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Associate Professor of Political Theory and Fellow and Tutor in Politics, Magdalen College
Research topic: privacy, privacy rights, the historical and sociological development of privacy
Senior Research Fellow in International Relations, DPIR, Emeritus Fellow St Antony's College
Associate Professor in Politics and International Relations, Fellow in Politics, St Edmund Hall, Director Undergraduate Studies
Research topic: Interpretations of Aristotle in Political Theory; Classical Political Thought; 20th century Political Thought
10th Mar 2017
"As our wars of words threaten to give way to swords, the historically minded may detect an uncanny echo of another, early modern crisis of civility".read more
9th Jan 2017
We are happy to announce that the Fifth Sciences Po Graduate Political Theory Conference will be held on June 28-29, 2017. Each year the conference brings together young political theorists representing a variety of traditions and methods to discuss the work of one prominent author. This edition will focus on the work of Judith Butler (Maxine Elliott Professor, UC Berkeley), who will be our keynote speaker.
The submission deadline for proposals is March 3rd, 2017. All proposals should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information on submission and selection procedures in the attached file here.read more
28th Nov 2016
Matthew Kramer’s Liberalism with Excellence, to be published by Oxford University Press in early 2017, promises to be a significant intervention into the debate between liberal neutralists and perfectionists concerning the justification of the exercise of political power. While neutralists hold that the state must be neutral in some sense between competing conceptions of the good, perfectionists hold that claims about the good can or ought to play an important role in justifying the state’s actions.
Kramer’s book presents powerful objections to both liberal neutralism and existing perfectionist theories, and develops and defends an alternative form of perfectionism: aspirational perfectionism. The distinctive claim of this view is that, instead of seeking to edify citizens by elevating their lifestyles or experiences, a government should seek to promote the excellence of the society over which it presides – and it should thereby help to bring about the conditions under which every individual can be warranted in harbouring a strong sense of self-respect.
This conference will bring together a world-class group of scholars to discuss Kramer’s book, and present critical papers based on its themes. All of the conference speakers have published on the debate between neutralism and perfectionism, and they include the authors of several of the most important books in the area. We are particularly pleased to have prominent defenders of both neutralism and perfectionism contributing to the conference, such that it promises to be a highly illuminating event.
The conference is open to all, and registration is free, but places are limited.
For more information, and to register, please visit www.liberalismwithexcellence.weebly.com.read more
22nd Jun 2016