The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) and the Government Department at Skidmore College are pleased to announce that Professor Michael Davis will deliver the Franklin Forum Fall Lecture 2014, on Thursday, November 20, at 5:15 p.m. in the Pohndorff Room, Lucy Scribner Library, 3rd Floor at Skidmore College.  Professor Davis will speak on “The Friend is Another Self,” Friendship in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics. 

Michael Davis is Professor of Philosophy at Sarah Lawrence College. He is the author of many books, including The Soul of the Greeks (Chicago, 2011), The Autobiography of Philosophy: Rousseau’s Reveries of the Solitary Walker (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999), Wonderlust: Ruminations on Liberal Education (St. Augustine’s Press, 2006), and The Politics of Philosophy: A Commentary on Aristotle’s Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 1996). He is also the co-translator and co-editor (with Seth Benardete) of Aristotle’s On Poetics (St. Augustine’s Press, 2002). Davis has taught graduate courses at The New School for Social Research and Fordham University. He received his A.B. from Cornell University in Government and Philosophy and his Ph.D from Pennsylvania State University in Philosophy.