Book Workshop Sandra Field's Potentia: Hobbes and Spinoza on Power and Popular Politics

The workshop is free and open to the public. No registration is required, although RSVP will help to plan catering. For more information, or to receive a copy of the manuscript, please contact

9.30-9.45am        Welcome and overview

9.45-11.15am      Hobbesian concepts of power (Steven Nadler: Chapters 2 and 3)

11.15-11.30am    Coffee break

11.30am-1.00pm Hobbesian political models (Arash Abizadeh: Chapters 3 and 4)

1.00-1.45pm        Lunch break

1.45-3.15pm        Spinozist concepts of power (Michael Rosenthal: Chapter 5 and 6)

3.15-3.30pm        Coffee break

3.30-5.00pm        Spinozist political models (Hasana Sharp: Chapters 7 and 8)