Tuesday, April 2, 5 – 7 p.m. Reception and book signing
Join us for a reception and book signing to celebrate the publication of Victor Nuovo's collection of essays, A Small History of Political Philosophy. It contains thirty-three essays beginning with the ancients, Plato and Aristotle, continuing with notable moderns, including Machiavelli, Hobbes, Spinoza, Locke, Diderot, and concluding with Madison and the U.S. Constitution. The general theme is the nature and purpose of civil government and the norms that govern it. The essays previously appeared in the Addison County Independent and they were written to make political philosophy accessible to the public at a time when our political institutions are under great stress and public diligence is requisite.
Nuovo, Professor of Philosophy Emeritus of Middlebury College, was born and raised in New York City. As a graduate student he attended Union Theological Seminary and Columbia University, receiving his Ph.D. from Columbia in 1964. In 1962 Victor joined the faculty of Middlebury College and first taught religion and then philosophy, becoming chair of the department. He retired from Middlebury in 1994, and he and his wife Betty Nuovo, a former Vermont State Representative, reside in Middlebury, Vermont.