Marina Berzins McCoy
Professor McCoy joined the tenure-track faculty in 2003-04 after teaching here for several years as an adjunct, following a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship in the Core Curriculum Program at Boston University.
Fields of Interest
Ancient philosophy and literature
Plato (especially Platonic rhetoric and argumentation)
Current Teaching and Upcoming Teaching
Philosophy of Love and Friendship
Senior Honors Seminar
PULSE service learning core course
Other Recent Professional Activities
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Philosophy
Co-chair of the Race and Ethics ILA seminar
Task force chair, Classroom Collaborations project
(between Academic and Student affairs)
Advances in the History of Rhetoric (journal) editorial review board
Reviewer for Oxford, Cambridge, and Indiana University Press
Volunteer, Norfolk Correctional Facility
Wounded Heroes: Vulnerability as a Virtue in Greek Tragedy and Philosophy
(Oxford University Press, forthcoming September 2013).
Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).
“Freedom and Responsibility in the Myth of Er,” Ideas y Valores special issue
(Plato and Socratic Politics) 61 (149), September 2012.
Encyclopedia articles on “Rhetoric” and “Sophists” for Continuum Companion to Plato
(ed G. Press), Continuum Press, 2012.
"Alcidamas, Isocrates, and Plato on speech, writing, and philosophical rhetoric" Ancient Philosophy 29 (2), spring 2009.