This class assumes working knowledge of French. The group will discuss the history of European philosophy, with a special focus on the Age of Enlightenment (Voltaire, Rousseau, Montesquieu ) as it inspired the US Constitution framers. We will also deal with the philosophical trends of the 20th century and their impact on our current societal cultures. The group will read and discuss texts and articles to maintain and improve their comprehension and conversation skills while learning from philosophers and thinkers. No textbook required.
Maurice Bombrun is a French native, experienced teacher and bilingual dual citizen. He teaches and tutors privately with local private and public schools, and has worked for Alliance Francaise. With undergraduate studies at the Sorbonne and LSE London, he holds Master’s degrees from Sciences Paris and the University of Grenoble.