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2014-2015

Michaelmas Term

Monday 13 October
Professor Andrew Gamble (University of Sheffield)
Michael Oakeshott and the Idea of Totalitarianism

Comment: Dr Duncan Kelly (University of Cambridge)
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Monday 20 October
Dr Hugo Drochon (University of Cambridge)
Nietzsche’s Perfect State

Comment: Dr Martin Ruehl
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Monday 27 October
Dr Miira Tuominen (University of Jyväskyla)
Concern for Oneself and for Others in Porphyry’s Ethics of "On Abstinence"

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Monday 3 November
Dr Iain Stewart (Queen Mary University of London)
Raymond Aron and the Origins of the "End of Ideology"

Comment: Professor Patrick Baert
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Monday 10 November
Dr Michael Edwards (University of Cambridge)
A strange afterlife: Pierre Berault and the meaning of Aristotelianism in the late seventeenth century

Introduction

Monday 17 November
Dr Robert Lamb (University of Exeter)
Thomas Paine's Democratic Thought

Comment: Professor John Dunn
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Monday 24 November
Professor Greg Claeys (Royal Holloway)
Dystopia: For dummies

Comment: Professor Gareth Stedman Jones

Introduction

Monday 1 December
Mr Bernardo Zacka (Christ’s College, Cambridge)
Bureaucracy and Moral Agency: Practices of the Self at the Frontlines of Public Service

Comment: Professor David Runciman

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Lent Term

Monday 19 January
Prof. Emma Rothschild (Harvard University/University of Cambridge)
Two concepts of internationalism

Comment: Prof. Colin Kidd (University of St. Andrews)

Monday 26 January
Dr. Or Rosenboim (Queen's College, University of Cambridge)
Space, geopolitics, and democracy in mid-century American international thought

Comment: Dr. Katharina Rietzler (University of Sussex)
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Monday 2 February
Dr. Rachel Foxley (University of Reading)
The city and the soul in James Harrington's republicanism
Comment: Prof. John Robertson (Clare College, University of Cambridge)

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Monday 9 February
Dr. Sophie Smith (University of Oxford)
Political Science before Hobbes: the Aristotelian tradition
Comment: Dr. Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, University of Cambridge)

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Monday 16 February
Prof. Andreas Niederberger (University of Duisberg-Essen)
Is there a republican model of democracy?
Comment: Prof. David Runciman (Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge)

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Monday 23 February
Dr. Paola Rudan (University of Bologna)
"The art of ruling minds": Jeremy Bentham and the Public Opinion Tribunal
Comment: Prof. Ross Harrison (King's College, University of Cambridge)

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Monday 2 March
Prof. Alan Cromartie (University of Reading)
Early Hobbes
Comment: Dr. Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, University of Cambridge)

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Monday 9 March
Dr. Genevieve Rousseliere (University of Chicago)
On Political Responsibility in Post-Revolutionary Times: Kant and Constant’s Debate on Lying

Comment: Dr. Ruth Scurr (Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge)

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Easter Term

Monday 27 April
Prof. Gary Gerstle (University of Cambridge)
The American States and Their Police Power, 1789-1931
Comment: Dr. Joel Isaac (University of Cambridge)

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Monday 4 May
Mr Graham Clure (Harvard University)
Sovereignty and Representation in Rousseau's "Considerations on the Government of Poland"

Comment: Dr. Chris Brooke (University of Cambridge)

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Monday 11 May
Prof. Frederick Neuhouser (Columbia University)
Conceptions of Social Pathology in Hobbes and Rousseau

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Monday 18 May
Dr. Loubna El-Amine (Georgetown University)
The Problem of Political Order in Classical Confucian Thought

Comment: Prof. Bernhard Fuehrer (SOAS)

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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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