IILJ History and Theory of International Law Workshop

Jan 22, 2019
3:00pm - 5:00pm

The Role of Concepts in Intellectual History

How can we explain conceptual innovation and change in intellectual history? And how is it possible for concepts sometimes to travel over the historical long-term and to have a causal impact on the history of events? Please join us for a presentation by Alberico Gentili Senior Fellow Benjamin Straumann of his paper The Energy of Concepts: For a Fregean History of Conceptual and Historical Change, which defends ‘analytic contextualism’.  Our discussion of concepts and conceptual change may be of special interest to those who study intellectual history, legal theory, and the history of ideas.


Jeremy Waldron, NYU Law Professor

Tamsin Shaw, NYU Philosophy Professor

Steven Lukes, NYU Sociology Professor

Moderator: Karin Loevy

Please RSVP here; the chapters will be sent to those who plan to attend. This event will be held at the Guarini Insitute for Global Legal Studies, 22 Washington Square North.