placeholder image
  • Contact Info
Publications in VIVO
 

Lee, Mi-Kyoung (Mitzi) Associate Professor

Positions

Research Areas research areas

Research

research overview

  • Prof. Lee specializes in the history of ancient Greek and Roman philosophy. She has published extensively on ancient Greek epistemology. Her current work focuses on Aristotle's ethics and political philosophy.

keywords

  • history of ancient Greek philosophy, epistemology, ethics

Publications

selected publications

Teaching

courses taught

  • CLAS 1030 - Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ancient
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces major philosophical ideas originating in ancient Greece, including the concepts of eudaimonia (happiness), sophia (knowledge), philosophia, psych' (soul), aret' (virtue), er's (love), and democracy, placing these in historical context and relating them to subsequent philosophical developments. Topics may include the nature of happiness; why philosophy and democracy flourished in ancient Greece; the ancient Greek origins of science; whether being a virtuous person makes you happier; and ancient Greek thinking about life, love, and death. Same as PHIL 1010.
  • CLAS 4852 - Honors Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    -
  • FYSM 1000 - First Year Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Provide first year students with an immersive experience in an interdisciplinary topic that addresses current issues including social, technical and global topics. Taught by faculty from across campus, the course provides students with an opportunity to interact in small classes, have project based learning experiences and gain valuable communication skills. Seminar style classes focused on discussion and projects.
  • PHIL 1010 - Introduction to Western Philosophy: Ancient
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces major philosophical ideas originating in ancient Greece, including the concepts of eudaimonia (happiness), sophia (knowledge), philosophia, psych' (soul), aret' (virtue), er's (love), and democracy, placing these in historical context and relating them to subsequent philosophical developments. Topics may include the nature of happiness; why philosophy and democracy flourished in ancient Greece; the ancient Greek origins of science; whether being a virtuous person makes you happier; and ancient Greek thinking about life, love, and death. Same as CLAS 1030.
  • PHIL 3000 - History of Ancient Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Surveys developments in metaphysics, ethics, logic, and philosophy of mind from the Pre-Socratics through Hellenistic philosophy, focusing primarily on the arguments of the philosophers. Topics may include: Zeno's paradoxes of time and motion; Democritean atomism; Plato on knowledge, reality, ethics, and politics; Aristotle on logic and natural philosophy; Epicurus on pleasure and friendship; Epicurean atomism; the Stoics on materialism, determinism, and vagueness; and the coherence and practicality of global skepticism. Recommended prerequisite: 6 hours of philosophy coursework.
  • PHIL 4010 - Single Philosopher
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    Intensively studies the work of one historical figure in philosophy, with the aim of reaching a broad understanding of the philosopher's whole body of thought. Philosophers covered include, from year to year, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant. Includes at least one course per year on an ancient author and one course per year on a modern author. Recommended prerequisite: 12 hours philosophy course work. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Same as PHIL 5010.
  • PHIL 5010 - Single Philosopher
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Philosophers covered include, from year to year, Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, Locke, Leibniz, Hume, and Kant. Includes at least one course per year on an ancient author and one course per year on a modern author. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours. Same as PHIL 4010.
  • PHIL 5030 - Greek Philosophical Texts
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Selected readings in classical philosophy, in the original language, with a focus on achieving fluency in reading philosophical Greek.
  • PHIL 6000 - Seminar in the History of Philosophy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Fall 2020
    Studies advanced topics in the history of philosophy. Content varies by semester, but may extend to any period in the history of philosophy, from the Presocratics into the modern era. May be repeated up to 12 total credit hours.
  • PHIL 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

Other Profiles