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Third Annual Workshop for Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy


Syracuse University

September 18th-20th, 2015

500 Hall of Languages


Friday, Sept 18th


9 am: Michael Otsuka, LSE, “How to Guard against the Risk of Living too Long”

Commentator: Mark van Roojen, Nebraska


11: Richard Miller, Cornell, "Political Choice and Mutual Concern: A Moral Foundation for Social Democracy"

Commentator: Cynthia Stark, Utah


2:45: David Enoch, Hebrew University, “Political Philosophy and Epistemology: The Case of Public Reason”

Commentator: Sahar Akhtar, Virginia


4:45: Keynote: Seana Shiffrin, UCLA Law, “The Moral Neglect of Negligence”

 Commentator: Andrew Williams (ICREA-Pompeu Fabra University)


Saturday, Sept 19th


9 am: Kit Wellman, Washington University, "The Space Between Justice and Legitimacy"

Commentator: Jonathan Quong, USC


11:00: Ralf Bader, Oxford, “Counterfactual Justifications of the State”

Commentator: Peter Jaworski, Georgetown


2:45: Keynote: Elizabeth Anderson, Michigan, "The Problem of Equality from a Political Economy Perspective"

Commentator: David Estlund, Brown

Sunday, Sept 20th 


9 am: George Sher, Rice, "Doing Justice to Desert"

Commentator: Jeffrey Moriarty, Bentley


11: Sanders Prize Winner: Keith Hyams, Warwick, “On the Contribution of Ex Ante Equality to Ex Post Fairness”

Commentator: Iskra Fileva, Colorado


2:15: Seth Lazar (ANU-RSSS) and Laura Valentini (LSE), “Proxy Battles in the Ethics of War”

Commentator: Jessica Flanigan, Richmond


4 pm: End of Conference