Mar 07 Screening: - Please choose: TBC # TBC Film series COMPLICITY March 2017 07:00 - 19:00 , Cameo Cinema, 38 Home St, Edinburgh EH3 9LZ

GREYZONE ERC Starting Grant Event

Mar 28 Lecture: Speaker: Professor Jennifer Nedelsky # University of Toronto Part-Time for All: New Norms for Work and Care 15:00 - 16:30 , CMB Staff Room 6th floor

GENDERPOL, Philosophy and Political Theory Research Group

Mar 28 Screening: Film projection: Story of Women (1988, Claude Chabrol) 17:00 - 19:00 , Cameo Edinburgh, 38 Home St, Edinburgh EH3 9LZ

ERC Starting Grant GREYZONE and GJA

Free Money for All: Karl Widerquist’s Argument for Basic Income

  In what ways do theories of property and the social contract affect an individual’s freedom? Are members of a reasonably just society morally obliged to contribute to its economic system even in ways they might not want to, and within structures they might not agree with? These are the questions that stand at the […]

Hugh McDonnell –“Tetanus of the Imagination”: Violence, Imagination and Memory

“Tetanus of the Imagination”: Violence, Imagination and Memory. Soldiers’ Testimonies of the Algerian War of Decolonisation. 1954-1962, in Les Temps moderns and Esprit For this week’s seminar, Hugh McDonnell presented a paper on the testimonies of soldiers during the Algerian War of Decolonisation, 1954-1962. In this paper, Hugh seeks to capture the relationship between violence, […]

Chandran Kukathas – The Tory Consequences of Whig Foundations: Hume’s Critique of the Social Contract, or Why Hume has no theory of the state

This week’s PTRG session discussed ‘The Tory Consequences of Whig Foundations’ by Chandran Kukathas. In this paper, Chandran defends David Hume’s critique of social contract theory and demonstrates the broader implications this has for certain strands of liberalism today. He begins with a historical account of the emergence of the modern nation state before discussing […]

Anca Gheaus – The Best Available Parent

This week the PTRG welcomed Anca Gheaus from Universitat Pompeu Fabra. In her paper, ‘The Best Available Parent’, Anca argues against the widely-held assumption that children’s biological parents have an automatic moral right to exercise exclusive parental control over their children. Her argument rests on the liberal assumption that it is only justifiable to exert […]

Maša Mrovlje – Judging violent resistances: Camus, Fanon and the grey zone of rebellion

In this week’s meeting of the Political Theory Research Group, we discussed a draft on “Judging violent resistances: Camus, Fanon and the grey zone of rebellion” by our group member Maša Mrovlje. In this paper, Maša sets out to discuss two things: first, she criticises current transitional justice scholarship for failing to attend to the […]