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“The Defense of Justice in Plato's Republic" Seminar by Mehmet M. Erginel

“The Defense of Justice in Plato
Published Date: Tuesday, 14 May 2019

The Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Cyprus Policy Center is collaborating with the Department of Political Science and International Affairs to organize a seminar titled “The Defense of Justice in Plato's Republic”. The speaker of the seminar which will commence at 14:30 tomorrow at EMU Business and Economics Faculty BEA5 Hall is going to be Mehmet M. Erginel, a Professor of Ancient Greek Philosophy.

Mehmet M. Erginel completed his undergraduate education at Duke University with a major in Economics. By the time he graduated, it was clear that he had to look elsewhere for the answers to the questions he considered most important, as a result of which he turned to philosophy. He received his M.A. and Ph.D in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in ancient Greek philosophy. After completing his graduate studies in 2004, he returned home to Cyprus, and has been working at Eastern Mediterranean University since then. Erginel's research has focused on a variety of topics in the works of Plato and Aristotle, primarily in ethics and moral psychology but also metaphysics and epistemology. His articles have appeared in the leading journals in the field, including Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, The Classical Quarterly, and the British Journal for the History of Philosophy. He has been a Visiting Research Fellow at Princeton University and a Visiting Scholar at the University of St Andrews. He has also taught at the Boğaziçi University Department of Philosophy as Visiting Faculty.