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"Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Philosophy, Law", Manchester, 5-7 September 2012 (abstract deadline: May 15th)
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Niccolò Machiavelli: Politics, Philosophy, Law
In the frame of the MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory, 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, 5-7 September 2012.
This workshop will be devoted to the Political Theory and Philosophy of Niccolò Machiavelli.
Machiavelli is one of the most influential thinkers of the Western political tradition. Every single political philosopher who comes after him refers to him, either implicitly or explicitly. Every serious politician is, sooner or later, confronted with some of the practical problems Machiavelli addresses. Five hundred years after his death, Machiavelli is ubiquitous but enigmatic: often quoted, but rarely understood, his ideas frequently reduced to a few maxims from The Prince. The proposed workshop combines a historical perspective with a theoretical approach. It aims at examining the theoretical problems Machiavelli raised, problems critical not only for the early modern age but for all subsequent Western political theory.
Paper proposals (ca. 1000 words), in English, French, or Italian are welcome in any of the following axes:
- The Secretary of the Republic: Machiavelli and the Crisis of the Late Renaissance.
Paper proposals and a short CV should be sent by May 15th to the workshop organizer, Filippo Del Lucchese (Brunel University – London) at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
The expected presenting time will be around 30-40 minutes per speaker, depending on the exact number of papers. The MANCEPT conference official language is English, but exceptions can be granted, if a sufficient number of presenters in another language is found.