Universalism, Cosmopolitanism, and the Ius Gentium in
Ancient Political Thought

Annual Meeting of the Collegium Politicum

Bonn, 26 May--28 May 2016

Bonn University is pleased to host the 16th annual meeting of the Collegium Politicum. The Bonn meeting of the Collegium Politicum will be dedicated to those concepts, arguments, and theories that ancient moral and political thinkers devoted to 'universalist' questions. How did philosophers in antiquity see 'transnational' or 'global' issues? Did they formulate normative principles that are appropriate to deal  with these problems? What did they think on questions of war and peace, cultural difference and plurality, natural law, the relations between peoples and states? Which sorts of utopian thought regarding cosmopolitanism can we identify?

Abstracts should be no more than 400 words. Please include your name, affiliation and your email address. Papers can be written in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. They should be readable in 30 minutes, to allow at least another fifteen minutes of discussion.

Please submit abstracts to the following email address: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

The submission deadline is Friday, January 15th 2016.

We will confirm receipt of submission by email. We will also notify you, if you have been selected as a presenter for the conference. Decisions regarding the program will be made by the end of January.

Be good enough to let us know, if you want to have a comment on your paper by one of the members of the Collegium Politicum. If so, we will need the final version of your paper till Monday, February 29th 2016.

Attached please find the flyer for our meeting.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Horn
Universität Bonn
Institut für Philosophie
Am Hof 1
D-53113 Bonn
Tel. +49-(0)228-737742


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