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Mon14May2018Wed16May2018University of Amsterdam
Second EHS Biennial Conference
Monday 14th May, 2018
09:30-10:00 Welcome and registration, with coffee and pastries
10:00-10:15 Opening talk by the organisers
10:15-11:15 Deborah Baumgold & Ryan Harding (Oregon) – ‘Deconstructing On the Citizen’
11:25-12:25 Kinch Hoekstra & Nicholas Gooding (UC Berkeley) – ‘Hobbes and Aristotle on the natural principle of politics'
12:25-13:45 Lunch, served in the Main Library
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’
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
10:00-11:00 Michael J. Green (Pomona) – ‘Personation, authorization, and group agency in On the Citizen’
11:10-12:10 A.P. Martinich (Texas) – ‘Sovereign-making and biblical covenants’
12:10-13:30 Lunch, served in the Main Library
13:30-14:30 Alison McQueen (Stanford) – ‘Hobbes’s scriptural arguments in On the Citizen’
14:40-15:40 Thomas Holden (USCB) – ‘Religious passions’
16:00-17:00 Johann P. Sommerville (Wisconsin-Madison) – ‘On the Citizen’s views on religion and church-state relations in historical context’
19:00 Informal dinner, venue TBA
Wednesday 16th May
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 at Cafe De Jaren
The conference is generously supported by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Amsterdam Centre for Political Thought (ACPT), the Challenges to Democratic Representation Research Group at the University of Amsterdam, and King's College London.
For further information or queries please contact the conference convenors:
Johan Olsthoorn (Amsterdam/Leuven): firstname.lastname@example.org
Eva Odzuck (Erlangen-Nürnberg): email@example.com
Robin Douglass (King’s College London) firstname.lastname@example.org