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Republicanism: A Theoretical and Historical Perspective

Palazzo Vettori, Florence Italy

AN International Conference

Palazzo Vettori  |  Florence, Italy
June 25-26, 2018


"That Which Belongs to the Popolo [...]"

An individual can define himself free if he does not depend upon the will of another individual in the same way that a state can consider itself free if it does not depend upon the will of another state, and is not forced to accept statutes and laws from others or to request permission for its own actions. We live in a world in which almost all states purport to be republican. Very few adhere to the Ciceronian concept of res publica, understood as "that which belongs to the popolo (respublica respopuli) [...]" and which has the observance of the law and the commonality of interests as its foundation. The concept of a republicanism is traditionally connected to the principle that true political freedom consists of not being subject to the arbitrary will of any man or group of men, and it requires equality of civil and political rights. Republicanism has attracted scholars who aim to develop insights from the classical republican tradition into an attractive political doctrine suitable for modern pluralistic societies. This conference will examine republicanism from an historical and theoretical perspective after many years of scholarly investigation and debate.


SPEAKERS

Quentin Skinner, Queen Mary University of London
Maurizio Viroli, Princeton University
Fabrizio Ricciardelli, Kent State University
Gabriele Pedullà, Università degli Studi Roma Tre 
Marcello Fantoni, Kent State University
Philip Pettit, Princeton University and Australian
National University

Raphael Ebgi, Freie Universität Berlin
Chiara Continisio, Università Cattolica Milano
Luca Baccelli, Università di Camerino

Academic Committee

Mario Ascheri, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Danilo Breschi, Università degli Studi Internazionali
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Sergio Caruso, Università di Firenze
Matteo Duni, Syracuse University Florence
Marco Geuna, Università di Milano
Davide Lombardo, Kent State University Florence
Natalia Piombino, New York University Florence
Debora Spini, Syracuse University Florence

Conference Organizers

Fabrizio Ricciardelli, Kent State University Florence
Maurizio Viroli, Princeton University

Secretary

Alessia Fanfani, Kent State University Florence

Agenda: Monday, June 25

Welcoming Remarks, 9:00 - 9:30 am

Cristina Giachi, Comune di Firenze

Fabrizio Ricciardelli, Kent State University Florence

Morning Session 1, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Chair: Debora Spini, New York University Florence  
Quentin Skinner, Queen Mary University of London
Republican Liberty and the English Revolution
Maurizio Viroli, Princeton University
Republicanism and Religion

Coffee Break, 10:30 - 11:00 am
Desco Bistrot, via Cavour 27

Morning Session 2, 11:00 - 11:30 am

Chair: Matteo Duni, Syracuse University Florence
Fabrizio Ricciardelli, Kent State University Florence
Republicanism and Its Myth

Morning Discussion, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch, 12:30 - 3:00 pm
Desco Bistrot, via Cavour 27

Afternoon Session, 3:00 - 4:00 pm

Chair: Natalia Piombino, New York University Florence
Gabriele Pedullà, Università degli Studi Roma Tre
Republicanism and Humanism
Raphael Ebgi, Freie Universität Berlin
Platonism and Republicanism

Afternoon Discussion, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Dinner, 7:00 pm
Cafaggi, via Guelfa, 35/red

Agenda: Tuesday, June 26

Morning Session 1, 9:00 - 10:00 am

Chair: Davide Lombardo, Kent State University Florence  
Marcello Fantoni, Kent State University Chiara Continisio, Università Cattolica Milano
Courts and Republics
Philip Pettit, Princeton University and Australian National University
The Political and Moral Relevance of Republicanism

Coffee Break, 10:00 - 10:30 am
Desco Bistrot, via Cavour 27

Morning Session 2, 10:30 - 11:00 am

Luca Baccelli, Università di Camerino
Republicanism: Political Language and/ or Political Paradigm?

Morning Discussion, 11:00 - 11:30 am

Closing Remarks, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Maurizio Viroli, Princeton University

Lunch, 12:30 pm
Desco Bistrot, via Cavour 27


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