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Jacob Snyder

PHD Student
Office: S. Kedzie 209

A native of Michigan, Jacob Snyder graduated from Ferris State University with a B.A. in Sociology in 2009.  After working at a Lansing non-profit, Peckham, for a year, Jacob attended Kent State, graduating in 2012 with an M.A. in Philosophy.  Jacob’s primary interests lie in ancient philosophy and Twentieth Century hermeneutics.  One particular interest within ancient philosophy is Aristotle’s ethics and politics, along with its contemporary derivations, such as those of Alasdair MacIntyre.  Within hermeneutics, Jacob is interested in contemporary “methods” of reading Plato, particularly those of Heidegger, Strauss, Gadamer, and Derrida.  He has also been nurturing a newly formed curiosity about the role of conflict in the modern state, especially in light of concerns over the incommensurability of “competing” views of justice.  Outside of these academic interests, Jacob tries to spend as much time as possible enjoying the “Up North” regions of Michigan.

Expected Completion: 2017