Advanced Academic Programs, Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD

Dr. Michael Harding is originally from New York but spent most of his life in Texas before moving to Washington, D. C. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas in 1999, and his doctorate in politics from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas, where he wrote on Nietzsche and political philosophy. His research and teaching focus on the history of political philosophy and American political theory. He is especially interested in Plato, Aristotle, Locke, and Nietzsche. Recent publications include an edited volume (Socrates in the Cave: On the Question of Motive in Platonic Political Philosophy, with Paul Diduch) and essays on Locke and Nietzsche. Current projects include manuscripts on Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Ethics. He has also served as a board member for the Montgomery Liberal Arts Foundation since 2017. He has been teaching in the Master of Liberal Arts program since 2016.

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