The Davis Political Theory Forum at the University of California, Davis, is hosting the seminar series, “Faith, Philosophy, and Politics in Modern Political Thought”.
The following is a list of the lectures to be given this spring. In addition to these lectures, graduate student seminars will be held.
April 7: Christine Dunn Henderson (Liberty Fund, Inc.), “Tocqueville and Modern Individualism.”
April 18: Kinch Hoekstra (Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley), “Hobbes and the Politics of the Future.”
May 2: Douglas Thompson (Department of Political Science, University of South Carolina), “Montaigne and the Tolerance of Politics: Negotiating Capacities in the Essais”
May 16: Arlene Saxonhouse (Department of Political Science, University of Michigan), “The Pacificus/Helvidius Debates: Confronting the Moral Status of the State in the Early Republic.”
May 27: Paul Weithman (Department of Philosophy, Notre Dame University), “Representation and Sovereignty in Hobbes’s Christian Commonwealth.”
This seminar series is part of the JMC’s Commercial Republic Initiative, supported with a generous grant from the John Templeton Foundation, which aims to reground pre-professional education in the humanities by addressing the deep sources of modern free institutions and the role of those ideas for wealth creation and human flourishing in a commercial society.