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only if the application procedure and the reviewers are trustworthy as well. On the other hand, such a contradiction may only be apparent, as accountability during the grant’s disbursement is best checked both with ex ante screening and ex post evaluation.

30 March 2011, MWP, EUI

and history. In an age of European integration and globalization, his views about what a state is, what is its proper point or purpose, and his arguments for the impossibility of an international legal regime, remain as relevant and instructive as ever. Our panel of speakers, which included several distinguished Hobbes scholars, offered a variety of perspectives on these questions, from the perspective of political science, law, philosophy, and history. Each speaker presented for 40 minutes, and discussants followed with a 10-minute commentary. The rest of the time was used for open discussion with the public.

Thomas Hobbes is one of the most important intellectual founding fathers of the modern state. Leviathan (1651), his greatest work, is considered by many to be the founding text of modern political thought, and it has had a profound influence in the social sciences, law, philosophy,

Speakers were Eleanor Curran (Law, University of Kent), John McCormick (Political Science, University of Chicago), Claire Finkelstein (Law and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania), and Sharon Lloyd (Law, Philosophy, and Political Science, University of Southern California).

5th Classics Revisited MWP Conference: Thomas Hobbes and the Modern State: A 21st Century Interdisciplinary Perspective

Sarah Easterby-Smith, Uditi Sen, Masanori Kashiwagi, Catherine Fletcher and Mathias Staudigl, Max Weber Fellows


Max Weber Programme Annual Report - Academic Year 2010-2011  
Max Weber Programme Annual Report - Academic Year 2010-2011  

Reports on the 2010-2011 teaching and research activities of the largest postdoctoral programme for young academics in the social sciences,...