MANCEPT seminar series, spring 2013

The Manchester Centre for Political Theory (MANCEPT) spring seminar series begins on the 31st January 2013.  Each seminar takes place on a Thursday afternoon from 4pm–5.30pm in lecture theatre G7 in the Humanities Bridgeford Street building (#35 on this map:  The schedule is below; all are welcome.

Date                        Speaker                                Title

31st January            Joanna Firth (Oxford)               ‘May the State Investigate the Moral Quality of its Citizens’ Intentions?’

7th February            Brian Carey (Manchester)         ‘The Demands of Demandingness’

15th February          Matthew Kramer (Cambridge)   ‘Morality, Torture, and Law’

21st February          Holly Lawford-Smith (Sheffield) ‘A Genealogy of States’ Duties’

28th February          Tim Fowler (Warwick)              TBA

7th March                Richard Child (Manchester)      ‘Punishment and the Priority of Politics to Morality’

14th March             Joe Mazor (LSE)                       ‘Paying for Entitlements: Rights, Duties, and the Principle of Equal Sacrifice’

21st March             David Birks (Oxford)                 ‘Can there be a reason to have the best child without a reason to have children?’

18th April                Zsuzsanna Chappell (LSE)        ‘Inclusive Public Duties’

25th April               Matt Matravers (York)               ‘Responsibility without Blame or Responsibility without Desert?’

2nd May                Garvan Walshe (Manchester)      ‘Classical and Social Liberalism’

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