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Natalie Hejduk

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Graduate Student | Ph.D. program in Philosophy
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2nd Year PhD Student (Pre-Dissertation Phase)

I am interested in ancient philosophy, especially the rise and development of epistemological ideas throughout the ancient world.  My research focuses on understanding belief and knowledge (doxa and epistēmē respectively) first as put forward by Plato and then re-examined by later Hellenistic philosophers.  I am also interested in the influence of ancient epistemology on medieval and early modern philosophers, particularly in their adaptation of ancient ideas to early Christian thought and vice versa.

I completed my B.A. in Philosophy at Princeton in 2016.  At Princeton, I researched the development of doxa and epistēmē from Plato’s Republic to the Theaetetus (advised by Benjamin Morison), as well as Montaigne’s revival of Pyrrhonian skepticism and its compatibility with Christianity (advised by Daniel Garber).