Support Aeon this December

Every donation makes a difference.

Please Give Now

‘We need your support to sustain Aeon in 2019. Your end-of-year gift will help us spread knowledge and promote a cosmopolitan worldview.’

Brigid Hains, Editorial Director

Please Give Now

Amy Olberding
Presidential Professor, University of Oklahoma

Amy Olberding is Presidential Professor in philosophy at the University of Oklahoma.  She is the author of Moral Exemplars in the Analects (2011) and editor of Dao Companion to the Analects (2014).  

Written by Amy Olberding

Essay/
Ethics
The outsider

As a philosopher, I can’t conceal my class. But I prefer the counsel of my grandmother to platitudes about ‘impostor syndrome’

Amy Olberding