||“Liberal Education and Democracy”
||March 19, 2013
||11:00am-12:30pm (lunch and a talk)
Aristide (Ty) Tessitore received an A.B. in Literature and
Psychology from Assumption College (1972) and M.Div. from Weston School
of Theology (1976), before completing a Ph.D. in Political Science at
Boston College (1985), with a concentration in political philosophy.
Dr. Tessitore is author of Reading Aristotle’s Ethics (State University
of New York Press, 1996) as well as editor and contributor to Aristotle
and Modern Politics (University of Notre Dame Press, 2002). He has
published numerous articles in classical political philosophy and
literature that have appeared in theAmerican Political Science Review,
Political Theory, Journal of Political Science, Polity, Review of
Politics, and Southern Journal of Philosophy. His teaching and study of
modern political thought have also led to publications on Thomas
Jefferson, Alexis de Tocqueville, and Friedrich Nietzsche. Over the
years, Dr. Tessitore has taught a wide variety of courses in religion,
philosophy and political science, often in interdisciplinary contexts.
He currently teaches courses in the history of political thought at
Furman University, and was the recipient of the University’s top award
for teaching-excellence (2002).