The 2014 Ciceronian Society Conference at Mount Saint Mary’s University (Emmitsburg, Maryland) is quickly approaching. Below is our schedule of speakers for March 27th – 29th. Several notable intellectuals will be presenting, and these include David Walsh, James Matthew Wilson, Jeff Taylor, Joshua Hochschild, Bruce Frohnen, Paul Gottfried, Gerald Russello, Christopher Anadale, Marshall DeRosa, Kenneth Colston, Gene Callahan, Clark Carlton, Nathan Coleman, Jerry Salyer, Macon Boczek, and many more. Please contact Peter Haworth ( if you would like to attend.

Ciceronian Society Conference Schedule:

Thursday, March 27th: Dinner and special programming

Mount Saint Mary’s University Dean, Dr. Joshua Hochschild, Philosophy Topic: To be Announced.

Friday, March 28th: 

8:30-9:30am (O’Hara Dining Room): American History and Political Thought, Part 1

Nathan Coleman, “State Sovereignty, Interposition, and Liberty: The Constitutional Significance of Article II of the Articles of Confederation”

Ethan Davey-Alexander, “John Adams on Human Fallibility, Hierarchy, and Enlightenment and post-Enlightenment Political Order”

9:40-10:40am (O’Hara): American History and Political Thought, Part 2

Marshall DeRosa, “Living in the Ruins: The American Civil War and the Subversion of Christian Civilization”

William Batchelder, “Albert Jay Nock: His Time and Ours”

Break 10:40 – 11:20am (O’Hara)

11:20am-12:50pm (O’Hara): Modern Political Thought

Paul Gottfried, “A Critical Commentary on Liberal Democracy as a  Tel(e)ocratic Enterprise”

Michael Harding, “Nietzsche, the State, and America”

Jeremy Geddert, “Is Hugo Grotius a Secular Modern Theorist?”

Lunch: 12:50-2:00pm (Patriot Hall): Participants purchase on their own.

2:00-3:00pm (Knott Auditorium): Keynote Address

David Walsh, “Overlooked Virtues of Modern Continental Philosophy”

3:10-4:10pm (Knott Auditorium): Civil Religion and Human Scale

Macon Bozek, “Cicero’s Religio and Max Scheler’s Phenomenology of the Religious Act: the Creative Possibilities for Religion in Modern Secular Societies”

Jeff Taylor, “Politics of Human Scale”

4:20-5:20pm (Knott Auditorium): Literature and Philosophy

James Matthew Wilson, “T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets and the Christian Platonist  Tradition”

Christopher Anadale, “Beyond Streamlined Thomism: the Primacy of Philosophical Enquiry in a Seminary Philosophy Curriculum”

Saturday, March 29th: 

8:30-10:00am (O’Hara Dining Room): Political-Theology and Literature

Kenneth Colston, “Missing and Perverted Sacraments: Why Hamlet is so Anxious”

Luke Sheahan, “That Hideous Dream: Progressive Idealism, the Lust for Power, and the Nightmare of Scientism in CS Lewis’s That Hideous Strength

Peter Haworth, Topic: To be Announced

Break: 10:00-10:30am (O’Hara)

10:30am-12pm (O’Hara): Cosmopolitanism, Agrarianism, and Urbanism

Clark Carlton, “Cosmopolitanism Reconsidered: The Necessity of the Division of Labor within the (Cosmo) Polis”

Gene Callahan (and Co-Author), “Aristotle’s Polis and Jane Jacobs’ City Neighborhood: Twin Sons of Different Mothers?”

Jerry Salyer, “The Counter-Revolutionary Agrarianism of Louis de Bonald”

Lunch: 12:00-1:30pm (Patriot Hall), Participants purchase on their own.

1:30-3:00pm (O’Hara): Political Thought, Literature, and Conservatism

Ryan Holston, “The Poverty of Anti-Historicism:  Lessons from the Strauss-Gadamer Correspondence”

Lorraine Krall McCrary, “Reflections on Disability in Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping

Greg Collins, “Examining Edmund Burke in Context: His Critique of Richard Price”

3:30-5:00pm (O’Hara): Law, Sovereignty, and Philosophy 

Bruce Frohnen, “The Limits of Law:  How Formal Rules Undermine Human  Relations”

Steven Brust, “Suarez on the Indirect Power of the Pope in Temporal Affairs”

Michael Hickman, “Jean Bodin’s Notion of Sovereignty”

5:00-8:00pm: Dinner and special programming

Speaker and Topic: To be Announced

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Peter Daniel Haworth
My name is Peter Haworth, and I am an independent scholar living in Phoenix, Arizona. I received my Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University in 2008, and I am currently working on various writing projects in American Political Thought. My interests include American Political Development, Traditionalist Thought, Constitutional Law, Southern Americana, Virtue Ethics, Natural Law, Political Theology, and many other topics within the history of political theory. With me in Phoenix is my darling wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Puckett Haworth of Columbus, Mississippi and our son, Peter Randolph Augustine Haworth. My hobbies include voracious reading, minimal gun collecting, and dreaming about our future farm that might be located somewhere in beautiful Mississippi.