Enquiries about this event should be addressed to Lena Halldenius at email@example.com
(Conference webpage: http://www.mah.se/gps/political-agency)
Friday, May 27 (Venue: Orkanen)
9.15-10.15 Hans Sluga, University of California, Berkeley.
Political Action and Political Power: from Arendt to Foucault
10.15-11.15 Lorenzo Bernini, University of Verona.
Sovereignty and Bio-politics in Hobbes’ Leviathan
11.45-12.45 Peter Myrdal, Uppsala University.
Political community and the sources of activity: Leibniz vs. Hobbes
14.15-15.15 Hannah Dawson, University of Edinburgh.
Puefendorf and Locke on the Edge of Agency
15.45-16.45 Robert Bernasconi, Pennsylvania State University.
The Rights and Liberties of Subjects and Slaves according to James Tyrrell (with apologies to John Locke)
Reception and conference dinner
Saturday, May 28 (Venue: Orkanen)
9.30-10.30 Susan James, Birkbeck College, London
Shaping the Passions. Spinoza's Political Project
10.30-11.30 Fredrika Spindler, Södertörn University College.
Multitude, democracy, and activity in Hobbes and Spinoza
12.00-13.00 Geneviève Fraisse, French National Centre for Scientific Research, CNRS.
The Democratic Contradiction of a Sexed Society
14.30-15.30 Jacqueline Broad, Monash University.
"An Arbitrary and Tyrannical Sway": Mary Astell on Marriage as Slavery for Women
15.30-16.30 Lena Halldenius, Malmö University and Lund University.
On becoming a thief from principle. Class and Property in Mary Wollstonecraft’s Feminism
17.00-18.00 Ulrika Björk, Uppsala University.
Politics and the Power of Plurality in Hannah Arendt