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Michaelmas Term

  • Monday 12 October
    John Filling (St. John's College, Oxford)
    'Karl Marx and the Production Organism'
    Comment: Christopher Brooke (Cambridge)
    Seminar Introduction
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  • Monday 19 October
    Georgios Varouxakis (Queen Mary, London)
    'The International Political Thought of John Stuart Mill'
    Comment: Duncan Bell (Cambridge)
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  • Monday 26 October
    Benjamin Straumann (New York University)
    'The Corpus iuris as a Source of Law between Sovereigns in Alberico Gentili's Thought'
    Comment: Lauri Tähtinen (Magdalene College, Cambridge)
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  • Monday 2 November
    Jacob Soll (Rutgers University)
    'Dutch Accounting Practices and the Cultural Origins of Political Economy in Europe 1600-1730'
    Comment: Craig Muldrew (Cambridge)
    Seminar Introduction
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  • Monday 9 November
    Simon Grote (University of California, Berkeley)
    'Christian Wolff's Critics and the 'Foundation of Morality' in the Early German Enlightenment'
    Comment: Thomas Ahnert (Edinburgh)
    Seminar Introduction
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  • Monday 16 November
    Annabel Brett (Cambridge)
    'Thomas Hobbes and Late Renaissance Commentary on Aristotle's Politics'

  • Monday 23 November
    Chris Jones (Canterbury, New Zealand)
    'The Role of Conceptions of History in Shaping Political Ideas: The Case of the Early-Fourteenth-Century Dominican John of Paris'
    Comment: Joseph Canning (Cambridge)
    Seminar Introduction
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Lent Term

Easter Term

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. Registration is now open.

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A CRASSH conference bringing together intellectual historians and political theorists to explore the role of elites in democratic thought, from the founding figures of 'elite theory' to the present. The event will chart the trajectory of this political dilemma from its inception in the late-nineteenth/early-twentieth century to today’s crises. Registration is open.

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