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The Rutgers Institute for Law and Philosophy, based at the Rutgers School of Law in Camden, New Jersey, will host a two-day symposium on Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen’s The Idea of Justice (Harvard 2009) on Friday April, 15th and Saturday, April 16th, 2011.

The conference will feature six presentations on Sen’s recent book and its themes by leading figures in political philosophy: David Estlund (Brown), Samuel Freeman (Penn), Gerald Gaus (Arizona), Erin Kelly (Tufts), Henry Richardson (Georgetown), and Debra Satz (Stanford). Professor Sen will also attend. The symposium’s proceedings, along with a reply by Sen, will be published in a special issue of the Rutgers Law Journal.

Attendees must register, and the fee is $25 ($10 for non-Rutgers
students). For more information, please contact John Oberdiek at lawandphil (at)

Conference website, with more details to follow:


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