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Event Information:

  • Mon
    14
    May
    2018
    Wed
    16
    May
    2018

    Second EHS Biennial Conference

    University of Amsterdam

    Provisional programme:

    Monday 14th May, 2018

    09:30-10:00 Welcome and registration, with coffee and pastries
    10:00-10:15 Opening talk by the organisers

    Session 1:
    10:15-11:15 Deborah Baumgold (Oregon) – ‘Dating On the Citizen’
    11:25-12:25 Kinch Hoekstra & Nicholas Gooding (UC Berkeley) – ‘Hobbes’s philosophical anthropology: natural sociability’
    12:25-13:45 Lunch, served in the Main Library

    Session 2:
    13:45-14:45 Susanne Sreedhar (Boston University) – ‘The right of nature and the right to all things’
    14:55-15:55 Michael LeBuffe (Otago) – ‘Motivation and the good’

    Session 3:
    16:15-17:15 Laurens van Apeldoorn (Leiden) – ‘Rex est Populus’: the sovereign and the state’
    17:15-17:45 General meeting of the European Hobbes Society (optional)
    19:00 Conference dinner, venue TBA


    Tuesday 15th May

    Session 4:
    10:00-11:00 Sophie Smith (Oxford) – ‘Hobbes’s theory of the state: civitas, respublica, and On the Citizen’
    11:10-12:10 Michael J. Green (Pomona) – ‘Personation, authorization, and group agency in On the Citizen’
    12:10-13:30 Lunch, served in the Main Library

    Session 5:
    13:30-14:30 Johann P. Sommerville (Wisconsin-Madison) – ‘On the Citizen’s views on religion and church-state relations in historical context’
    14:40-15:40 A.P. Martinich (Texas) – ‘Sovereign-making and biblical covenants’

    Session 6:
    16:00-17:00 Thomas Holden (USCB) – ‘Religious passions’
    17:10-18:10 Alison McQueen (Stanford) – ‘Hobbes’s scriptural arguments in On the Citizen’
    19:00 Informal dinner, venue TBA

    Wednesday 16th May

    Session 7:
    9:30-10:30 Rosemarie Wagner (UC Berkeley) – ‘Legal obligation and punishment in On the Citizen’
    10:40-11:40 Ioannis Evrigenis (Tufts) – ‘The political economy of On the Citizen’
    11:50-12:50 S.A. Lloyd (USC) – ‘Sociability and motivation in On the Citizen’
    13:00 Concluding lunch; venue TBA

    For further information or queries please contact the conference convenors:

    Johan Olsthoorn (Amsterdam/Leuven): j.c.a.olsthoorn@uva.nl

    Eva Odzuck (Erlangen-Nürnberg): eva.odzuck@fau.de

    Robin Douglass (King’s College London) robin.douglass@kcl.ac.uk