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16:30 - 19:00 8 December 2010

Centre for Early Modern Exchanges Seminar - Renaissance Virtues: Privation and Manipulation


243 Foster Court (link Map)
Torrington Place | London | WC1E 6BT |

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Professor Quentin Skinner, History, Queen Mary's College
Dr Angus Gowland, History, UCL
Professor Jeremy Robbins, Spanish, Edinburgh

This session of the Centre for Early Modern Exchanges Seminar Series turns to the theme of virtue in the Renaissance and the ways in which its manipulation or absence became a central theme in political thought. One of the world's foremost experts on early modern political thought, Professor Quentin Skinner, examines the place of virtue in the writings of the infamous Niccolo Machiavelli. While UCL's Dr Angus Gowland will consider how the excision of virtue from public life may have led to an epidemic of melancholy or depression. The Spanish thinker, Balthasar Gracián, and his consideration of practical prudence in his Aphorism, is the subject of our final speaker, Edinburgh's Professor Jeremy Robbins.


Alexander Samson
+44 (0)20 7679 7121 | a.samson@ucl.ac.uk


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Centre for Early Modern Exchanges Seminar Series 2010-11