Summer – a time for catching up, relaxing, exploring, starting new projects, or perhaps completing work in progress.  With this in mind, we have asked some faculty members at St. John’s what they are reading this summer.

Dr. Paul Gyllenhammer, an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department, writes:

This summer I will be reading two texts by Pierre Hadot, who specializes in ancient Hellenistic and Roman philosophy and history. The texts are: What is Ancient Philosophy and Philosophy as a Way of Life.

I am using Hadot’s work as part of my on going research on the intersection between critical theory (by way of Michel Foucault, whose writings in the 80’s are deeply influenced by Hadot), phenomenology, and virtue ethics