The Dennes Room

Philosophy 290-6

Spring 2020

Number Title Instructor Days/time Room
290-6 Seminar: Workshop in Law, Philosophy & Political Theory Cohen TBA TBA

This course is a workshop for discussing works 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.

For Spring 2020, the workshop will focus on work at the intersection of political economy, democracy, and justice. The schedule of guest speakers is included below.

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 shared seating course between the Law School (Law 210.2B), the Philosophy Department (Philosophy 290-6), and the Political Science Department (PS 211).

Guest speaker schedule:

Jan. 17: Introductory session (for enrolled students only)

Jan. 24: Gina Schouten (Harvard Philosophy)

Jan. 31: Katharina Pistor (Columbia Law)

Feb. 7: Aziz Rana (Cornell Law)

Feb.14: Isabelle Ferreras (University of Louvain)

Feb.21: Stefan Eich (Georgetown Political Science)

Feb.28: Steven Vogel (Berkeley Political Science)

March 6: David Grewal (Berkeley Law)

March 13: Enrico Moretti (Berkeley Economics)

March 20: Sophia Moreau (Toronto Law & Philosophy)

April 3: Lucas Stanczyk (Harvard Philosophy)

April 10: Amy Kapczynski (Yale Law)

April 17: Reva Siegel (Yale Law)

April 24: Closing session (for enrolled students only)