Dr. Luis Navia

navia, l..pngDr. Luis Navia
(Prof. of Philosophy, NY Inst. of Technology)



1.1 – Chariots, Gods, & Beyond (3.8.09)


Title: Professor
Department: Social Sciences
Campus: Old Westbury
Area of Expertise: Philosophy
Education Credential: Ph.D.[1]



Luis E. Navia specializes in ancient Greek philosophy. He is the author of more than 20 books on philosophy and the teachings of ancient philosophers, including Diogenes of Sinope: The Man in the Tub and Socrates: A Life Examined. Navia has taught courses and seminars on the fundamentals of philosophy, modern and ancient philosophy, ethics, the Presocratic philosophers, and the Cynics.

In addition to his role as a faculty member, Navia has occupied a number of positions in the administration, including chair of the Social Sciences Department and the deanship of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Navia received his Ph.D. in philosophy from New York University in 1973 and pursued further research through a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship at Princeton University. He has also served on the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, beginning in 1975.[1]


Socrates: A Life Examined, Prometheus Books (2007)
Diogenes the Cynic: The War Against the World, Humanity Books (2005)
Diogenes of Sinope: The Man in the Tub, Greenwood Press (1998)
The Socratic Presence: A Study of the Sources, Garland Publishing (1993)
The Presocratic Philosophers: An Annotated Bibliography, Garland Publishing (1993)
Socratic Testimonies, University Press of America (1987)

Honors & Awards:
NYIT Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship, 2006
NYIT Excellence Award as an Outstanding Teacher, 2005
NYIT Presidential Service Award, 1985
N.E.H. Fellowship (Princeton University), 1977
Outstanding Educators of America Award, 1975

Courses Taught:
Introduction to Philosophy
Socrates: A Life Examined
A History of Philosophy
Presocratic Philosophers[1]


[1] https://www.nyit.edu/bio/lnavia


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