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2010-2011

Michaelmas Term

  • Monday 18 October
    Helena Rosenblatt (Hunter College, CUNY)
    'French Liberals on Religion: From Constant to Laboulaye'
    Comment: Christopher Brooke (Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 25 October
    Reidar Maliks (Oriel College, Oxford)
    'Revolutionary Epigones: the Debate between Kant and his Radical Followers'
    Comment: Istvan Hont (Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 1 November
    Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe (King's College, London)
    'Thinking with Satan: diabolical inspiration and human agency in late antiquity'
    Comment: Conrad Leyser (Oxford)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 8 November
    Felicity Green (Trinity College, Cambridge)
    'Self-Possession and Carelessness: Two Versions of Liberty in Montaigne's Essais'
    Comment: Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 15 November
    Peter Gordon (Harvard University)
    'Heidegger, Cassirer, and Political Theology'
    Comment: Martin Ruehl (Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 22 November
    Efraim Podoksik (Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Max-Weber Kolleg, Erfurt)
    'Society as the Mode of Redemption: The Idea of Individuality in Georg Simmel's Early Sociological Writings'
    Comment: Duncan Kelly (Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 29 November
    George Garnett (St Hugh's College, Oxford)
    'Seventeenth-Century Perceptions of the Norman Conquest'
    Comment: Sir John Baker (Cambridge)
    Introduction

Lent Term

Easter Term

  • Monday 2 May
    Alexander Schmidt (Jena)
    'Scholarship, Morals and Government: Jean-Henri-Samuel Formey's and Johann Gottfried Herder's Responses to Rousseau's First Discourse'
    Comment: Christopher Brooke (King's College, Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 9 May
    Jeffrey Collins (Toronto/Clare Hall)
    'John Locke in liberal memory'
    Introduction

  • Monday 16 May
    Isabel Divanna (Clare College, Cambridge)
    'Historicising the French Revolution in the Third Republic: the case of Ernest Lavisse'
    Comment: Michael Drolet (Oxford)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 23 May
    Peter Ghosh (St Anne's College, Oxford)
    'Clapham Junction: The place of the Protestant Ethic in Max Weber's intellectual biography'
    Comment: Duncan Kelly (University of Cambridge)
    Introduction

A major conference on this subject will take place in Christ’s College, Cambridge on 20 June 2017. Participants include Melissa Calaresu, Serena Ferente, James Hankins, Jill Kraye, Giorgio Lizzul, John Robertson, Quentin Skinner, Peter Stacey, Nicolas Stone Villani, Filippo de Vivo, and Felix Waldmann. For further details click 'Read more'.

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A major conference on this theme will be held under the auspices of the Centre for Political Thought at Clare College, Cambridge, on 10-11 May 2018. The conference will address the ways in which political philosophers have engaged with concepts of time and the evidence of history. Booking details will be available here in Sept 2017.

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