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SLE Associate Director

Jeremy Sabol


Jeremy Sabol has taught as a Lecturer in Stanford University’s Program in Structured Liberal Education (SLE) on and off since 2003. Jeremy majored in physics and literature as an undergraduate, then received his Ph.D. in French. His dissertation examined the conceptual role of fiction in Descartes' physics and philosophy, as well as the impact of this use of fiction in later 17th-century French literary texts. Jeremy specializes in early modern literature and philosophy, Cartesianism, and existentialism. Jeremy is currently working on the later writings of Jean-Paul Sartre.

In addition to teaching in SLE, Jeremy also lectures in Stanford’s Continuing Studies program, where he has taught such courses as "Envisioning the Good Life," "The Examined Life: The Story of Philosophy in the West," "Hands-On Existentialism," and "Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre: A 20th-Century Romance." Jeremy was a Visiting Professor at Sookmyung Women's University in Seoul, Korea, in the summer of 2010.  He also worked at Stanford’s Center for Teaching and Learning for six years, both as Academic Technology Specialist and as Associate Director of Technology & Teaching.

Although Jeremy loves almost every text taught in SLE, his current favorites are the SymposiumTo the Lighthouse, and Marx’s 1844 Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts.  When he’s not rereading the Republic, Jeremy spends time bicycling between Stanford and his home in San Francisco, taking photos, and making films about Shakespeare.


B.A., U.C. Santa Cruz, 1994
M.A., Yale University, 1996
1996 Pensionnaire étranger, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, 1999-2000
Ph.D., Yale University, 2002


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