Harold Stone

Full name

Harold Samuel Stone

Alternative names

Harold S. Stone

Presence at Shimer


Presence on Earth



St. John's College 1971


University of Chicago 1972


University of Chicago Committee on Social Thought 1981


Waukegan-Chicago period faculty

Harold Stone is a historian and professor at Shimer College. He taught at Shimer beginning in 1983, and again from 2000 to the present. In between, he taught at Colgate University from 1987 to 1994, and at the American University in Cairo from 1994 to 2000.


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  • "Harold Stone and the Derveni Papyrus":
    Harold Stone lectures as he teaches: raising more questions by the end of your time than those with which you began. Indeed, this is common at Shimer; students and a facilitator will enter a class with questions, and inevitably raise new and provocative ones by the end of their time together. In fairness, Stone’s topic, The Derveni Papyrus, is already an enigmatic piece of history.

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Harold S. Stone (b. 1949) is an American cultural historian and professor of history and humanities at Shimer College in Chicago, a Great Books college. Stone holds a bachelor's degree from another Great Books school (St. John's College), and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Chicago. His works include St. Augustine's Bones: A Microhistory and Vico's Cultural History, both of which deal with the cultural history of 17th- and 18th-century Italy. (from Shimer College Wiki)



  • in photo caption, "Small Campus, Big Books", Dirk Johnson, New York Times, 2007-11-04:
    Students at Shimer College in Chicago discussing philosophy and Martin Heidegger’s “Basic Writings.” Professors (like Harold Stone, above left) are on the sidelines.

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