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Philosophical Solitude: David Hume versus Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Date and Time: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020. 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Meeting Location: 
Zoom
Workshop: 
History of Political Thought 2017
Meeting Description: 


By Barbara Taylor, Queen Mary University of London; Professor, School of History  

The History of Political Thought workshop takes an expansive and global view of political thought, including such common concepts as constitutions and political order, rights provisions, suffrage, theories of representation, legislation, legitimate resistance, the role of religion in politics, and the dissolution of government. The historical study of political thought considers ideas and beliefs that are typically no longer current, and sometimes brackets their normative value; an approach having more in common with intellectual history than with political philosophy. Historians and political theorists often differ in their approach to texts, stressing the importance of context in rival ways, and putting the texts in conversation in varying ways. The workshop provides a venue for constructive engagement across methodological differences, with a special emphasis on fusing new digital methods with humanistic insights.

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Note: Participants are excpected to read paper in advance
PDF icon Taylor_Philosophical Solitude.pdf

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