July 12, 2021

Dr. Michael Pakaluk, Ordinary Professor in the Social Research academic area, wrote "Dulce et Decorum Est" for The Catholic Thing.

"Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori: 'Sweet and fitting it is, to die for one’s country.' A line from the Roman poet, Horace, today the phrase would most likely be recognized – when it’s recognized at all – as the title of a famous poem by Wilfred Owen, one of the great 'war poets' of World War I."

Read the full article, "Dulce et Decorum Est."

pakaluk-m.jpgDr. Michael Pakaluk received his Ph.D. in philosophy at Harvard University, where he studied philosophical logic. Pakaluk counts as his main philosophical influences:  Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Reid, and John Henry Newman. Pakaluk’s main work as a researcher has been in ancient philosophy, as he has authored many papers and three books concerned with Aristotelian ethics. But his interests span many areas of philosophy, including political philosophy, philosophy of psychology and professional ethics. Pakaluk is an Ordinary Professor in the Social Research academic area.