October 3, 2000

Pierre Manent to Lecture on "Philosophy and the History of Political Forms" on Oct. 17


MIDDLEBURY, Vt.—Pierre Manent, of the Centre de Recherches Politiques Raymond Aron in Paris, will give a lecture titled "Philosophy and the History of Political Forms" at Middlebury College at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the library of the Geonomics Center for International Studies on Hepburn Road off College Street (Route 125). Manent is a visiting faculty member at Boston College this month. The lecture will be given in English, and is free and open to the public.

Manent is the author of a number of books, including "An Intellectual History of Liberalism," "Democracy and Its Discontents," and "The City of Man." Of this last book, Paul Nelson of the Middlebury College political science faculty has said, "It is a brilliant successor and complement to Leo Strauss’ masterpiece, ‘Natural Right and History,’ published nearly 50 years ago."

The campus sponsors of the event are Brainerd Commons, the department of political science, and the Geonomics Center for International Studies.

For more information, contact Paul Nelson, Middlebury College professor of political science and faculty head of Brainerd Commons, at 802-443-5307.

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