W. H. Shearin

  • University of Miami
  • Department of Classics

W. H. Shearin is Assistant Professor of Classics at the University of Miami. He works at the interface of philosophy, literature, and culture in both antiquity and later periods. Publications include The Language of Atoms: Performativity and Politics in Lucretius’ De rerum natura (Oxford/New York, 2015) and, as co-editor with Brooke Holmes, Dynamic Reading: Studies in the Reception of Epicureanism (Oxford/New York, 2012). Although his interests range widely, much of his writing concentrates on how materialist and anti-teleological thinking interacts with (and revises) notions of naturalness and normativity. He is currently writing about stupidity in Nietzsche and Roman philosophy while finishing up editorial work (with Richard Fletcher) on the Oxford Handbook of Roman Philosophy.