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Kevin Kambo, Ph.D.

Dr. Kevin Kambo specialises in classical Greek philosophy, particularly Platonic moral psychology. He also has scholarly interest in philosophy of technology, philosophy of literature and liberal education. He is a partisan of the original Star Wars trilogy, P. G. Wodehouse, and receiving postcards--not necessarily in that order.

Areas of Expertise

Ancient Philosophy
Moral Psychology
Liberal Education
Philosophy of Technology


Ph.D., Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 2018
M.A., Philosophy, The Catholic University of America, 2014
B.S., Chemistry, Stanford University, 2008

Selected Publications

Articles & Book Chapters

“Cephalus: A Quotidian Case for Chastity in Republic I,” in Sexual Ethics in a Secular Age: Is There Still a Virtue of Chastity? edited by Eric J. Silverman. New York: Routledge, 2021.

“Theories of Divine Punishment in Augustine’s De civitate Dei,” Studia Patristica vol. CXVII, 61-76 (2021).

“Socratic Rhetoric: Elenchus, Myth and Self-Disclosure in Plato’s Gorgias,” Acta Philosophica 31:1, 97-118 (2022).

“Platonic Tripartition and the Peoples of Middle-Earth,” Thersites (under review).

“Platonic Psychology and Newman’s Two Ideas of a Mind,” Newman Studies Journal (under review).