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Centre for the History of Political Thought

Past Events

Workshop:'Research Methods and Political Thought'

5th November 2010, 09:30 to 6th November 2010, 16:30, The Al-Qasimi Buildong Elvet Hill Road

The workshop aims to examine existing scholarship on research methods in political philosophy as well as to explore more generally the link between methods and political thought.

IIn a context of increased significance of research methods both in postgraduate teaching and in academic grant applications, this workshop aims to put the topic of research methods more starkly to the attention of political theorists as well as to advance the idea that the scholarship on methods in politics will benefit by political theory approaches to it.

Invited speakers:

 Al Martinich (Texas) 'Ideal Interpretation of Political and Other Texts.'

 Adrian Blau (Manchester) 'History of Political Thought as a Social Science'

James Connelly (Hull) 'Collingwood, history and political thought'

Ilan Baron (Durham) 'Evaluating normative argument'

Jon Parkin (York) 'Methodology and the history of political thought'

Contact maria.dimova-cookson@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.