Dialogue or Dialectic: Augustine and Political Theory
Peter Busch, Lawrence C. Gallen Fellow in the Humanities, Villanova University; Kody Cooper, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Service, University of Tennesee; Eric Gregory, Professor of Religion, Princeton University; Boleslaw Z. Kabala, 2017-18 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Associate, James Madison Program, Princeton University; Mary M. Keys, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame; Michael Lamb, University Scholar in Residence, Wake Forest University; Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Texas State University; Nathan Pinkoski, 2017-18 Thomas W. Smith Postdoctoral Associate, James Madison Program, Princeton University; Veronica Roberts, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Assumption College; Daniel Strand, Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Political Thought and Leadership, Arizona State University; Paul Weithman, Glynn Family Honors Collegiate Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame
How does Augustine shape our understanding of political theory? Does he contribute, as Hannah Arendt believes, to a loss of authentic politics, or can he actually help us recover a genuine politics of deliberation? How does Augustine help us understand the origins of religious violence in modern and post-modern conditions? Does he contribute to or challenge prevailing conceptions of republicanism and liberalism? More broadly, this workshop investigates whether political theory is best served by seeing Augustine as a protagonist or antagonist to the dominant paradigms in political theory. The workshop explores these topics to sharpen our understanding of Augustine's place in political theory.
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