21st Pavia Graduate Conference in Political Philosophy 6th and 7th September 2023


 Wednesday 6th September

Venue: Aula Grande, Department of Political

and Social Sciences, University of Pavia


09.00 – 09.30: Registration


09.30 – 11.00: Keynote Opening Session

Roberta Sala (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan)

Taking vulnerability seriously. Case studies on aged care


11.00 – 11.30: Coffee-Break


11.30 – 12.45: Graduate Session

Backward-looking and Forward-looking Responsibility

Ilkin Huseynli (University of Milan)

Answerability for Actions

Felix Westeren (London School of Economics)

Option value and the preservation of diversity

12.45 – 14.00: Lunch


14.00 – 15.45: Graduate Session

 Kant and Modern Philosophy

Patryk Trzcionka (University of Silesia)

Should we leave the state of nature? A Critique of Kant’s Argumentation

Hatice Kaya (University of Cologne)

Reconciling Kantian Autonomy and Epistemic Authority

Marco Zolli  (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

Contesting Race: The Case of Constant’s and de Staël Liberalism

16.15 – 16.45: Coffee-Break

16.15 – 17.30: Graduate Session

New Political Agents  

Francesca Pennacchini (La Sapienza University of Rome)

Are Reproduction Workers the New Core of the Proletarian Class?

Laura Corona (University of Macerata)

New agents for justice theorization

19.30: Conference Dinner, Ristorante Regisole, Piazza del Duomo 4


Thursday 7th September

Venue: Aula Magna, Collegio Cairoli


9.30 – 11.15: Graduate Session

Freedom and Theories of Rights

Matteo Boccacci (FINo-Consortium-University of Pavia)
The Baseline Value of Freedom

Eileen Friederichs (Pompeu Fabra University)

Older Nozick versus younger Nozick – did he renounce the entitlement theory?

Chris Bousquet (Syracuse University)

Interests on Stilts

11.15 – 11.45: Coffee-Break


11.45 – 13.00: Graduate Session


Matthieu Debief (University of Geneva)

Nonprofit and Democracy

Kristina Vasic (Central European University)

Political Equality in Representative Democracy: Equal Power or Equal Respect?

13.00-14.30: Lunch


14.30-16.00: Keynote Closing Session

Daniel Weinstock (McGill University, Montreal)

Compromise and Trust