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2014-2015

Michaelmas Term

Monday 13 October
Professor Andrew Gamble (University of Sheffield)
Michael Oakeshott and the Idea of Totalitarianism

Comment: Dr Duncan Kelly (University of Cambridge)
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Monday 20 October
Dr Hugo Drochon (University of Cambridge)
Nietzsche’s Perfect State

Comment: Dr Martin Ruehl
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Monday 27 October
Dr Miira Tuominen (University of Jyväskyla)
Concern for Oneself and for Others in Porphyry’s Ethics of "On Abstinence"

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Monday 3 November
Dr Iain Stewart (Queen Mary University of London)
Raymond Aron and the Origins of the "End of Ideology"

Comment: Professor Patrick Baert
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Monday 10 November
Dr Michael Edwards (University of Cambridge)
A strange afterlife: Pierre Berault and the meaning of Aristotelianism in the late seventeenth century

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Monday 17 November
Dr Robert Lamb (University of Exeter)
Thomas Paine's Democratic Thought

Comment: Professor John Dunn
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Monday 24 November
Professor Greg Claeys (Royal Holloway)
Dystopia: For dummies

Comment: Professor Gareth Stedman Jones

Introduction

Monday 1 December
Mr Bernardo Zacka (Christ’s College, Cambridge)
Bureaucracy and Moral Agency: Practices of the Self at the Frontlines of Public Service

Comment: Professor David Runciman

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Lent Term

Monday 19 January
Prof. Emma Rothschild (Harvard University/University of Cambridge)
Two concepts of internationalism

Comment: Prof. Colin Kidd (University of St. Andrews)

Monday 26 January
Dr. Or Rosenboim (Queen's College, University of Cambridge)
Space, geopolitics, and democracy in mid-century American international thought

Comment: Dr. Katharina Rietzler (University of Sussex)
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Monday 2 February
Dr. Rachel Foxley (University of Reading)
The city and the soul in James Harrington's republicanism
Comment: Prof. John Robertson (Clare College, University of Cambridge)

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Monday 9 February
Dr. Sophie Smith (University of Oxford)
Political Science before Hobbes: the Aristotelian tradition
Comment: Dr. Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, University of Cambridge)

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Monday 16 February
Prof. Andreas Niederberger (University of Duisberg-Essen)
Is there a republican model of democracy?
Comment: Prof. David Runciman (Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge)

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Monday 23 February
Dr. Paola Rudan (University of Bologna)
"The art of ruling minds": Jeremy Bentham and the Public Opinion Tribunal
Comment: Prof. Ross Harrison (King's College, University of Cambridge)

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Monday 2 March
Prof. Alan Cromartie (University of Reading)
Early Hobbes
Comment: Dr. Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, University of Cambridge)

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Monday 9 March
Dr. Genevieve Rousseliere (University of Chicago)
On Political Responsibility in Post-Revolutionary Times: Kant and Constant’s Debate on Lying

Comment: Dr. Ruth Scurr (Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge)

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Easter Term

Monday 27 April
Prof. Gary Gerstle (University of Cambridge)
The American States and Their Police Power, 1789-1931
Comment: Dr. Joel Isaac (University of Cambridge)

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Monday 4 May
Mr Graham Clure (Harvard University)
Sovereignty and Representation in Rousseau's "Considerations on the Government of Poland"

Comment: Dr. Chris Brooke (University of Cambridge)

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Monday 11 May
Prof. Frederick Neuhouser (Columbia University)
Conceptions of Social Pathology in Hobbes and Rousseau

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Monday 18 May
Dr. Loubna El-Amine (Georgetown University)
The Problem of Political Order in Classical Confucian Thought

Comment: Prof. Bernhard Fuehrer (SOAS)

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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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