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New Book Launch Draws Seasoned Scholars


On Nov. 28, Nicholas Tampio, Ph.D., assistant professor of political science, had a launch party for his new book, Kantian Courage, at Book Culture in upper Manhattan, one of the city’s premier academic bookstores.

The launch event attracted Ira Katznelson, Ruggles professor of political science and history at Columbia University, and Giovanna Borradori, professor of philosophy at Vassar College, who joined Tampio to discuss the future of the Enlightenment. In Kantian Courage, Tampio contends that political progressives should embody a critical and creative disposition to invent new political theories to address the problems of the present age.

Students from Tampio’s Manresa course (The Enlightenment and its Critics) attended, as did faculty and graduate students from the Fordham political science and philosophy departments.

From left to right, Ira Katznelson, Nick Tampio, and Giovanna Borradori.


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