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2013-2014

Michaelmas Term

  • Monday 14 October
    Duncan Bell (Christ’s College, Cambridge)
    'What is Liberalism?'

    Introduction
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  • Monday 21 October
    Daniela Cammack (Harvard Society of Fellows)
    'Not Talking But Thinking: Democratic Deliberation in Classical Athens'

    Comment: David Runciman
    Introduction
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  • Monday 28 October
    Sofia Näsström (Uppsala University)
    'What Makes Representation Democratic?'

    Introduction
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  • Monday 4 November
    Katrina Forrester (St John's College, Cambridge)
    'Citizenship, War and the Origins of International Ethics in American Political Philosophy 1960-1975'

    Comment: Christopher Brooke
    Introduction
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  • Monday 11 November
    Gaby Mahlberg (Northumbria University)
    'English Republicanism in Transnational Context: Edmund Ludlow’s Protestant Network in Seventeenth-Century Switzerland'

    Introduction

  • Monday 18 November
    Charlotte Roberts (University College London)
    'Tracing a Meridian through the Map of Time: Fact, Conjecture and the Scientific Method in William Robertson's History of America'

    Comment: John Robertson
    Introduction
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  • Monday 25 November
    Christopher Meckstroth (University of Cambridge)
    'Kant on Rebellion and the Mere Idea of Popular Rule'

    Introduction
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  • Monday 2 December
    Tim Rogan (St Catharine's College, Cambridge)
    "E. P. Thompson, Judith Shklar and the Implications of 'Antipolitics'"

    Comment: Stefan Collini
    Introduction
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Lent Term

  • 20 January
    Mark Phillips (Carelton University, Ottawa)
    'Art and Elevation: Distance and History Painting in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Britain'

    Introduction

  • 27 January
    Charles Devellennes (University of Kent)
    'Radical Atheism: Jean Meslier in Context'
    Comment: Michael Sonenscher (King’s College, Cambridge)

    Introduction
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  • 3 February
    Warren Breckman (University of Pennsylvania/Humboldt University)
    'Postmarxism, Radical Democracy, and the Machiavellian Moment'
    Introduction

  • 10 February
    Waseem Yaqoob (Pembroke College, Cambridge)
    'Philosophical History in Hannah Arendt’s Political Thought'
    Comment: Robert Fine (University of Warwick)

    Introduction
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  • 17 February
    David Runciman (University of Cambridge)
    'Bentham as Conspiracy Theorist'

    Introduction

  • 24 February
    Teresa Bejan (Columbia University)
    '"If it be without contention": Hobbes on Difference without Disagreement’
    Comment: Richard Tuck (Harvard University)

    Introduction
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  • 3 March
    Richard Bourke (Queen Mary, University of London)
    'Edmund Burke and the French Revolution before the Reflections’

    Introduction

  • 10 March
    Mira Siegelberg (Harvard University)
    'Statelessness in International Political and Legal Thought, 1921-1935'
    Comment: Duncan Kelly (Jesus College, Cambridge)

    Introduction
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Easter Term

  • 28 April
    Noah Dauber (Colgate University)
    'Envy, Emulation, and the theory of the state in early modern'

    Introduction

  • 5 May
    Lauri Tähtinen (Brown University)
    'The Right of Communication and Early Modern Globalisation'
    Comment: Peter Schröder (University College London)
    Introduction

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  • 12 May
    Daniel Stolzenberg (University of California)
    'A Protestant Bookseller in Counter-Reformation Rome: Science, Censorship, Commerce'

    Introduction

  • 19 May
    Orazio Cappello (USC Dornsife)
    'Community, Reason and Doubt: Cicero and the Politics of Scepticism'
    Comment: Malcolm Schofield (University of Cambridge)
    Introduction

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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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