University College Dublin
School of Philosophy, in co-operation with
School of Politics and International Relations, present

Workshop seminar 'On Sovereignty'

with Professor Dr. Yves-Charles Zarka
University of Paris - Rene Descartes

With responses by Daniela Lapenna and Maire Brophy

Friday 15 October, 2010. From 14.30 to 17.30
Room D5.22, Newman building, UCD



Dr. Yves-Charles Zarka is Professor of Philosophy and Political Theory at the University of Paris – Descartes. He is also Researcher in Modern Philosophy at the CNRS, where he is Director of the Thomas Hobbes Research Institute. One of France’s most important political philosophers, he has published extensively on Hobbes, Schmidt, Hegel, Foucault, as well as on the question of subjectivity, sovereignty and tolerance in classical and contemporary political philosophy. He is also the founder and director of the journal Cités published by the Presses Universitaires de France. He has hel visiting professorships at the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of Turin, the University of Tel Aviv, John Hopkins University (Baltimore), the University of Montreal and the University of Chicago.

His most important publications are:

La Décision métaphysique de Hobbes. Conditions de la politique, Paris, Vrin, 1987.

Hobbes et la pensée politique moderne, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 1995.

L’Autre voie de la subjectivité, Paris, Beauchesne, 2000.

Figures du pouvoir : études de philosophie politique de Machiavel à Foucault , Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2000.

Un détail nazi dans la pensée de Schmidt, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2005.

Difficile tolérance , Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2004.

Hegel et le droit naturel moderne, Paris, Vrin, 2006.

La destitution des intellectuels et autres réflexions intempestives, Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2010.