[SydPhil] SDN SEMINAR | Political Theory and the Idea of Expertise

Alexandre Lefebvre alex.lefebvre at sydney.edu.au
Fri Aug 28 18:33:43 AEST 2015

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Sydney Democracy Network
Democracy Futures Seminar Series


Political Theory and the Idea of Expertise
In this lunchtime seminar, Associate Professor Robert Lamb will explain when political theorists or philosophers should be thought to hold expertise and more crucially, when they should not. He endorses a ‘qualitative continuity’ thesis that defines political theory as an essential crossover between the activities of professional philosophers and those of ordinary citizens. The ideal of the ‘citizen-philosopher’ has ramifications for debates about the appropriate role played by scholarly practitioners in a democratic community.

Dr Robert Lamb is Associate Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Exeter in the UK. His main research and teaching interests are in the history of modern liberal thought, its relationship to contemporary political philosophy and the methodological questions involved in interpreting past ideas. He is an Associate of the Sydney Democracy Network at the University of Sydney.


Wednesday 2 September
Room 148, RC Mills Building, University of Sydney

Free event with light lunch provided

To register, please visit: bit.ly/poli-theory<http://bit.ly/poli-theory>


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