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Philosophy Department Plans Colloquium Nov. 13

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Posted: Tuesday Nov 6, 2012

Nov. 6, 2012

Dr. Michael P. Krom, associate professor of philosophy at Saint Vincent College, will be the featured speaker at the annual fall colloquium sponsored by the School of Humanities and Fine Arts and its department of philosophy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13 in the Foundations Room of Placid Hall on the campus of Saint Vincent College. Admission is free and open to the public.

The presentation is titled, “Building Platonopolis or Contemplating the Heavenly City? Ethical and Political Lessons from Plato’s Republic.”

“While Plato’s Republic is most evidently a dialogue on the nature of justice, it is also a dramatized defense of philosophy as a way of life,” Krom commented. “My lecture will guide participants through Socrates’ attempt to defend the life of justice and wisdom.”

Krom, a member of the faculty of the philosophy department since 2007, has taught a range of courses including Philosophy of Science, Woman as Person, Political Philosophy and Ancient Philosophy. A graduate of St. Mary’s College where he earned a bachelor of arts degree, he also holds a master of arts degree from Boston College and a Ph.D. from Emory University.

His research has focused on the intersection of politics, philosophy and religion.

He has authored a book, The Limits of Reason in Hobbes’s Commonwealth, written numerous articles and given more than 20 lectures at academic conferences.

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