Autumn 2008

Sept. 29
Introductory Pizza Lunch

Oct. 6
"Conflicts of Justice"
Martijn Boot, Oxford University and The University of Chicago

Oct. 13
"Rousseau's Ideal: The Happy, 'Natural' Citizen"
Dasha Polzik, Philosophy @ The University of Chicago

Oct. 20
"Montesquieu's Science of Commerce"
Paul Cheney, History @ The University of Chicago

Oct. 27
"The Limits of Pity in Rousseau"
Rafeeq Hasan, Philosophy @ The University of Chicago

Nov. 3
"Imagination's Law, Validity's Freedom:
Political Judgment across Kant's Taste and Arendt's Kant"
Ian Storey, PoliSci @ The University of Chicago

Nov. 10
"The Struggle for Democracy: Democratic Progress and the Paradox of Popular Agency"
Chris Meckstroth, PoliSci @ The University of Chicago

Nov. 17
"The Philosopher as Midwife and the Statesman as Weaver:
An Alternative to the Philosopher-King"
Lindsay Knight, PoliSci @ The University of Chicago

Nov. 24
"Speaking through the Voice of Another"
Jennifer London, PoliSci @ The University of Chicago and the Institute for Advanced Study

Dec. 1
"Jean de Clerc and the Ancients: the Linguistic Turn and the early Enlightenment
J.G.A. Pocock, History Emeritus @ Johns Hopkins University