Image of Professor Hope MayProfessor of Philosophy
Central Michigan University
Department of Philosophy & Religion

Director, Center for International Ethics

Campus Address: Anspach 033
Telephone: (989) 774-1734


Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2000;

J.D., Michigan State University College of Law, 2008, magna cum laude. 

​Recipient of multiple Jurisprudence awards (best in class) for her work in First Amendment Theory, International Law, Legal Interpretation, and Law and Literature.


​Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Moral Problems, Aristotle, Philosophy of International Criminal Law, Peace, Justice and Human Rights (Study Abroad, Hague, Netherlands)​

Research Interests:

Philosophy of Law, Constitutional Law, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Human Nature, Ancient Philosophy, esp. Socrates and Aristotle, International Criminal Law​

Select Publications:


On Socrates (Wadsworth, 1999) 

Aristotle's Ethics: Moral Development and Human Nature (Continuum, 2010) ​


"Socratic Ignorance and the Therapeutic Aim of the Elenchos" (in McPherran, ed., Socrates: New Essays

“Libanius: A Defense of Socrates” (translation appearing in Smith and Brickhouse, eds., Socrates: A Sourcebook, Oxford 2000)