Monday, January 12, 2009

Newcastle Ethics, Legal, and Political Philosophy Spring Seminar Series 2009

The Newcastle Ethics, Legal, and Political Philosophy (NELPP) 2009 spring seminar series is the following:

28th January
Professor Albert Weale (Essex)
Talking Contracts?

11th February (tbc)
Professor Sir Neil MacCormick QC (Edinburgh)
Institutionalism: The Best Theory of Law

18th February
Professor Chris Brink (Vice Chancellor, Newcastle)
On Minorities

25th February
Professor Philip van der Eijk (Classics, Newcastle)
Did Aristotle have a concept of intelligence?

4th March
Dr Jan Deckers (Medicine, Newcastle)
Animal Rights and Process Thought

14th March
Pettit and His Critics conference
Speakers will include Thom Brooks (Newcastle), Cecile Laborde (UCL), Michael Ridge (Edinburgh), and Philip Pettit (Princeton).

15th April
Dr Ian O’Flynn (Politics, Newcastle)
Deliberating the Public Interest

13th May
Professor Hartmut Behr (Politics, Newcastle)
Compromise as a Style of Thought and Ideology Critique

12th June
Nussbaum’s Liberty of Conscience: Author Meets Critics
Speakers will include Peter Jones (Newcastle), Chandran Kukathas (LSE), Susan Mendus (York), Anne Phillips (LSE), and Martha C. Nussbaum (Chicago).

All meetings will take place in the Politics Building room G6 at Newcastle University from 4.00-6.00pm. Meetings are open to the public. The only exceptions will be the two conferences and further information on them will be forthcoming. For more details, please contact me.

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