Publication Spinoza lectures 2014 professor Quentin Skinner

Hobbes and the State

18 februari 2016

Professor Skinner was the 2014 Spinoza Chair at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, at the University of Amsterdam. In his two Spinoza Lectures Professor Skinner brings together elements of his research on Hobbes shaping them into an exciting coherent whole.

Quentin Skinner

Since 2008 Quentin Skinner has been the Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary, University of London. He began by studying and teaching at the University of Cambridge, after which he spent several years at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton.

He is a Fellow of the British Academy, The American Academy, the Academia Europaea and the Accademia dei Lincei, and has been the recipient of honorary degrees from many major Universities, including Athens, Chicago, Harvard, Helsinki, Oslo and Oxford.

Professor Skinner’s scholarship, which is available in 25 languages, has won him many prizes, including the Isaiah Berlin Prize, the Lippincott and David Easton Awards of the American Political Science Association, the Wolfson Prize for History, the Bielefeld Wissenschaftspreis and a Balzan Prize.

The Spinoza Chair was established in 1995 by the then Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Amsterdam. Since 1996 publishing house Van Gorcum publishes the Spinoza Lectures, which are given by high-profile thinkers of our time. 

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