Specialties: Aristotle, Objectivism, Philosophy, Philosophy of Happiness and Self-esteem
Dr. Gotthelf is emeritus professor of philosophy at The College of New Jersey and visiting professor of history and philosophy of science at the University of Pittsburgh, where he holds the University of Pittsburgh Fellowship for the Study of Objectivism. He is an internationally recognized authority on the philosophy of Aristotle, with many scholarly publications, and has received many honors for his work. He has lectured on Objectivism and Aristotle—including their views on love and sex, self-esteem and individual happiness—throughout North America and in Europe and Japan. He has been a visiting professor at Swarthmore College, Georgetown University, Oxford University, Tokyo Metropolitan University and the University of Texas at Austin. In 1987 Dr. Gotthelf was one of the founders of the Ayn Rand Society, a professional organization affiliated with the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, and has headed it since 1990. He is the author of On Ayn Rand, the best-selling book in the Wadsworth Philosophers Series.