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Michaelmas

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

Research Seminar Series 1Research Seminar Series 2

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 30 October
'As God Rules the Universe': Reflections on the People and the State in Early America

Ira Katznelson (Columbia). With American History Seminar.

CANCELLED 

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)

Introduction
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Monday 20 November
Jon Elster's Sour Grapes 

Eric Schliesser (Amsterdam)

Respondent: Duncan Kelly (Cambridge) 

Introduction
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Monday 27 November
Law, morality and the Rechtsstaat in post-war West Germany

Clara Maier (Hamburg)

Respondent: Duncan Kelly (Cambridge) 

Introduction
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