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2010-2011

Michaelmas Term

  • Monday 18 October
    Helena Rosenblatt (Hunter College, CUNY)
    'French Liberals on Religion: From Constant to Laboulaye'
    Comment: Christopher Brooke (Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 25 October
    Reidar Maliks (Oriel College, Oxford)
    'Revolutionary Epigones: the Debate between Kant and his Radical Followers'
    Comment: Istvan Hont (Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 1 November
    Sophie Lunn-Rockliffe (King's College, London)
    'Thinking with Satan: diabolical inspiration and human agency in late antiquity'
    Comment: Conrad Leyser (Oxford)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 8 November
    Felicity Green (Trinity College, Cambridge)
    'Self-Possession and Carelessness: Two Versions of Liberty in Montaigne's Essais'
    Comment: Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 15 November
    Peter Gordon (Harvard University)
    'Heidegger, Cassirer, and Political Theology'
    Comment: Martin Ruehl (Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 22 November
    Efraim Podoksik (Hebrew University of Jerusalem / Max-Weber Kolleg, Erfurt)
    'Society as the Mode of Redemption: The Idea of Individuality in Georg Simmel's Early Sociological Writings'
    Comment: Duncan Kelly (Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 29 November
    George Garnett (St Hugh's College, Oxford)
    'Seventeenth-Century Perceptions of the Norman Conquest'
    Comment: Sir John Baker (Cambridge)
    Introduction

Lent Term

Easter Term

  • Monday 2 May
    Alexander Schmidt (Jena)
    'Scholarship, Morals and Government: Jean-Henri-Samuel Formey's and Johann Gottfried Herder's Responses to Rousseau's First Discourse'
    Comment: Christopher Brooke (King's College, Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 9 May
    Jeffrey Collins (Toronto/Clare Hall)
    'John Locke in liberal memory'
    Introduction

  • Monday 16 May
    Isabel Divanna (Clare College, Cambridge)
    'Historicising the French Revolution in the Third Republic: the case of Ernest Lavisse'
    Comment: Michael Drolet (Oxford)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 23 May
    Peter Ghosh (St Anne's College, Oxford)
    'Clapham Junction: The place of the Protestant Ethic in Max Weber's intellectual biography'
    Comment: Duncan Kelly (University of Cambridge)
    Introduction

The Seeley Lecturer for 2019 is Professor Elizabeth Anderson (Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan). Prof. Anderson will lecture on "The Great Reversal: How Neoliberalism turned Classical Liberal Principles Against Workers" on 7, 9, 14, 16 May 2019.

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