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Interdisciplinary Conference: Choosing Directions in a Republic

Choosing Directions in a Republic

A one-day interdisciplinary conference

at Dublin City University

with keynote by Jonathan Israel

Thursday June 28th 2018

All Hallows Campus, Purcell House G10 & Woodlock Hall

Hosted by the School of Theology, Philosophy and Music


10:30-10:50 – Welcome & Introduction (Purcell House G10)

10:55-11:40 – Andreas Hess (Sociology, UCD) The Republican Origins of the Liberalism of Fear

11:45-12:30 – Eoin Daly (Law, Galway) Contingency and Providence in Corsica: Rousseau on Freedom without Politics.

12:30-1:40 – Lunch

1:40-2:25 – Colin Reid (History, Sheffield) Political suicide: revisiting the 'death' of the Irish Parliament, c. 1798-1801

2:30-3:15 – Úna ní Bhroméil (History, Limerick) Which Republic? John Quinn, Irish America and dissonant allegiances during WW1

3:25-4:10 – Bartholomew Begley (Philosophy, DCU) Walter Lippmann and elite rule

4:15-5:00 – Ian Leask (Philosophy, DCU): John Toland’s women

5:00 – 7.00 Break

7:00-8:00 – Jonathan Israel (History, Princeton IAS): Radical Enlightenment versus Montesquieu: the 70 year Battle over L’Esprit des Lois

                  (Woodlock Hall, All Hallows Campus)

All are welcome.

For further information and free registration please contact:

21st June, 2018