Professor Ariel Helfer Lecture

Professor Ariel Helfer

The Political Philosophy Colloquium presents Professor Ariel Helfer who will deliver a lecture on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 7:00 P.M., 104 South Kedzie titled "The Philosophic 'Defense' of Virtue: Socrates' Adventures in Athenian Quicksand in Plato's Cleitophon and Republic"

Ariel Helfer is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Michigan State University.  His research focuses on Classical Political Philosophy, with an emphasis on the character and method of Socrates' philosophic project and its political context.  His book, Political Ambition and Socratic Philosophy: Plato's Drama of Socrates and Alcibiades, is forthcoming from the University of Pennsylvania Press (2017), and he is currently at work on a second book project, a study of Plato's Letters take as a work of political philosophy.  Dr. Helfer received his PhD in Government from the University of Texas at Austin in 2015, and his BA in Political Science and Physics from Kenyon College in 2008.