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Published on Oct 25, 2011
Quentin Skinner presented his lecture as the 2008-2009 Una's Lecturer at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley. Skinner is Barber Beaumon Chair in the Humanities at Queen Mary College, University of London, and Regius Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of more than 20 books, and his works have been widely translated. Professor Skinner's two-volume study, The Foundations of Modern Political Thought, was named by the Times Literary Supplement in 1996 as one of the hundred most influential books published since the Second World War.