Jan 25 Seminar: Speaker: Cian O'Driscoll # Glasgow University Victory in the Just War Tradition 15:00 - 16:30 , CMB 2.15

PTRG Pre-read event

Jan 26 Lecture: Speaker: Karl Widerquist # SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University Anthropology, Philosophy and the State of Nature 16:00 - 18:00 , S1, 7 George Square

Just World Institute

Feb 01 Seminar: Speaker: Maša Mrovlje # PIR Judging Violent Resistances 15:00 - 16:30 , CMB 2.15

PTRG Pre-read event

Nicola Perugini – The Apparatus of Distinction and the Ethics of Violence: On the Construction of Liminal Subjects and Spaces

PTRG seminar series: 14 Dec 2016 The last Political Theory Research Group seminar of 2016 brings Nicola Perugini and Neve Gordon’s interesting paper The Apparatus of Distinction and the Ethics of Violence into discussion. At the very beginning of the paper, the authors quote that “Enemy Leaders look like everyone else. Enemy combatants look like […]

Edinburgh-St. Andrews Political Theory PhD Workshop

On 13 January, our Edinburgh-St.Andrews PhD Political Theory Workshop is taking place. This is an opportunity for PhD students across the two institutions to present and receive feedback on their work. The programme is below. Interested guests are welcome to attend, although please note this is a pre-read event. A write-up of the workshop will […]

PTRG Programme Term II 2017

PTRG Programme Term II 2017   18 January, 3 pm, CMB 2.15 Chiming Zhong (PIR), On the Methodology of Rights Theory   25 January, 3 pm, CMB 2.15 Cian O’Driscoll (Glasgow), Victory in the Just War Tradition   1 February, 3 pm, CMB 2.15 Masa Mrovlje (PIR), Judging Violent Resistances   8 February, 3 pm, CMB […]

Guy Fletcher – Needing and Necessity

PTRG Write-up: December 7 In “Needing and Necessity,” Guy Fletcher argues that we can better understand thought and talk about ‘needs’ if we learn from recent work on modal terms ‘ought’ and ‘must.’ Further, once we understand what is going on in much of existing needs theory, we have reason to be skeptical of the […]

Scripting the City: J. G. Ballard among the Architects

This is a write-up of the meeting of the Political Theory Research Group, 30th November 2016. The Political Theory Research Group was delighted to welcome Duncan Bell, University of Cambridge, who provided a paper on the English writer J.G. Ballard entitled Scripting the City: J. G. Ballard among the Architects. As the title suggests, Duncan […]