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2007-2008

Michaelmas Term

  • Schiller, Scots, and Germans: Freedom and Diversity in The Aesthetic Education of Man
    Douglas Moggach (University of Ottawa)
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  • The Political Theory of Fichte's Closed Commercial State
    Isaac Nakhimovsky (Harvard University)
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  • Grotius, Stoicism and Oikeiosis
    Christopher Brooke (Balliol College, Oxford)
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  • Adam Ferguson and the Idea of Modern Monarchy
    Iain McDaniel (Queens' College)
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  • The Natural Right to Property: from the 12th to the 18th century
    Peter Garnsey (Jesus College)
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  • The Propriety of Liberty and the Idea of Self-Ownership
    Duncan Kelly (Jesus College)
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  • Rousseau on the Conflict between "Human" and "Civic" Education
    Frederick Neuhouser (Barnard College, New York)
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Lent Term

  • Thomas Hobbes' evolving theory of freedom
    Quentin Skinner (Christ’s College)
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  • Taking Unreason’s Measure: Facing the Global Challenges of Politics
    John Dunn (King’s College)
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  • Time and the soul in early modern Europe, in and between disciplines
    Michael Edwards (Christ’s College)
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  • How to Think about Voting
    Richard Tuck (Harvard University)
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  • Justifying the English Republic: Natural Law and Its Limits
    Sarah Mortimer (Gonville and Caius College)
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  • Justice in Plato’s Republic IV
    Myles Burnyeat (Robinson College)
  • The Composition of Hobbes's Political Theory: Textual and Interpretative Difficulties
    Deborah Baumgold (University of Oregon)
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Easter Term

  • Hugh Trevor-Roper, Intellectual History and 'The Religious Origins of the Enlightenment'
    John Robertson (St. Hugh’s College, Oxford)
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  • The Composition of Max Weber's 'Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft Erster Teil' and the Influence of Austrian Economics
    Keith Tribe (University of Sussex)
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  • Cambridge beyond Cambridge: political thought and history
    J.G.A. Pocock (The Johns Hopkins University)
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  • Spanish Political Theology and the 'Challenge of Machiavelli'
    Harald Braun (University of Liverpool)
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  • Erasmus and Machiavelli in the Education of Edward VI
    Aysha Pollnitz (Trinity College)
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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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