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.


Avner de Shalit (Hebrew University of Jerusalem): "What is inequality in the city?"

Fri, Mar 9, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

This is a joint paper with Jonathan Wolff (Oxford).

Location: 301 Marx Hall

Eileen Hunt Botting (University of Notre Dame): "Hearing the Creature: Articulating the Child's Right to be Genetically Modified"

Thu, Apr 5, 2018, 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

ABSTRACT: Habermas has defended a moral right not to be genetically modified or otherwise engineered as an embryo, because such biotechnological interventions in reproduction constrain the future of the possible child in an irreversible way. Contra Habermas, I explore to what extent a child’s right to be genetically modified is justifiable in both moral and political terms.

Location: 127 Corwin Hall

Political Philosophy Lunchtime Seminar: Sungmoon Kim

Wed, Apr 11, 2018, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

* please note, the is an additional political philosophy event at an atypical time.

Location: 301 Marx Hall