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Professor Conal Condren

BSc, MSc, PhD (London), FAHA

Elected: 2001

Discipline: Political Science

Specialisation: History, intellectual, social, political philosophy


Conal Condren is Scientia Professor of Political Science and International Relations at UNSW. He specialises in the study of language use in politics, in the methodology of the history of political theory and in the political theory of Early Modern Britain. He is engaged in joint research on the persona of the philosopher in early modern Europe (with Profs. S. Gaukroger and Ian Hunter) and on Shakespeare and the intellectual history of politics with Prof. David Armitage and Dr. Andrew Fitzmaurice. He is then planning to finish a long standing volume on metaphor and concept formation in politics.


  • Conal Condren (2002) Between Social Constraint and the Public Sphere: On misreading Early-Modern Political Satire, Contemporary Political Theory, 1(1): 2002, pp.79-101.
  • Conal Condren (2000) Thomas Hobbes, pp.xix+176+index. New York: Twayne.
  • Conal Condren (1994) The Language of Politics in Seventeenth-Century England, pp.xi+206+index. London and New York: Macmillan.
  • George Lawson (1992) Politica sacra et civilis, (1660, 1689) Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought, pp.li+275+index. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.
  • Conal Condren (1989) George Lawson's 'Politica' and the English Revolution, pp.xviii +204+index. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press.
  • Conal Condren (1985) The Status and Appraisal of Classic Texts, pp xiii + 303 + index. Princeton N.J.: Princeton University Press.
  • Conal Condren (1977) Satire, Lies and Politics: The Case of Dr Arbuthnot, pp.xii+185+index. London and New York: Macmillan.


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