Ph.D. McGill University, 2001
B.A. Haverford College, 1990
Harriman Hall 231
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3750
Tel: (631) 632-7570
Areas of Specialization: Ancient Philosophy and German Philosophy
Alan Kim works in both ancient Greek and modern German philosophy. Before coming to
Stony Brook, he taught at Colgate and Dartmouth and was a Fulbright Scholar in Heidelberg,
Prof. Kim is the editor of
The Brill Companion to German Platonism (Brill, 2019) a survey of Plato’s influence on German thinkers from Cusanus to Gadamer;
his monograph on Socratic ethics and the art of living will appear with SUNY Press.
His 2010 book,
Plato in Germany: Kant—Natorp—Heidegger (Academia), traces the evolution of Platonic interpretation from Kant through the
Marburg School to Heidegger.
He has published widely, including in
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy,
Idealistic Studies, the
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
His teaching interests include Plato’s metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics; ancient
politics and rhetoric; and early phenomenology.
Professor Alan Kim’s CV