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Political Thought and Intellectual History

                          Lent Term 2020

All seminars meet at 5.00pm - 6.45pm in Keynes Hall, King's College


For more information visit Cambridge Centre for Political Thought


20 January

Empire and Sovereignty in "Democracies of the East"
Tejas Parasher (King's College, Cambridge)

27 January

Freedom of Conscience and Civic Peace. Spinoza on Piety
Susan James (Birkbeck)


3 February

Hypocrisy, Sociability and Virtue: Mandeville vs. Shaftesbury
Robin Douglass (KCL)

10 February

Conceptualisations of Labour and the Making of the French Working Class, 1830-1848
Samuel Hayat (CNRS)
Commentator: Julia Nicholls (KCL)

17 February

"The English Always Disregarded Abstract Theories”: Constructing “Tory Democracy," 1881-1931
Emily Jones (Manchester)

24 February

Carl Schmitt in Leipzig: Constitutional Guardianship or Authoritarian Subversion?
Larx Vinx (Hughes Hall, Cambridge)
Commentator: Joshua Smeltzer (Trinity Hall, Cambridge)

2 March

Revolution and Charisma in the Thought of Max Weber
Edith Hanke (Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities)

9 March

By Virtue of Necessity: Reason of State in the Spanish Monarchy
Lisa Kattenberg (Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge)
Commentator: Richard Serjeantson (Trinity College, Cambridge)


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