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2015-2016

Michaelmas Term

12 October
Professor Gary Gerstle (University of Cambridge)
The American States and Their Police Power, 1789-1931

Comment: Dr. Joel Isaac (University of Cambridge)

 

19 October
Dr Paul Sagar (University of Cambridge)
Smith and Rousseau, After Hume and Mandeville

Comment: Dr James Harris (St. Andrews)

Introduction
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26 October
Dr Adrian Blau (King’s College London)
How (Not) To Draw Contemporary Insights From The History of Political Thought

 
Comment: Dr Sam James (University of Cambridge)
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2 November
Dr Diana Siclovan (Cambridge)
From Cameralism to nineteenth-century socialism:
Lorenz Stein's idea of a science of society

Comment: Dr Christopher Meckstroth (University of Cambridge)

Introduction
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9 November
Professor Mark Goldie (University of Cambridge)
Governing America: John Locke in the 1690s

 

16 November
Dr Joanne Paul (New College of the Humanities)
Beyond 'Utopia': Thomas More as
Political Thinker?

Comment: Dr Richard Rex (University of Cambridge)

Introduction
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23 November
Dr. Dina Gusejnova (University of Sheffield)
Max Weber and some intellectual consequences of the war

Comment: Dr Duncan Kelly (University of Cambridge)
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30 November
Dr Eva Marlene Hausteiner (Humboldt)
How to run the world: conceptions of imperial
rule between republicanism and technocracy

Comment: Professor Georgios Varouxakis (Queen Mary University of London)

Introduction
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Lent Term

18 January
Dr Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge)
‘Thomas More's Utopia (1516) and the Politics
of Civic Panegyric’

 

25 January
Dr Giulia Oskian (QMUL)
‘Constitution and Sovereignty in Tocqueville's
Democracy in America’ 

Comment: Prof David Runciman (Cambridge)

Introduction
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1 February
Prof Carlo Galli (Bologna)
‘Carl Schmitt and Machiavelli’

Comment: Dr Annabel Brett (Cambridge)

Introduction
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8 February
Danilo Scholz (EHESS)
‘François Châtelet and the Spatial Turn in French Marxist Thought'
Comment: Prof Gareth Stedman Jones (QMUL)

Introduction
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15 February
Prof Biancamaria Fontana (Lausanne)
‘The French Revolution in Germaine de
Staël's Considerations

Comment: Dr Ruth Scurr (Cambridge)

 

22 February
Caroline Ashcroft (Cambridge)
'The Polis and the Res Publica: Two Arendtian Models of Political Violence'

Comment: Dr Waseem Yaqoob (Cambridge)

Introduction
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29 February
Prof Martti Koskenniemi (Helsinki)
'Sovereignty, property and empire: Early
modern English contexts'

Comment: Dr Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge)

 

7 March
Dr Stephen Wertheim (Cambridge)
‘The cause of all our troubles: the American
invention of isolationism in World War II’

Comment: Dr John Thompson (Cambridge)

Introduction
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Easter Term

25 April
Prof Colin Kidd (St. Andrews)
‘Priestcraft, the Devil and the Union of 1707’

Comment: Mr Scott Mandelbrote (Cambridge)

 

2 May
Dr Udi Greenberg (Dartmouth)
‘Decolonization, Christianity, and the End of Europe’s Religious Wars’

Comment: Prof Andrew Preston (Cambridge)

 

23 May
Prof J.C.D. Clark (Kansas)
‘Thomas Paine, the Cambridge School, and the relation between the eighteenth century and the nineteenth’

Comment: Prof Richard Bourke (Queen Mary, University of London)

 

9 May
Dr Jared Holley (Chicago)
‘A Taste for Virtue: Eighteenth-Century
Epicureanism and Rousseau's Political
Thought’

Comment: Dr Chris Brooke (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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