Category Archives: Politics

Public Justification, Authority and Coercion: Comments on Chapter 1

I want to begin by again thanking Chad for putting this group together and to all the participants, especially Micah for his excellent summary and questions of Chapter 1 of my book. I didn’t see a way to answer his discussion questions … Continue reading

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Vallier Reading Group: Chapter 1

I am happy to begin our reading group on Kevin Vallier’s new book, Liberal Politics and Public Faith: Beyond Separation. My thanks to Chad Van Schoelandt for organizing. In earlier reading groups, we have followed a standard format of summarizing … Continue reading

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Ethics for the down-and-out?

A couple of weeks ago, I (perhaps unwisely) posted a sarcastic and hastily written note in response to a news story about the crime-fighting adventures of ethicist Jonathan Glover [original post now removed].  It turns out that I didn’t make my intent … Continue reading

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Workshop on “The Idea of Social Equality”, York, 17-18 September 2014

Workshop on “The Idea of Social Equality”, King’s Manor, University of York, 17-18 September 2014 The first of four workshops on Social Equality, sponsored by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust, in association with the Department of Politics at the … Continue reading

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Conference: New Directions in Public Reason (Birmingham)

Dates: 16th – 17th June Contact: Jeremy Williams (j.s.williams@bham.ac.uk) Location: Edgbaston Room, Lucas House, University of Birmingham (G16 on this campus map) Homepage: www.birmingham.ac.uk/newdirections Participants: Clare Chambers (Cambridge) Gerald Gaus (Arizona) Andrew Lister (Queen’s) Stephen Macedo (Princeton) Fabienne Peter (Warwick) Thomas Sinclair (Oxford) Kevin Vallier (Bowling Green) … Continue reading

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Overcoming Intolerance: Nussbaum and Her Critics conference

23-24 May 2014 St Mary’s College, Durham University Conference speakers include: Thom Brooks (Durham), Clare Chambers (Cambridge), Maria Dimova-Cookson (Durham), Phillip Horky (Durham), Peter Jones (Newcastle), Maleiha Malik (KCL), Mozaffar Qizilbash (York), Martha Nussbaum (Chicago), Sara Protasi (Yale) CONFERENCE WEBSITE … Continue reading

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