Brief biography of Lee Perlman
Lecturer in Philosophy, Experimental Study
Fellow, Institute for the Study of Nature
Lee Perlman earned his B.A. from St. John's College (Annapolis), and then pursued graduate work in philosophy at the Catholic University of America. He completed an M.A. in political philosophy at Georgetown University, and then earned a Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has taught at Harvard University, Brown University, Swarthmore College, Phillips Academy (Andover), and, for the past 14 years, at MIT.
Dr. Perlman considers himself to be primarily an educator, and prides himself on designing and teaching a number of courses at MIT which offer students an integrated view of the humanities and sciences in the western tradition. Among these are his current courses "Ancient Greek Mathematics and Philosophy" and a course taught jointly with Prof. Bernhardt Trout, "A Philosophical History of Energy." Under a grant from the D'Arbeloff Foundation, Perlman is now writing a book on the the relationship between ancient Greek mathematical thought, the epistmology of Plato, and the ethics of Aristotle.