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John G. A. Pocock

29th September 2010 | Sala dos Capelos da Universidade de Coimbra


John Greville Agard Pocock was born in London on March 7, 1924, and then emigrated to New Zealand, where he completed his elementary and university studies, before leaving for the University of Cambridge, where he earned a doctorate.

Among the many distinctions he has received, the most recent include the Jacques Barzum Prize in Cultural History (awarded by the American Society of Philosophy in 2000) and the New Zealand Order of Merit Officer Degree (2002). ).

Emeritus Professor at John Hopkins University, John A. G. Pocock is one of the most influential Academic of our days. His works on political thinking and Atlantic republicanism imposed a new understanding on these issues and, in so doing, forced a profound refounding of democratic thinking itself. In the ensuing debate that continues today, Mr Pocock's work is unavoidable in management, which speaks well of the depth of his research and, above all, of its importance at the present time.