Senior Lecturer
Philosophy & Religious Studies

Chad Wiener

NORFOLK, 23529

I studied history and philosophy at the University of Georgia (1997). I then earned a MA at University Chicago focusing on history methodology (1999). I returned to UGA to work on Plato and Aristotle writing my dissertation on the latter's biology, earning my PhD in 2008. ODU is the fourth institution where I have taught (Kenyon, Portland State, Pacific).

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Georgia, (2008)

M.A. in Social Sciences, University of Chicago, (1999)

B.A. in Philosophy, University of Georgia, (1997)


Plato, Aristotle

Research Interests

Primarily Plato and Aristotle, but I have some interests in general ethics, political philosophy, and issues in environmental ethics.


Wiener, C. E. (2015). Dividing Nature by the Joints. Apeiron 48 (3) , pp. 285-326.
Wiener, C. E. (2011). Methodology in Socrates’ Examination of the Slave. Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 50 (3) , pp. 443-467.

Book Chapters

Wiener (2022). A Reading of the First Book of the Republic: A Look to the Whole Knowing and Being in Ancient Philosophy (pp. 237-249) Cham: Palgrave MacMillan.
Hawthorne, S. C. C.., Janzen, M., Ilea, R. and Wiener, C. E. (2016). Cultivating Citizenship: Student-Initiated Civic Engagement Projects in Philosophy Classes Experiential Learning in Philosophy New York: Routledge Press.
Wiener, C. E. (2005). Aristotle is a Better Philosopher than Plato History in Dispute St James Press.
  • 2009: John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teacher Award, Penn State University, Philosophy Department
  • 2007: Alpha Delta Phi Best Teaching Award, Kenyon College