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Forum Director Profiles


Professor Stuart D. Warner

Professor Warner has taught courses on many subjects, including History of Philosophy, Philosophy of History, Political Philosophy, Philosophy in Literature, Philosophy in Film, and seminars on Plato's Republic, Herodotus's History, Plato and Eros, and Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil. He has published essays on Locke, Spinoza, Burke, Bentham, Hegel, Hume and Montesquieu. He has translated La Rochefoucauld's Maxim's and Montesquieu's Persian Letters. Professor Warner served in 2005 as Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago's Committee of Social Thought and in 2007 at the University of Chicago's Center for Study of the Principles of the American Founding. He is currently at work on a book on Persian Letters and essays on Shakespeare’s Winter's Tale and Othello.

Assistant Director

Professor Svetozar Minkov

Professor Minkov has taught Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Nature, and Philosophy of Law. He recently was awarded an NEH Grant to develop a course on the concept of happiness. Professor Minkov has edited two books and published essays and reviews on Ralph Lerner, Benjamin Franklin and Francis Bacon. Current projects include a book about Bacon and essays on Plato.