Winter 2010

January 11
Reification, Neoliberalism, and Postcapitalist Democracy ”
Anita Chari, University of Chicago

January 18
No Session: MLK Day

January 25
“The Possibility of Idealism in Contemporary Political Theory ”
Jonny Thakkar, University of Chicago

February 1
Dewey and Democratic Hope”
Loren Goldman, University of Chicago

February 8
The Plan for Perpetual Peace: From Saint-Pierre to Rousseau ”
Céline Spector, University of Bordeaux

February 15
“The “Last Man” Problem: Max Weber on Political Attitudes to Suffering”
Tamsin Shaw, New York University

SPECIAL SESSION: Co-Sponsored with The Nicholson Center for British Studies
NOTE ROOM AND TIME CHANGE: 3:30pm, Rosenwald 405
February 19
“Promising, Natural Law, and Moral Personality”
Thomas Pink, King’s College London

February 22
“Situating Arendtian Agency in Time and History”
Jennie Han, University of Chicago

March 1
“‘Writing a Name in the Sky’– Reading Rancière on Democratic Politics”
Aletta Norval, University of Essex

March 8
“Rawls, Ideal Theory, and Racial Justice”
“Racial Liberalsim”
Charles Mills, Northwestern University