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

Christine Sypnowich (Queen's): What's Wrong with Equality of Opportunity

21 May 2018

How do we know if people are equal? There are a number of issues at stake for contemporary philosophers when determining if the goals of egalitarian...

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Margaret Moore (Queen's): Is Canada entitled to the Arctic?

9 Apr 2018

This paper examines the moral foundation of arguments for rights over territory in cases where the land is uninhabited or unoccupied. It takes the Canadian...

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Restricting Immigration in the Name of Self-Determination

26 Mar 2018

Among the arguments made in favour of controlling immigration, there is one that appeals to the self-determination rights of the citizens of the receiving...

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David Miller (Oxford): Restricting Immigration in the Name of Self-Determination

26 Mar 2018

Among the arguments made in favour of controlling immigration, there is one that appeals to the self-determination rights of the citizens of the receiving...

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John Broome (Oxford/ANU): Philosophical Climate Denialism

19 Mar 2018

Some people deny that humanity as a whole does harm by its emissions of greenhouse gas. I call these ‘species denialists’. Others deny that individual human...

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Kate Devitt (QUT): The Liability of Uncertainty: How mistrust in Agricultural Decision Support Technologies thwarts adoption

18 Sep 2017

Decision Support Systems (DSS) are increasingly touted as a means to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of agricultural enterprise from variable yield...

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Iddo Porat: Ritual Animal Slaughter, Circumcision and the Right not to be Singled Out

4 Sep 2017

Advocates of banning ritual male circumcision argue that circumcision amounts to an irreversible mutilation, causes medical harm (such as reduction of sexual...

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