Philosophy and Religion

Dr. Walter Thomas Schmid, Professor

Faculty portrait, contact information, and education.
Tom Schmid

Office: Bear Hall 270
Phone: (910) 962-3409
Email: schmidt@uncw.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Yale University
  • M.Phil., Yale University
  • B.A., Yale University
  • Areas of Expertise
    • Ancient Greek Philosophy, especially Plato
    • Philosophy of Sport
    • Philosophy of Drama
  • Publications
    • Golf as Meaningful Play: A Philosophy and Guide, Rowman & Littlefield (May 2017)
    • "Moral Education in Plato's Republic", JPhilo (2014)
    • "A Kantian Theory of Sport", Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 40:1 (May 2013)
    • "The Politics of Reconciliation", International Studies in Philosophy 38:4 (2008)
    • Review of Stoic Warriors: by Nancy Sherman (Oxford, 2005) in Ancient Philosophy 26 (2006) 435-438.
    • "Socratic Rationality" in Does Socrates Have a Method? ed. Gary Scott (Pennsylvania State University, 2004)
    • The Socratic Ideal of Rationality and Plato's Charmides (State University of New York , 1998)
    • "Socrates' Practice of Elenchus" in Socrates: Critical Assessments (Vol. III), ed. W. J. Prior (Routledge, 1997).
    • On Manly Courage: A Study of Plato's Laches (Southern Illinois University, 1992)
  • Courses Taught
    • PAR 101: Invitation to Philosophical Thinking
    • PAR 201: History of Western Philosophy I
    • PAR 205: American Philosophy
    • PAR 302: Plato
    • PAR 303: Aristotle
    • PAR 400: Art of Living
    • PAR 495: Philosophy of War