The Renaissance Program

About Our Approach

Based on the humanistic ideas of classical philosophy and the Italian Renaissance, our work is based on modern scholarship but differs in one significant way:

While modern academics focus on what we can learn about thinkers from the past, our approach is based on what we can learn from the thinkers of the past.

This, in fact, was the approach of the Renaissance humanists: to learn from the past to enhance the present, and to create a better world.


Dr. David Fideler

About the Founder

The Renaissance Program is a creation of Dr. David Fideler, author of a forthcoming book on the history of Renaissance ideas and how they can be applied today.

His last book, on the Roman philosopher Seneca, was reviewed by the New York Times, selected as one of the best nonfiction books of the year by the editors at Amazon, and is being published in sixteen languages.

Dr. Fideler holds a PhD in philosophy, has worked as a college professor, as the director of an educational center in the United States, and in book publishing.

Over the course of his entire career, David has worked to build bridges between the world of learning and contemporary life. He is also an advisor to the Plato’s Academy Centre in Athens.

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