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Peter Minowitz

Peter Minowitz
Peter Minowitz

Professor

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Education: Ph.D., Harvard, 1988; B.A., Middlebury College 1976

Peter Minowitz teaches political philosophy. In addition to his two books -- Straussophobia: Defending Leo Strauss and Straussians against Shadia Drury and Other Accusers (Rowman & Littlefield, 2009) and Profits, Priests, and Princes: Adam Smith's Emancipation of Economics From Politics and Religion (Stanford University Press, 1993) -- Minowitz has written about Niccolo Machiavelli, Karl Marx, Frank Herbert, Harvey Mansfield, and Woody Allen.  His articles include "Adam Smith's Invisible Hands
 
Organizations:

Peter Minowitz helps run the Political Science Honors Program.  Members are called the Puffins.  If students qualify, they may download and fill out an application

Personal Information: If you crave Saturday-night swing or salsa, send Minowitz an email and he'll let you know where he's playing the piano with Med's Mood Swings.

Courses
  • Introduction to Political Philosophy
  • History of Political Philosophy I & II
  • Seminar on Political Philosophy & Science Fiction
  • Seminar on Leo Strauss & Xenophon
  • Seminar on Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil.