Universiteit Antwerpen

Graduate Seminar on Coercion: part I and II, June 26th-27th 2013

On June 26th and 27th, Professor Arudra Burra (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi) will be delivering a two-part seminar on some pivotal aspects running through competing accounts of the nature of coercion as well as his own work in progress centered on the way in which coercion figures in explanations of moral wrongness.

List of recommended readings for Part I seminar (Wednesday June 26th)

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1. David Zimmerman, Coercive Wage Offers in Philosophy & Public Affairs, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Spring, 1981), pp. 121-145 

2. Nozick, Robert (1969). “Coercion,” in Philosophy, Science, and Method: Essays in Honor of Ernest Nagel, Sidney Morgenbesser, Patrick Suppes, and Morton White (eds.), New York: St. Martin's Press, 440–472

3. Vinit Haksar, Coercive Proposals [Rawls and Gandhi] in Political Theory, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Feb., 1976), pp. 65-79


For registration please contact: triantafyllos.gkouvas@uantwerpen.be


Venue and Timetable

1. Wednesday, June 26th "General Introduction into the Concept of Coercion"

14:00-16:00, room D.015, Building D, Grote Kauwenberg 18

2. Thursday, June27th, "Coercion and Moral Explanation"

10:00-12:00, room K.103, Aula Rector Dhanis, Kleine Kauwenberg 14