[SydPhil] [Philosophy at Western seminar] Douglas Moggach: "Freedom and Distributive Justice. Perspectives from German Idealism", February 24, 2016

Diego Bubbio D.Bubbio at westernsydney.edu.au
Wed Feb 17 17:13:29 AEDT 2016

Philosophy @ Western Sydney University Seminars 2016

The Philosophy Research Initiative at Western Sydney University presents:

Prof Douglas Moggach (University of Ottawa)

Title: Freedom and Distributive Justice. Perspectives from German Idealism

Date/Time: Wednesday February 24, 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Place: Western Sydney University, Bankstown Campus, Building 3, Room 3.G.27  [How to get to Bankstown Campus]<http://www.uws.edu.au/campuses_structure/cas/campuses/bankstown>


This paper is an examination of the principles of natural law in Leibniz, and their subsequent reinterpretation by Leibnizians and Kantians in the eighteenth century. Of particular interest is the relation between the right of freedom or spontaneity, on the one hand, and on the other, the principles of distributive justice as conditioning or as conditioned by the exercise of this right. The possibility of a post-Kantian perfectionism, escaping the strictures of Kant's critiques of his precursors, will be explored.

Douglas Moggach is a professor of political science and philosophy at the University of Ottawa. A recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, he has held visiting appointments at Clare Hall; King’s College, Cambridge; the University of Toronto; and the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. He is the author of The Philosophy and Politics of Bruno Bauer.

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