Rachel Parsons

Rachel Parsons

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.: Princeton University, 2016

Phone: 225-578-0790 
Office: 118 Coates



Rachel Parsons received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton University in 2016. She received her J.D. (both in Civil and Common Law) from McGill Law School in 2004. She holds a B.A. (Honors) in Philosophy from McGill University. She joined the LSU Philosophy faculty as Instructor in fall 2013, then Assistant Professor in fall 2016.

Areas of Interest

Professor Parsons specializes in Ancient Greek Philosophy. Her work centers on Aristotle’s psychology, in particular his views on memory, recollection, and phantasia. Additionally, she has worked closely on Plato’s Philebus and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. Her interests in contemporary philosophy include Ethics, Meta-Ethics, Philosophy of Law and Political Theory (including Feminist Theory). Professor Parsons is particularly interested in philosophical problems pertaining to social and economic equality.

Courses Offered:

  • PHIL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHIL 2033 History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
  • PHIL 4922 Plato
  • PHIL 4924 Aristotle