France, 1949
political philosopher in the French liberal tradition

Pierre Manent

Pierre Manent is a political philosopher, who in 1978 was one of the co-founders of the journal Commentaire. He teaches political philosophy at the Centre de Recherches Politiques Raymond Aron in Paris and at Boston College. His investigation into the origin of modern political philosophy contributed greatly to the renewed appreciation of great French liberal thinkers Benjamin Constant, Fran├žois Guizot and Alexis de Tocqueville. Manent wrote numerous books, such as Tocqueville and the Nature of Democracy (1982, English translation 1996), The City of Man (1994, English translation 1998), La raison des nations (2006) and Metamorphoses of the City (2013).

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Journal Nexus

Nexus 50. Europees humanisme in fragmenten

Grammatica van een ongesproken taal
Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 37

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 4

Speaker at


The Idea of Europe

Past, Present and Future

2 October 2004 09.30 - 20.00 Palac Prymasowski, Warschau


Opening Conference

The Politics of European Values

7 September 2004
10.30 - 17.15
Ridderzaal, Den Haag