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Department ofPhilosophy

Scott LaBarge

Scott LaBarge

Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2000

Scott LaBarge is a specialist in ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, offering both survey courses on the ancient Western tradition in general and more focused courses on specific topics and figures, which have included courses on Socrates and his milieu, Platonic, Aristotelian, and Hellenistic epistemology, Aristotelian practical philosophy, Stoicism, and concepts of love in the ancient world. He also pursues interests and teaches class in ethics and political philosophy, most recently working with Erick Ramirez on pedagogical and research projects involving the use of Virtual Reality in philosophy. LaBarge created Café Socrates, a weekly undergraduate philosophy discussion group in 2001 (with Bill Prior, professor emeritus), which is still going strong almost 20 years later. In 2012 he was awarded the Louis and Dorina Brutocao Award for Teaching Excellence, SCU's highest teaching award.

In The News

September 22, 2022

The Origin of Socrates: What We Know (and Don't Know). Scott La Barge writes about the Greek philosopher who is one of history's most famous figures, but much of his life remains a mystery.