University of South Carolina
Public Health Research Center Auditorium, Room 114
A lecture by Prof. Jonathan Sanford (University of Dallas)
Free and open to the public.
Jonathan J. Sanford, PhD, is Professor of Philosophy and the Dean of the Constantin College of Liberal Arts at the University of Dallas. He graduated summa cum laude from Xavier University in Classics and Philosophy in 1997, received his PhD from University of Buffalo, State University of New York in 2001, and received a postdoctoral fellowship from Fordham University in 20012002. He has published on particular figures in the history of philosophy, including Aristotle, Anselm, Aquinas, Newman, and Scheler, as well as on topics in both metaphysics and ethics. He is especially interested in drawing from the tradition to solve contemporary problems. Sanford’s most recent book is Before Virtue: Assessing Contemporary Virtue Ethics (CUA Press, 2015). The University of Dallas is well known for the undergraduate Catholic liberal education it provides, and as academic dean, Sanford oversees all aspects of it. He is currently writing a book on the virtues of liberal education. He and his wife Rebecca live in Irving, Texas, and are blessed with eight children.