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Conference The relevance of Tocqueville's thought

Monday, December 14, 2009 (7 p.m.)

Eduardo Nolla (San Pablo-CEU University),"Paradoxes and Tocquevillian balances".

Pilar González Altable (University of Valencia),"John Stuart Mill, Alexis de Tocqueville and democracy".

Antonio Hermosa Ándujar (University of Sevilla), "Tocqueville and secularism (Is it possible to think politics without religion?)".


Tuesday, December 15, 2009 (7 p.m.)

Jose Luis Villacañas (Complutense Unversity of Madrid) Why didn't Ortega study Tocqueville?

Julián Sauquillo (UAM), "An ancient writing in the new democratic world: the practice of correspondence in Alexis de Tocqueville".

Juan Manuel Ros Cherta (Jaume I University of Castellón), "Individual and citizen: the question of the subject in Tocqueville's Democracy in America".

Luciana Cadahia (National University of Cordoba-UAM) "Equality and freedom: The aporias of the concept of representative democracy in Tocqueville's writings".


Thursday, December 17, 2009 (7 p.m.)

Jaime de Salas (Complutense Unversity of Madrid),  "Religion in Democracy in America".

José María Sauca (University Carlos III of Madrid), "The idea of law in Tocqueville".

Thomas Gil (TU-Berlin), "The mechanisms of democracy in Tocqueville's political thought".


This conference on Tocqueville's political thought is part of the Permanent Seminar that responds to the acronym C.L.A.S.S.I.C.O.S. (Collective of Reading, Analysis, Systematization and Interpretation of Classics with a Social Orientation), coordinated by the Theoria cum Praxi Research Group of the Institute of Philosophy of the CSIC (http://www. in close collaboration with the Research Group on Law and Justice of the University Carlos III of Madrid, both groups are part, together with others, of the Culture of Legality Program TRUST CM: whose principal investigator is José María Sauca. They are also part of the Research Project "Philosophy of History and Values in 21st Century Europe" (FFI2008-04287), whose principal investigator is Concha Roldán and whose team includes the aforementioned Research Group TcP (Values in 21st Century Europe), coordinated by Roberto R. Aramayo. Some materials generated by previous sessions were published in the journal Isegoría:, whose penultimate issue on Revolution and Secularization was coordinated by Julián Sauquillo.