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Thomas Hobbes' Symposium 2017

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View the Thomas Hobbes' Symposium 2017 Programme

A note from the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard:

'The Thomas Hobbes Symposium took place this weekend in Thomas Hobbes's home town of Malmesbury. The actual venue, the Library of Abbey House Gardens, could not have been more appropriate. The subject, speakers and location attracted a capacity audience. The speakers included local philosopher Dr Finn Spicer, speaking on “Choosing to cooperate in Hobbes' world”, Dr Naomi Goulder of the New College of the Humanities, London on “Hobbes and self-interest”, and Dr Seiriol Morgan of the University of Bristol on “Rousseau and property as the source of all evil”. The lectures were followed by a lively, thought-provoking Q&A panel discussion.'

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