January, 2021: International Hobbes Association Virtual Meeting
The International Hobbes Association will be sponsoring two virtual sessions in January, 2021. The sessions will be held using Microsoft Teams, accessible by any device (a web browser will work; for a better experience, download the standalone app for free at Microsoft's download page).
Registration is free but required. Access codes to the sessions will be distributed to registrants about 24 hours prior to the sessions.
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Session 1: Friday, January 8, 10am–1pm EST
Chair: Alex Chadwick (University of Groningen; Associate Editor, Hobbes Studies)
- Valerie Williams (Emmanuel College) "Why Mothers? An Exploration of the Role of Natural Maternal Dominion in Hobbes's Leviathan"
- Avshalom M. Schwartz (Political Science, Stanford University) “Poets and Prophets: Plato and Hobbes on the Immaterial Threats to Political Stability”
- Esben Korsgaard Rasmussen (Theology, University of Copenhagen) "Hobbes and the Crisis of Exemplarity"
- Ryan Quandt (Claremont Graduate University) "Hobbes on Interpreting Scripture"
Session 2: Friday, January 8, 3pm–6pm EST
Chair: Michael Byron (Kent State University, IHA Sovereign)
- Ben Jones (Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State) and Manshu Tian (Northwestern University) "Hobbes and Philosophical Anarchism"
- Marcus Adams (State University of New York at Albany) “Hobbes’s Mechanico-Perspectivalist Epistemology”
- Elad Carmel (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) "Hobbes's New Religion?"
- Stacy Kohls (Syracuse University) "Answering the Foole: Prudence, Reasonableness and Compliance within the Hobbesian Tradition"