Department of Philosophy

Dr. Evan Strevell

Teaching Professor, Philosophy Department

Dr. Strevell holds a B.A. from Southwestern University, an M.A. in the Liberal Arts from St. John's College (Santa Fe), and a Ph.D. from Department of Philosophy at Duquesne University (2016).

Dr. Strevell's main interest is in Platonic and Aristotelian psychology. His current research focuses on Aristotle's treatment of memory and how Aristotle's treatment fits into and informs contemporary debates in the philosophy of memory. In particular, he is interested in the role of phantasia as the vehicle for both the memorial content and the temporal consciousness of past aspect that accompany acts of episodic remembering. He is also working on a project that intervenes in the conceptual debate over what phantasia is for Aristotle by focusing on Aristotle's accounts of the causal processes that underlie phantasia in the Parva Naturalia and the zoological works.

He has taught upper division courses on Aristotle's Politics, Aristotle's On the Soul, Character Virtue in Plato and Aristotle, and Philosophy of Nature and Science in the Classical and Modern Periods.

Expertise

Ancient Philosophy (with special emphasis on Aristotelian psychology), Issues in the Philosophy of Memory, History of Philosophy (with special emphasis on the querelle des Anciens et Modernes)

First Year at Xavier

2011