SAP sponsored event: Data-sensitive political theory

Workshop overview What role should empirical evidence play in normative theorizing about politics? For example, should theories of distributive justice accommodate public beliefs about what’s fair? Does evidence about what happens in real world deliberations disrupt deliberative democratic theory? Debates about the place of empirical data in political theory have increasingly been at the fore […]

SAP sponsored event: Genome Editing and Animal Welfare

The Oxford Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics, in conjunction with Wolfson College and the Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities, is organizing a one day workshop on the topic of Genome Editing and Animal Welfare.  Speakers and topics will include: Bernice Bovenkerk: “Animal (dis)enhancement: lessons from the human enhancement debate” Sarah Chan: “Genome editing and the […]

SAP sponsored event: Feelings of Belonging and Affective Spaces: Phenomenological Explorations

The aim of this two-day workshop is to consider the relationship between feelings of belonging and affective spaces. We seek to chart the various ways in which experiences such as group experience, political engagement, isolation, interpersonal atmospheres and online sociality manifest in relation to how social space is experienced and navigated. The format of the […]

SAP sponsored event: Enduring Injustices and Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for Indigenous Peoples

Truth and Reconciliation Commissions (TRCs) for indigenous people have become widespread in recent years. Canada’s TRC has already ended, Greenland’s and Norway’s TRC processes are ongoing, Finland just decided to set up a TRC, and in Sweden there is increasing pressure to do so. Underlying the decisions to establish TRCs is the recognition that past injustices […]

SAP sponsored event: IRNEP Conference 2019

The 3rd IRNEP conference will take place at the University of York on the 23rd-24th of September 2019. The aim of the conference is to promote a dialogue between the disciplines of Economics and Philosophy, in order to provoke alternative points of view and interesting discussions. Attendees, who are PhD and early career researchers from throughout the UK, will have […]

SAP sponsored event: Debating Media Accountability

The media have always played an important role in politics, mainly as an external observer of the political process. Today, however, they have gradually acquired the role of an agent, capable of creating political reality. Especially in democracies, journalists and newspaper editors have the power to make and unmake individuals, public officials, and institutions. They […]