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CENTRE FOR LAW AND COSMOPOLITAN VALUES
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2009-2010


Reading Groups

Reading Group in "Law and Practical Reason"


Coordinator: Stefano Bertea

 

Winter Term: "Reasons for action"
1.
Monday 19 October 2009 at 16.30 in the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, Seminar Room, Blindestraat 14: Discussion on “Internal and External Reasons”
Reading list:
- B. Williams, “Internal and External Reasons” in Moral Luck, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1981, 101-113.
- M. Smith, “Internal Reasons” 55 Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 1995, 109-131.
- Alan H. Goldman, “Reason Internalism” 71 Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 2005, 505-533.

2.
Monday 9 November 2009 at 16.30 in the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, Seminar Room, Blindestraat 14: Discussion on “The Normativity of Rationality”
Reading list:
- M. Bratman, “Intention, Practical Rationality and Self-Governance”, 119 Ethics 2009, 411-443.
- C. Korsgaard, “Acting for a Reason” in The Constitution of Agency: Essays on Practical Reason and Moral Psychology, Oxford, Oxford University Press 2008, 201-231.
- J. R. Wallace, “Normativity, Commitment and Instrumental Reason”, 1 Philosophers’ Imprint, 2001, 1-26

3.
Monday 14 December 2009 at 16.30 in the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, Seminar Room, Blindestraat 14: Discussion on “The Myth of Rationality”
Reading list:
- C. Korsgaard, “The Normativity of Instrumental Reason”, in Ethics and Practical Reason, G.Cullity – B.Gaut (eds), Oxford, Clarendon, 1997, 215-254.
- N. Kolodny, “The Myth of Practical Consistency”, 16 European Journal of Philosophy, 2008, 366-402.
- D. Parfit, “On What Matters”, typescript, Chapters 1 and 2, pp. 67-89.

 

Spring Term: Stephen Darwall’s Practical Philosophy


1.
Tuesday 23February 2010 at 16.30 in the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, Seminar Room, Blindestraat 14: Discussion on “Darwall’s The Second-Person Standpoint – part I”
Reading list:
S. Darwall, Second-Person Standpoint, Harvard University Press, 2006, pp. 3-26 and 39-61


2.
Monday 29 March 2010 at 16.30 in the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, Seminar Room, Blindestraat 14: Discussion on “Darwall’s The Second-Person Standpoint – part II”
Reading list:
S. Darwall, Second-Person Standpoint, Harvard University Press, 2006, pp. 91-119


3.
Monday 19 April 2010 at 16.30 in the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, Seminar Room, Blindestraat 14: Discussion on “the Darwall-Korsgaard debate”
Reading list:
C. Korsgaard, “Autonomy and the Second Person Within: A Commentary on Stephen Darwall's The Second-Person’s Standpoint”, Ethics, 2007, 8-23.
S. Darwall, “Reply to Korsgaard, Wallace and Watson”, Ethics 2007, 52-69.

 

If you have any question relative to this reading group or experience any problem in accessing the reading materials please contact Stefano Bertea (stefano.bertea@uantwerpen.be)

 

Reading Group in "Global Justice"

Coordinator: Alexia Herwig

Monday, 26 October 2009 from 16:30 in the seminar room of the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, 2nd floor, Blindestraat 14
David Miller on national/collective responsibility
readings: David Miller, National Responsibility and Global Justice, Oxford University Press, 2007, chapters 2-6.

Monday 16 November 2009 from 16:30 in the seminar room of the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, 2nd floor, Blindestraat 14
David Miller's conception of global justice
readings: David Miller, National Responsibility and Global Justice, Oxford University Press, 2007, chapters 7-10.

Monday 21 December 2009 from 16:30 in the seminar room of the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, 2nd floor, Blindestraat 14
comparative theories of justice
readings: Amartya Sen, The Idea of Justice, Belknap Press, 2009.
 

Spring Term

Thursday 18 February 2010 from 16 in the seminar room of the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, 2nd floor, Blindestraat 14

readings: A. Shachar, R. Hirschl, Citizenship as Inherited Property, in "Political Theory", 2005, pp. 253-287.

Thursday 4 March 2010 from 15 in the seminar room of the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, 2nd floor; Blindestraat 14

readings: A. Shachar, The Birthright Lottery, Harvard University Press, Cambridge mass., 2009, pp. 137-190.