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Gastvortrag James Hankins am 19. Mai 2003:

The Renaissance Transformation of the Republican Idea

Das Seminar für Geistesgeschichte und Philosophie der Renaissance beehrt sich, zu folgendem Vortrag mit anschließender Diskussion einzuladen:

Montag, 19. Mai 2003, 19h c.t.
LMU-Hauptgebäude (Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1) , Hörsaal 218
Prof. Dr. James Hankins, Harvard University
The Renaissance Transformation of the Republican Idea
Zum Thema
In recent Anglo-American political philosophy there has been a great deal of attention to a "third way", an alternative to socialism and neo-liberalism, said to be offered by the Western republican tradition. Western republican theory is believed by some historians of political thought to have begun with Aristotle and to have been transmitted to the early modern world by thinkers of the Italian Renaissance, principally Machiavelli. Prof. Hankins' paper argues that we need to make a distinction between modern, highly ideological forms of republicanism and the theory and practice of premodern republics. The paper traces the history of the word 'respublica' with the goal of finding the origin of the modern ideological sense of the word to denote exclusively 'non- monarchical governments.' It shows that this sense of the word began to be promoted beginning with humanist political thinkers a couple of generations before Machiavelli, was highly contested in the 16th and 17th centuries, and becomes dominant only with Montesquieu.

Kontakt: Sekretariat des Seminars
Dokument erstellt: 2003-05-09
Dokument geändert: 2003-05-09
Redaktion: Dr. Heinrich C. Kuhn