21 Feb 20085:00pm - 7:00pmCRASSH

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Noontime Demons: Political Representation and the Problem of  Experience 

5.00pm-7.00pm at CRASSH 

A lecture by Frank Ankersmit, Professor of Intellectual History and Historical Theory at the University of Groningen.

Response by Quentin Skinner, Regius Professor of History, University of Cambridge.

Frank Ankersmit undertakes a critique of recent political theories of representation and proposes a new theory, which places the problem of experience at the centre of a field between political psychology and philosophy. Ankersmit's nearly two hundred publications include works on aesthetics, philosophy of history and political philosophy. Among his best known books are Narrative logic. A semantic analysis of the historian's language, 1983; History and tropology. The rise and fall of metaphor, 1994; Aesthetic politics. Political philosophy beyond fact and value, 1997; Historical Representation, 2001; Political Representation, 2001; and Sublime Historical experience, 2005.

The event is free to attend and open to everyone. There will be a reception after the talk.

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