Trust and Happiness in the History of Political Thought

Open to the Public
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 9:00am
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, September 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

In political and public discourse, as well as in political science and theory, debates concerning trust, fidelity, happiness, well-being, social contract and capital, and the connections between them, have intensified over the past two decades. The Society, invited proposals that bring the perspectives and methods of the history of political thought to bear on these concepts and connections in ancient, medieval, and modern European contexts. Prospective participants have also been encouraged to reflect on the wider implications of their empirical topic for the state of the art and the overall relevance of the field.

An exciting three-day conference, which also serves to inaugurate a new Specialization and Advanced Certificate in Political Thought at CEU (to begin in Fall 2015), will bring together scholars from different generations, academic traditions and fields, and geographic backgrounds. The organizers are pleased to gratefully acknowledge generous support by the Central European University academic events fund, the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, and the Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

For the program, please click here below.