Andrew Culbreth

andrew [dot] james [dot] culbreth [at] emory [dot] edu

6th Year PhD student

Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow, Agnes Scott College (2018-19)


  • Areas of Specialization: Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, with a special focus on Ancient Ethics
  • Areas of Competence: Ethics and Moral Psychology, especially Philosophy of the Emotions; Philosophy of Science; Theory of Action; History of Western Philosophy.  I also have an interest in Buddhist Philosophy.
  • Dissertation: “Good Hope and Human Happiness in Plato and Aristotle”.  Supervisor: Dr. Marta Jimenez


  • BA Philosophy, Vassar College, 2012
  • MA Philosophy, Emory University, 2017
  • PhD Philosophy, Emory University (expected spring 2019)

Teaching Experience

Instructor of record at a variety institutions.  All appointments listed below:

  • Agnes Scott College: Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellow 2018-19
    • Contemporary Moral Problems (PHI 112), Fall 2018
  • The Emory-Tibet Science Initiative (ETSI): taught intensive courses in the philosophy of science at Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in southern India.
    • The Philosophy of Science, Gaden Shartse Monastery in Karnataka, India, May 2017
    • The Philosophy of Science, Drepung Loseling Monastery in Karnataka, India, May 2016
  • Emory University, courses taught
    • Introduction to Logic (PHIL 110), Spring 2018
    • Love and Friendship (PHIL 136), Fall 2017
    • Introduction to Ethics (PHIL 115), Spring 2016
    • The Philosophy of Science (PHIL 125), Fall 2015
    • Bioethics (PHIL 116), Spring 2015 (served as TA)
    • Ancient Greek and Medieval Philosophy (PHIL 200W), Fall 2014 (served as TA)