The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) is pleased to announce that Anne Hartle, Professor of Philosophy at Emory University, has joined the AHI as a Senior Fellow.

Professor Hartle received her Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1976 from City University of New York.  Her major publications include The Modern Self in Rousseau’s Confessions: A Reply to St. Augustine (1983); Death and the Disinterested Spectator; An Inquiry into the Nature of Philosophy (1986); Self Knowledge in the Age of Theory (1996); and Michel de Montaigne: Accidental Philosopher (2003).  She has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Center for Humanistic Inquiry.

“I am so delighted that Ann Hartle will be joining the AHI as a Senior Fellow!,” commented AHI Fellow Sheila O’Connor Ambrose who received her Ph. D. from Emory University.  “Ann is an accomplished scholar and a marvelous woman–and I was blessed to work closely with her on editing the writings of our late friend, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese.  Like Betsey, Ann impressed me with her intellectual honesty, her close scrutiny of the work at hand, her graceful prose, and, closest to my heart, her serious engagement with the lives of real women, resisting the trap of ideological cant.  The AHI will benefit immensely from Ann’s contributions and perspective.”

Added AHI Charter Fellow Robert Paquette: “Professor Hartle, a recognized authority on the great French skeptic Michel de Montaigne, brings to the AHI a wealth of both knowledge about early modern Western political philosophy and experience in higher education at an elite university.  She participates in a great books program and has surfaced as a courageous voice on the need for educational reform in higher education. She will prove to be a great asset in major AHI endeavors to come.”