Ian Hensley

Assistant Professor Philosophy

Dr. Hensley is originally from Wythe County in Southwest Virginia. After attending college in Seattle, Washington, and Charlottesville, Virginia, he completed a Ph.D. at Cornell University, while working on the metaphysical and scientific theories of the ancient Greek Stoics. Before coming to Emory & Henry, he taught at Cornell University and the University of Missouri.

He teaches philosophy courses that focus on the history of philosophy, ethics, critical thinking, the philosophy of mind, and metaphysics, as well as core curriculum courses in the liberal arts. His research focuses on ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, with particular emphasis on Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoics.

When he is not thinking about philosophy or talking with students, Ian enjoys playing basketball, running, watching films, and reading fiction.


  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    Ph.D., M.A., Philosophy
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    B.A., Philosophy


Recent Publications

  • “On the Separability and Inseparability of the Stoic Principles”, Journal of the History of Philosophy (2018)

  • “Chrysippus’s Elemental Theory”, Ancient Philosophy (2017)

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