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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Micah Lott

philosophy department

Micah Lot

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Chicago

Stokes 245N
21 Campanella Way
Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Mass. 02467

Phone: 617-552-3870
Fax: 617-552-3874

Curriculum Vitae
Personal web site

Professional Career

Micah joined the faculty at Boston College in the fall of 2012. Prior to coming to BC, he taught for a year in Bangladesh, at the Asian University for Women.

Fields of Interest

  • Ethics
  • Meta-ethics
  • Political Philosophy
  • Ancient Philosophy

Current Teaching

  • The Virtue of Justice
  • The State of Nature and the Nature of the State.

Recent Publications

  • "Why Be a Good Human Being? Natural Goodness, Reason, and the Authority of Human Nature" Philosophia 42.3 (2014) 761-777.
  • "Does Human Nature Conflict with Itself? Human Form and the Harmony of the Virtues" American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 87, No.4 (2013) 657-683.
  • "Have Elephant Seals Refuted Aristotle? Nature, Function, and Moral Goodness", Journal of Moral Philosophy, Volume 9, Number 3, (2012), pp. 353-375(23).
  • “Moral Virtue as Knowledge of Human Form”, Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 38, no. 3 (2012) pp. 407-431.


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