Workshop

A Brief History of Libertarianism

On Thursday, September 26th, The Political Theory Project of Brown University is running a workshop on a book manuscript by John Tomasi and Matt Zwolinski entitled A Brief History of Libertarianism. Speakers include the Freedom Center's Dan Russell along with Roderick Long, George Smith, Charles Johnson, and UA alum Kevin Vallier.

When

9 a.m. Sept. 26, 2013

Academic year

2013-2014

Semester

Fall
The first annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy will take place in Tucson, Arizona, at the Westward Look Hotel and Resort on October 17-19, 2013. The web page for the conference (with travel and hotel information and so much more) can be found here: http://oxfordstudies.arizona.edu/. Registration for the workshop is free and open to the public.
 
Keynote Speakers:
 
Charles Larmore (Brown)
 
Philip Pettit (Princeton)
 
A. John Simmons (UVA)
 
Submitted Papers:  Ian Carter (Pavia), Tom Christiano (Arizona), David Enoch (Hebrew University), Helen Frowe (Kent), Eric Mack (Tulane), Jon Quong (USC) & Rebecca Stone (UCLA Law), Fabienne Peter (Warwick), Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (UNC), and Nicholas Southwood (ANU).
 
Chairs: Michael Bukoski (Arizona), Alisa Carse (Georgetown), Peter De Marneffe (Arizona State), Dale Dorsey (Kansas), Andrew Lister (Queens), Colin Mccleod (Victoria), Connie Rosati (Arizona), Shlomi Segall (Hebrew University), Cynthia Stark (Utah), Lynne Tirrell (U Mass-Boston), Bas Van der Vossen (UNC-Greensboro).

When

4 p.m. Oct. 17, 2013 to 7 p.m. Oct. 19, 2013

Academic year

2013-2014

Semester

Fall

Justice at a Distance

On January 25th, the Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom will be hosting a workshop on Loren Lomasky and Fernando Tesón's book manuscript, Justice at a Distance. Loren is Cory Professor of Political Philosophy, Policy and Law at the University of Virginia, as well as the Director of the Political Philosophy, Policy and Law Program. Fernando is the Tobias Simon Eminent Scholar in the College of Law at Florida State University. Their new book, Justice at a Distance, focuses on issues of global justice.

The workshop will take place in the Social Sciences building, room 224, starting at 9:00am. Comments on the manuscript will be delivered in three 60-minute sessions by Allen Buchanan, Tom Christiano, and Carmen Pavel. For more information about the workshop participants, please follow the links below:

Speakers:
Loren Lomasky, University of Virginia
Fernando Tesón, Florida State University

Commentators:
Allen Buchanan, Duke University and Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom
Tom Christiano, University of Arizona and Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom
Carmen Pavel, Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

When

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 25, 2014

Academic year

2013-2014

Semester

Spring
Commentators: Allen Buchanan, Tom Christiano, and Carmen Pavel

Beyond Separation

On November 17th, the Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom will be hosting a workshop on Kevin Vallier's book manuscript, Beyond Separation. Kevin is a recent graduate of the University of Arizona Department of Philosophy and an alumnus of the Freedom Center. He is now Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University.

The workshop will take place in the Social Sciences building, room 224, starting at 9:00am. Comments on the manuscript will be delivered in two 90-minute sessions by Mark Murphy and Paul Woodruff. For more information about the workshop participants, please follow the links below:

Speaker:
Kevin Vallier, Bowling Green State University

Commentators:
Mark Murphy, Georgetown University
Paul Woodruff, University of Texas at Austin

When

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 17, 2013

Academic year

2013-2014

Semester

Fall
Commentators: Mark Murphy and Paul Woodruff

Department of Philosophy and Center for the Philosophy of Freedom

University of Arizona

Social Sciences Building, Room 224

February 15-16, 2013

Friday, February 15

3:00 - 5:00            Dana Kay Nelkin, University of California, San Diego

                                         "Psychopaths, Incorrigible Racists, and Kinds of Responsibility"

                                Chair:  Chad van Schoelandt

Saturday, February 16

9:30 – 11:30        Derk Pereboom, Cornell University

                                        "Free Will Skepticism, Blame, and Obligation"

                                Chair:  Yael Lowenstein

11:30 – 1:00        Lunch

1:00 – 3:00           Gunnar Bjornsson, Umea University, University of Gothenburg

                                        “Ignorance, responsibility, and the attraction of conscious control”

                                Chair: Hannah Tierney

3:15 – 5:15           Manuel Vargas, University of San Francisco                        

                                        “Negligence, Reasons, Responsibility”

                                Chair: Brandon Warmke

For questions, contact the conference organizer, Michael McKenna, at msmckenna63@gmail.com.

When

3 p.m. Feb. 15, 2013 to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16, 2013

Academic year

2012-2013

On April 7, 2013, the Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom hosted a workshop on Jacob Levy's book manuscript, Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom, which will be published by Oxford University Press. Jacob is the Tomlinson Professor of Political Theory at McGill University. His book explores the problematic role in liberal political theory of "intermediate groups" -- associations, churches, cultural groups, local levels of government, universities, and (in a qualified sense) the family. Jacob investigates the ways in which these intermediate groups can allow us to exercise our liberty and also how they can stifle it, suggesting that liberal theorists must ultimately embrace the tensions inherent in the task of finding an acceptable role for intermediate groups in a free society. Comments on the manuscript were delivered in two 90-minute sessions by Samuel Fleischacker and Eric Mack.  For more information about the workshop participants, please follow the links below:

Speaker:
Jacob Levy, McGill University

Commentators:
Samuel Fleischacker, University of Illinois at Chicago
Eric Mack, Tulane University

 

When

2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 7, 2013

Academic year

2012-2013

On March 2, 2013, the Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom hosted a workshop on the recent work of Daniel Silvermint, which focuses on oppression, victim agency, and the value of resistance.  Daniel is a GRIPP/RGCS Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University, as well as a recent alumnus of the University of Arizona (2012).  In the fall, Daniel will be moving into a tenure-track position with the Department of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut, with a joint appointment to the Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Comments on the manuscript will be delivered in two 90-minute sessions by Marilyn Friedman and Samantha Brennan.  For more information about the workshop participants, please follow the links below:

Speaker:
Daniel Silvermint, McGill University / University of Connecticut

Commentators:
Marilyn Friedman, Vanderbuilt University
Samantha Brennan, University of Western Ontario
 

Daniel Silvermint  
Samantha Brennan Marilyn Friedman and Daniel Silvermint

When

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 2, 2013

Academic year

2012-2013

On November 3, 2012, the Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom hosted a workshop on Michael Huemer's book manuscript, The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey. Michael is a professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Comments on the manuscript were delivered in two 90-minute sessions by Gary Chartier and Peter de Marneffe.  For more information about the workshop participants, please follow the links below:

Speaker:
Michael Huemer, University of Colorado, Boulder

Commentators:
Gary Chartier, La Sierra University
Peter de Marneffe, Arizona State University

 

When

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 2012

Academic year

2012-2013

On September 29, 2012, the Arizona Center for the Philosophy of Freedom hosted a workshop on Gary Chartier's book manuscript, Anarchy and Legal Order: Law and Politics for a Stateless Society. Gary is a professor of law and business ethics, as well as the Associate Dean of the Tom and Vi Zapara School of Business, at La Sierra University. Comments on the manuscript were delivered in two 90-minute sessions by John Hasnas and Christopher Morris.  The sessions were moderated by Danny Shahar.  For more information about the workshop participants, please follow the links below:

Speaker:
Gary Chartier, La Sierra University

Commentators:
John Hasnas, Georgetown University
Chris Morris, University of Maryland

Moderator:
Danny Shahar, University of Arizona
 

Gary Chartier Chris Morris
John Hasnas, Chris Morris, and Danny Shahar

When

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29, 2012
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