MSPT seminars


Oliver Rawle
MSPT seminars

"The Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory" in the School of Philosophy organises a lunchtime seminar every week. The MSPT seminar normally takes place on Mondays from 12:30 to 2:00 in Coombs seminar room D. The current convenor for the MSPT seminar series is Oliver Rawle ( Recent and upcoming papers are listed below.

MSPT Seminars are announced on both the the philsoc mailing list, and the CMSPT mailing list.

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Past events

Emily Katzenstein (uChicago): Race(d) Futures: Race and Risk in the Life Insurance Industry

29 Apr 2019

In a recent article, Charles Mills and Katrin Flikschuh ask us to consider what we mean when we speak of racial justice. “‘Racial justice’”, they point out, “...

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Joshua Neoh (ANU): Law Imprisons, Love Liberates

15 Apr 2019

The received conventional wisdom from Paul in the New Testament is deceptively simple: law imprisons but love liberates. If we separate the chaff from the...

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Brian Hedden: Consequentialism and Collective Action

8 Apr 2019

Consequentialism and Collective Action Consequentialists have a standard response to collective action problems like climate change mitigation and voting. You...

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Christian Barry / Garrett Cullity: Offsetting and Risk-Aggregation

1 Apr 2019

When well-off individuals do not offset their own personal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, are they acting morally wrongly? One prominent argument for thinking...

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Kenneth Simons (UC Irvine): Actual, apparent, hypothetical, and implied-in-law consent in tort law

25 Mar 2019

Three different categories of consent exist, each of which justifiably precludes tort liability (and also some other forms of legal and moral liability). The...

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Hannah Tierney (uSyd): Guilty Confessions

18 Mar 2019

What P.F. Strawson (1962) labelled the reactive attitudes—gratitude, resentment, forgiveness, love, and hurt feelings—have each generated rich areas of...

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Toni Erskine (ANU): Flesh-and-Blood, Corporate, Robotic? Moral Agents of Restraint and the Problem of Misplaced Responsibility in War

4 Mar 2019

Who – or what – are ‘moral agents of restraint’ in war? This is a critical moment for such an enquiry. Two different movements – one in the academic sphere,...

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