At American University: Stuart Warner on Montesquieu’s ‘Persian Letters’

“Muslim Travelers in a Christian Land: Montesquieu’s Labyrinthine Persian Letters,” a lecture by Stuart D. Warner.

American University’s Political Theory Institute

Thursday, February 26th

5:30-7:00 p.m.

Mary Graydon Center, 247

Stuart D. Warner is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Roosevelt University and the director of its Montesquieu Forum for the Study of Civic Life. Warner previously served as Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago’s Committee on Social Thought in 2005 and at the University of Chicago’s Center for Study of the Principles of the American Founding in 2007. 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, forthcoming from St. Augustine Press. And he can be seen on JMC’s video on equality and the Declaration of Independence. Warner received his BA from Queens College in New York and his PhD from Michigan State University.

Parking for the Event

There are two possibilities: 1) Park in the underground lot of the Katzen Arts Center, the entrance of which is at the light on Massachusetts Ave immediately north of Ward Circle; 2) enter AU main campus from the Massachusetts Ave entrance. Go through a few stop signs and the road will dip down taking you under a building. At the stop sign at the end of the overhang, make a sharp U-turn to the right which will take you into an indoor parking lot connected to the Mary Graydon Center. Both of these lots are free after 5:00 p.m.

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