for the Philosodog Blog. See my links and teaching page for more information.

When I’m not doing philosophy, I spend my time cooking, hiking, running or playing with this fluffball. I’m married to Daniel Wodak, also a philosopher.

 

shirji@vt.edu

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