Hugo Grotius’s place in the history of moral and political philosophy

When 05 Apr 2017 01:00 PM to
06 Apr 2017 01:30 PM
Where HIW
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Hugo Grotius's Place in the history of moral and political philosophy

All are very welcome to attend this two-day interdisciplinary workshop on the moral and political philosophy of Hugo Grotius. The acclaimed intellectual historian Dr Annabel Brett (Cambridge) shall be delivering the keynote speech on Tuesday April 5 (18:00-19:00).

Please register by e-mailing johan.olsthoorn@kuleuven or



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Wednesday April 5, 2017

13.00 - 13.30

Welcome with coffee, tea, and pastries

13:30 - 14:20

G.F. van Nifterik (Amsterdam): “Spanish clothes for Grotius’s sovereign”

14.20 - 15.10

Dennis Klimchuk (Western-Ontario): “What Grotius’s account of property and necessity shows us about his place in the history of political philosophy

15.10 - 15.40 Coffee break
15.40 - 16.30

Sylvie Loriaux (Laval): “Original community of goods, necessity, and territorial rights: Grotius and Kant”

17.00 - 18.00

Keynote speech: Dr Annabel Brett (Cambridge): “TBA”    

19:00 Conference dinner

Thursday april 6, 2017

09.15 - 09.30 Welcome with coffee, tea, and pastries
09.30 - 10.20

Laetitia Ramelet (Lausanne): “Promise keeping revisited”

10.20 - 11.10

Guilherme Marques Pedro (Uppsala): “Emigration and immigration rights in the international legal thought of Hugo Grotius”

11.10 - 11.40 Coffee break
11.40 - 12.30

Türker Armaner (Galatasaray): “Grotius and Spinoza”

12.30 - 13.20

Stefanie Ertz (Paderborn): “The reception of Grotius’ ius divinum positivum universale in John Selden and in the German early enlightenment”

13.30   Concluding lunch