Michael McCarthy is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Yale University. He retired from Vassar in 2007 after over forty years of undergraduate teaching. His special interests include the history of philosophy, both ancient and modern, ethics, political philosophy and philosophical anthropology. He has written or co-authored several books, The Crisis of Philosophy, The Ethics of Lobbying, El Pensiamento Politico de Hannah Arendt and most recently The Political Humanism of Hannah Arendt. He has just completed a work on Bernard Lonergan, Objective Knowing and Authentic Living, which is presently under review by a university press. Mr McCarthy has been a visiting fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center at Georgetown and the Lonergan Center at Boston College. During his retirement, he serves as the chair of the AEVC, the Associated Emeritae/i of Vassar College.