Emily Hulme

Emily Hulme

Emily Hulme is a fifth year in the Department of Classics and a member of the interdepartmental program in Classical Philosophy. Her dissertation focusses on the techne theme in the Platonic dialogues and contextualizes this theme within 4th century Athenian intellectual culture. In the dialogues, Plato refers to cobblers, sculptors, weavers, and other demiurgoi hundreds of times; and, he describes his philosophical hero, Socrates, as the descendant of the legendary craftsman Daidalos. In her dissertation, she argues that Plato uses this theme to differentiate Platonic philosophy from the practices of his educational rivals, the sophists, as well as his philosophical rivals, the Presocratics. Before coming to Princeton, Emily received her B.A. in Classics, with minors in Philosophy and Biology, from Stanford University and her M.A. in Classical Philology from the University of Arizona.