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Mason Marshall

Professor of Philosophy
Religion and Philosophy Division, Seaver College
CAC 211


Mason Marshall is an associate professor of philosophy. His main research involves ancient philosophy and philosophy of education. He is married to a linguist at Pepperdine, Dr. Kelle Marshall, who is an associate professor of French.


  • PhD Philosophy, Vanderbilt University
  • BA Philosophy, Furman University


  • Reading Plato's Dialogues to Enhance Learning and Inquiry: Exploring Socrates' Use of Protreptic for Student Engagement (Routledge, 2021)
  • "Knowledge and Forms in Plato's Educational Philosophy," Educational Theory 70.2 (2020): 215-229
  • "The Possibility Requirement in Plato's Republic," Ancient Philosophy 28.1 (2008): 71-85
  • Professor of the Year, Pepperdine Greek Life, 2019
  • Honorary member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, Pepperdine, 2018
  • Howard A. White Award for Teaching Excellence, Pepperdine, 2011
  • "Socrates' Strategy with Thrasymachus in Plato's Republic," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division (main program), April 2020
  • "Is Plato's Republic Aristocratic?" American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division (main program), December 2012
  • "The Unity of Plato's Timaeus-Critias," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division (main program), March 2010


  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Education
  • Protreptic


  • Aesthetics
  • Ancient Philosophy
  • Business Ethics
  • Environmental Philosophy
  • Great Books I, II, and III
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Modern Philosophy
  • Reasons for Faith
  • Romantic Love and Personal Identity