Pettit and His Critics Conference

PETTIT AND HIS CRITICS

Saturday, 14th March 2009

Research Beehive 2.21
Old Library Building
Newcastle University

Philip Pettit is one of the most significant moral and political philosophers today. This conference will bring together new work on Pettit’s many philosophical contributions by three philosophers-Thom Brooks (Newcastle), Cecile Laborde (University College London), and Michael Ridge (Edinburgh)-with replies to each by Philip Pettit.

PROGRAMME

10.30-11.00am
Registration (tea/coffee)

11.00-12.30pm
Speaker: Michael Ridge (Edinburgh), An Opportunity for Expressivists? Sincerity, Belief Expression and Ecumenical Expressivism
Respondent: Philip Pettit (Princeton)

12.30-1.15pm
Lunch

1.15-2.45pm
Speaker: Thom Brooks (Newcastle), Moral and Political Freedom
Respondent: Philip Pettit (Princeton)

2.45-3.00pm
Tea/coffee

3.00-4.30pm
Speaker: Cecile Laborde (UCL), Tbc
Respondent: Philip Pettit (Princeton)

REGISTRATION

Registration is £20 waged or £15 unwaged/student. This price includes registration, all teas/coffees, and lunch. The conference website includes information on the programme, travelling to Newcastle, and online registration (found here).

The conference is open to all and it is supported generously by the Newcastle Institute for the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (NIASSH); the Newcastle Ethics, Legal, and Political Philosophy Group; the School of Geography, Politics, and Sociology; and the Journal of Moral Philosophy.

UPDATE: There is also a Facebook Event website set up as well, found here.

About Thom Brooks

Thom Brooks is Reader in Law at Durham University.
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