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Corey Brettschneider’s New Book on “Value Democracy”

Corey Brettschneider’s New Book on “Value Democracy”

Princeton University Press has released Corey Brettschneider’s new book, When the State Speaks, What Should It Say? How Democracies Can Protect Expression and Promote Equality. Corey Brettschneider is Professor of Political Science at Brown University. In 2007, he published Democratic Rights: The Substance of Self-Government (Princeton UP), in which he developed a value-based account of democracy, that incorporates both procedural ...

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Ronald Dworkin and Jeremy Waldron on Hate Speech

Ronald Dworkin and Jeremy Waldron on Hate Speech

The three videos below are from a conference, under the title ‘Challenges to Multiculturalism‘, organized by New York Review of Book Foundation and the Norwegian Foundation Fritt Ord on 25–26 June 2012 in Oslo. Jeremy Waldron, whose The Harm in Hate Speech was published last month, defends the hate speech regulation: Ronald Dworkin, a former teacher of Jeremy Waldron, is ...

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Leslie Green on the Nature of Limited Government

Leslie Green has posted The Nature of Limited Government at SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper explores moral limits on state action: their sources, character, and stringency. It explains what is special about the liberal tradition: there must be a protected sphere of action, and governments must respect legality. It argues, against Patrick Devlin, that the possible absence of ...

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Martha Nussbaum on Teaching Patriotism

Martha Nussbaum on Teaching Patriotism

In this lecture, given at the University of Chicago Law School on April 10, 2012, Martha Nussbaum discusses her ideas on teaching patriotism in schools. The introduction: Schools teach patriotism all the time, but many people think that this is a bad idea. Patriotic rituals may convey misplaced and hierarchical values; they may coerce conscience; and they may promote a ...

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The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy Edited by David Estlund Oxford University Press – May 2012 Hardback, 456 pages   Description: Even though political philosophy has a long tradition, it is much more than the study of old and great treatises. Contemporary philosophers continue to press new arguments on old and timeless questions, but also to propose departures and innovations. ...

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Amartya Sen on the Global Reach of Human Rights

Journal of Applied Philosophy has published online the paper Amartya Sen presented as the Society for Applied Philosophy Annual Lecture in Oxford on 14 June 2011: The Global Reach of Human Rights [PDF] You can also listen to a discussion between Amartya Sen and Jeremy Waldron on Sen’s lecture here. Abstract: We live in a world in which the idea of ...

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Jeremy Waldron on the Value of Institutions

Professor Jeremy Waldron has posted his inaugural lecture for the Chichele Professorship of Social and Political Theory at Oxford University, delivered on May 3, 2012: Political Political Theory . Abstract: Political theorists study (1) political virtue, (2) political processes and institutions, and (3) political ideals (like justice, liberty, and equality). Since the time of Hume, Madison, and Kant, it has ...

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Gerald Gaus on Rawls’s Political Turn

Professor Gerald Gaus has posted some forthcoming papers on his website, including his contribution to Blackwell Companion to Rawls, edited by David Reidy and Jon Mandle (forthcoming): The Turn to a Political Liberalism [PDF]

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Honneth on ‘Das Recht der Freiheit’

Honneth on ‘Das Recht der Freiheit’

The current issue of Forschung Frankfurt (1/2012) has a discussion with Axel Honneth and Morton Raffnsøe-Møller (Universität Aarhus) on Honneth’s Magnum opus, Das Recht der Freiheit (2011). You can read the discussion, titled “Hört mal zu, so ist’s gemeint“, here [PDF] Excerpt: Raffnsøe-Møller: Im Gegensatz zu der Sphäre der persönlichen Beziehungen sehen Sie den aktuellen Zustand des marktwirtschaftlichen Handelns vorwiegend negativ. ...

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Jeremy Waldron on Loyal Opposition in Democracy

Professor Jeremy Waldron has posted an interesting working draft at SSRN: The Principle of Loyal Opposition Abstract: The Principle of Loyal Opposition is key to the way in which modern democracies organize themselves. It is bound up with the existence of political parties, of which we need to take much more notice in political theory (as Nancy Rosenblum has argued) ...

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