Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia
Jan Banas is lecturer in philosophy at Catholic University in Ruzomberok, Slovakia, where he also serves as vice-dean for undergraduate and graduate studies. Banas earned his M.A. degree in Philosophy and English Language at Comenius University in Bratislava (2000-2005). Parallel to his studies at Comenius University he participated in a Liberal Arts Program in The Society for Higher Learning in Bratislava (2000-2003). During his studies he took part in Socrates program and was a visiting student in History of Science at Regensburg University in Germany (2004). Banas has published several scholarly and newspaper articles, has translated a book on Thomas Aquinas, and is currently translating a book on Augustine. He teaches Philosophical Writing, the History of Political Philosophy, and seminars in Ethics and Mediaeval Philosophy. His scholarly interest lies in the study of the relation between Political Philosophy and Ethics, and the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas.