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Unless otherwise specified, seminars take place on Monday between 5pm - 6.45pm in the Old Combination Room, Trinity College

Research Seminar Series 1Research Seminar Series 2

30 April
Representation and the Fall

Eric Nelson (Harvard)


7 May
Chains and Invisible Threads: Liberty and Domination in Marx's Account of Wage-Slavery

Bruno Leipold (Frankfurt)

Respondent: John Filling (Cambridge)

Paper download: Cambridge | Visitor

14 May
Liberty and Economic Independence in the Roman Republic

Valentina Arena (UCL)


21 May
Human nature as capacities in Hobbes's political theory

Alexandra Chadwick (University of Groningen)

Respondent: Richard Serjeantson (Cambridge)

Paper download: Cambridge | Visitor

A major conference on this theme will be held under the auspices of the Centre for Political Thought at Clare College, Cambridge, on 10-11 May 2018. The conference will address the ways in which political philosophers have engaged with concepts of time and the evidence of history. The conference is now full.

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