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Political Philosophy

Seminar in Contemporary Political Thought
Political Philosophy Workshop

Political Philosophy Group Meeting


Contemporary Political Thought

Research Seminar

Faculty of Philosophy and POLIS

Convenors: Dr John Filling (Philosophy) and Dr Duncan Bell (POLIS)

With one exception (noted below), all seminars will be held in the Audit Room, King's College. A map of college may be accessed here; the Audit Room is next to point 18 on this map.

The seminars are held on Fridays at 1 - 2.30pm, followed by refreshments. There are no pre-circulated papers and all are welcome. Further details about the seminars can be found here.

Michaelmas Term 2018

9th November:
Mathias Thaler, Edinburgh
"Bleak Dreams, not Nightmares: Critical Dystopias and the Necessity of Melancholic Hope"

23rd November:
Carmen Pavel, KCL
"The Compatibility of Constitutional Democracy with International Law"

Lent Term 2019

18th January (NOTE VENUE):
Amanda Greene, UCL
"The Logic of Legitimacy"
[NB. This session will take place in Keynes' Hall, in King's College - point 13 on the map linked to above.]

1st February:
Alasia Nuti, York
"Emancipation for the Unjust Past"

15th February:
Lyndsey Stonebridge, Birmingham
"Hannah Arendt in Baddawi: Political Identity without Sovereignty in Refugee History"

1st March:
Anne Phillips, LSE
"Left Critiques of Equality"

Political Philosophy Workshop

Convenor: Dr John Filling

The Political Philosophy Workshop is a forum for discussing work in progress by Cambridge political philosophers.

Papers are pre-circulated on the Workshop mailing list and must be read in advance: there is no presentation of the paper at the Workshop.

The Workshop is open to senior members and graduate students and is not limited to members of the Faculty of Philosophy.

Apply to join the Political Philosophy Workshop mailing list at

The workshop is held in the 
Board Room of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sidgwick Site, on Fridays during term - in Michaelmas, on Fridays in odd weeks; in Lent, on Fridays in even weeks.