Brian A. N. Bitar

Undergraduate Institution:  Harvard

Interests:  Ancient & modern political philosophy. Concentration on the moral and psychological foundations of early modern philosophy and classical liberalism. I am working on a critical study of the origins and development of the modern concept of power, especially as a principle of political psychology. Further research interest in the theory and practice of political economy.

Dissertation:  Hobbes's Psychology & the Conception of Desire for Power

Dissertation Committee:  Nathan Tarcov (Chair), Robert Pippin, Pierre Manent (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris).