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Niko Kolodny (Berkeley): “The Problem of the Political” (CANCELLED)
31 May 2016, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event will no longer take place. We apologies for any inconvenience caused.
Abstract: It is widely thought that some relation or treatment, distinctive of “the political” bears a special burden of justification. For instance, “the state” may “coerce” only to prevent “harm to others”, or only if it has a “public” justification. If there is anything to this thought, I suggest, it has less to do with liberty and more to do with equality than is often acknowledged.
Niko Kolodny is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His main interests lie in moral and political philosophy.