Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Michael J. Smith

Michael J. Smith

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

My research interests focus on the relation between political philosophy and epistemology, with a particular emphasis on the early modern period. Most recently, I have completed a dissertation on the relation between imagination, religion, and the structures of communities in Spinoza's political writings. I'm also interested in the philosophy of education with a focus on the benefits of interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and have recently presented on the relation of business and liberal arts education at the Aspen Undergraduate Business Education Consortium. I have been a member of the Portico (business ethics) faculty at Boston College since 2013 and previously taught in the PULSE Program for Service Learning.


B.A., Fordham University
M.A., Boston College
PhD., Boston College