Where is the History of Political Thought Going?



Parole chiave:

History of Historiography, Intellectual History, History of Political Thought, European Historiography, Global History


After the recent publication of a couple of succinct and overarching essays covering the state of the field in the history of political thought (in the English language), Prof. Davide Cadeddu from the University of Milan expressed polemical remarks on some of their content. At the same time, he asked for comments on his own article, inviting the response several of English-speaking scholars (or scholars educated in anglophone cultural context).

In response to this challenge, ten colleagues

John Dunn (King’s College, University of Cambridge)
Humeira Iqtidar (King’s College London)
Iain Hampsher-Monk (University of Exeter)
Richard Bourke (King’s College, University of Cambridge)
Adrian Blau (King’s College London)
Alexandra Chadwick (University of Jyväskylä)
Duncan Kelly (Jesus College, University of Cambridge)
David Leopold (Mansfield College, University of Oxford)
Peter Burke (Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge)
Richard Whatmore (University of St Andrews)

answered with texts of different length and complexity. Depending on each case individually, each scholar was either in agreement or disagreement with the statements previously formulated by him, henceforth eliciting, more or less implicitly, new reflections on the matter at hand.




Come citare

Where is the History of Political Thought Going?. (2023). Scienza & Politica. Per Una Storia Delle Dottrine, 35(68), 251–301. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1825-9618/18144