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Matthew Oberrieder
  • Graduate Fellow 2002-2003


Matthew Oberrieder received his B.A. (cum laude) from the University of Tulsa in 1993, and his Ph.D. from Tulane’s Department of Philosophy in 2004. A Graduate Fellowship allowed him to complete his dissertation, “The Significance in Plato’s Protogoras of Shame and Self-Knowledge for Understanding the Human,” under the direction of Professor Ronna Burger.

Dr. Oberrieder is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Mercer University. His research focuses on ancient Greek philosophy, language and literature.

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