Wake Forest professor receives international philosophy award

Wake Forest University Worrell Professor Robert M. Helm was recently honored with an award at the International Symposium of Philosophy in Greece. The award was presented in August at the final banquet of the group’s 11th annual conference in the town square of Zacharo, Greece.

The award, translated from Greek, reads as follows: “The Greek Democracy and the municipality of Zacharo honor Dr. Robert M. Helm for his contribution to the science of philosophy and the cultural development of Greece.”

Helm has dedicated his life to the study of Greek philosophy. He is a member of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies and serves on the advisory committee of the International Symposium of Philosophy. He is the author of several articles on Greek philosophy and co-author of “Meaning and Value in Western Thought,” a widely read text among philosophers.

A 1939 graduate of Wake Forest College, Helm joined the faculty of Wake Forest just one year later. He earned his master’s degree from Duke University in 1940 and a doctorate in philosophy in 1950.

In 1983, Wake Forest named Helm the Worrell Professor of Philosophy and he continues to teach in the university’s Master’s of Arts in Liberal Studies program.

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