2017 Scholar in Residence Michael Smith is a doctoral candidate at Boston College. He has taught a variety of courses in philosophy with a focus on ethics and political philosophy.
Twice a recipient of the Donald J. White award for excellence in teaching, Michael is especially excited to introduce students to new way of considering ethical issues, and to help them think critically and reflectively about their own decisions.
His dissertation research focuses on the relation between religion and social solidarity in Spinoza’s political philosophy, as part of a more general interest in the service of philosophy to communities.