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Visiting Fellow, 2017 – 2018

Quentin Skinner

Emeritus Professor of Humanities Queen Mary University of London


Quentin Skinner is Barber Beaumont Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary University of London. He mainly works on early-modern intellectual history, but has also written on several issues in contemporary political theory, including the concept of political liberty and the character of the state. His publications include The Foundations of Modern Political Thought (2 vols., 1978), Reason and Rhetoric in the Philosophy of Hobbes (1996), Liberty Before Liberalism (1998), Machiavelli (2000), Hobbes and Republican Liberty (2008), Forensic Shakespeare (2014), and a three-volume collection of essays, Visions of Politics (2002). His latest book, From Humanism to Hobbes, was published in March 2018. While at the Collegium he worked on a new monograph on personal liberty and the powers of the state.

For more information, please visit his faculty profile.