Leading philosophers to debate marriage, justice and blame

Posted by pt91 at Sep 08, 2011 11:04 AM |
University of Leicester hosts intense, focused discussion of topics on 16-17 September
Leading philosophers to debate marriage, justice and blame

Claire Grant, Professor of Jurisprudence.

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 8 September 2011

Leading philosophers from across Europe are converging on the University of Leicester to debate marriage, justice and blame.

The Analytic Legal & Political Philosophy Conference is to be held at the University of Leicester on 16-17 September.

Hot topics to be debated by leading philosophers from the UK and Europe include whether the state should support marriage, what justice requires of us and culpability for crime.

The event is convened by Professor Claire Grant (Leicester Law School), Professor Matthew Kramer (Cambridge), Professor John Gardner (Oxford) and Professor Leslie Green (Oxford).

The line-up of speakers includes the eminent Hillel Steiner, FBA (Manchester) and newer talent like the feminist philosopher Clare Chambers (Cambridge).

Professor Claire Grant commented:   “The conference is part of Leicester's mission to play a central part at the highest levels of distinction in the humanities. The sessions take the form of intense, focused discussions of papers.”

Notes to Editors: Photo and Interview opportunities and further details on the conference are available from Claire Grant, Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Leicester, email claire.grant@leicester.ac.uk

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