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What is Domination?

Domination workshop imageFriday May 3rd 2013

Leslie Stephen Room
Trinity Hall, Cambridge 

Domination is the locus of influential continental analyses of unfreedom, inequality and power. It has recently received wide attention in analytic philosophy, thanks in part to the innovative theoretical agenda of Republicanism. This workshop will critically discuss that agenda, and negotiate alternative conceptions of domination, drawing upon the traditions of liberal, Marxist and critical theory.


Morning Session: Domination and Unfreedom
Chair: Hallvard Lillehammer (Cambridge)
10.20 - 11.40 a.m. David Blunt (Cambridge)
  Conceptualizing Domination
Respondent: Amanda Cawston
11.40 - 1.00 p.m. Laura Valentini (UCL)
  Freedom as Independence
Respondent: Neal Carrier
Afternoon session: Domination and Inequality
Chair: Chris Thompson (Cambridge)
2.00 - 3.20 p.m. Stuart White (Oxford)
  The Relevance of Republicanisms
Respondent: Claire Benn  
3.20 - 4.40 p.m. Nicholas Vrousalis (Cambridge)
  What domination is (and what it is not)
Respondent: Sebastian Nye