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  • Paul Ulrich
    Paul Ulrich
    Carthage College

Paul Ulrich

Chair, Philosophy Department; Associate Professor of Philosophy, Political Science, and Great Ideas

Lentz Hall 211

  • Biography
  • Education
  • Courses

Professor Paul Ulrich joined the Carthage faculty in 2004, after serving as an adjunct professor of political science at George Washington University since 2001. Prior to that appointment, Prof. Ulrich was an instructor in the Newberry Library Seminars, served as a research analyst for the Chicago Transit Authority Department of Planning, and served as a visiting assistant professor of political science at Kenyon College.

Prof. Ulrich also served as Research Director for the Environmental Literacy Council in Washington, D.C. His publications include “Socrates’ ‘Political Art’ in Plato’s Gorgias” and “Hobbes’s Natural Condition and His Natural Science of the Mind in Leviathan.” He has presented work on those topics at several conferences, and presented the paper “Approaching Plato’s Dialogues” at Carthage. 

Prof. Ulrich earned his Ph.D. and B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is fluent in Greek and Latin, and is proficient in German and French.

  • Ph.D., B.A. — University of Chicago
  • GFW 2310 Foundations of American Thought
  • Paul Ulrich
    Paul Ulrich
    Carthage College

Paul Ulrich

Professor Paul Ulrich joined the Carthage faculty in 2004, after serving as an adjunct professor of political science at George Washington University since 2001. Prior to that appointment, Prof. Ulrich was an instructor in the Newberry Library Seminars, served as a research analyst for the Chicago Transit Authority Department of Planning, and served as a visiting assistant professor of political science at Kenyon College.

Prof. Ulrich also served as Research Director for the Environmental Literacy Council in Washington, D.C. His publications include “Socrates’ ‘Political Art’ in Plato’s Gorgias” and “Hobbes’s Natural Condition and His Natural Science of the Mind in Leviathan.” He has presented work on those topics at several conferences, and presented the paper “Approaching Plato’s Dialogues” at Carthage. 

Prof. Ulrich earned his Ph.D. and B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is fluent in Greek and Latin, and is proficient in German and French.

Brief Bio

Prof. Ulrich came to Carthage from George Washington University, and teaches courses in political theory and thought. His publications include Socrates’ “Political Art” in Plato’s Gorgias and Hobbes’s Natural Condition and His Natural Science of the Mind in Leviathan.

Title

Chair, Philosophy Department; Associate Professor of Philosophy, Political Science, and Great Ideas

Email Address

pulrich@carthage.edu

Phone Number

262-551-2112

Office Location

Lentz Hall 211

Education

  • Ph.D., B.A. — University of Chicago

Courses

  • GFW 2310 Foundations of American Thought
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