This Saturday in DC: Roundtable on Hume’s Politics

Upcoming author-meets-critics panel on *Hume’s Politics* (Saturday, 8/30).

I’m writing this lest some political scientists attending the American  Political Science Association’s Annual Meeting—and other random readers living near DC—miss an opportunity to see my work simultaneously celebrated and torn to shreds: an “Author Meets Critics” panel on Hume’s Politics, this coming Saturday, August 30, at 9:30 in the Marriot Wardman Park’s Maryland B room. (I suspect you’re technically supposed to register for the conference in order to attend. I also suspect that no Homeland Security agents will be enforcing that in the case of this panel.)

For the occasion, Tom Merrill of American University assembled a bunch of people who like the book but who also disagree with it sharply and won’t be afraid to say so: Russell Hardin of NYU, Emily Nacol of Vanderbilt, Michael Frazer of Harvard, and himself. So those who enjoy a good argument as much as I do won’t be disappointed.



Author: Andrew Sabl

Andrew Sabl, a political theorist, is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Ruling Passions: Political Offices and Democratic Ethics and Hume’s Politics: Coordination and Crisis in the History of England, both from Princeton University Press. His research interests include political ethics, liberal and democratic theory, toleration, the work of David Hume, and the realist school of contemporary political thought. He is currently finishing a book for Harvard University Press titled The Uses of Hypocrisy: An Essay on Toleration. He divides his time between Toronto and Brooklyn.

One thought on “This Saturday in DC: Roundtable on Hume’s Politics

  1. Well, I hope you have a good time. I will have to try to track down the book, it sounds interesting. I am not much for philosophy but I need to exercise my brain and I can't find anyone to play poker.

    Apropos of nothing, I think the reason more people don't comment has to do with the annoying sign-in system, which logs you out every time you switch posts. Which is funny, because I trust you guys, meanwhile I *can't* logout of a bunch of other sketchy sites.

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