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Sheldon Wolin

Political Theory and Intellectual History

Over the last few weeks, a number of things have led me to think about the relationship between political theory and intellectual history…and between political theorists and intellectual historians. Our recent conference in Washington, D.C., was keynoted by a political theorist, Corey Robin, whose work frequently comes up on this blog.  Last week, Sheldon Wolin passed away. As Corey Robin noted in his acute celebration of Wolin’s work, Wolin was distinguished by, among other things, a particularly distinctive way of thinking about the past.  And this week, I concluded a Reading Group that I had been leading at the University Read more