Philosophy and Religion

Tom Schmid

Walter Thomas Schmid, Professor

Office: Bear Hall 270
Phone: (910) 962-3409
Email: schmidt@uncw.edu

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Yale University
  • M.Phil., Yale University
  • B.A., Yale University

Areas of Expertise

  • Ancient Greek Philosophy, especially Plato
  • Philosophy of Sport
  • Philosophy of Drama

Recent Publications

  • Golf as Meaningful Play: A Philosophy and Guide, Rowman & Littlefield (anticipated 2017)
  • "Moral Education in Plato's Repbulic", JPhilo (2014)
  • "A Kantian Theory of Sport", Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 40:1 (May 2013)
  • "The Politics of Reconciliation", International Studies in Philosophy 38:4 (2008)
  • Review of Stoic Warriors: by Nancy Sherman (Oxford, 2005) in Ancient Philosophy 26 (2006) 435-438.
  • "Socratic Rationality" in Does Socrates Have a Method? ed. Gary Scott (Pennsylvania State University, 2004)
  • The Socratic Ideal of Rationality and Plato's Charmides (State University of New York , 1998)
  • "Socrates' Practice of Elenchus" in Socrates: Critical Assessments (Vol. III), ed. W. J. Prior (Routledge, 1997).
  • "The Definition of Racism," in Journal of Applied Philosophy 13:1 (1996)
  • On Manly Courage: A Study of Plato's Laches (Southern Illinois University, 1992)

Courses Taught

  • PAR 101: Invitation to Philosophical Thinking
  • PAR 201: History of Western Philosophy I
  • PAR 302: Plato
  • PAR 303: Aristotle
  • PAR 400: Art of Living
  • PAR 495: Philosophy of War