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2013-2014

Michaelmas Term

  • Monday 14 October
    Duncan Bell (Christ’s College, Cambridge)
    'What is Liberalism?'

    Introduction
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  • Monday 21 October
    Daniela Cammack (Harvard Society of Fellows)
    'Not Talking But Thinking: Democratic Deliberation in Classical Athens'

    Comment: David Runciman
    Introduction
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  • Monday 28 October
    Sofia Näsström (Uppsala University)
    'What Makes Representation Democratic?'

    Introduction
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  • Monday 4 November
    Katrina Forrester (St John's College, Cambridge)
    'Citizenship, War and the Origins of International Ethics in American Political Philosophy 1960-1975'

    Comment: Christopher Brooke
    Introduction
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  • Monday 11 November
    Gaby Mahlberg (Northumbria University)
    'English Republicanism in Transnational Context: Edmund Ludlow’s Protestant Network in Seventeenth-Century Switzerland'

    Introduction

  • Monday 18 November
    Charlotte Roberts (University College London)
    'Tracing a Meridian through the Map of Time: Fact, Conjecture and the Scientific Method in William Robertson's History of America'

    Comment: John Robertson
    Introduction
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  • Monday 25 November
    Christopher Meckstroth (University of Cambridge)
    'Kant on Rebellion and the Mere Idea of Popular Rule'

    Introduction
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  • Monday 2 December
    Tim Rogan (St Catharine's College, Cambridge)
    "E. P. Thompson, Judith Shklar and the Implications of 'Antipolitics'"

    Comment: Stefan Collini
    Introduction
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Lent Term

  • 20 January
    Mark Phillips (Carelton University, Ottawa)
    'Art and Elevation: Distance and History Painting in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Britain'

    Introduction

  • 27 January
    Charles Devellennes (University of Kent)
    'Radical Atheism: Jean Meslier in Context'
    Comment: Michael Sonenscher (King’s College, Cambridge)

    Introduction
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  • 3 February
    Warren Breckman (University of Pennsylvania/Humboldt University)
    'Postmarxism, Radical Democracy, and the Machiavellian Moment'
    Introduction

  • 10 February
    Waseem Yaqoob (Pembroke College, Cambridge)
    'Philosophical History in Hannah Arendt’s Political Thought'
    Comment: Robert Fine (University of Warwick)

    Introduction
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  • 17 February
    David Runciman (University of Cambridge)
    'Bentham as Conspiracy Theorist'

    Introduction

  • 24 February
    Teresa Bejan (Columbia University)
    '"If it be without contention": Hobbes on Difference without Disagreement’
    Comment: Richard Tuck (Harvard University)

    Introduction
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  • 3 March
    Richard Bourke (Queen Mary, University of London)
    'Edmund Burke and the French Revolution before the Reflections’

    Introduction

  • 10 March
    Mira Siegelberg (Harvard University)
    'Statelessness in International Political and Legal Thought, 1921-1935'
    Comment: Duncan Kelly (Jesus College, Cambridge)

    Introduction
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Easter Term

  • 28 April
    Noah Dauber (Colgate University)
    'Envy, Emulation, and the theory of the state in early modern'

    Introduction

  • 5 May
    Lauri Tähtinen (Brown University)
    'The Right of Communication and Early Modern Globalisation'
    Comment: Peter Schröder (University College London)
    Introduction

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  • 12 May
    Daniel Stolzenberg (University of California)
    'A Protestant Bookseller in Counter-Reformation Rome: Science, Censorship, Commerce'

    Introduction

  • 19 May
    Orazio Cappello (USC Dornsife)
    'Community, Reason and Doubt: Cicero and the Politics of Scepticism'
    Comment: Malcolm Schofield (University of Cambridge)
    Introduction

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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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