Nicholas D. Smith

Nicholas D. Smith

Nicholas D. Smith

Professor of Philosophy | Lewis & Clark College

Nicholas Smith is James F. Miller Professor of Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, USA. He received his BA (High Honors) from the University of Rochester in 1971, and his PhD from Stanford in 1975. In 1985, Smith won the American Philological Association Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics. Prior to 1999, he taught at Virginia Tech, the University of Hong Kong, and Michigan State University.

Prof. Smith is author, co-author, editor or co-editor of over 15 books, including Summoning Knowledge in Plato’s Republic (Oxford University Press, 2019), and Plato’s Socrates (with T. C. Brickhouse, Oxford University Press, 1994), which won the “Outstanding Academic Book for 1994” award from Choice. He is also the author of more than 80 journal, encyclopedia, or dictionary articles, reviews, and translations, including three of the translations of works by Plato and Pseudo-Plato that appear in the new Plato: Complete Works from Hackett.