Jack Montgomery, Ph.D.
DePaul University, 1992
Jack Montgomery did graduate work in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago before completing a dissertation on Plato's Meno at DePaul University. He joined the Department of Philosophy in 1987. His primary research interests are Plato, Wittgenstein, philosophy of religion, and psychoanalysis.
Professor Montgomery is director of the general education program at Saint Xavier University. He is currently completing two books on Socrates and Plato, the first on the Meno (Recollecting Socrates), and the second on the trial dialogues (The Socratic Moment), as well as working on a third book on Plato's Republic (Constitutions of City, Soul and Philosophy).
Professor Montgomery's recent presentations include:
- "Some Reflections on the Space of Psychoanalytic Reason" (American Society for Philosophy, Counseling and Psychotherapy, April 21, 2007)
- and, with Laurence Musgrove, "Owning General Education Like Never Before" (Association of American Colleges and Universities' Network For Academic Renewal Conference, "Discovering, Integrating and Applying Knowledge: Effective Educational Practices for Today's Students and Tomorrow's Innovation," April 11, 2008)
- "Socrates Dialogue with the Laws: Crito 50a-54e" (Paul Hazard Philosophy Colloquium, November 22, 2010)