Professor Michael McShane earned a B.A. in philosophy and mathematics from St. John's College, Annapolis, Md. He earned a master's degree in 1992 and a Ph.D. in 2000 from the University of Pennsylvania, where his dissertation discussed Plotinus' critique of discursive rationality. He taught philosophy at Loyola University (Md.) from 2001 to 2008. He has published and lectured on a number of topics and is now working on a book about Shakespeare's King Lear.
Prof. McShane is co-founder and co-director of the Hannibal Lecture Series, a Carthage series providing some 12 lectures annually, formal discussions primarily focused on Heritage texts. He also co-founded and co-organizes a number of Hannibal spin-offs, such as the Hannibal Book Club (an opportunity for students to prepare for the Hannibal Lectures by reading or re-reading the relevant books), the annual HanniBall (gala fundraiser for the lecture series), and, in the future, the Delenda Press's Hannibal Lecture imprint (an enterprise dedicated to publishing the lectures).
Prof. McShane joined the Carthage faculty in 2008. Read more.
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