David Talcott

Associate Professor of Philosophy; Chair of the Program in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics

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Dr. Talcott earned his Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University — Bloomington after majoring in philosophy at Hillsdale College. His dissertation is on Plato and focuses on the development of Plato’s metaphysical and religious views from the early dialogues through the Republic. He regularly teaches courses in ethics and ancient philosophy and has a forthcoming book on Plato with P&R Publishing. His ongoing work focuses on Plato and on philosophical issues related to human sexuality. He is convinced that the study of the classic works of Western philosophy can enrich our understanding of today’s world.

David’s writing has appeared in USA Today, First Things online, Public Discourse, Eikon: A Journal of Biblical Anthropology, Religious Studies Review, and other venues. He has presented papers at various conferences, including meetings of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the Evangelical Philosophical Society, and the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy.

David resides in Plainfield, New Jersey with his wife, Anna, and six children. He is an Elder at Covenant Presbyterian Church of Millburn and Short Hills, a congregation in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Time at King's: August 2011 to July 2023


Ph.D. Philosophy
Indiana University, Bloomington

B.A. Philosophy
Hillsdale College