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2012-2013

Michaelmas Term

  • Monday 8 October
    Ian Hunter (University of Queensland)
    'Kant and Vattel in Context: Cosmopolitan Philosophy and Diplomatic Casuistry'
    Comment: Isaac Nakhimovsky (University of Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 15 October
    Christian Maurer, (Université de Fribourg)
    'Calvinist Doctrines at the Beginning of
    the Scottish Enlightenment: Archibald Campbell vs. the Committee for
    Purity of Doctrine on Human Nature and Self-Love'

    Comment: John Robertson (University of Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 22 October
    Raymond Geuss (University of Cambridge)
    'Authority: Some Fables'
    Introduction

  • Monday 29 October
    Sophie Nicholls (University of Oxford)
    'The nature of dominion in De Justa Reipublicae Christianae Authoritate (1590)'
    Comment: Harro Hopfl (University of Essex)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 5 November
    Noel Malcolm (University of Oxford)
    'Hobbes and Sexual Desire'
    Introduction

  • Monday 12 November
    Nick Hardy (University of Cambridge)
    'Historicisms and counter-historicisms in the seventeenth century'
    Comment: Scott Mandelbrote (University of Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • Monday 19 November
    Raffaella Santi (University of Urbino)
    'The Passions in Hobbes's Political Philosophy'
    Comment: Michael Edwards (University of Cambridge)
    Introduction

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  • November 26 November
    Lea Ypi (LSE)
    'On trade and teleology: the role of commercial relations in Kant's philosophy of history'
    Comment: Istvan Hont (University of Cambridge)
    Introduction

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Lent Term

  • 21 January
    Silvia Sebastiani (EHESS, Paris)
    'Anthropology beyond Empires: Samuel Stanhope Smith and the Reconfiguration of the Atlantic World'
    Introduction

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  • 28 January
    Karen Collis (University of Oxford).
    'The Third Earl of Shaftesbury and
    the Defence of Humane Learning''

    Comment: Richard Serjeantson
    (Trinity College, Cambridge)
    Introduction

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  • 4 February
    Matthias Riedl (Central European University)
    'The Charismatic Sword: Thomas Müntzer’s Theology of Violence'
    Introduction

  • 11 February
    Leigh Jenco (London School of Economics and Political Science)
    'Histories of Thought and Comparative Political Theory: The Thesis of
    "Chinese Origins for Western Knowledge," 1860-1895'

    Comment: John Dunn
    (King's College, Cambridge)
    Introduction
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  • 18 February
    Lauren Benton (New York University)
    'This Melancholy Labyrinth': Magistrates and Order in the Early Nineteenth-Century British Empire'
    Comment: Michael Lobban (Queen Mary, London)
    Introduction
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  • 25 February
    Niall O'Flaherty (King's College, London)
    'Malthus and "the Doctrine
    of Utility"'

    Comment: Donald Winch (University of Sussex)
    Introduction
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  • 4 March
    Jose Harris (University of Oxford)
    'Society' in British Political Thought, c. 1930 to 1960: Some Rival Conceptions of 'Positivism'
    Introduction

    Joint session with the Modern British History Seminar

Easter Term

  • 29 April
    Nicholas Rengger (St Andrews)
    'Realism tamed or liberalism betrayed? The dystopic liberal imagination in political thought'
    Introduction

  • 6 May
    Sam James (Jesus College, Cambridge)
    J. G. A. Pocock and the idea of the 'Cambridge School' in the history of political thought'
    Comment: Professor Richard Bourke (Queen Mary, University of London)
    Introduction
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  • 13 May
    Mogens Herman Hansen (University of Copenhagen)
    'Aspects of indirect democracy in ancient Greece, in particular in Aristotle's Politics'

  • 20 May
    Louis Caron
    'Thomas Willis and the Religious Context of the First Neurology'
    Comment: Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge)
    Introduction

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