Summer-School in Political Philosophy & Public Policy
“Philosophical Ideas for a Brave New World of Work”
13-15 July, University of Minho, Braga (Portugal)
Organizers: Jurgen De Wispelaere (University of Tampere), James Hickson (York University) and Roberto Merrill (University of Minho) on behalf of the Political Theory Group of CEHUM, University of Minho (Braga)
Course Description: In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in issues at the intersection of political philosophy and public policy. In particular, attention has increasingly turned to the question of what kind of institutions and policies would be needed in order to create a significantly more just society. Following past summer-schools on topics such as a justice between generations (2010), democratic virtues (2011), radical democracy (2012), basic income (2013), predistribution and property-owning democracy (2014), the ethics of banking (2015), the commons (2016), our next summer-school will be devoted to the future of work and a society in which the nature, meaning and distribution of work is expected to change considerably. The future of work is a topic of growing interest within academia, where it features prominently in recent debates in philosophy, history, law, political science, and economics. It is also features prominently in debates outside academia amongst social activists and policy-makers. In this summer school we will discuss insights emerging from philosophical reflection on the changing nature of work and think about normative principles guiding the future organisation and allocation of work and its benefits and burdens.
Format: The course features two invited professors, who each deliver three keynote lectures. In addition, we invite the participation of phd students, postdoctoral scholars and established researchers to present their ongoing work on the philosophy of work or a related topic.
Registration/Participation: If you would like to participate, please e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and institutional details by 20 May 2017. If you would like to present your work to the summer school please send us a title and abstract of 300-500 words. The registration fee is 70 euros.