11th Pavia Graduate Conference

in Political Philosophy

9-10 September 2013


Sponsored by

Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia

(FIRB Research Project “Feeding Respect”) and

Department of Humanities, Piemonte Orientale University in Vercelli

(ESF Start-up Grant “URBANITAS”, Compagnia di S. Paolo, Torino).


Under the joint patronage of the Italian Society for Political Philosophy (SIFP) and the Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy (SIFA)





Plenary Session (Aula Grande)

Chair: Ian Carter (Università di Pavia)

Sebastiano Maffettone (LUISS, Roma), From Inter-National Justice to Global Justice


1. Political Equality (Aula Grande)

Chair: Enrico Biale (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli)

Attila Mráz (Central European University, Budapest), On the Logical Priority of Justice over Legitimacy: The Case of Political Equality

Alexander Prescott-Couch (Harvard University), Political Equality and Diversity

2.   Security and Conflict (Sala CASIP)

Chair: Ian Carter (Università di Pavia)

Jean-François Grégoire (KU Leuven), The Federalist: A Machiavellian Solution to the Security Dilemma

Jacopo Costa (Università di Torino), The Role of Conflict on the Institutional Evolution


3.Global Justice (Aula Grande)

Chair: Marianna Bindi (Università di Pavia)

Florian Ostmann (University College London), Constructive Interpretation and the Status Quo: The Case against Practice-Dependence

Isaac Taylor (University of Oxford), Coercion, Egalitarianism, and Global Public Goods 

4. Justice and Liberalism (Sala CASIP)

Chair: Chiara Testino (Università di Pavia)

Thomas Parr (University of Warwick), On the Unfairness of Benefiting from Injustice

Matej Cíbik (Charles University, Prague), Is Rawls Defending Liberalism?


5. Property (Aula Grande)

Chair: Federica Liveriero (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli)

Kin-Wai Leung (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Is the Doctrine of “First Come, First Served” Unfair? - An Examination of G. A. Cohen’s Argument

Susanne Burri (London School of Economics and Political Science), Personal Sovereignty and Our Moral Rights to Non-Interference

6. Justice and Redress (Sala CASIP)

Chair: Emanuela Ceva (Università di Pavia)

Sara Amighetti (University College London), Alasia Nuti (University of Cambridge), A Shared Past Calls for a Shared Redress

Mariangela Tobbia (Université de Montréal), Jus post bellum (Jpb) and Transitional Justice (TJ) in Post-War and in Post-Authoritarian Regime Context



7. Partiality and Associative Obligations (Sala CASIP)

Chair: Federica Liveriero (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli)

Rachelle Bascara (Birkbeck College, University of London), Compatriot Partiality and Cosmopolitan Justice

Valentin Stoian (Central European University, Budapest), Dworkin’s Associative Political Obligations and the Anarchist Challenge

8. Freedom (Aula Grande)

Chair: Pamela Pansardi (Università di Pavia)

Pietro Intropi (Nuffield College, University of Oxford), Bivalence, Trivalence, Liberal and Republican Freedom

Garvan Walshe (University of Manchester), Towards a Neo-Roman Minimal State


9. Responsibility (Sala CASIP)

Chair: Enrico Biale (Università del Piemonte Orientale, Vercelli)

Selina O’Doherty (University of South Wales, Newport), “Harming by Degrees” – Justifying Pre-Emptive Action against Global Warming through Treating Imminent Harms as Actual Harms

Lorenzo Del Savio (Istituto Europeo di Oncologia), Are Responsibility-Sensitive Distributive Theories Suitable for Health Policy?

10. Justice, Virtue, Respect (Aula Grande)

Chair: Chiara Testino (Università di Pavia)

Eric Robert Boot (Radboud University, Nijmegen), The Interdependence of Justice and Virtue: a Kantian Approach

Francesco Chiesa (University of South Wales, Newport), Why Respect is not Enough: When Difference Calls for Esteem


Plenary Session (Aula Grande)

Chair: Emanuela Ceva (Università di Pavia)

Philip Pettit (Princeton University), Democracy and Justice