Political Philosophy Colloquium

Alan Patten, Director

The Program in Political Philosophy presents a colloquium for graduate students and faculty in which scholars from Princeton and elsewhere lead seminars on a broad range of topics of interest to the University’s political philosophy community. The University Center for Human Values and the Department of Politics co-sponsor the colloquium.


Thu, Mar 16, 2017,
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Abstract: This paper examines and compares two early essays by Georg Lukacs on political morality: “Bolshevism as a Moral Problem” (1918) and “Tactics and Ethics” (1919).

Location: Room 127, Corwin Hall
Thu, Apr 13, 2017,
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Abstract: As the core premise of modern moral and political philosophy, equality commands more allegiance than investigation. The question of its historical emergence as a social and political ideal has generally been set aside in favor of tracing the harmful legacies of different forms of inequality.

Location: Room 127, Corwin Hall