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Leading philosopher to give lecture on equality

One of the world’s most distinguished legal and political philosophers is to give a public lecture at the University of St Andrews.

Jeremy Waldron is to give the Sir Malcolm Knox Memorial Lecture, named after the distinguished philosophical translator and given annually by a leading philosopher in the area of political philosophy. The lecture, “Basic Equality”, will take place in School III, St Salvator’s Quad, St Andrews on Wednesday 10 May at 5pm.

Jeremy Waldron was born in New Zealand and is currently the Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Law and Philosophy at Columbia University. Elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1998, he previously taught at the Universities of Otago, Oxford, Edinburgh, Berkely, and Princeton.

Jeremy Waldron gave the second series of Seeley Lectures at Cambridge University in 1996 and the Carlyle Lecture at Oxford University in 1999.

His books include Law and Disagreement (1999), The Dignity of Legislation (1999), Liberal Rights: Collected Papers 1981-1991 (1993) and The Right to Private Property (1988)./

 

Previous lecturers in this series have included most, if not all, of the world’s most prominent moral and political philosophers, including John Rawls, Ronald Dowrkin, Alasdair MacIntyre, Bernard Williams, Charles Taylor, Roger Scruton, Richard Rorty, and Derek Parfit.

Dr David Archard said, “The topic of equality is currently a very important one not only in political philosophy but public policy. The lecture should appeal to all who have an interest in the ethical dimension of contemporary politics”.

For more information please contact Dr David Archard in the Department of Moral Philosophy on telephone 01334 462480.

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Issued by Beattie Media on behalf of the University of St Andrews For more information please contact Claire Grainger on 01334 462530, 07887 650072 or email cg24@st-andrews.ac.uk Ref: knox/standrews/chg/26april2000/ PR 1930

 

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