Bennett Helm

Bennett HelmCourtesy Franklin & Marshall College

Bennett Helm is the Elijah E. Kresge Professor of Philosophy at Franklin & Marshall College and Principle Investigator of the Love and Human Agency project. Helm holds a BA (1988) in Philosophy from Carleton College and an MA (1990) and PhD (1994) in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. His work focuses on understanding what it is to be a person and, in particular, the role the emotions and various forms of caring play in making us persons be moral creatures. He is the author of Love, Friendship, and the Self: Intimacy, Identification, and the Social Nature of Persons (Oxford University Press, 2010), and Emotional Reason: Deliberation, Motivation, and the Nature of Value (Cambridge University Press, 2001), and is currently writing a third book, Communities of Respect.