Idaho State University’s Evan Rodriguez named fellow of the Harvard Center of Hellenic Studies
June 21, 2021
The Harvard Center of Hellenic Studies has named Dr. Evan Rodriguez, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, a fellow for 2021-2022.
During the fellowship Rodriguez will be conducting research for his book, “Rivals or Relatives? Tracking Truth and Ways of Knowing among Plato and the Sophists.”
"My book project challenges the dominant narratives about Plato's rivalry with his sophistic contemporaries in classical Greece (5th–4th century BCE) and highlights the broader conversation on both sides that fostered new modes of inquiry in the Western tradition,” said Rodriguez. “It tells a more realistic story of philosophy proceeding as a structured conversation, one that is much more dialogical and inclusive than those dominant narratives suggest.”
The fellowship will last one year and will involve a fully funded eight-week residency.