Ethics, Political Theory and the Search for Freedom and Peace

Some Thoughts on Marsilius of Padua's Defensor Pacis

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Time: Sunday, 08 April 2007 10:15-12:00
Place: Blindern

The Seminar for Medieval Thought at the Department of Philosophy, University of Oslo in co-operation with PRIO and the Ethics Program of the University of Oslo has the pleasure of inviting you to a guest lecture with Gerson Moreno-Riaño, Associate Professor of Political Science, Cedarville University, USA

Marsilius of Padua was one of the 14th century’s most prominent radicals in Europe. In his political philosophy he foreshadowed many of the central ideas about ethics, politics, conflict, and peace that became commonplace several centuries later. His Defensor pacis (”The Defender of the Peace”) is one of the Middle Ages’ most important works of political thought.

Gerson Moreno-Riaño is one of the foremost authorities on Marsilius of Padua’s thought in the US, and he has also worked broadly within other fields of political theory.

Time and place:
Friday, April 8th, 10.15 – 12.00, Sophus Bugges hus, University of Oslo, seminar room 2

For more information, please contact Henrik Syse (e-mail:

This lecture has been made possible by a grant to the Seminar for Medieval Thought from Institusjonen Fritt Ord.

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