Dr. Monique Canto-Sperber
Monique Canto-Sperber is a philosopher whose research interests cover Ancient philosophy, ethics and political theory. She has published several essays on Plato’s philosophy. She is the author of a number of seminal books devoted to ethics and contemporary moral issues, and has also dedicated a significant part of her work to an examination of the principles of liberalism.
Monique Canto-Sperber has taught philosophy at several French universities. She became Research Director at the CNRS in 1993. Between 2001 and 2004, she was a member of the Comité consultatif national d’éthique (French national council of ethics) and served as its Cice-President from 2004 to 2007.
Monique Canto-Sperber has been granted the highest national distinctions in France: Légion d'honneur, Officier de l’ordre national du Mérite, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.