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At Johns Hopkins, Michael Harding is a lecturer for the Master of Liberal Arts program.

Originally from New York, Harding spent most of his life in Texas before moving to Washington, D.C. 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 and essays on Locke and Nietzsche. Current projects include manuscripts on Plato’s Republic and Aristotle’s Ethics.

Harding has also served as a board member for the Montgomery Liberal Arts Foundation and has taught for Johns Hopkins University’s Master of Liberal Arts program since 2016.

Harding earned his undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas and his doctorate in politics from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas, where he wrote on Nietzsche and political philosophy.

Featured Works

  • On Aristotle’s Defense of Philosophy in Ethics,” Michael Harding, The Ciceronian Society, October 1, 2022
  • Socrates in the Cave: On the Philosopher’s Motive in Plato, Michael Harding, Paul Diduch (editors), Palgrave Macmillan, 2018

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