Seminar Series: Peter Schroder

The Institute of Philosophy of the Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences kindly invites you to the upcoming talk of its seminar series

Prof. Peter Schroder (UCL and IAS/CEU):
Fidem observandam esse - Trust and Fear in Hobbes and Locke

Date and Venue of the lecture: 19th April 2016, 4.00 pm, Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 30. Országház Street, 2. floor, "Pepita" room.

This paper aims to demonstrate that trust commanded an important place among the concepts of seventeenth-century political thought. Understanding the place of trust within the political thought of Hobbes and Locke helps to comprehend the fundamental differences of their positions. A focus on trust permits better understanding of their different uses and connotations of more explicit political and juridical concepts such as punishment, sovereignty, or resistance. Engaging with Hobbes’s argument, Locke tried to advance the discussion of trust in a distinctively different direction.

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