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Wed23May2018Department of Philosophy, Sapienza Università di Roma, Villa Mirafiori, via Carlo Fea, 2, Roma
Hobbes and the ‘Liberties’ of Subjects/Hobbes e “le libertà” dei sudditi
The workshop aims at exploring different ways of approaching Hobbesian thought – far from the standard absolutist interpretation –, in its moral, political and historical sides. In particular, we will try to elucidate those topics concerning the liberties granted to citizens within the civil state by «the silence of the law» or by the unalienable right to safe one’s own life. This general theme is inspired by chapter XXI of the Leviathan, ‘On the Liberty of Subjects’ (in the singular); using liberties, in the plural, we shall investigate those spaces of liberty left to individual judgment and traceable in Hobbes’s thought. Thus, far from reading Hobbes only as a monolithic theorist of absolutism, the workshop aims at shedding light on those ‘hidden’ sides of Hobbes, which leave room for the possibility of a ‘proto-liberal’ interpretation.
9:45-10:00:Piergiorgio Donatelli (Sapienza Università di Roma)
10:00-11:00: Patricia Springborg (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin)
Hobbes’s Problematic Concept of Liberty
11:00-12:00: Mauro Farnesi Camellone (Università di Padova)
The Evanescence of Justice. Hobbes on Liberty and the Legitimation of Power
12:00-13:00: Francesco Toto (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)
Democracy and/or Sovereignty? Power and Resistance in Hobbes
14:30-15:30: Annalisa Schino (Sapienza Università di Roma)
Hobbes e la religione: la libertà privata di credere
15:30-16:30: Luca Tenneriello (Sapienza Università di Roma)
Hobbes e la questione dei diritti morali individuali
16:30-17:30: General Discussion
Attendance is free and open to everyone.
Organized by Piergiorgio Donatelli and Luca Tenneriello