Michael H McCarthy, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, has been a teacher and scholar at Vassar College for nearly fifty years. A graduate of Notre Dame and Yale, he has authored or co-authored seven books, including The Crisis of Philosophy, The Political Humanism of Hannah Arendt, Authenticity as Self-Transcendence: The Enduring Insights of Bernard Lonergan, and Toward a catholic Christianity: A Study in Critical Belonging.
Professor McCarthy, a former fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center and a board member of the Lonergan Institute at Boston College, has lectured widely throughout the United States and abroad on cognitional, ethical and political topics and themes. When the muse visits, he also writes poetry for family and friends.
As both teacher and learner, he has loved being an active member of Vassar’s thriving philosophical community.