About Ashok Karra

Education

  • University of Dallas, Doctor of Philosophy, 2017

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Ashok Karra

Lecturer
Arts, Languages & Philosophy
215 Castleman Hall

573-341-4869 | ashok.karra@mst.edu

Education

  • University of Dallas, Doctor of Philosophy, 2017

Professional links

Biography

Dr. Karra studies Classical Political Philosophy, Ethics, and Aesthetics. Ancient authors wrestled with whether you needed to know more, i.e. whether you needed to pursue philosophy, to be happy. Writers like Plato and Xenophon focused on the theme of self-knowledge, a theme not irrelevant to ethical treatises and certainly prominent in literature, music, drama, and art. Current projects including writing on shorter Platonic dialogues in order to better understand how Socrates understood himself and exploring Nietzschean ideas about freedom.