Dr. Bradford Jean-Hyuk Kim

Areas of specialization:Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Areas of competence:Ancient Chinese Philosophy, Political Philosophy


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Dr. Brad Kim has interests in moral philosophy, political philosophy, and their global histories. He is currently working on interpersonal relations in ancient traditions. Prior to becoming a Fellow at the Polonsky Academy, Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Dr. Kim taught ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, moral philosophy, and political philosophy as an instructor at Auburn University and as a DPhil candidate at the University of Oxford. For more on Dr. Kim, including his CV, please visit his PhilPeople page.


“Austerity in Mohist Ethics”. Analysis. Forthcoming

Early View

Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics on the Sameness of Friendship and Justice”. Apeiron.


The Two Categorizations of Goods in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics”. History of Philosophy Quarterly 38 (4): 297–315.

Is Aristotelian friendship disinterested?: Aristotle on loving the other for himself and wishing goods for the other’s sake”. European Journal of Philosophy 30 (1): 32–44.


Aristotle on Friendship and the Lovable”. Journal of the History of Philosophy 59 (2): 221–45.

Aristotle’s NE ix 9 on Why the Happy Person Needs Friends”. Ancient Philosophy 41 (2): 495–518.


When Aristotelian virtuous agents acquire the fine for themselves, what are they acquiring?”. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 28 (4): 674–92.