18th Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy


21st, 22nd , 23rd September 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the XVIII Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy will be held online via Zoom.

To join the presentation and discussion you will need to register by writing to pavia.gradconference@gmail.com by 30 August. Notice that that you do not need to download Zoom in advance; when registered, you will receive a link (or links) to connect to the conference.



 21st SEPTEMBER 2020
14:00–14:20 Welcome Address
Ian Carter, University of Pavia

14:20 – 15:40 Keynote I
Chair: Michele Bocchiola, University of Pavia

Emanuela Ceva, University of Geneva

Second-Personal Authority and The Practice of Democracy

 15:40 – 15:55 Break

 15:55 – 17:05 Graduate Session 1

Room A. Competition

Chair: Giacomo Marossi, University of Eastern Piedmont

Kasim Khorasanee, University College London

The Market, The Forum, and Honest Speech

Yvette Drissen, Tilburg University

Competition: What It Is and Why It Is Morally Problematic. A Response to Hussain’s ‘Pitting People Against Each Other’

Room B. Politics and Ideology
Chair: Simone Ghelli, University of Pavia

Davide Vicini, University of Milano-Bicocca
The Analogical Relationship between Politics and Criticism Starting from The Work of Immanuel Kant

Adrian Kreutz, University of Amsterdam
How Radical is Radical Realism? On Genealogy, Immanent
Critique, and Radical Purchase

22nd SEPTEMBER 2020
14:00 – 15:10 Graduate Session 2
Room A. Immigration and Human Rights
Chair: Marco Miglino, University of Eastern Piedmont

Lukas Schmid, European University Institute
The Human Right to Immigration Reconsidered

Theodore Lai Wenming, University of Chicago
Natality as the Right to have Rights: Jacques Rancière’s critique of Hannah Arendt

Room B. Democratic Theory I
Chair: Lorenzo Testa, University of Pavia

Elena Icardi, University of Milan
Democratic Participation: Which Kind of Duty for Citizens?

William Chan, University of Warwick
Equality, Fairness, Affordability and Political Opportunity

15:10 – 15:25 Break

15:25 – 16:35 Graduate Session 3
Room A. FINO Panel I: Justice in Migration
Chair: Sylvie Bláhová, Universityof Eastern Piedmont

Laura Santi Amantini, University of Genoa
Responsibility for Forced Migrants: A Backward-looking Approach

Marco Miglino, University of Eastern Piedmont
Porous Borders, Principle of Coercion, and Democratic Inclusion
Room B. Democratic Theory II
Chair: Carline Klijnman, University of Genoa

Paolo Bodini, University of Milan and University of
Playing Democracy. A Defense of Citizens’ Epistemic Empowerment

Amaël Maskens, University of Louvain
Should Deliberations Seek for Consensus or Clarify Conflicts? Addressing A Blind Spot in Theories of Deliberative Democracy

16:35 – 16:50 Break

16:50 – 18:35 Graduate Session 4
Room A. Corruption, Responsibility and Compensation
Chair: Laura Santi Amantini, University of Genoa

Silvia Donzelli, Berlin
Complicity and Bystander Responsibility

Uğur Bulgan, University of Milan
(In)Justice as (Mis)Recognition: Remedying the Wrong of Terrorism

Brigid Evans, University of Warwick
Iagoian Injustice: The Wrongful Epistemic Corruption of
Room B. FINO Panel II: Democratic Theory III
Chair: Gabriele Tassinari, University of Turin

Carline Klijnman, University of Genoa
Voting-Ethics and Culpable Ignorance: Epistemic Procedural Obligations of Democratic Citizens

Lorenzo Testa, University of Pavia
Reasonableness and Coherence in Rawls’s Account of Public Reason

Giacomo Marossi, University of Eastern Piedmont
Vox Populi: Incorporating Ordinary Language in the Analysis of Political Concepts

18:45 Drinks

23rd SEPTEMBER 2020
14:00 – 15:10 Graduate Session 5
Room A. Distributive Justice
Chair: Francesco Camboni, University of Eastern Piedmont

Annalisa Costella, Erasmus University Rotterdam and Erasmus Institute for Philosophy and Economics
The Shaky Grounds of The Equal Sacrifice Principle

Kuizhi (Lewis)Wang, Boston University

On the Incoherence of Luck Egalitarianis

Structures and Societal Change

Chair: Diego A. Biancolin, University of Pavia

Karen Saavedra, University of Leipzig
Social Agency and Emancipation. Honneth’s Anthropological Commitments for a Social Critique

Simon Gansinger, University of Warwick
Why We Should Worry About Legal Change: Preliminaries to a Philosophy of Normative Crises

15:10 – 15:25 Break

15:25 – 16:45 Keynote II
Chair: Ian Carter, University of Pavia

Victor Tadros, University of Warwick

Fairness, Avoidability and Sanctions