UCL Colloquium in Legal and Social Philosophy

Since 1998 UCL has hosted a Colloquium in Legal and  Social Philosophy which takes place during the Spring term.  The Colloquium was founded by Professor Ronald Dworkin,  formerly Quain Professor of Jurisprudence. It is currently chaired  by Professor John Tasioulas. The Colloquium brings  together expertise in legal and political philosophy from  around UCL and beyond. It features leading legal,  political, and moral philosophers who discuss work in progress.  Speakers over the years have included philosophers whose  work has had a major impact in contemporary philosophy,  such as Simon Blackburn, GA Cohen, John Finnis, Rainer  Forst, Samuel Freeman, Charles Fried, Frances Kamm, Christine Korsgaard,  Onora O’Neill, Joseph Raz, Samuel Scheffler, Amartya Sen,  Bernard Williams, and many others.

Colloquium sessions begin at 4.00 pm and continue until  7.00 pm. They are held at the UCL Faculty of Laws, Bentham House,  Endsleigh Gardens, London WC1H 0EG (View a map <http://www.ucl.ac.uk/laws/location/>)

Wednesday 23rd January The ambitions of ‘Contract as Promise’: Thirty years on       Speaker: Prof. Charles Fried (Harvard University)
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Wednesday 30th January       What’s the point       of blame? Speaker: Prof. Miranda Fricker (Sheffield University)
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Wednesday 6th February       Is Dignity the foundation of Human Rights?      Speaker: Prof. Jeremy Waldron (Oxford Universty/NYU)
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Wednesday 27th February       Proportionality: Diagnostic, not Constitutive      Speaker: Dr George Letsas (UCL)
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Wednesday 13th March       Giving Desert its Due      Speaker: Prof. T. M. Scanlon (Harvard University)
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Friday 26th April       The normativity of law      Speaker: Prof. Joseph Raz (Columbia)
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This colloquium session will be a discussion of Professor Joseph Raz’s Quain lectures which will be delivered on 22, 23 and 25 April.

 

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