4th Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy

7-8 September 2006





Plenary session

Chair: Ian Carter (Università di Pavia)

Philippe Van Parijs, (Catholic University of Louvain), Real Freedom for All: Three Interpretations.


Session 1

Chair: Corrado Del Bò (Università di Milano)

Elizabeth Cripps (University College London), Collectivities v. Social Groups: a Call for a Wider Focus in Political Philosophy

Bart Engelen (Catholic University of Leuven), Complementing Markets and States: The Importance of Communities

 Session 2

Chair: Mario Ricciardi (Università di Milano)

Volker Kaul (Luiss – Roma), On Isaiah Berlin’s “Two Concepts of Liberty”


Session 3

Chair: Federico Zuolo (Università di Pavia)

Alessio Lo Giudice (Università di Catania), Libera Multitudo

Raffaela Strina (Università di Macerata), The Art of Building Bridges and Portraying Constellations

Session 4

Chair: Valeria Ottonelli (Università di Genova)

Eszter Kollar (Luiss – Roma), Justifying the Global Scope of Distributive Justice Through the Concept of ‘Structural Affectedness’

Oliviero Angeli (Université Catholique de Louvain), Economic Migration and Territorial Sovereignty: Is Territorial Exclusion Justifiable?


Session 5

Chair: Emanuela Ceva (Università di Pavia)

Michael Moehler (London School of Economics), Rawls and the Problem of Stability of Cooperation

Roald Nashi (Cornell University), Reasonable Citizens

Session 6

Chair: Laura Valentini (University College London)

Gry Wester (University College London), Distributive Justice and the Significance of Positional Goods

Oliver Feeney (National University of Ireland), Against Genetic Prioritarianism



Session 7

Julia Skorupska (University of Oxford), Finding Space for Politics: The Concept of Politics in Contemporary Political Theory

Simon Hampson (University College London), Monism, Dualism and Incentives

Session 8

Chair: Zaid Eyadat (University of Jordan)

Emma Tieffenbach (University of Geneva), Invisible-Hand Justifications: Types and Worth

Miriam Ronzoni (University of Oxford), Laura Valentini (University College London), On the Meta-Ethical Status of Constructivism: A Challenge to G.A. Cohen’s “Facts and Principles”


Session 9

Chair: Marco Negri (Università di Pavia)

Ben Colburn (University of Cambridge), Anti-Perfectionisms and Autonomy

Klem Ryan (London School of Economics), Comparing Liberal Theories – John Stuart Mill & Joseph Raz

Session 10

Chair: Miriam Ronzoni (University of Oxford)

Christian Schemmel (University of Oxford), Egalitarian Justice as Just One Value?

Enrico Biale (Università di Genova), Some Thoughts on a Left-libertarian Theory of Justice


Plenary session

Chair: Ian Carter (Università di Pavia)

Sebastiano Maffettone (Luiss “Guido Carli” – Roma), Global Justice and Pluralist Integration