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Claudia Yau

Assistant Professor

Ph.D, Princeton, 2021
Claudia Yau specializes in ancient Greek philosophy, especially ancient ethics, politics, and epistemology. Her current research project focuses on wisdom (sophia) in Plato and Aristotle: what wisdom consists in, what sets this virtue apart from other intellectual abilities, what it enables and obligates the wise to do, and what role wisdom plays in ethics and politics. She has additional work on Aristotle’s theory of justice and methods of argumentation in Sextus Empiricus. Outside of ancient philosophy, she has interests in social philosophy and Chinese philosophy.