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Michael Davis Discusses "The Soul of the Greeks" at Baylor

Michael DavisMichael Davis, Professor of Philosophy at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, held a seminar with faculty and graduate students in November as part of the department's Visiting Scholars Program. His visit was hosted by doctoral candidate Steve Block. Professor Davis has published widely in Greek philosophy and tragedy as well as on such philosophers as Descartes, Rousseau, and Nietzsche. His books include Wonderlust: Ruminations on Liberal Education (St. Augustine's Press, 2006); The Autobiography of Philosophy: Rousseau's The Reveries of the Solitary Walker (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999); The Politics of Philosophy: A Commentary on Aristotle's Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 1996); Aristotle's Poetics: The Poetry of Philosophy (Rowman and Littlefield, 1992); and Ancient Tragedy and the Origins of Modern Science (Southern Illinois University Press, 1988). He also is the co-translator of Aristotle's Poetics (with Seth Benardete) (St. Augustine's Press, 2002).

Professor Davis discussed his new book The Soul of the Greeks with faculty and graduate students on Friday, November 20, at 1:30 PM in Burleson 309. Participants read the "Introduction: The Soul of Achilles" and Chapter 3, "The Soul as Self and Self-aware" (on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics).