Department Chairs

Gabriel Lear

Professor of Philosphy and the Committee on Social Thought; Chair, Committee on Social Thought Gabriel Lear

Area of Study

John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought

Gabriel Lear

Professor of Philosphy and the Committee on Social Thought; Chair, Committee on Social Thought

Professor Lear specializes in ancient Greek and Roman ethics and aesthetics. In several articles her work has explored the Greek idea that virtue is beautiful and the various roles this idea plays in theories of moral education, practical reasoning, friendship, and happiness. She has also written about Plato’s poetic theory and about Aristotle’s theory of happiness. 

Read more about her research here.