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Political Philosophy

Seminar in Contemporary Political Thought
Political Philosophy Workshop

Political Philosophy Group Meeting


Contemporary Political Thought

Research Seminar

Faculty of Philosophy and POLIS

Convenors: Dr Clare Chambers (Philosophy) and Dr Duncan Bell (POLIS)

All seminars will be held in the Upper Hall, Jesus College. Please note that this is a different room from that used by the Seminar in Michaelmas Term. The Upper Hall is in the old part of Jesus College, enter via the Porters’ Lodge.

The seminars are held on Fridays at 1 - 2.30pm, followed by refreshments. There are no pre-circulated papers and all are welcome. Please note also that the third Seminar this term deviates from the fortnightly pattern, to accommodate a speaker coming from overseas.

Lent Term 2018

19th January:
Cecile Laborde, University of Oxford
"Liberal Egalitarianism and the Critique of Religion"

2nd February:
Heather Widdows, University of Birmingham
Title TBC

9th February (NOTE DATE):
Sam Moyn, Yale University
“The Doctor’s Plot: How Philosophizing Human Rights Began”

2nd March:
Herjeet Marway, University of Birmingham
“Procreative Justice and Genetic Selection for Non-Disease Traits: The Case of Fair Skin”

Political Philosophy Workshop

Convenor: Dr Clare Chambers

The Political Philosophy Workshop is a forum for discussing work in progress by Cambridge political philosophers.

Papers are pre-circulated on the Workshop mailing list and must be read in advance: there is no presentation of the paper at the Workshop.

The Workshop is open to senior members and graduate students and is not limited to members of the Faculty of Philosophy.

Apply to join the Political Philosophy Workshop mailing list at

The workshop is held in the 
Board Room of the Faculty of Philosophy, Sidgwick Site, on Fridays in the even weeks of term.