Good speech is better, and bad speech is worse, whenit has authority. But where does the authority come from? In part from the acts and omissions of other speakers and hearers, following rules of accommodation – a routine process of adjustment that makes our speech count as‘correct play’.
Rae Langton is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge, and Professorial
Fellow at Newnham College. She is a Fellow of the British Academy, and of the
American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This lecture takes up themes from her six
John Locke Lectures, ‘Accommodating Injustice’, recently completed at Oxford
University, May-June 2015.
Additional Session "Women in Philosophy"
The Jack Smart Lecturer Rae Langton has agreed to give an informal session on “Women in Philosophy” designed for anyone who is interested from 11-12.30 on the day of the Jack Smart lecture (14th July.) It will be held in Hedley Bull Lecture Theatre 2.