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2017-2018

Michaelmas Term

Monday 9 October 
Selfish Systems: Hobbes and Locke
David Wootton (York)
Respondent: Tom Sorell (Warwick)
Introduction
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Monday 16 October 
Flowers of the Crown in English Legal Thought 
Ed Cavanagh (Cambridge)
Respondent: Joseph Canning (Cambridge)
Introduction
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Monday 23 October
The End of Enlightenment: death and the philosophers, 1776-1809
Richard Whatmore (St Andrews)
Introduction

Monday 6 November 
Plato's Legacy and the Problem of Myth in Political Thought
Tae-Yeoun Keum (Oxford)
Respondent: Christopher Brooke (Cambridge)
Introduction
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Monday 13 November
A Good Man or a Good Citizen? Aristotelian Politics and the Italian Renaissance Courts
Grace Allen (Manchester)
Respondent: Bryan Brazeau (Warwick)
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Monday 20 November
Jon Elster's Sour Grapes
Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam)
Respondent: Duncan Kelly (Cambridge)
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Monday 27 November
Law, morality and the Rechtsstaat in post-war West Germany
Clara Maier (Hamburg)
Respondent: Duncan Kelly (Cambridge)
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Lent Term

22 January
Democracy and Republicanism: A Difficult Partnership
Nadia Urbinati (Columbia)
Respondent: Chris Brooke (Cambridge)
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Thursday 25 January

'As God Rules the Universe': Reflections on the People and the State in Early America
Ira Katznelson (Columbia)
Inaugural Lecture as 2017-18 Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions.
Joint with American History
5pm, Queen's Building Lecture Theatre, Emmanuel College


29 January

John Stuart Mill on Universal History
Callum Barrell (New College of the Humanities)
Respondent: Brian Young (Oxford)
Introduction
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5 February

Hobbes (and Weber) on the Jury
Richard Tuck (Harvard)
Introduction


12 February

"To hold oneself, like a sliver, to the heart of the world": the Political Thought of the Palestinian Revolution
Karma Nabulsi (Oxford)
Introduction

19 February
Whence the force of law? John Rawls and the course of American legal philosophy
Kenzie Bok (Harvard)
Introduction


Easter Term

30 April
Representation and the Fall
Eric Nelson (Harvard)
Introduction

7 May
Chains and Invisible Threads: Liberty and Domination in Marx's Account of Wage-Slavery
Bruno Leipold (Frankfurt)
Respondent: John Filling (Cambridge)
Introduction
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21 May
Human nature as capacities in Hobbes's political theory
Alexandra Chadwick (University of Groningen)
Respondent: Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge)
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