Assistant Professor

Dr. Elizabeth Jelinek

  • PhD, Duke University
  • BA, Wellesley College

Professional Profile:
Office: McMurran 121
Phone: (757) 594-7681

Areas of Specialization:

Ancient Greek philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of mythology, medieval philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics

Articles, Reviews, and Book Chapters:

  • "Evaluating the Goodness of Actions on Plato's Ethical Theory."  Philosophical Inquiry: An International Quarterly, 39:4 (forthcoming 2015).
  • "A Commentary on 'Socrates and His Daimonion: A Paragon of Rationality?"  Southwest Philosophical Review, (forthcoming 2015).
  • "Using Small Group Learning in the Philosophy Classroom." Teaching Philosophy, 36.2 (2013): 137-159.
  • “Pre-Cosmic Necessity in Plato’s Timaeus.” Apeiron, 44 (2011): 287-306. 
  • “The Philosopher-Ruler: from Theory to Action.” Southwest Philosophical Review, 26.1 (2010):  225-232.

Selected Presentations:

  • "A Commentary on 'Socrates and His Daimonion: A Paragon of Rationality?"  Southwestern Philosophical Society Meeting, October 31, 2014.
  • "'The Four Kinds' In Plato's Timaeus," Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Annual Meeting, October 24, 2014.
  • "Socrates and the Elections," Elections: The Seventh Annual Interdisciplinary Panel, Christopher Newport University, November 27, 2012.
  • "Thickheadedness: Plato's Divine Craftsman," Scholarship Matters Colloquium Series, Christopher Newport University, October 11, 2012.
  • “Plato and the Form of the Good,” Wofford College Colloquium Series, October 13, 2010.
  • “Plato and Practical Wisdom,” American Philosophical Association Central Division Main Program, February 17-20, 2010.
  • “The Philosopher-Ruler: from Theory to Action,” Southwestern Philosophical Society Meeting, November 13-15, 2009.
  • “Plato and Practical Wisdom,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy Annual Meeting, October 16-18, 2009.
  • “Plato on Teleology and the Good,” Inaugural Address, Vanderbilt University, April 2009.
  • “Why We Are Not Too Thick-Headed: Plato’s Explanations in the Timaeus.” University of Maryland, February 2007; University of Kentucky, February 2007; University of Wyoming, January 2007; Vanderbilt University, January 2007; SUNY New Paltz, January 2007.