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Workshop on the Duty to Resist Oppression at UConn

From Hallie Liberto (UConn)
September 20-21, 2013
The University of Connecticut, Laurel Hall

Do victims of oppression have a duty to resist? If so, then in virtue of what do they have such a duty? Can we justifiably blame these individuals if they back down? Does a refusal to stand up for oneself manifest a deficit in moral character?

These are some questions that will be tackled during the UConn Philosophy Department’s Workshop on the Duty to Resist Oppression [1]. This workshop is the kick-starter for the philosophy department’s Junior Faculty Injustice League – a group of junior faculty working on moral, social, and political philosophy – and the Injustice League Lecture Series (ILLS), which will convene throughout the academic year.
September 20th – 21st

Friday, September 20th
4 pm
By Hallie Liberto

4:15 – 5:30
“Resisting Oppression: A Kantian Perspective”
By Carol Hay (University of Massachusetts at Lowell)
Comments by Daniel Putnam (Yale)
Chaired by Hallie Liberto (University of Connecticut)

5:45 – 7:00
“Rage and Virtuous Resistance”
By Daniel Silvermint (University of Connecticut)
Comments by Alison Kerr (Ohio State University)
Chaired by David Ripley (University of Connecticut)

Saturday, September 21st
10 – 11:15
“Blaming the Victim”
By Zac Cogley (Northern Michigan University)
Comments by Michael Robillard (University of Connecticut)
Chaired by Alexis Elder (University of Connecticut)

11:30 – 12:45
“Autonomy Under Oppression: Tensions, Trade-Offs and Resistance”
By Suzy Killmister (University of Connecticut)
Comments by Alexander Guerrero (University of Pennsylvania)
Chaired by Helena de Bres (Wellesley College)

12:45 – 2:45
Leisurely Lunch Break

2:45 – 4
“Samaritanism and Civil Disobedience”
By Candice Delmas (Clemson University)
Comments by Erich Matthes (Wellesley College)
Chaired by Daniel Star (Boston University)

4:15 – 6
“Keynote Address: “Agency, Autonomy, and Oppression: Resisting adaptation”
By Ann Cudd (University of Kansas)

7 – Midnight
Potluck Party at the home of Hallie Liberto
(Address and directions distributed at Workshop)

Registration is free. However, please send an email to hallie.liberto (at) uconn.edu if you plan to attend, or if you have any questions.

Sponsored by The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute and the Human Rights Institute for funding this Workshop.

The website for the workshop is here:

http://www.philosophy.uconn.edu/department/Liberto/workshop/index.html [1]