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Teaching Assistant Professor
Director of Outreach

207A Caldwell Hall
919-444-2267 (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 May 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. 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 Public Philosophy Committee of the American Philosophical Association, and the Academic Advisory Board of the Philosophy Learning and Teaching Organization.

You can find Michael’s personal website here.

Publications

Journal Articles:
“The Black Box in Stoic Axiology” (forthcoming, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly)

(with Scott Weinstein and Brian Reese) “How can a line segment with extension be composed of extensionless points? From Aristotle to Borel, and Beyond” (forthcoming, Synthese)

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

Book Chapters:
“Deliberating Across the Lifespan” (forthcoming in The Ethics Bowl Way: Answering Questions, Questioning Answers, and Creating Ethical Communities)