Michael Pakaluk, Ph.D., is Ordinary Professor of Ethics and Social Philosophy at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He earned his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Harvard University and studied as a Marshall Scholar at the University of Edinburgh. An expert in ancient philosophy, he has published widely on Aristotelian ethics and the philosophy of friendship, as well as groundbreaking work in the ethics of accounting. His previous books include a translation of Books VIII and IX of the Nicomachean Ethics (Oxford) and a memoir, The Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God (Ignatius). He is married to Professor Catherine Pakaluk (also of CUA) and lives in Maryland.