Philosophy and Religion

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Photo of Coleen Patricia Zoller, Ph.D.

Coleen Patricia Zoller, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Go Program: Greece
Department Chair, Philosophy

Phone: 570-372-4163
Office Location: Bogar Hall - Rm 024
Office Hours:
9:30 a.m. – 10 a.m., TTH
9 a.m. – 10 a.m., W

Academic Credentials:
PHD, Emory University
MA, Emory University
BA, Bucknell University

Zoller specializes in ancient Greek philosophy. She teaches an introduction to ancient philosophy, a seminar on Plato, as well as a course on Plato's Republic and HBO's The Wire. Additionally, she teaches courses on ethical theory, feminist philosophy and Greek culture.

Her research currently focuses on Plato’s moral psychology. She is working on a book manuscript titled Reasoning with Pleasure: Plato on Philosophy and the Physical. Her recent publications include "To 'Graze Freely in the Pastures of Philosophy': The Political Motives and Pedagogical Methods of Socrates and the Sophists" in the journal Polis, “Plato on Hypothesis, Proportion, and the Education of Philosophers” in the journal Auslegung, and “Seducing Socrates and Resolving Plato’s Separate Soul Paradox” in Ann Ward’s anthology Socrates: Reason or Unreason as the Foundation of European Identity.


  • OFFP-GRKCLT Greek Culture: Ancient and Modern
  • OFFR-GRKCLT Greek Culture: Ancient and Modern
  • OFFS-GRKCLT Greek Culture: Ancient and Modern
  • PHIL-150 Everyday Ethics
  • PHIL-212 Feminist Philosophy
  • PHIL-241 Ancient Philosophy
  • PHIL-255 The Republic & HBO's The Wire
  • PHIL-301 Plato Seminar
  • PHIL-400 Independent Study
  • PHIL-500 Directed Reading and Research
  • PRDV-104 Perspectives
  • WMST-200 Feminist Philosophy

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