John Peterman received his Ph.D. in 1980 from The Pennsylvania State University. He is interested in ancient Greek philosophy (particularly Plato) and American pragmatism (particularly Dewey). He teaches courses in Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Aristotle, Environmental Ethics, and Life Science Ethics. He coordinates the Humanities Honors Program. He is an avid hiker and has successfully completed the New York City Marathon three times (best time: 4:15). Recent publications include ON PLATO (Thomson Wadsworth, 2000).