Laura Grams

Associate Professor of Philosophy

University of Nebraska Omaha


Focus of Dissertation

In 2002 I received my Ph.D. with a dissertation on "Plato's Method of Division," advised by Dr. Richard Patterson. I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and can be reached at I teach Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Limits of Consciousness, Symbolic Logic, Modern Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Problems, and Critical Reasoning.

Research Interests

My current research is on Plato's metaphysics and epistemology, as I continue to investigate the role of the methods of division and collection in his work.

I'm also interested in the metaphysical views of ancient medical theorists, and for the first time am writing a paper about consciousness (specifically on the implications of synesthesia for the internalism/externalism debate).

I love being here in Nebraska, and I'd be happy to hear from any Emory grad students who are interested in these areas.