Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Newcastle Ethics, Legal, & Political Philosophy Workshop Series - Spring 2008

Newcastle University

Spring 2008 seminar schedule

13th February
Willie Charlton (Edinburgh)
"Plato’s Social Psychology"

27th February
Professor Leslie Green (Oxford)
"Positivism and the Inseparability of Law and Morals"

12th March
Professor Paul Kelly (London School of Economics)
"What’s the Problem with ‘Culture’?"

16th April
Professor John Baker (University College Dublin)
"Dimensions of Equality"

30th April
Dr James Wilberding (Classics, Newcastle)
"The Auxiliary and the Timocrat: Plato and the Desire for Honor"

7th May
Professor David Clarke (Music, Newcastle)
"Music and the Politics of Cultural Pluralism"

14th May
Dr David Rose (Philosophical Studies, Newcastle)
"Hegel, Communitarians, and the Liberal Assumption"

All meetings will take place in the Politics Building room G6 at Newcastle University from 4.00-6.00pm. Meetings are free and open to the public.

In addition, we will hold two half day workshops. The first is planned for Tuesday, 5th February on the topic of political participation. Speakers will include William Maloney (Newcastle), John Parkinson (York), and Jurg Steiner (UNC-Chapel Hill). The second workshop is on deliberative democracy and planned for April. Speakers will include Thom Brooks (Newcastle), Ian O'Flynn (Newcastle), and Robert Talisse (Vanderbilt). Finally, we are planning two major conferences in about one year's time. The first will take place in March 2009 with Philip Pettit (Princeton) and the second will take place in June 2009 with Martha Nussbaum (Chicago). More details will follow over the next couple months.

For more details on any of these events, please contact me (email: t.brooks at or phone: +44 (0)191 222 5288).

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