***The schedule for the workshop can be found here. The workshop is pre-read, so if you would like to attend, please drop us an email so we can send the papers over.***
In May 2019, the first annual Rights Workshop was held at MIT, featuring papers by Frances Kamm, Julia Driver, Julia Markovits, and Renee Jorgensen Bolinger. The topic was “Rights and Supererogation.” The 2nd Rights Workshop, originally due to be held at the University of St Andrews in June 2020, will now be held online, May 27-28 2021.
In the last decade, there has been an explosion of work on rights and duties. Equally explosive has been the literature on the metaphysics of harm and defensive harming. Yet, these literatures on harm have not linked up with discussion of rights in a particularly explicit way. The Rights Workshop would be a chance for ethicists working on these topics to put their heads together, share comments, and make progress on an exciting and flourishing area of research.
Authors: Nicolas Cornell (Michigan), Helen Frowe (Stockholm), Kerah Gordon-Solmon (Queens, Canada), Thomas Sinclair (Oxford), Fiona Woollard (Southampton). Respondents: Lisa Bastian (VU Amsterdam), Rowan Cruft (Stirling), Romy Eskens (Stockholm), Kieran Oberman (Edinburgh), and Theron Pummer (St Andrews).
Format: The format of the workshop is pre-read, with papers being made available a few weeks before the workshop. Each session will begin with a critical response to one of the papers, followed by a brief reply from the author, and then Q&A.
When: Thursday 27th May, 2pm-4pm (British Summer Time); Friday 28th May, 2pm-5pm (British Summer Time).
Attendance is free, but we ask that you let us know here.
For financial support for the originally planned in person event, we would like to thank St Andrews's Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs, the Society for Applied Philosophy, and the Scots Philosophical Association.