Dr. Nicholas Baima
Assistant Professor of Philosophy
PhD, Philosophy, Washington University - St. Louis
MA, Philosophy, University of Missouri - St. Louis
BA, Philosophy and Humanities, University of Northern Iowa
My research focuses on Plato’s ethical theory and its connection to epistemology. I am particularly interested in the ways in which Plato thought that ignorance and false belief can improve one’s life. Additionally, I am currently working on a series of articles related to Plato’s theology and theory of value. I seek to explore the ways in which Plato's account of ethics can provide insight into contemporary moral problems.
I see my courses as different ways of exploring the basic Socratic question of how one should live. Although the courses primarily examine this question through philosophy, I believe that by incorporating other fields of study, we can gain new perspectives on philosophical arguments.
I grew up wrestling and after college began participating in other combat sports. Besides enjoying sports, I play video games (mostly Destiny) and love animals.
Contact: 561-799-8709; HC 146