Call for papers: Hobbes workshop in Florence, 27-28 April

Papers are invited on any aspect of Hobbes’s philosophy for discussion at a meeting of the European Hobbes Society to be held 27-28 April at the European University Institute, Florence, under the auspices of the Max Weber Programme.

Keynote lecture: Alan Cromartie, University of Reading, ‘The Hobbesian project: science, politics, and worship’.

Format of the workshop:

Papers will be pre-circulated. There is an hour for the discussion of each, divided as follows:

    • Five minutes for the author to introduce their paper. It is assumed that those attending have read the paper in advance.
    • A short (five-ten minutes) response from an allocated respondent.
    • Brief opportunity for the author to reply.
    • Questions.

If you would like to present a paper, please send a title and a short abstract (no more than 250 words) by Monday 27th February to

We ask that papers are ready for circulation by Friday 14th April to enable attendees to read them in advance.

Unfortunately, we are unable to cover the expenses of those presenting papers at the workshop.

The call for papers is available as a PDF here.