Sophia (Sophie) Pangle

  • PhD Candidate, Harvard University, Adam Smith Fellow

Sophie Pangle is a PhD candidate in government at Harvard University. Her research interests include work on the politics of recognition, theories of moral responsibility, and the reception of ancient Greek philosophy in late modern French and German political theory. Her dissertation compares the role of amour-propre and thumos in Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s response to the political philosophy of Plato. It examines the psychological basis of a dedication to freedom in a passion responsible for the concern with societal esteem, for anger, and for judgments on the demands of justice.  Sophie earned a BA in fundamentals: issues & texts from The University of Chicago.