Emily Kress

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Corliss Brackett 214
Office Hours Monday and Wednesday 2-3 (sign up required)


Emily Kress received her Ph.D. from Yale in 2018. Her research interests centre on ancient Greek philosophy. She is currently thinking about Aristotle's account of capacities and how it allows him to distinguish different kinds of teleological causation. She is also interested in his methods for identifying causal explanations in biology. 

She has published papers on Aristotle's accounts of natural teleology, luck, and spontaneous generation, as well as on Hume's theory of belief. She has recently taught Ancient Philosophy, Aristotle's Ethics, Plato's Republic, Hellenistic Ethics, and Plato's Gorgias.