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 Seth Lazar (sethlazar@gmail.com). Recent and upcoming papers are listed below.

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Past events

Matteo Bonotti (Monash): Free Speech: A Relational Defence

19 Nov 2018

Much of the recent literature on freedom of speech has focused on the arguments for and against the regulation of certain kinds of speech, such as hate speech...

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Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund): Goodness and Numbers

12 Nov 2018

David is stranded on one island, Peter and Mary on the other. You can either save David alone or both Peter and Mary. Is there a good argument for saving the...

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Professor Josiah Ober (Stanford): Rational choices in classical Greek thought

29 Oct 2018

Rational choices in classical Greek thought The paper focuses on Plato's (Republic book 2) restatement, via the thought experiment of “Gyges and the ring,” of...

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Gender abolitionism, gender transitioning, and nonbinary identities - Holly Lawford-Smith (uMelb)

17 Sep 2018

MSPT Seminar (17/09/2018): Holly Lawford-Smith (uMelb) Gender abolitionism, gender transitioning, and nonbinary identities Here is a plausible...

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Implicit Bias and the Ethics of Effect Size - A/Prof Colin Klein (ANU)

10 Sep 2018

MSPT Seminar Next Week (10/09/2018): Colin Klein Implicit Bias and the Ethics of Effect Size Much philosophical discussion has focused on...

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Automation, Unemployment, and Taxation - Tom Parr (Essex)

20 Aug 2018

Some believe that we should tax automation in order to slow down the rate at which capital replaces labour. One argument for this conclusion appeals to the...

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The Ethics of Sanctuary in Democratic States - Patti Tamara Lenard (Ottawa)

13 Aug 2018

I argue that the vast majority of policies adopted under the banner of ‘sanctuary’ are justified in and of themselves. The central objection that people offer...

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