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Teaching Assistant Professor
Director of Outreach

207A Caldwell Hall
919-962-3326 (office)
michael.vazquez@unc.edu
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Bio

Michael joined the Philosophy Department and the Parr Center for Ethics in July 2020. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020 and completed the post-baccalaureate program in Classical Studies at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015. His research centers on Ancient Greek & Roman philosophy (esp. Stoicism). He also has research and teaching interests in democratic theory, ethics, logic, and philosophy of education.

Michael is committed to forging lasting, democratic, and collaborative partnerships between the academy and the community, and to cultivating the philosophical voices of people of all ages. He serves on the Executive Committee of the National High School Ethics Bowl, the Executive Committee of the Middle School Ethics Bowl, the Public Philosophy Committee of the American Philosophical Association, and the Academic Advisory Board of the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization.

You can find a copy of Michael’s CV here. You can learn more about Michael’s community engagement and public philosophy efforts here.  

 

Publications

[5] (with Michael Prinzing) “The Virtues of Ethics Bowl: Do Pre-College Philosophy Programs Prepare Students for Democratic Citizenship?” (forthcoming, Journal of Philosophy in Schools)

[4] “The Black Box in Stoic Axiology” (forthcoming, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly)

[3] (with Andree Hahmann) “Ciceronian Officium and Kantian Duty” Review of Metaphysics 75, no. 4 (2022): 667-706

[2] (with Scott Weinstein and Brian Reese) “How can a line segment with extension be composed of extensionless points? From Aristotle to Borel, and Beyond” Synthese 200, no. 85 (2022): 1-28

[1] “Hopeless Fools and Impossible Ideals” Res Philosophica 98, no. 3 (2021): 429-451
 

Public-Facing Writing

[3] (with Alex Richardson) “Looking for a better way to disagree this election season? Look no further than your local high school” (EdNC)

[2] “Deliberating Across the Lifespan” (in The Ethics Bowl Way: Answering Questions, Questioning Answers, and Creating Ethical Communities)

[1] “Ethics Bowl and Democratic Deliberation” (APA Syllabus Showcase)