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Tufts: Hobbes’s Thucydides: The Plague Narrative

September 23, 2022 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

On September 23, 2022,
the Tufts Program in Political Thought at Tufts University will be hosting Kinch Hoekstra for a lecture on Hobbes and Thucydides.

Friday, September 23, 2022 • 12:00 PM EDT
Tisch Library, Special Collections, Room 103 • Tufts University

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Kinch Hoekstra is the Chancellor’s Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of California at Berkeley. He works on the history of political, moral, and legal thought, especially ancient, renaissance, and early modern political philosophy. Recent contributions to ancient political thought include “Athenian Democracy and Popular Tyranny” (2016), “Thucydides and the Politics of Necessity” (2017, with Mark Fisher), and “The Liberties of the Ancients” (2018, with Quentin Skinner). Another focus of Professor Hoekstra’s research has been the philosophy of Thomas Hobbes (including studies of his theory of equality, obligation, democracy, tyranny, mixed government, natural law, and the rationality of justice); he co-edited The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes (2016). Work that bridges these two areas includes “Hobbes and Aristotle on the Foundation of Political Science” (2019, with Nicholas Gooding) and “Hobbes’s Thucydides” (2016).

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September 23, 2022
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
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