This course is a workshop for discussing work-in-progress in moral, political, and legal theory. The central aim is to enable students to engage directly with legal scholars, philosophers, and political theorists working on important normative questions. Another aim is to bring together scholars from different disciplines and perspectives, such as economics, history, sociology, and political science, who have normative interests.
The theme for the Fall 2021 workshop is Rawls’s A Theory of Justice fifty years on.
The format of the course is as follows: for the sessions with guest presenters, a designated student commentator will lead off with a 15-minute comment on the paper. The presenter will have 5-10 minutes to respond and then we will open up the discussion to the group. The first part of the course will be open to non-enrolled students, faculty, and visitors who wish to participate in the workshop discussion. We’ll stop for a break at 2:00 and those not enrolled in the course will leave. Enrolled students will continue the discussion with the guest until 3:00.
This is a cross-listed/room-shared course with the Philosophy and Political Science Departments. Students may enroll through Law (Law 210.2), Philosophy (Philosophy 290-09), or Political Science (PS 211). The first class will be on Friday, August 20th - 12PM-3PM, and the final class meeting is November 19th .
This semester the workshop is co-taught by Joshua Cohen and Veronique Munoz-Darde
20th August – Introduction – no speaker
27th August – Lara Buchak, Princeton
3rd September – Thomas Piketty, EHESS & the Paris School of Economics
10th September – Samuel Scheffler, NYU
17th September – Samuel Freeman, University of Pennsylvania
24th September – Sarah Song, UC Berkeley
1st October – Tommie Shelby, Harvard
8th October – Seana Shiffrin, UCLA
15th October – T. M. Scanlon, Harvard
22nd October – Arthur Ripstein, University of Toronto
29th October – Teresa Bejan, Oxford
5th November – Erin Kelly, Tufts
12th November – Josh Cohen, UC Berkeley
19th November – Kenzie Bok, Harvard