The Dennes Room

Philosophy 290-6

Spring 2019

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-6 Workshop in Law, Philosophy, & Political Theory Cohen F 12-3 Boalt 115

This course is a workshop for discussing work-in-progress in moral, political, and legal theory. The workshop creates a space for students to engage directly with philosophers, political theorists, and legal scholars working on normative questions toward the goal of fostering critical thinking about concepts of value and developing analytical thinking and writing skills. Another aim is to bring together people from different disciplines and perspectives who have strong normative interests or who speak to issues philosophers and theorists should know something about. In Spring 2018, the theme will be democracy. The list of invited speakers is below.

For Spring 2019, the workshop will focus on the themes of sovereignty and human rights.

The format of the course is as follows. For the sessions with guest presenters, lunch will be served starting at 12:00. We’ll begin at 12:15. A designated 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 and those not enrolled in the course will leave. Enrolled students will continue the discussion with the guest from 2:10 to 3:00.

This is a cross-listed/room-shared course. Law Students enroll through the Law School

(Law 210.2B), the Philosophy Department (Philosophy 290-6), or the Political Science Department (PS 211). The first class will meet on Friday, January 25

Schedule: Jan. 25: Intro Week Feb 1: Aila Matanock (UC Berkeley: Political Science) Feb. 8: Saira Mohamed (UC Berkeley: Law) Feb 15: Steve Krasner (Stanford: Political Science) Feb 22: David Dyzenhaus (Toronto: Law and Philosophy) March 1: Margaret Moore (Queen’s University: Philosophy) March 8: Jenny Martinez (Stanford: Law) March 15: Sam Moyn (Yale: Law and History) March 22: Jennifer Pitts (Chicago: Political Science) April 5: Quentin Skinner (Queen Mary London: History) April 12: John Tasioulas (KCL: Law, Philosophy, and Politics) April 19: Adom Getachew (Chicago: Political Science) April 26: Jeanne Morefield (Whitman: Politics) May 3: Evan Fox-Decent (McGill: Law)

Note: The class will be meeting in Boalt Hall 115 January 25th through April 19th.

From April 26th through May 3, the class will meet in 202 Barrows.