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Pettit and His Critics Conference

PETTIT AND HIS CRITICS

Saturday, 14th March 2009

Research Beehive 2.21
Old Library Building
Newcastle University

Philip Pettit [1] is one of the most significant moral and political philosophers today. This conference will bring together new work on Pettit’s many philosophical contributions by three philosophers-Thom Brooks [2](Newcastle), Cecile Laborde [3] (University College London), and Michael Ridge [4] (Edinburgh)-with replies to each by Philip Pettit [1].

PROGRAMME

10.30-11.00am
Registration (tea/coffee)

11.00-12.30pm
Speaker: Michael Ridge [4] (Edinburgh), An Opportunity for Expressivists? Sincerity, Belief Expression and Ecumenical Expressivism
Respondent: Philip Pettit [1] (Princeton)

12.30-1.15pm
Lunch

1.15-2.45pm
Speaker: Thom Brooks [2] (Newcastle), Moral and Political Freedom
Respondent: Philip Pettit [1] (Princeton)

2.45-3.00pm
Tea/coffee

3.00-4.30pm
Speaker: Cecile Laborde [3] (UCL), Tbc
Respondent: Philip Pettit [1] (Princeton)

REGISTRATION

Registration is £20 waged or £15 unwaged/student. This price includes registration, all teas/coffees, and lunch.

The conference website [5] includes information on the programme, travelling to Newcastle, and online registration (found here [5]).

The conference is open to all and it is supported generously by the Newcastle Institute for the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities (NIASSH [6]); the Newcastle Ethics, Legal, and Political Philosophy Group [7]; the School of Geography, Politics, and Sociology [8]; and the Journal of Moral Philosophy [9].

UPDATE: There is also a Facebook Event website set up as well, found here [10].