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Philosophy & Religion | Bishop Hurst Lecture Series

44th Annual Bishop Hurst Lecture
Spring 2003 Brochure

This year's lecture entitled "Stoicism and a Warrior's Anger"
was given by Dr. Nancy Sherman, University Professor at Georgetown University and Former Distinguished Chair in Ethics, United States Naval Academy, on Thursday, April 24, 2003 in the SIS Lounge.

Dr. Nancy Sherman is a University Professor at Georgetown and Former Distinguished Chair of Ethics at the USNA, as well as a fellow of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. She has previously taught at Yale University, the University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Sherman has served as a consultant to the United States Navy and Naval Academy, and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs discussing military ethics, and ethics in general. She is the recipient of numerous scholarly awards, such as the NEH, Mellon, ACLS, and the American Philosophical Society Fellowships. She also appears in Who’s Who.

Her publications include The Fabric of Character (Oxford University Press, 1989), Making a Necessity of Virtue (Cambridge University Press, 1997) and Aristotle’s Ethics: Critical Essays, Ed. (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999). She is currently working on a book, Stoic Warriors, under contract with Oxford University Press. In addition, she has written over 30 articles on topics in the history of moral philosophy, the emotions, psychoanalysis, and military ethics.

Dr. Sherman holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard University and an M.Litt. in philosophy from the University of Edinburgh. Professor Sherman’s research interests include moral philosophy, the history of moral philosophy, moral psychology and the emotions, ancient philosophy, ancient ethics, psychoanalysis, and military ethics.