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Political Theory Lecture with Ronna Burger (Updated 11/27/12)
5:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Friday, November 30 (2012), Mary Graydon Center 200 (Gianni Lounge)
Ronna Burger, Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair, Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Chair, and Sizeler Professor of Jewish Studies at Tulane University, will discuss "Aristotle's Ethics as Socratic Political Philosophy."
The event lecture will begin at 5:30 p.m. (doors at 5:00).
Ronna Burger received her PhD in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research in 1975 and in 1980 began teaching at Tulane University, where she is now Professor of Philosophy and Department Chair, Catherine and Henry J. Gaisman Chair, and Sizeler Professor of Jewish Studies. With the support of fellowships from the Mellon Foundation, the Humboldt Foundation, and the Siemens Foundation, she has published books on Plato’s Phaedrus (Alabama 1980) and The Phaedo: A Platonic Labyrinth (Yale 1984; St. Augustine’s Press 1999) as well as Aristotle’s Dialogue with Socrates: on the Nicomachean Ethics (Chicago 2008). She is also the co-editor of two volumes of essays by Seth Benardete. Prof. Burger regularly teaches an upper-level seminar devoted each semester to a particular text of Plato or Aristotle and is directing several dissertations on these thinkers. Her work in ancient philosophy has provided the basis for extending her studies in recent years to Maimonides and to the Hebrew Bible.
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