Dec 07 Seminar: Speaker: Guy Fletcher # Philosophy University of Edinburgh Pre-read event: Needing and Necessity 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , CMB 2.15

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Dec 14 Seminar: Speaker: Nicola Perugini # PIR Pre-read event: Human Shields, Law, and the Body in War 15:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) , CMB 2.15

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Ethics Forum: Should universities restrict civil disobedience and student activism?

On 18 November 2016, the Just World Institute (with the support of Edinburgh University’s Social Responsibility and Sustainability) organised an Ethics Forum with the title ‘Should universities restrict civil disobedience and student activism?’.   Read our report below. Universities are often a central place for student activism. In recent years, the University of Edinburgh has seen […]

Should Universities Revisit their Colonial Legacies?

On 21 October, the Just World Institute (with the support of Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh) organised an Ethics Forum with the title ‘Should Universities Revisit their Colonial Legacies?’. Four speakers presented their views: Dr Nuala Zahedieh (History), Dr Emile Chabal (History), Dr Hazel Gray (African Studies), and Dr Hugh McDonnell (Politics). […]

What is to Be Done? Political Ontology, Critique and Democratic Politics

What is to Be Done? Political Ontology, Critique and Democratic Politics Roundtable, University of Edinburgh, 18th November 2016 On 18th November, the University of Edinburgh hosted a roundtable entitled What is to Be Done? Political Ontology, Critique and Democratic Politics. The roundtable investigated the exciting linkages between inquiries into the ontological underpinnings of politics, and the possibilities […]

Tim Hayward – Can Benign Leverage Be Relied On to End Global Poverty?

PTRG seminar: Can Benign Leverage Be Relied On to End Global Poverty? 9 November 2016 Should people maximize the good they can do by earning much money as they can, so they can donate as much as they can to charitable programs? This is the argument of Effective Altruism. This view seems perfectly right to […]

Louis Fletcher – A Modern Theodicy: Rawls and ‘The Law of Peoples’

Political Theory Research Group seminar – 2 November 2016 In this week’s Research Group seminar we discussed Louis Fletcher’s paper A Modern Theodicy: Rawls and ‘The Law of Peoples’. Fletcher’s paper deals with John Rawls’ role in the world peace and democratic peace theory literatures. The main contribution of the very carefully researched paper is […]