Stuart D. Warner, Director
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 Histories, Plato and Eros, Galileo and Shakespeare, Montesquieu’s Persian Letters, Montaigne’s Essays, and Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil. He has published essays on Locke,Spinoza, Burke, Bentham, Hegel, Hume, Adam Smith, and Montesquieu, and edited editions of the writings of Hume, Michael Polanyi, and James Fitzjames Stephen. He has edited and translated a bilingual edition of La Rochefoucauld's Maxims, and is currently putting the final touches on a translation of 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. Besides his current work on Montesquieu, he is working on a translation and interpretation of Descartes’ Discourse on Method, and an interpretive essay on Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.
Svetozar Minkov, Assistant Director
Professor Minkov has taught Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Phenomenology, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Nature, and Philosophy of Law.
He has also taught at Kenyon College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of Chicago. He is the author of Francis Bacon’s “Inquiry Touching the Human Good" (Rowman), co-translator with Gabriel Bartlett of Strauss’s Hobbes’s Critique of Religion (University of Chicago Press), author and editor of Enlightening Revolutions: Essays in Honor of Ralph Lerner (Rowman), as well as of Man and His Enemies: Essays on Carl Schmitt (Bialystok University Press). He has written most recently on Plato's Laws, Strauss' Thoughts on Machiavelli, and Bacon's On the Wisdom of the Ancients.