Law and Philosophy Workshop

Brian Leiter
Martha Nussbaum
Nicolas Delon

2017-18 Topic: "Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics"

About half of the sessions will discuss philosophical and legal issues related to animal rights, and the other half will discuss issues of environmental ethics, focusing on the ethics of climate change. This is a seminar/workshop many of whose participants are faculty from various related disciplines. It admits approximately ten students. Its aim is to study, each year, a topic that arises in both philosophy and the law and to ask how bringing the two fields together may yield mutual illumination. Most sessions are led by visiting speakers, from either outside institutions or our own faculty, who circulate their papers in advance. The session consists of a brief introduction by the speaker, followed by initial questioning by the two faculty coordinators, followed by general discussion, in which students are given priority. Several sessions involve students only, and are led by the instructors. Students write a 20-25 page seminar paper at the end of the year.

Fall Quarter: Climate Change

Monday, September 25: Brief Introductory meeting, students only

Monday, October 2: Students only, background readings

Monday, October 16: Simon Caney, Oxford University

Monday, October 30: David Weisbach, University of Chicago

Monday, November 6: Henry Shue, Oxford University

Wednesday, November 8, 4 PM: HENRY SHUE, DEWEY LECTURE

Monday, November 20: Stephen Gardiner, University of Washington

Monday, November 27: Douglas Maclean, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Winter Quarter: Animal Entitlements

Monday, January 8: Hal Whitehead, Dalhousie University, and Luke Rendell, University of St. Andrews

Monday, January 22: Nicolas Delon, University of Chicago

Monday, February 5: Will Kymlicka, Queen's University (Ontario)

Monday, February 19: Martha Nussbaum, University of Chicago

Monday, February 26: David De Grazia, George Washington University

Spring Quarter

Monday, March 26: Frans De Waal, Emory University

Tuesday, March 27, noon: FRANS DE WAAL, PUBLIC LECTURE